Where am I at right now?

Good question. My shop is depleted, I do not like to see it in this state – well, I do, but I also like there to be something for people to look at when they visit, so I need to get onto that pronto. Meanwhile, I’ve been making necklaces and at last, sending them out to my patient customers – thank you all! I managed to have a vile migraine yesterday, and it hasn’t quite gone today, but I’m functioning (sort of) with the aid of medical science which has made me very thirsty. Hopefully I can start tying up the loose ends now and then get back to the shed to start making some of those specific orders. I really don’t like to keep people waiting.

One of the reasons for opting for the more personal approach to presenting what I do is that I will never ever manage a glossy impersonal image with slick photography and prose, I get nausea inducing migraines/sinus and have ‘low level’ M.E. neither of which aid a supremely professional and disengaged image. Anyway, I figure that behind companies that are able to appear untouchable are real people who also get ill or hormonally challenged on occasion, I’m just not trying to hide my madness. I would need Elves scurrying around on my behalf, and I don’t have any of those. They’d only get in the way.

The draw for the necklaces in ‘The Cat’ will take place soon, how exciting! What an honour to be a part of that.


Write Up

Amazing how fast that date comes around again. I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment, but if ever there was a date that reminds us that small quibbles are exactly that, it is this one.

So, I had a lovely write up in The Cat Magazine. Rebecca Evans interviewed me over the phone, it was great fun, and she did such a fab job of writing up everything I had told her, I was impressed by how she managed to get my ‘voice’ to come through in the piece, and I love the little quip at the end. As a result of the magazine I have been pretty busy, to the point where I have been worried that I might forget something I have been asked for. I wasn’t ready at all, and the shop wasn’t as well stocked as I would have wished, so I’ve been rushing about making and listing, and trying not to forget things. Yes I write them down, but one also has to look at the lists…oops. Upshot is, I am not catching up with myself, but, it won’t last forever, and meanwhile, I am grateful, and delighted too. I just have to remember that I have to take an evening off sometimes and not keep going until I fall down, useless. Anyway, unless I take a little time out and rest at the torch, I’ll be no good at making anything for anyone, so I think I might go and do that now, I might even come up with something good. I’ll make jewellery tomorrow.