Learning to find a more sustainable balance in my work life in particular is something that I'm currently working on (and in life in general, feeling very much called to embrace "slow living", which is very contrary to how society generally works). Having recently needed to make the difficult decision to stop working as a special needs teaching assistant due to finding it too challenging physically, mentally and sensory wise, and due to having more care/general responsibilities at home to try to balance as well, I've found myself working once again on my craft business.
I ran HollyPCrafts for a while a number of years ago, but for various reasons I stopped to train and then work for a bit as an SEN TA. If I'm honest, I expected to still be working in that role for a while yet (in addition to writing a book about my experiences as a neurodiverse young carer, now young adult carer, with chronic and mental illness, and how my faith helps me with each of these things). I'm still processing making a decision that I found more difficult than I had expected and at times I'm having to remind myself why I had to make that decision in the first place, and that I was right to make it.
Anyway, what do the words "neurodiverse" and "spoonie" even mean?
As a modern day crafter, it's fair to say that I've learnt most of my craft skills over recent years from watching YouTube videos, and that I've discovered new crafts to try via social media of some kind (Pinterest is particularly useful where this is concerned I must admit!). My most recent discovery is punch needle embroidery, or needle punching, but I must wait a while before I attempt doing this as I have MANY projects to finish already (and my bank account definitely wouldn't thank me for it ... fellow crafters out there, you know what I mean). Anyway, here are my favourites:
Hi! I'm Holly. I'm a Christian and a textile crafter, cardmaker and writer based in Stoke-on-Trent (UK). I hope my products and content inspire you to give crafting and homemaking a try, or indeed any new skill or hobby that you're interested in. Thank you for visiting!