Saturday, 4 January 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!  I had an interesting start as I was on a starve diet for the end of December and New Year ready for more tests on the 2nd January (Champagne is classed as a clear liquid, right??).  All done and the plus is the consultant is happy he's found nothing untoward so far.  Minus side is he still hasn't found where I keep bleeding from.  Sometime in the next week or so will be swallowing a capsule camera and being the hospital guinea pig for their new equipment which is still being set up.  He should then see parts that normal doctors cannot reach!!! Should be an interesting experience!

As you can probably imagine I haven't been in too much of a mood for creating but I did do some prep work for some more little books which you will see when I have finished.

We did have Chris come back from Australia with quite a few gifts.  One was a glass bottle with some bits in he had found.

Unfortunately the little bottle broke on its way back but I had a thought and made this little guy.

Who sits in the bottle like this.

And then is trapped in with the top soldered on.  I think I just ned to make a few little charms to make sure he doesn't escape and cause more mischief. (Total height 5 inches).

Do you remember the necklace Black Beauty below?

Well it will be on tour with The Beadworkers Guild for the next year so if you go to any show where they have a stand, keep an eye open for it and let me know.

I have chosen another word for this year.  It will be USE.  I want to use my time more wisely, use the things I already have, use the experience of the Open Studios to focus and perhaps even use this poorly tummy experience to get on top of my health.  I'm sure there will be a few other uses for the word use too.

Have a great weekend.



  1. Had the pill cam a couple of months ago, easy easy! It was no big deal to swallow, have some mild inflammation in small intestine and on some meds, feeling better. Good luck and will be waiting to hear your good results! Mary Anne

  2. Happy New Year to you too. I hope it is one in which they can get your innards sorted. Lovely to have the necklace on tour, I'll be sure to keep an eye open for it.

  3. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year, Amanda!

  4. Love the little guy in his bottle. What fun! Wishing you a healthy new year.

  5. The gene was an inspired idea, fab choice of bottle Chris, and how serendipitous that it broke (my fave word!). Let's hope the consultant gets as inspired and sorts you out xxx

    1. Doh! *genie* darn spell check! PS serendipity is my fave word, not "broke"! Xxx


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