Today I am absolutely thrilled to introduce the first Creative Home Projects Bundle from the Ultimate Bundles team! I am SO excited because my products are included in that bundle.
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I had submitted one of my products to the team at Ultimate Bundles and was rejected (for a totally valid reason, too many similar courses) which is how I knew I wasn’t following my calling and why I completely pivoted in my business. Now I am. I feel it in my bones.
As you know, my mission is to help you heal through crafting and creativity. My first plan of attack was to completely sort out my craft room and that WAS the key to unlocking daily creativity.
Did you know that after World War I, soldiers with ‘shell shock’ aka PTSD were prescribed Basket weaving by Doctors to help ease their symptoms?
My Disability Story For Noobs And Why It’s Relevant To The Creative Home Projects Bundle
I’ve shared my story many many times but as a brief run down, I went from being an able bodied 6 Foot Tall athletic lady to a completely bed bound lady with a seizure disorder.
It wasn’t until eight years later I was told “oh actually, no, you’re disabled forever”
Can you imagine putting your entire life on hold for EIGHT YEARS.
When I could do nothing. I couldn’t get funding at the beginning, blew through all the money I’d ever saved just on bills, had to get help from family.
The lack of thought from medical professionals blew my mind; as a PSA to medical professionals, when someone has a dislocation they should receive a referral to rheumatology asap.
Not 8 years after the fact.
I had been experiencing too many dislocations for my age and the blood pressure specialist (my 6th specialist consultant) gave me a side eye and a referral to rheumatology….
Within 5 minutes that Doctor said “wiggle your thumb, touch that there, put your arms out, tired all the time? You’ve got Ehlers Danlos”.
All in one very fast kind of… “huh? What?” Spinning me right round and knocking me out of my foundations like it’s nothing… what?!
I made him repeat it so many times, he then just responded “It’s a greek name” so I could F off and Google it for myself.
Suppress The RAAAAGE
I couldn’t believe it. I had been misdiagnosed and told for 8 years. Because I was told that I would DEFINITELY recover. I don’t know if you can imagine the size of the F U I wanted to give but I was mad.
MAD I had to put my life on hold. Before all this nonsense I had plans!
When I get mad about something, I immediately take action. My blood pressure is too high for me to get worked up, so I’ve developed some great strategies for calming down and achieving what I want to achieve in life without almost killing myself in the process.
An Important Reminder To All:
Do your best doesn’t mean work yourself into the ground. Arianna Huffington tells you all about it in her Sleep book.
Do your best means, do your best while still being the best version of you. Getting rest, proper nutrition and healthy habits.
Since My Firm Diagnosis:
I’ve launched my blog as a business, got married, bought my first house with my husband and we’ve been thriving ever since. I can honestly put my healing down to crafting, mindfulness and…. most importantly……
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a determination to prove to able bodied people that you can live an amazingly fulfilling life as a housebound disabled person.
Me! Claire DB – Heart Handmade UK
My mindfulness training and years of therapy have given me the ability to infuse my crafting activities with therapeutic techniques without having to see a therapist.
And now, I’m on a mission to help chronically ill crafters and disabled crafters like myself heal and find some peace and calm in crafting.
Recently I have been reading so many scientific studies about happiness and I was thrilled to read that two separate studies have proven that a Crafting Session can be as effective as a therapy session.
Thanks to University College London & a study cited by CNN in 2015!
Crafting Considered A Natural Antidepressant (Hence The Creative Home Projects Bundle!)
“The reward centre in your brain releases a neurotransmitter called dopamine when you do something pleasurable. Scientists believe dopamine was originally designed to make us repeat activities that would help the species survive, such as eating and having sex. Over time, we’ve evolved so that the brain can also release dopamine while we’re staining glass or decorating a cake.”
CNN article from 2015 *Source
One particular study of over 3,500 knitters found that “81% of respondents with depression reported feeling happy after knitting. More than half reported feeling ‘very happy.’”
Previous studies have found similar findings in those who do pottery, cross-stitch, and other works which require focus and using your hands.
Crafting has also been shown to help fight dementia and aid in the treatment of PTSD, CNN reports.
If you love crafting and creating too, you have to check out the Creative Home Projects Bundle.
Ready to find your next Creative Home Project?
Check out what you can learn to do inside:
- Sew, stitch, knit, and crochet beautiful patterns
- Make one-of-a-kind jewelry out of just about anything
- Repaint your cabinets, furniture, and walls for an affordable home makeover
- Create vinyl crafts and 3D layered paper crafts with your favorite cutting machine
- Master beautiful hand lettering
- Transform your quilting from squares and rectangles to triangles and beyond
- Take the confusion out of woodworking
- Entertain your kids or grandkids with crafting projects just for them
- And so much more!
If you buy before tomorrow, you also get access to the most amazing Early Bird Bonuses which includes
⚠️ 1 Free Crate from KiwiCo. Worth $19.95,
⚠️ an aromatherapy inhaler and blending guide worth $15,
⚠️ Falloween SVG and font bundle for your Cricut worth $31 AND
⚠️ 1 free video workshop from the Crafters workshop worth $25.
The Creative Home Projects Bundle Includes:
With 64 eBooks, eCourses, printables, planners, templates, and more, you’ll find a tonne of resources that will add color and beauty to your world too! (And at a 97% discount, it’s super affordable for anyone!)
Truthfully, it’s the resource I wish I would have had years ago when I first became bed bound, I may not have ended up having that wee Nervy B I’ve talked about before when I just totally broke for two months but I sought immediate medical treatment from my GP.
By the way – Nervy B is what I call Nervous Breakdown. 2014. The year I discovered mindfulness, and started counting my blessings, everything changed.
This bundle sale is over on Friday, October 23rd at Midnight. It’s just a super short sale (hence the discounted price) so don’t miss it!
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