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. 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.
Of the many summer craft fairs and events that I normally attend, almost all were cancelled. It has been difficult trying to do everything online with very little human contact, but better to be safe. Many thanks to my wonderful customers.
Now it's 2021 - Happy New Year!
There is hope ahead, but for now I have been caught by the latest lockdown restrictions far away from my home and workshop, so my shop will have to stay closed for a while longer. I will announce on social media when my situation changes.