While my doctor is getting creative trying to find medications and combinations of medications that not only will my body tolerate but also work for the pain, I’ve been getting my creative on to ignore the pain.
Like many others who in the chronic world who have had to give up “normal” jobs or even just reduce the hours spent at normal jobs, I took up crafting, sewing in particular to supplement my income. I really started because at the time I couldn’t find any goth baby quilts when I was pregnant with Damien so I decided to make one. Then that turned into, I should do this for others looking for goth baby quilts and blankets. That turned into my Bunguin Babies – Unique and Unusual baby blankets for precious baby in your life. Over the years my mum who taught me started helping me for a couple hours on Wednesdays. Its become “our thing”. Sometimes sewing gets pushed aside for dishes or laundry, or on migraine days she’ll watch the boys so I can take the extra meds and sleep for a couple hours.
This week’s creations were so much fun. Sometimes mum brings up little creatures that she’s made for me to sell. Before I had children, and even when I just had the one, I did a lot more of the fun creature making, but they take too much focus which quite frankly I don’t always have the luxury of.
We also got this super cute little dress and ruffle butt diaper cover finished in time for Veteran’s Day. Even better? My husband is a combat war veteran, so the sale of this cute dress goes directly to a Veteran’s family. Kinda cool huh? Special place in my heart for those stars.
Normally I loath shopping…….. Except for the fabric store. Then I’m like a kid in a candy shop wishing I had a much much bigger bank account. Lucky me I got an order this week for “girly” burp cloths. Figured whatever she didn’t choose would go down to my booth at Funky Munky. After sending her this picture though she doubled her order she loved them so much!
Everything happens at the right time…. Hang in there with me. Follow my rabbit logic through and you’ll see where I’m going with this, I promise. So for quite some time now I’ve been thinking about wanting to do regular Bunguin Babies posts but with a spotlight or shoutout to another artist or crafter, specifically someone who had a #spooniebusiness. Then yesterday I pop on Facebook and low and behold there is the lovely Karen who created Conscious Crafties which is dedicated to showcasing crafters like myself who are chronically awesome! All in one place! All sorts of amazing one of a kind items. It’s absolutely fabulous, definitely check it out. So now I have a new badge on my sidebar and will hopefully connect with some of her other crafties so do shoutouts from time to time! Plus it got me out of my funk of not wanting to post and depress you with my med woes. So props all around to Conscious Crafties! If you have Twitter and Instagram make sure you follow her on those too!
What’s your creative outlet?