I am a wife to Brendan and mother to Miss M (6) and Master T (4). I have recently taken long service leave from my teaching job to devote more time to design, create and sell handcrafted items.
I stock items at the fabulous Shop Handmade and will be attending the Handmade Markets in Canberra this year as well. I am a contributor and featured designer in handmade living. book which is available for sale now!
Yesterday's market was a resouding success! The lead up to the Christmas Handmade Market, launch of handmade living., preparing my own stall for the market, and keeping everything up to date with Shop Handmade has left me little time for...well...anything really!
Canberra has experienced it's greatest rainfall in many years and for the first time in 12 years our dams are at 100%. The week leading up to the market has seen localised flooding and power outages all over the Nations Capital and it's surrounds but it all stopped in time for the market. So after all of this rain what should I wear? Gumboots of course!
No time to relax for me just yet! I have 3 days left of work, 2 Christmas parties, 40 orders to finish, book signing and selling on Saturday, another market on Sunday and then the mammoth task of moving house on Tuesday.