It has been a few weeks since the last post and we are in the midst of the crazy, hectic pre-Christmas madness. I have been at markets, exhibitions and craft shows and making as much as I can in between. My family have been so amazingly helpful especially in the first few weeks of having my hand in a cast. My dad is skilled in the art of detailed cut work, I have trained my husband to attach jewellery findings and make earrings, and my mum has been helping me out with pretty much everything else! Luckily now a few weeks have passed and I'm able to do pretty much everything again so my family are finally off the hook.
It has been a fun time travelling to different towns and meeting people, both new and returning customers and also fellow stallholders. I even bumped into an old friend from college at Worcester Victorian Christmas Market, which was fantastic! Getting feedback on products and ideas is always great, even if the feedback isn't necessarily what I'd want to hear, and I love listening to ideas and requests from customers. For example, the earring designs were all suggested by customers, and I might never have tried them had they not been requested. Admittedly it took a while to get there, but I did listen Smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes this year has not been any different, so there are lots of ideas and suggestions swimming around in my head. I can't wait to try them out in the New Year.
Until then, I have a couple more Craft markets at Hereford and Cheltenham and an exhibition with the Oxfordshire Craft Guild in Woodstock