They, ever the crafter, kept on crafting despite their illness.
My name is Jessica, I’m in my mid-twenties and I got ill as a young teen with ME/CFS. I love crafting (obviously) which is what this blog will mainly be about but there will also be some personal posts as well as lots of posts about books (what else is a girl to do when she doesn’t have the energy to craft?) and maybe a few other things here and there. Hmm, what else to add about me? I love reading mainly scifi and fantasy books. I love watching sports, I’m trying to learn Spanish and I’ve recently moved to Guernsey in the Channel Islands having previously lived in London my whole life.
About why I made this blog:
Over the years I’ve had different levels of ability. I’ve struggled to keep up with school and friends, been housebound and been bedbound. At the moment I have to spend most of my time lying down. So I know a bit about having to adapt crafts and find new ways to be creative.
From using a sewing machine sitting at my desk, to sitting on the sofa with my knitting, to only managing 5 minutes of crochet a week lying down in bed and lots of different stages in between. I’ve tried quite a few different crafts and what I’ve found is that whatever our level of illness the want to be creative never leaves. It just gets more difficult to DO. This is why I made this blog. To share with you my struggles and my achievements. Maybe learn something from you and you from me.
I post interviews with other chronically ill crafters and am always looking for more people to get involved so if you would be interested or see anything you think I’d be interested in please let me know.
On the bookish side of things, I do a monthly reviews post where you can see all of the books I’ve read that month.
I do receive some books for free in exchange for a review from Netgalley, but my reviews are always honest and opinions always my own.