Monthly Archives: August 2013

quite a happy bunny…….

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Do you know, a while back I decided I would go back to wearing an underwired bra.

Since my mastectomy I have been wearing non wired, total support bras and they are HORRID.

My remaining boob has started drooping because the ‘total support’s didn’t support much at all and my fake boobicle kept migrating all over the place because there is nothing to stop it!!

So I decided I would try an underwired variety. And I’m pleased I did.

Initially I was a bit worried that it might rub on my scar – which for some reason is most painful at the side – but it didn’t.

It felt so nice, and looked good too. It would look bloomin’ impressive with two boobs!

Very proudly wearing my new, much less bulky and far more pretty, attire I ventured out.

After a while I checked on things and found my boobicle was sneaking up to under my chin….

I was so disappointed, totally gutted in fact.

But I wasn’t going to give up on this. I wanted it to succeed. I needed it to succeed.

I decided to try and make my own pocket to hold the blinking thing in place……I just needed to show it who’s the boss!

I rummaged through my bits of fabric (of which there is plenty) looking for something soft and stretchy. Success a nice soft piece, not the best colour match but that’s ok, it’s only going on the inside. I set about it, I didn’t have a clue how to do this or where to start.

I grabbed the nearest needle and cotton, which happened to be black button thread but not to worry, and got started.

This is the result…….no laughing please

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I know it doesn’t look the prettiest but it WORKS and that will do for me x

a little update………

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a little update to my previous pos ‘shall I or shan’t I’

Yesterday I finished the second chest of drawers.

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I’m really very pleased with the way it has brightened up the whole room.

I have loved these drawers for a long time.

They were in my ‘Doing room’ for a ages and they hold a whole lot of crafting stuff.

When we downsized to this place I couldn’t let them go, they didn’t really fit anywhere but I didn’t care……I wasn’t getting rid of them. Pine colour didn’t fit with the rest of any colour scheme that may have accidently formed (our houses don’t get planned, they evolve!)

As a last resort they got kind of ‘dumped’ in the window recesses (the room is quite large but a lot of it is taken up with windows. As well as these two along the side wall there is another HUGE one across the front!). But at least they were still here and I could still store my crafting necessities.

Now they look like they ‘fit’ a whole lot better – much more in keeping. They look brighter and cheerier, and I’m rather glad I took the plunge.

And …….that dog gets in everywhere – I’m sure she thinks she lives here Ha! Ha!

 

 

 

Shall I or Shan’t I…………..

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It’s been a while since I have posted anything on here.The truth is that I haven’t been feeling my chirpiest for quite a bit of the time and I didn’t really want to chat. I think that the tablets I have to take are having a few side effects……hopefully I’ll get over them – I don’t fancy feeling like this for five years!

However I think the worst of that might be over for a while! My mind has been getting quite creative and this morning I had a bit of a bright idea.

One that was either going to be brilliant or a complete disaster!

In our lounge I have two pine chests of drawers. I love them for their use but pine is not particularly my style – so I decided I would give them a facelift.

 

This is how it started

This is how it started

It was quite a major decision as to whether to actually do this or not……

No turning back now

No turning back now

Oh, what the heck!!  Grab the courage of my convictions and get on with it!!!

And I’m so glad I did.

Ta Dah!

Ta Dah!

I’m rather pleased with the result.

Just got another one to do tomorrow. Out of interest I took a photo of the two windows for comparison. I think it really brightens it all up.

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Hope hubby likes it.    Please let me know what you think  x x