Bra's & Knickers!

Our blog has been much neglected lately and when I mentioned it to Danae, one of our Revive (Arts and craft group for health and wellbeing) session participants, she kindly offered to help contribute.  This is what happened in last weeks session, as told by Danae, in her own words...

My head started really fuzzy and foggy this morning, from crying all day yesterday along with panic attacks, so a Little Bird SOS group is my Friday treat and a long awaited time out to meet myself.  It's so lovely to come along here, with the birds singing and the distant cars journeying along with their owners inside of them.
As I sit here gathering my thoughts and trying to ground myself, people around me are talking about what they've caught on TV and, whilst my difficulties are around mental health, there are others with physical difficulties too.  I can't join in the conversation at the moment but it's good to be amongst those who can and that's where the title comes from for this blog, hehe.
I'm sitting here typing this straight after the group has finished and Debbie is making a cup of coffee while Lisa busies herself tidying and preparing for the next session.
The session started off, as always, with Lisa explaining what were about to do, with a little story/history of it too.  One day I'll video her for you, she's inspirational...

Although this can be thought of as a childlike activity, by doing something so simple it can allow you to explore your inner designer and perhaps reflect on your childhood experiences, which can be quite emotional for some (and that's where Lisa steps into her natural abilities to nurture and encourage).
I've got to be honest, personally I like a Friday mornings because the Thursday group have already designed something and they can be quite inspirational, as well as the gorgeous examples made by Jenny and Clare.
So at the end of the session, I feel better in myself, that I've achieved something today and it gives me the feeling that I will achieve something else later too.  Yesterday was a write off but that's history and for today, at Little Bird SOS, I've been living in the present.
PS.  If you're wondering what the title is about, the Great British Sewing Bee (which came up in conversation at the beginning of the session) had a recent task of making bras and there is a course in Castle Donington to make your own knickers, should you wish to do so...


  1. It was lovely to drop in on you....and the finished prints are amazing!


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