30 January 2017

Thank you for your help!

I just wanted to say thank you again for those who visited my open studio earlier this month and made kind donations. I have recently received an official receipt from the hospital so I thought it’d be only fair to share with you. 


It’s difficult to decide which organisation you choose to donate money to, as there are so many worthy causes. The reason I decided Manchester Royal Eye Hospital was from my personal experience through my daughter’s medical history. It is personal but hopefully will be a little help to many other families like us in the future. 

As some of my regular blog readers might be aware of this, but our daughter Sabrina was born with a very rare eye condition called Peter’s Anomaly, for which there is no cure. She was basically blind. Doctors at the local hospital could not identify her condition, until a specialist diagnosed her later on. Sabrina was immediately put on drugs to control her eye pressure and referred to Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, where specialist doctors and equipment are in place. 

She had two major eye operations including a cornea transplant at the age of three months. This carried very high risk of loss of her eye but thankfully she was one of the lucky one and has developed some eye sight. Sabrina will continue to carry the risk of rejection and pressure controlled medications for her life time, however, with support from Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, she is maintaining her good condition today. 

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital trains doctors in special area such as hers. People’s kind donation will help them bring more doctors on board. Thank you again everyone! m x

8 January 2017

New Year Open Studio & Sale


Thank you so much for those who came to my first ever Open Studio & Sale this Saturday. 

It was lovely to catch up with some old friends and meet new faces. It was such a great turn out. Having been so busy than I expected, I’d completely forgotten to take any photos on the day! Instead, I have collected some images from the day before to share with you, especially those who could not make it. 

3% of sales will be donated to Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Children’s Hospital, in the hope of helping children who require specialist doctors and equipment to treat rare but severe medical condition, like our daughter.

So many pots happily went to new homes and we have raised lots of donation, so thank you so so much! m x

2 January 2017

2017


A Happy New Year to you all! 

Unlike my usual state, last year’s resolution “reopening the studio door” was happily achieved, so I am well chuffed. 

As for this year, I’d love to say “concentrating in the studio work more”, but this will come with life balance and negotiation with other commitments, so for now let me say “a little more moving forward”. And “good health”, that’s everything! 

How about you? 

Today I emptied the shelf and the cabinet top, getting ready for Open Studio & Sale this Saturday. It'll be held in our home, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. If you are near by, please call at. For more info, please email me to makikohastings@gmail.com 

m x