Life – An Update

Hi All

It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post and just wanted to let you all know what I’m to at the moment.

For those of you that know, I’ve been back at work for 3 weeks now, and I am really¬†really struggling with it. Due to my poor mental health and this crippling fatigue I’ve been dealing with, I’ve dropped my hours right down to 25 a week. Annoyingly this is still too much for any kind of government financial help, so I’m just trying to trudge on and cope with a 3rd less money a month. My fiance and family have been amazing though, and both are helping me out while I try and sort out some kind of routine and get my finances in order again.

Being back at work, and sleeping when I’m not, means my creativity has taken a huge nose dive. I haven’t been able to find time to burn anything, and my studies are taking a hit as well.

I actually have another doctors appointment on Monday because I’m just not happy with what I’ve been told. Every single symptom I have get’s blamed on depression, despite my mood being fine. I should be able to function for more than 6 hours a day without a complete crash afterwards. So I’ve been doing loads of research to try and back myself up when I go in, as I’m tired of being fobbed off.

Chris is working odd shifts at the moment so currently I have weekends to myself. Obviously I should be studying and cleaning and doing all the housey stuff that needs doing, but I’m just too tired. I did a bit this morning, and I’m paying for it now. Back hurts, hips hurt, hands hurt. I don’t have a headache yet, so that’s good. But I feel like life just shouldn’t be this hard.

I promise I’ll get back into crafting and burning again soon. I need to stock the shop up with Christmassy stuff anyway. I just need another 12 hours in a day and another 4 days added to my weekend!



The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Box

“You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?”

This hand burnt, Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask inspired box was made to protect your jewelry, trinkets, or dice. Or Rupees. Heart Pieces. Anything you can find.

The box is a hexagonal pine box with a brass clasp, measuring approx. 16cm x 14cm x9cm and is lined with a dark green felt. It’s finished with a clear layer of Plasticote.

You can see some of the creation of this box here:

If you have anymore questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.