26 May 2010

My Creative Space 'no crafting here & ET wants his finger back'

Greetings all,
Well in short & without a credible medical explanation, my right middle finger top digit has swollen up, gone purple & green, stings & throbs, stiff & sore.  All happened in a matter of hours last night.  No snake bites or spider fang marks.  I can't remember hitting, banging or jamming it & explained to the doctor i don't drink or black out, i simply have no idea what has happened.  So broad spectrum anti biotics & finger rest for me!! 
So i've been reduced to sorting hair clips for Shop & Handmade Market - which is less than 10 days away & i'm freaking i can't sew, cut or prepare fabric . . . the drugs had better work quick smart.  As a former pharmacologist, i command you to cease swelling & fix my rainbow coloured finger immediately!!
These will available on line soon, in a great variety of sizes, colours & styles.  Just look at my hair clips soldier, over 1100 of them from Babushkas & folk prints to robots & Eiffel Towers.  I've put some aside for my gal pal & favourite author Tania McCartney - if you're read her books, you will probably guess which ones, she's quite the jet setter.
Just for reference, i have very large hands & having a swollen finger doesn't help my less-than-ladylike look.
Oh well, this forced downtime also gives me a moment to think up exciting ideas for the Handmade Living book, i'm an official contributor, wahoo!!  I'll be finishing all my projects during June as lucky me is up up & away in July.Happy creative spacing everyone, you lucky able-fingered crafty types.  Love Posie
PS Sorry for publishing this THREE times, anyone else having their images jump all over their posts??

22 comments:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Ouch! That looks sore.

I hope your medical woes resolve quickly. Maybe you can use the down time to think more creative thoughts?

P.S. My first thought was not "Woah them there is giant hands" so they cant be that big, because I ntoice stuff like that, since I have the hands of a 7 year old girl.

beck said...

Hope your finger deflates and you are feeling better asap! Your soldier clips look amazing all lined up, it looks like you have been busy. Fingers crossed (sorry, bad pun) you will be back at the sewing machine in not time xo

m.e (Cathie) said...

oouch! hope they are better soon.
goodluck tommorow ♥

Jen (Melei) said...

WOW! I just can't get over how many hairclips you've got. Crazy...

Hope your finger heals quickly :)

Linda said...

all those clips lok amazing!! I hope you are all better very soon xx

notquitecrafty said...

Hope the finger feels better soon & you are back to cutting & sewing. Love all the hairclips - am thinking of a trip to the Handmade shop tomorrow for some present shopping - feel excited thinking about it. Kelli

Little Messy Missy said...

That is a lot of hair clips...wow!!! Very cute!!!

Sarah said...

How very strange. Is it a splinter stuck down the nail by any chance I had that a while ago and it sounds like the same sort of symptoms. Hope you recover soon. The clips look fantastic. x

Corrie said...

ouch!!!!!!!! how odd is that!!!!!! yet another reason why we need to live closer together as I'd come and cut your fabric and bring you a big lasagne too all at the same time!

hang in there, let's hope you get your finger back and cutting soon!

heh I'm having a girl!
corrie:)

Ruby Star said...

Oh my posie! that's crazy. hoping your finger is back in action very soon.

Michelle said...

Hope you are on the mend soon.

Stacey said...

Ow! That finger looks sore.
I have very small hands. They are the same size as my 9 year old's.
Looks like we are at each end of the hand spectrum!

My Love is..... said...

WOW 1100 hair clips that is awesome!! they all look amazing!
Happy healing I will cross my fingers you mend in time :)

Steph said...

You poor love! Such great timing too!! You have bazillions of clips there and they all look lovely..I bet you could make them in your sleep. Here's to hoping those antibiotics have kicked in :)

Kylie said...

Oh no HUGS - do you need me on he next plane:)

How is the chilly weather your way - cool here - but then these houses are not built for cooler weather.

Kate said...

Oh no, that sounds like the worst thing to happen to someone like you. I hope the antis work wonders really quickly and you are back at your machine before you know it.

Heidi said...

your poor fingers, they were worth it super fun and cute!

angelique said...

I hope it is getting better....nothing like a sore finger and lots to do!!! sending healthy thoughts your way.

Suzanna ~ Mon Tresor said...

Wow! They look fabulous! Love the range, and you must have been so sore! Great work xx

Pop over and say hi @
www.montresorblog.blogspot.com :)

One pair of Hands said...

That is really weird and frustrating into the bargain. Worse if it is your dominant hand. Perhaps a germ got in under the nail. Hope your finger will be all better soon.

Dragonfly said...

Ooooh - what a mystery!!!?!! Get well soon!
Love the clips - very cute :-)
Cheers, Karen

michelle said...

yowzer that looks sore. maybe some kind of hair clip r.s.i. your clips look great. get well soon