Due to this little incident I spent a couple of weeks in hospital with disgusting tasting antibiotics and a couple of operations to try and re-set my arm so despite being in hospital I was feeling relatively well so pretty bored.
I had my teddy bear with me and I started making him paper clothes, sewing them together with the help of my mum with a needle and thread, this was the first time I remember doing something crafty outside of the usual painting and drawing.
I think teddy had more than a full wardrobe by the time I left the hospital.
Another memory I have of this time , sorry off on a tangent , was a boy that was in hospital at the time as me, who would have been I think maybe 15 or 16 at the time he lost his arm in a farm accident , I don't remember his name but I do remember he used to help the nurses bring toys and books around for the younger patients like me, he was always happy always smiling, despite what he had lost. It really does prove that people don't remember what you said or what you did necessarily but remember how you made them feel.
Back to teddy again, moving on a couple of years when I was about eight years old my mum taught me how to knit and here is the proof , teddy who was given to me the day I was born wearing a scarf I knit for him over thirty years ago.
And here is a close up of the handcrafted with love scarf, still going strong after all these years, proof that handmade really does last.
Don't worry I don't think anything will detract me from the sewing , you can find my sewings and doings in my Etsy shop, but if I can squeeze another few hours in the day I will hopefully get a little knitting done too.