2020 was a very difficult year for myself and my family. I spent the first half of the year away from home, where I shared long months of lockdown with my father, and mourning the death of my mother.
I then re-opened my online shops but with reduced stock. Of the many summer craft fairs and events that I normally attend, almost all were cancelled.
Into 2021, and once again I was in lockdown away from home during the snowy winter months. Once the vaccination was available a few events were booked, but only about half the normal range. Against my normal practice, I packaged individual items into wipe-clean plastic bags for safe display on the stall.
Now it's 2022; I have had two doses of the covid-19 vaccination plus the winter booster dose, so I'm as protected as I can be. I am home and making new stock. About a third of my regular suppliers have ceased trading, so I am having to discover new ones. I am open to custom orders, but they make take a little longer than previously.
I am hopeful that there will be an interesting range of live events to attend through the summer, and I will add them to the events page as I book them. I am looking into eco-friendly real cellophane packaging for displaying items safely.
I really hope that we can soon live as normally as possible, and that pages like this one can finally be deleted. Stay safe everyone, and thank you for your continued support.