First off! HAPPY THANKSGIVING to my fellow Americans! I’m running a Black Friday sale until midnight tomorrow on all my existing babies (sure to arrive in time for Xmas). Just
3 babies left, ahem, make that 2 babies left! YAY! My OOAK Jordi girl & OOAK boy Coco-Malu. Both Elisa Marx sculpts. And I can totally swap their genders if you want! Check ’em out Here! 😀
Now onto everything else.
Yes, I’m still chipping away at my list of custom order babies! I am so close. Just two more to go! 2! Most are either now in transit, or already home! Amazing! This was a big list. So I am so so happy to be so close now. & yes, I’m still taking custom orders! Depending on the sculpt & customizations, no guarantee they’ll be ready before Xmas now, but I’m still trying! 😉 & a lot of these babies were full root, and well, just when I finally felt in control of my rooting (& not the other way around) nature through a wrench into my. . . SHOULDER.
I was in physio for most of July, because my spine didn’t appreciate the switch to rooting (& possibly painting again, with a literal brush). I thought it was torticollis, cuz I get that. I get a lot of awesomely fun back issues thanks to my Scoliosis ‘S’ curve. Esp post two pregnancies that did a number on my flexibility & back strength. :p I kinda look like this. But mine twists around like one of these slides!
I know, you desperately wanted some visuals, amirite? LOL!
Needless to say, after a jaunt to the ER, I was hooked up with some codeine (have I mentioned how much I hate codeine? That stuff kicks my ass!) & some muscle relaxants. & physio. I was briefly worried that I might have to stop offering full root babies. BUT, I got my system down. I took breaks. No more trying to root a full head in 2 days (ambitious goals are, evidently, no friend to my spinal column). I invested in better lighting, found a better chair, and a better pillow to root on. And I iced at the first hint of a trouble. Until I stopped. . .
All it took was trying to do too much, at once. On the heels of rooting nearly every day for the last 4 weeks (that’s four full roots – yo!) In a slightly different position. & whammo! Lock up city! That was Monday. Like I said, I hate codeine. So I took it as minimally as possible (& suffered through the woozies.) & finished up the head I’ve been rooting – my custom Gemma, as fast as I could safely manage.
I finished her last night. And now I have just one head left. But I have about 2 weeks to do her, so I’m going to allot myself a few days more of healing before I start again. It’s for a custom Lola I’m working on.
And in the interim, I have a few heads of painted hair to paint, & a new OOAK baby I hope to unveil soon. Thanks to the 2nd ever OOAK match-up! It came down to these two! Can you guess who won?
Oh & the coolest thing ever! I met a fellow reborner really close by. There is a long story behind that, so I’m leaving it for another entry. But she has a baby too she’s hoping to sell. One I helped paint & root. (it was my first combi-for-hire!) He’s on kijiji & Youtube! Check him out! Isn’t he so so cute?
Also, I’m really, really close to 300 fans on my fan page! Which means another $100 giveaway. Last time someone nearly got a free baby out of it! And at 500 & 1000 I’ll be giving away a free baby! Share to increase your chances!!!