Friday, 12 August 2016

Summer greetings - broken arm news, new creative outlets

Hello dear blog friends,

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and wishes which were much appreciated. I find it truly touching how people from the online community have responded to my news. I'm so blessed to have your support.

An update on my broken arm

My arm is healing slowly. A few days ago I had another appointment for a check-up. My (blue) plaster cast was taken off and the many metal staples were removed thankfully. The operation wound is healing up ok.

Then I was fitted with a new (purple) plaster cast which still supports both my broken wrist and also my broken elbow. Having your arm in this fixed position is not much fun as you can imagine. Basically my right arm needs to rest.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far, even though the weather is continually up and down.

Last weekend we had a joint barbecue with our neighbours and it was a great success!

At the BBQ

As you can see I was wearing my funky fairisle knitted dress I made the previous summer. On my chair is the Rainbow Bubblegum Shawl I crocheted recently.

I found wearing some of the things that I had made cheered me up whilst I'm feeling frustrated about not being able to crochet currently.

Wearing my Flight of Fancy Shawl

For those of you who have been following my instagram feed you already know what I have been up to lately....

(Left handed) Adult Colouring In

I already started whilst I was still in hospital and I have been continuing since - doing colouring in using only my left hand. I am improving and learning new skills!

Here are some examples.


new colouring in magazine - meer dan kleur

my favourite : colouring in page by Flora Chang

Made with mandala colouring app on my phone

My latest obsession is the new Prisma app!

I love making art using my own photos and transforming them into exciting new images!

Here are some of my works...

My artwork + layout app + Prisma app
using my photo + Prisma app

photo of my yarn + layout app + Prisma app



Well, there are more things I got to tell you about, but I will save that for the next time!!!

Until then, why don't you tell me what you have been up to and take care!!!

funkycrochet xx


  1. Glad to hear that you are doing well. Keep taking care of yourself!

  2. Wow, you've done a good job with your left hand! I'm lefthanded myself, but I can't imagine colouring with my right hand..
    How nice that you find pleasure in wearing your crocheted and knitted clothes and scarfs. I would also become cheerful from that!
    I like the art with pictures of your cats, if you make a painting from that, you can hang it on your wall, so beautiful!
    I hope your arm and wrist heal further quickly,
    Have a nice weekend,

  3. Glad to hear things are improving, long may that continue and that you will soon be back to normal.

  4. Hi Ingrid
    glad to see you are recovering and found a new hobby to keep you busy.
    The pictures are lovely. I have a adults colouring book I find it very therapeutic.
    I bet you can't wait to do some crotchet.
    I'm crocheting teddies at the moment don't ask why I don't know.
    Hope you have a speedy recovery.

  5. Hoi! Goed om van je te horen (al lees ik het een beetje laat, net terug van vakantie). Ik kan me goed voorstellen hoe frustrerend het is dat je nu niets met je gipsarm kan doen. Maar hee, je ontwikkelt weer heel nieuwe creaties zie ik! :) Ik ga ook eens zoeken naar die apps, want het ziet er echt leuk uit wat jij met je foto's doet! En dat kleuren met links... wow! Ik heb in Zwitserland ook weer gekleurd in een kleurboek voor volwassenen en heb ook eens kennis gemaakt met doodling. Ik zal een fotootje op google+ zetten, maar gelukkig kon ik mijn rechterhand gebruiken! ;)
    Groetjes en sterkte met het herstel verder!

  6. Hi Ingrid, I am glad to read that your arm is healing well! :) Hope it will continue like this and you'll be back to crochet in no time!
    Take care
    Crochet Between Worlds

  7. Ingrid, I have missed so much when I was on my break, I am so sorry to hear about your arm. That is just horrible and like always you seem to be making the best of it. I am sorry I did not read about it sooner, I was in a very quiet place in my brain for a while. I am sending you love for incredible healing.