Thursday, January 15, 2009

Poor Me

I've been a bit out of action this week
I did something really, really stupid last Friday.
Suffice to say it involved damp hands, a knife and an icecube tray full of frozen cream.
Fortunately Hubby was working from home that day because I couldn't sort this little mess out on my own!
The resulting injury to my right index finger has made for an awkward week. It's been sort of interesting too as I've discovered that an index finger is used in many different ways for various jobs. So some things I can manage because I'm not using the injured part but then I go to do something else - something as simple as lifting a plate of food - and the pain brings tears to my eyes!
I think this will take a few weeks to heal properly but it should make me stop and think before I do something as stupid as that again.

For a couple of days I couldn't do anything much at all, either in the house or with craft stuff, but I've started doing more now. I'm trying to get caught up with my craft stuff, I just have to be really careful not to put any pressure on the cut bit - craft knives, scissors, pens etc are a bit awkward to use!

I'll stop moaning now and you'll be able to stop wincing!

Thursday is my day for posting on the Bubbly Scrumptious emag which is the blog for Bubbly Funk online craft shop. My project today is this Birthday Book made with the fabulous (and now sold out) January kit "Simply Stated". I knew that I definitely wanted to make something to keep for myself with this kit, the papers and colours are just sooo gorgeous, so I decided that as I'm making an effort to be more organised about sending birthday cards etc out on time this year a Birthday Book would fit the bill. You can find out more about it and see more photos over on Bubbly Scrumptious

Well, those who know my "sticking power" will now be able to laugh their socks off - I've started Emily Falconbridge's 52Q journal - a quest to do a small page/tag/card every week with the Question on one side and my Answer on the other. I've done the first one and am "thinking" about the second.

At the beginning of 2007 I re-covered and tarted up a cheapo mini scrapbook album with the intention of doing just one 6x6 LO for each month. Surely I could manage to choose one photo and make a teeny weeny page a month to chart our year. I think there are three pages in that book. At least the cover was worth doing as part of it now forms the banner for my blogs!
So, take a guess - how many weeks of these questions do you think I'll manage?

And look - to make you chortle even more, I've actually chopped up my scrap card to make ALL the pages I'll need. Yeah, Right!
Should I even think about making covers, or is that just really taking the mick?

Here's my first card, for the question "What do I wish for this year to bring?"

Last up, a card I made a week or so back for my friend, who's mum died recently. I wish I'd had more time to do this one as I wasn't too keen on some bits once it was done. I think it would have looked better if I'd mounted the bits with words onto backing card. Not sure why I didn't actually as I pretty much always do. Still these things are more about the feeling behind them and letting people know that you are thinking of the,, aren't they?

Well, enough of my waffling, I've still got loads to catch up with and everything takes soooo much longer when you've got a finger that not only hurts if you use the wrong "bit" but it's also padded up to double it's normal size!
I know.
It was my own stupid fault.
And that just makes me feel worse!

Back next time with some Crafty Template stuff, hopefully.


Paula said...

Hope your finger gets better soon. Sounds like something my BIL did, except he ended up having it sewn back together. Glad to see it hasn't hampered the crafting too much :-)

Karen said...

hahahahahaha...not at your finger but your post!!! Sorry, just had to chuckle hon X

I LURVE the book of course and the card is in beautiful colours, just right for her.

Well done on doing your first 52Q, its amazing. So do I give you a nudge every week??? XXX

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you soon feel better.
I look forward to seeing your 52 questions!

Lisa H x

Sarah said...

Ouch!! I hope your finger heals quickly!! What a gorgeous book and card. I love the start of your 52Q book, I may give this a go but I'm not very good at sticking with things lol!

Sarah said...

Sounds painful Kathy - still I am glad to see it hasn't affected your gorgeous creations! I love the birthday book as you say such gorgeous colours.

Juliet said...

Oooh I like the idea of 52Q and that BF kit looks fab - love what you've done with it.
Hope the finger gets better really soon Kathy and you're back to your wonderful creative self.
Juliet xx

Janice said...

Oh Kathy, you be careful. Maybe you should see the doctor if it is still sore and not closing, you don't want to get an infection! I'm amazed that you have managed to make anything at all, all looks good to me. I am sharpening my stick to make sure you do your 52Q lol

Beth said...

What a lovely birthday book Kathy, love the complimentary colours too. You've certainly persevered with your poorly finger too, hope it heals real soon. Well done on giving the 52Q's a go, and I agree with all you've said on your card. XX

CraftyCarol said...

Oooooh painful hope it gets better very soon. Hasnt stopped your beautiful creations though xx

asia wu said...

I hope you feel better soon. I have too a problem with my hand so I can imagine how annoying and painful it may be. I'm sending you all the warmest wishes!

Gez said...

Kathy, you poor thing, how you've managed to do what you've done is amazing. Love the colours of your birthday book, that red looks awesome.
Good luck with your 52Q, sorry for smiling at your post!
Beautiful words on your card. Your friend will know they are heartfelt.

Good luck with your finger.
Gez. xx

Di said...

Ouch Kathy, hope your pinky gets better soon.

Loving your birthday book, it's a fantastic kit and your card is beautiful xx