Sunday, February 24, 2013

Donate Life Week 2013

Today heralds the beginning of DonateLife  Week 2013

Untitled It just so happens that this has been the most significant one for me as I'm still in hospital recovering from my bilateral lung transplant.

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I'm not going to lie. It's been the most difficult challenge of my entire life, and I still have a very long way to go towards recovery (probably twelve months).

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A I am ever so grateful to the beautiful family who donated lungs so that I now have the chance at a new life Untitled



Today also marks the beginning of the Life Flashes exhibition. All of the photos are on display in the corridor between the courtyard and the carpark at the Alfred Hospital.

Untitled Winners will be announced officially next Sunday at the DonateLife Event in Lygon St.

A huge thankyou to everyone who entered.

Please enjoy the beautiful heart mosaics from our instagram challenge last month!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Gift of Life

  by CurlyPops
, a photo by CurlyPops on Flickr.

The most amazing thing happened recently.

My mobile phone rang at 3am and the Donor Co-ordinator was on the line telling me that there were some new lungs waiting for me.

I was able to leave ICU on Valentines Day, and now I'm on the respiratory ward recovering.

I can't write much about the experience at the moment as I'm still working hard on my recovery. It's a day by day roller coaster of emotions.

I am so truly grateful to my beautiful and generous donor family. My life has been on hold for so long, and now I have a chance to really LIVE.

If you're the praying type, please say a prayer for my donor. I certainly will be.

Cam x

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Summer Floral



There was a knock on the door thismorning with something that I'd been patiently waiting for...... a nice big box of fabric!

I've re-stocked Mixtape, Test Pattern, Scallops in Blue, Scallops in Orange, and Hexy Flowers in White.

But, there's also a brand new fabric....


Introducing Summer Floral which is part of my Bright Lights Collection.

It has plenty of nice bright happy summer colours on a red base.

They're all ready and waiting in the shop!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Custom Cushion / Craft Panels


The last week seems to have been one of those 'blink and you'll miss it' type affairs.


Things that I thought I'd blogged about, haven't actually been blogged about.


Things that I'm supposed to have made, actually have not been made.


There was definitely a couple of op-shopping jaunts.


I even managed to introduce my teen nephew to the benefits of op-shopping. He was particularly impressed that he chose a tag colour which was 50% off on the day that we visited!


There was a bit of behind the scenes design work on a few things that are coming soon....


.... and I introduced this new Custom Cushion / Craft Panel service.

What was you fave band back in the days when cassettes were still around?

Friday, February 1, 2013