Sounds like you're keeping yourself VERY busy mate, glad to hear that things are going, at the very least, okay for ya!
It's been a bit of a struggle on this side of the pond as well. I've been teaching myself some airbrushing, and even tried a landscape or two (made good Christmas presents...lol). Here's one I did of a beach in New Zealand...a night scene.
The horizon wasn't tilted on the painting, just in the photo...lol.
Not making money at it yet, but it's kept me from playin' with my toes anyway...ha!
I'm also building a home darkroom, to get back into film photography...hoping to sell some prints eventually. Matter of fact, I just sold most of my leather tools last night to get a few extra $$ to put into the construction. It makes me happy to hear that you are still enjoying your straps!
Take good care of yourself my friend, and stay in touch!