I find crafts a good distraction from pain and worry at times, and when my health allows I make greetings cards and jewellery - to see some of my bracelet designs you're welcome to click here
and visit my web album.
Over the last year or so I've started doing cross stitch again too and have really enjoyed it. I wasn't sure if I'd manage with having my left thumb and wrist fused, but with a few little adaptations I'm finding it very relaxing and distracting, so long as I'm careful about my positioning and not overdoing things.
I've done quite a few big projects including a cushion to celebrate the birth of my friends baby boy. They are both opera singers so I thought this design was absolutely perfect! I actually found the pattern whilst browsing in a craft shop between hospital appts in Leeds and couldn't resist. It took me a while to do and I decided to make a cushion instead of just framing it, to make it a bit different and special. There's a picture below of the finished item for anyone interested.
I've just finished a Tatty Teddy Height Chart for another friends daughters, as well as a gorgeous Dream Catcher design with an inspirational message too. I just need to get them framed now, so will post up some pics when they're done if you'd like?