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. About a third of my regular suppliers have ceased trading, so just making normal stock items is taking longer than usual while I find materials.
Into 2021, and once again I have been in lockdown away from home during the snowy winter months. Now spring is here, and I have had my first vaccination. There is hope for more normal times ahead, with a few events tentatively booked. I am back at home, making stock as fast as I can. Many thanks to my wonderful customers for their patience during these trying times.