Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Christmas Items for Dialysis Nurses and special cards......

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to WOYWW. I've missed quite a few but am hoping to catch up now! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

 Sorry I've not been here but lots of things have stopped me from catching up with you all.  It's a really strange thing going from manic every day to catch up to then doing nothing!  Really odd!

Anyway I thought I'd share some of my recent makes with you. This one is for some special monkeys who make me laugh every day! Thanks guys!

This next purple card is for a special Dialysis Nurse, you know who you are!  He always makes me laugh and believe me, anything that makes dialysis better/easier is good in my book!!! He always mentions that I like purple, so it had to be a purple card didn't it. The last of my special purple card too!


Here's what took me a lifetime to do, well it seemed like it.  I wanted to make the Nurses something special rather than give the standard chocolates or cans of beer!  I hand made each and every one of them. 

I cooked some caramelised nuts, added in some sweets, some chocolate Brussels Sprouts, and chocolate Orange Clementine's along with some special chocolate truffles.  I also made some coconut snowballs too which seemed to go down very well.  Some Nurses said it reminded them of home so much which was a lovely thing to say and I'm pleased it gave them some special memories too.

 I also made some little matchboxes and filled them with chocolate Brussels sprouts.  I've had some wonderful comments from the Nurses saying how special it was and they enjoyed them. They also said it must've taken me a while to do them and they don't know how long it actually took me to do.

Just putting the contents in and adding the ribbons took me nearly most of my Sunday before dialysis. I liked doing them though but didn't realise how long it would take to do 20 of them! Worth it in the end though! Although one of the Nurses said I've now got to top it in 2015. John said that to me but I said it was a one off for the first special one. However now I'm going to have to start thinking in about September to get them all done. I don't mind, as I said I really enjoyed it. As they're keeping me alive I really am grateful and appreciate each and every one of them.

For my special friends I also made some Handmade Sugar Scrub. It took me a while to get the contents as I've really slowed down since dialysis started but I was determined to do it all.  I just made it before Christmas so phew...!!

Here's all the little matchboxes I made, 22 in total as I had to make extras in case my memory of names let me down. You can just see the chocolate Brussels Sprouts in them too! They are so cute.

The sugar scrubs all done ready for distribution with my purple Santa hat on!!

In between my Aunt asked me to make a Peppa Pig card for her great grandson who was two.  I had in my head that he was one the same as my friends little girl and yes, my memory le me down again and I had to quickly make one with 2 on it!

Here's another special purple one for my Dialysis Nurse. He's a great laugh and has cheered up the dialysis sessions no end!

Well that's enough of catching up for me. My hands are freezing (another side effect of dialysis) and I've not quite recovered from my awful session yesterday, so I'm going to take it easy and have a decaf coffee now.

Take care everyone and have a fantastic 2015!!!!

Happy New Year!!! XX


Annie said...

Wow. I've really enjoyed my catch up with all the wonderful things you've made. It really must have taken every ounce of energy you had to make it all so that makes it even more special.
Wishing you a very happy New year filled with many creatived times and lets hope it's a happy and healthy one for us all.
Annie x # 22

Helen said...

you've been very busy, and with fitting in dialysis too, that's really impressive. Hope you warm up soon and have a happy new year. Helen #13

Shel C said...

You sure got tons done since you were feeling icky! What on earth are chocolate brussel sprouts I get this idea of green veggies dipped in chocolate...YUCK lol Anyway, very best wishes for 2015 Shel#39

Artatag said...

You have been so busy! Those pressies are wonderful!
I wish you and your family a very happy and successful New Year!
Gabriele 25

Anne said...
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Anne said...

Beautiful makes. Happy New Year. Anne x #28

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Karen how fabulous to see you in WOYWW again, so glad to hear that you're doing well. Those are beautiful gifts you did for that nurses, they must have been thrilled!
Wishing you all good things for 2015!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

April Story said...

All of your projects turned out great! Happy New Year. April #48

sandra de said...

Wishing you a wonderful new year and what wonderful pressies.
Sandra de @31

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh I bet the nurses loved that! I was a nurse myself and personal thank yous were always very much appreciated.We would get attached to our patients too, it works both ways.
You've done a wonderful job.
Wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy 2015.