After a long (and painfully boring) recovery, my back injury seems to be sufficiently healed for me to get back to creating again. It ended up being a herniated disc, not a ligament, and I ended up seeing a wonderful physiotherapist who helped me get my life back! Jillian, if you read this, THANK YOU!!
I also must send a shout out to my cat, Luna, who took it upon herself to make sure that my chest was always sufficiently warm by curling up on it whenever I was laying on the couch. Which was very often.
I am happy to say that I am now accepting requests for custom orders! If there is something I can make for you please send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a look at a few things that I have done now that I’m back to crafting:
I am currently laid up at home, bored out of my mind! About a week ago I was playing with my kids and hurt my back. The doctor says it is a strained ligament, and has prescribed physiotherapy, short walks, and rest. I can’t sit upright for very long without pain, so unfortunately that means I can’t do any clay work! Or much of anything else, for that matter. It suuuucks, I am so bored. You never know how much you want to do things until you can’t do any things.
But, I am being well taken care of, my husband is doing most of what I usually do around the house, and my kids are being mostly helpful too, and my cat is doing her best to make me feel better too (apparently this means keeping my face “clean”and purring on my feet). I’m hoping to be mostly back to normal in a couple of weeks. Let me tell you, that can’t come soon enough! We have brand new kayaks to try out, and the weather is finally nice enough!
I’ve been pretty busy the last couple of weeks, so here are some of the things I have been working on!
My mother had been following April the Giraffe ( http://www.aprilthegiraffe.com )for quite a while and was very excited when she finally had her baby. So, I made her a little giraffe figure.
I then got a request for the same, but as an ornament and with her name:
I had a request for these ornaments, Nova Scotia style Donairs!
They are one of my very favourite foods from back home. They are made of specially spiced meat, tomatoes, onions, and a sweet sauce, wrapped up in a pita. They are so delicious, and very very messy! They are available all over the place in Atlantic Canada, but are harder to find the further East you go. After moving out here to Ottawa, my husband managed to get a good recipe for them and is now very good at making them!
Another request, that I’ve just finished, is this sloth ornament:
My first try at a sloth, and I think it turned out pretty cute!
I have made this website/blog as a way to showcase my work and to give you all the information you need to contact me for custom orders. It is a work in progress, so please bear with me! I have recently had to re-do it in order to add watermarks to my pictures, so I’ve also done some cleaning up. I’m in the process of deleting old posts and uploading new pictures, and I’m hoping that with a fresh start I’ll be better able to keep everything up to date.
There are links to a gallery of my work, as well as to information on how to contact me, how to order, and a bit about myself too. Feel free to look around and let me know what you think!
I’ve had a good break and am ready to start taking custom orders again! If there is something I can make for you, or if you have any questions, please send me an e-mail at email@example.com
I am also in the process of finally posting some of my work on Instagram, you can follow me at instagram.com/clonehome/
I will also be updating my gallery here in the next little while. I have lots of pictures of recent work that I haven’t posted yet! I’m planning on eventually having all the same pictures here and on Instagram.