My problem often is that I read things too fast and don't actually take in the actual information, plus I was going on holiday just after Shetland Wool Week and there was so much to do I hardly had time to think!
I am back now (spent a lovely 2 weeks in Tenerife with family) and after a bit of thought have decided to close my Not On The High Street shop next Sunday 16th November for Christmas. It's earlier than the last couple of years but I don't have a lot of time to make brooches at the moment due to family and other work commitments. The only craft fair I will be doing this year is one in the local village hall in Hamnavoe on Sunday 30th November. Sometimes you have to pull back and realise your limitations. Plus, I haven't taken any trade orders in the past month, thankfully all my buyers are very understanding as most of them are small business owners themselves, and as one of them said, sometimes you are just too busy. And, I don't want to spend every minute of the day working, I have done that to much in the past.
There are a few new brooches in my shop this year, all made up of tiny pieces of felt.
Wool Felt Spray brooch
Wool Felt Posy Brooch - inspired by a mirror with a moulded, painted surround that used to hang in my Granny's sittingroom.
Wool Felt Rose Bouquet Brooch - inspired by vintage ceramic brooches.
You can get them here until midnight on Sunday 16th November, I have a ten day lead time so you will get your order in plenty of time before Christmas!