Amalthea Not So Fun Fact – Ouch

Some of you may have noticed that *gasp* most of the custom pieces have been taken down from the shop. Please don’t panic. The sad, not so fun fact is that I, Amalthea, have RA. And the REALLY sad fact? I’m the ONLY one around here that does any of the dreads and/or falls. So if you’re wearing our dreads or falls, you’re wearing MY dreads or falls. Now, I’ve had RA for the past couple of years and I’ve been limping along, however, for the past few weeks, it’s REALLY bad. How bad? I’m whining quite a bit, my spine is hot and swollen, and I am generally grouchy and unpleasant to be around, in fact, my boyfriend would like you all to know that I’ve also yelled at the best guy in the world, and this, too, is a sad but true fact.  Due to this fact, I’ve had to make the difficult decision to take down custom pieces for at least a little while. However, again, no need to panic! Here’s my plan. From now on, the only custom pieces (double ended dreads, swirled dreads, and maybe even single ended dreads if you’re all super good!) available will be ready to ship. That is, I’ll have made them in advance, at a time when every joint in my body isn’t shrieking. This is good for you because when you order, there will be no more waiting time! The stuff is ready to go instantly! We’ve added a pretty rad new feature to the site too so that will ensure that if you can put it in your cart and check out, it’s ready to go. Nothing sold out will be able to be purchased. The good part for me, obviously, is that when my joints are exploding, I don’t have you guys waiting on me and causing a guilt explosion on top of a rheumatoid flare, so, yay to both teams!

So, that’s the icky news. The good news is that when this flare is over, I’m seriously going to sit down and do some work on hair, including posting up several new sets of synthetic falls, so, keep an eye out for that.

I appreciate that so many of you have written and asked about new customs, dreads, and the like, and it really is awesome that you all love my work so much. I’m going to try to do my best to continue on with it in a way that makes sense for both me, and my customer base.

In the meantime, keep checking out the shop, we’re adding tons of new stuff for the holidays (it’s starting to creep in right now actually) including clothing, jewelry, gothic gift wrap, creepy and just plain weird greeting cards and lots and lots more. If you ever have suggestions about stuff you’d like to see in the shop, don’t be shy! We’d love to hear from you.

Again, thanks for being Attic customers, and for reading the Attic blog (which we’re also getting such great feedback on, it’s unreal!) If you’d like to be a guest blogger, we’d love to hear from you on that front too.

Ok, enough with the grim post! The next one will be fun, or hilarious, or weird, or, who knows. It’ll be the opposite of an autoimmune disease though, I’ll promise that one!

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