Welcome to The Crafting Jones, thank you for visiting!
Let me share with you how I came to start The Crafting Jones.
In summer 2017 I suffered a traumatic head injury, which caused me to lose consciousness and fit multiple times a day, triggered daily bouts of sickness, and led to intermittent bouts of blindness and deafness which could last hours at a time. These occurrences were terrifying and debilitating and it was a challenge to not become overwhelmed. My injury was initially diagnosed as a concussion, which should pass in a couple of weeks but as time went on and my symptoms did not improve, I felt lost and alone. Every area of my life was affected; I couldn’t complete simple tasks or leave the house by myself, it wasn’t safe to participate in my hobbies like dancing and returning to a 9 to 5 job was impossible.
I was fed up of feeling lonely, useless and unproductive and needed to make a change. After chatting to friends and family about how to regain my independence I decided to take action. I made a flower hair clip to cheer myself up and it did the trick! I have always loved creating things, (probably instilled at my first Rainbow Guide meeting!) and so the idea grew. Bringing beauty into my life through crafting revitalised me, and made me realise there was a way I could be productive and bring joy into other people’s lives too. Starting The Crafting Jones has taught me that there is always a way forward if you clasp your dream and hold on tight.
I started a line of shabby chic products, inspired by my love of vintage and retro style, and my passion for swing dancing, which I often still couldn’t partake in due to ill health. This led to a reinvigoration of other, less physical, hobbies, such as table-top gaming. In September 2018 I created a new line of geek chic products, stimulated by this gaming revival, and my undeniable nerdiness! I would love to craft a gift for you and those closest to you, whether you are celebrating a particular occasion, or just because! So, whether you’re shopping for yourself or for a special someone, you’re sure to find that perfect gift among my unique selection of crafts, which are all made with love.
Thank you for supporting me, I hope you love your piece as much as I love creating them. Happy shopping!