Monday, February 16, 2009

A couple of Bottles of Hope

Hi All,

I worked on a couple of Bottles of Hope on the weekend. These are what I call Ponsawan style Bottles of Hope as Ponsawan came up with the concept. They work like hourglasses and by turning them upsidedown you can cause the beads to flow through. What you don't see is that there are small clay letters inside the bottle that spell out H O P E. I thought this would be nice for people to take to a doctor's appointment as there's something hypnotic about turning the bottles around and around.

The green bottle is for a friend of a friend who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. I don't really know her, so I have no idea if she'll like the colours or anything, but it's one of my favourites that I've made so far. You can see some other ones that I made here and here.

The other one is for Renee whom I met through the One World One Heart event last week. She's got inflammatory breast cancer , which, from what I can tell is a very insidious disease that is often misdiagnosed until it's too late. Renee had visited my blog during the One World One Heart event and her story touched me. I sent her an e-mail asking what she would like and the blue bottle is the result.

If you're interested in knowing more about inflammatory breast cancer, please check out the following sites.

That's it for today.

I've finally completed everything I promised for OWOH, now I just have to get them in the mail.


1 comment:

Renee said...

Sandy, I love my bottle of hope. I would never have thought of taking it to the doctors, but what an amazing idea, almost like prayer beads to turn over and over and over while I am so stressed but know that it is full of love and hope by the person (you) who has made it for me.

I am touched beyond words that you placed the links for IBC.

I love it Sandy.

Love Renee