Hey there everyone, just a bit of an update with the happenings and goings on at Pure Craft Nz recently 😊 🌿
Lots of things have been happening behind the scenes here at Pure Craft Nz the last couple of months. I have made so many new and wonderful items that I am excited to share with you! Though you’ll have to stay tuned for me to update my Etsy Shop and this website due to recent renovations and injury. Lots of photos have been taken of these new treasures, it’s just a matter of getting everything uploaded, typed up, and listed. However, I am always here to take custom order requests.
Iceland Spar & Leather/Turquoise Combo
Through April and May, I’m also working on updating this website, by adding more individual pages for items that are available, clearing out images of stock that have sold, and adding a Shopping Cart and buttons so that customers may purchase directly from this website securely. It’s very exciting and lots of hard work, though I do love it, so I really appreciate your patience while I work diligently behind the scenes!
I have also decided that I won’t be doing any Expo’s this year, though will attend one in Hamilton, May 2017. While it has been a lot of fun traveling across our beautiful country, meeting new people and fans, and experiencing new places over the last few years – I have decided to do things just a little differently this year, and free up more time – to create more, to work more on my website, to hold more Facebook sales and giveaways, to give myself more valuable time with family, and attend Temple.
During the month of February, we had a total bathroom renovation which sent all manner of routine flying straight out the door! For a solo mother of three young lads (7, 13, and 16 years old), it’s quite a thing to have no toilet or shower for over a week! So we had to spend much more time at nana’s house, and a few days in a motel. It was a bit of an adventure, especially with a park and skate park right next door! The rest of the time was spent with me trying to work with tradesmen coming at different hours almost every day for weeks – and that kinda just didn’t happen as well as I’d hoped! Thankfully, the bathroom is now complete, and there is so much more room, even our shower is bigger – yay!!
Now all that’s left to say, is that I have suffered a couple of injuries – so I’ve had to figure out different ways of coping and getting about from day to day. Last year I suffered quite a bad fall and ended up with a hematoma in my left shin, and stretched all the tendons in my left foot/ankle. Will it really “teach me” to not go adventuring with my kids in the bush? Maybe/maybe not?! So it’s been around 8 months since that happened. It’s taking some time to heal completely. The hematoma has almost gone, yet is still rather sensitive and sore even though most of the bruising has gone. It was black and blue from just below my knee, all the way down to my foot, and was so swollen and sore I couldn’t walk unaided for almost two months!
With regards to work, I am a person who predominantly stands all day and night. I even bought a new standing workdesk/station (with a crank to raise and lower it) so I don’t have to sit down while on the computer or creating, as too much stooping aggravates the back. During the last few months, I have had to learn how to sit, put my feet up, and do nothing. I can’t describe how difficult that actually was! Can you imagine that when you have three kids?!
My ankle unfortunately, is taking the most amount of time to heal. I must keep a careful eye on the amount of standing and walking that I do, because if I overdo it, my ankle will pinch – and it’s just no fun when going down stairs! I enjoy my morning walking meditations before work, so I am slowly easing myself back into it. I really love soaking up the vibes of my neighbourhood, greeting neighbours, and taking in the sights, sounds, and smells that float on the breeze. It brings me a sense of peace, and sets me up for the day ahead.
Another injury is actually work related, and is the ol’ tennis elbow and pinchy wrist playing up. I’ve had this for almost 3 years now, but have been managing quite well and don’t normally experience pain – it’s only when I overdo it, that my body says “sorry, but you need to stop right now and take care of yourself” – and so I do. The last 2/3 weeks I have had another flare up, only on the right side this time, and am using kinesiology strapping tape for support. Gosh, it helps so much. I’ve also been complimenting the healing of the pain, with a Pain Relief Bracelet I made some time ago – Fluorite & Turquoise are amazing.
I see these illnesses or injuries etc, as a metaphysical response manifesting as a physical disruption. When I think metaphysically, I can consciously stop and reassess what I’m doing, and how I’m doing it. Obviously, too much “doing” isn’t always a good thing! So sometimes, it’s good to stop. Like Buddha says: “Don’t just do something, sit there!” 😄🙏🏻🌿
With much love and many healing blessings,