Monday, 22 October 2012


Hello :)

Well, it's feeling even more Autumnal! Leaves are changing colour, frost is setting in and the fog on the Tyne this morning is unbelievable! So, I've been snuggling up in bed with hot chocolate and cosy pj's ;)

Quite a lot has happened this last week :) Some amazing achievements which I will share with you :) 

 I started making cake pops! They are so tasty ;) I sold them at Dragons, and they all SOLD OUT! I made £10 for them too which I was happy about :)
I held a jewellery party :) It was an AMAZING evening and I got lots of orders! And, to make it 10 times better, my friends travelled to see me! ^^

I've been asked to do a course with Adobe!!!!
And, I've been Logo designing for quite a few people :)

So, exciting, exciting week :)

Today I'd thought I'd talk about Sign Language :) It's something I'm really getting into and actually enjoying loads! I've known the basic alphabet in BSL since I was young, but only lately I've taken more of an interest in it!

For my Dragons performance, I am singing and signing (eek) 'We Will Follow Him'. I love doing it, I'm so happy Wendy chose me to do the signing :) From that, I've actually learnt a whole load of sign language too :) Secondly, at college the person on the help support desk is actually deaf, and has an interpreter with him at all time. I try my best to sign things to him, sometimes he laughs at me attempts (and so do I!) but I can tell he's really touched by me at least attempting ;) So, I thought I would teach you how to do a few words in sign language today! :) 

Thank you - Put your hand on your chin, and open forwards

Alphabet (It's pretty easy if you practise!)

6 W's 

If you want to learn more, (there's video's - much easier!) please visit:

Hope you're all doing okay, I've got a crazy amount of hospital testing/appointments coming up - wish me luck!

lots of love, kate x

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Welcome back Kate ;)


Ah, how I've missed blogging :( Hello everyone again..

Well, as you might have seen from my last (very brief) blog post, I've been quite poorly *everyone shout boo!* :( Delayed crash payback/awful tonsillitis/colds/relapses/general winter ME/ emotional stress/possible glandular fever.. means my body has been *trying* to fight extra hard and it made me literally stuck in bed for quite awhile.. But, good news is, I'm very slowly getting there :) I'm still not my best, having a lot more total bed days and I need to sleep / lie down in the quiet a lot but a lot better than before and still smiling :)

Anyways, since I'm recovering a bit, I'm hoping to blog once a week again (obviously depending on health), so every Saturday night I'll be doing a blog post, just if you're interested! I've got a lot of ideas / things I want to share so I'm looking forward to it!!

Well, despite the poorly-ness and extra resting, a few really nice things have happened!
I found out that a photo I entered in a competition came in the top 5 (3rd!) and is getting printed as a Christmas card to help raise money for ME research! I was absolutely buzzing from it! I'll let you know where you can buy them when I get more details :)

I'm also looking at getting a new car! *which is kind or good, kind of bad* At the moment I'm struggling to physically get in/out of my car and fit the wheelchair in, so, we're having a look at some larger cars which has actually been super exciting! 
I went to see Disney On Ice last night which was the most AMAZING thing ever! I turned into a little kid when the show started :') We got a photo with Minnie & Mickey, ate snowcones, got some cool plastic cups, sang disney songs and generally had an awesome time. LOVED IT.
Seen some gorgeous deer in my garden..
Did some textiles work, and worked with the graphics teacher on my front cover :)
And, I have some lovely things coming up, like Panto week, Jewellery Party, Michael McIntyre, Christmas.. :) Will balance out all the hospital trips ;)
Now, for the actual blog post for this week!


Just in case you didn't realise, the leaves are changing colour. And, it's getting rather chilly. Which only means one thing, Autumn is here (mind you, it feels more like winter!) Because of that, I now think it's only acceptable to drink hot chocolate, wear big wooly jumpers and lie by the fire :') 

I've bought a winter coat.. You like?

 And, this I'm super proud of. I made this flower out of leaves :) Absolutely love it, and ended up making loads more!

Hopefully as my health improves, I'll be able to get out with my camera and take lots of photos of the gorgeous Autumn trees and scenery :)

Anyways, long blog post, so I'll leave it here :) See you all next week for my next post :)

lots of love, kate x

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Peaking up from under the duvet..


Hello world,

Haven't been able to blog for awhile.. Tonsillitis and relapsing has wiped my energy..

Just thought I'd share this photo, keep smiling everyone and I'm thinking of you all :) Will be back to blogging properly soon I'm sure :)

Bye for now x