I haven't had chance to write a blog or newsletter for absolutely ages, so this is well over due! It's been a busy few months, of wedding commissions and my Etsy shop seems to have been really popular too.
My personal life has also been really busy, and at times a bit difficult over the last few months due to having to fight in court to allow my clever but dyslexic and autistic daughter to be home educated! Thankfully that's all sorted now though and she’s absolutely flying along working on GCSE courses from home. Happy times resume!
Because I've been so busy though, I've never looked forward more to having a bit of a break, and so between the 21st of July and the 6th of August, I'm going to be putting my Etsy shop in “holiday mode”. I have another child at school, and so the first couple of weeks of his summer holiday are going to be all about family time! I've never put my shop on holiday before, as I've always just worked in the evenings throughout the summer holidays, but this time, I've decided to switch off from work completely. It's only for the first two weeks though, so I’ll be back at my bench on the 7th Aug. You can still email me during the next two weeks but unless something is a life of death situation, I don't plan to be replying to anything over the next two weeks.
I'm just about to update the website with one final summer and then all the autumn wedding fairs that I currently have booked and then it's time to set up that “out of workshop” email reply! So finally (for now), I just want to say a massive thank you to all of my lovely customers past and present as without you, I wouldn't have a business to be able to take a holiday from!