2020 has been 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.
I am closing my shops early for Christmas. I have almost no stock left in any case, so I think it is best to start afresh in 2021. Many thanks to my wonderful customers.