Grantham, England · 3 Sales


Grantham, England 3 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Books and bags and jewellery - three of my favourite things!

As I regular buyer from Etsy for several years, I always knew I would open a shop one day.

Then the stroke hit on 9 May 2007 (I'd just turned 43 two weeks before) and I lost all use on my right side and my speech.

I spent over 3 months in hospital, with daily physiotherapy and speech therapy. Then came the long, daily recovery of basic skills - learning to stand, to walk, to wash and dress myself, to eat without choking, to talk, to read... Then learning to type left-handed, to operate the computer, to socialize.

It's still a daily struggle, but I've learnt to pace myself, to limit the number of hours I sit at my desk, to nap regularly, to pray often.

Now, almost 9 years later(!), I'm combining three things that make me happy - books, bags and vintage jewellery - under one 'roof' in my shop. I do hope you'll stop by for a browse and a chat :)

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  • Claire Sauer

    Owner, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Stroke Survivor

    An avid Etsy fan, for years, I am now ready to open a shop :) Almost 9 years on from a serious stroke, still paralyzed down my right side, but able to walk and talk, I'm learning to create left-handed...

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