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 normal 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 coming, my father has had his first vaccination, and there is hope for more normal times ahead. I am back home again, making stock as fast as I can. Many thanks to my wonderful customers for their patience during these trying times.