So the market has come and gone and for little jenny wren dolls it was not a success in terms of sales but it was successful in reminding me that for what ever reason my work does not sell well at markets and my time would be better spent elsewhere.
Still I made some things which I rarely make and have added a few little treasures to the shop.
Now that my mind is clear of deadlines I can relax and make the final custom and shop dolls for the year.
This feels like a good place to be.
While I have been making things for the market I have been thinking about and planning my work over the coming weeks and it will be good to be able to just go to it.
I am liking where my little business is at the moment but I can't help but review 2013 and think about, maybe even plan a little of 2014.
There were things I wanted to achieve this past year and haven't but also things I hadn't dreamed of that just popped up and took over.
There has been quite a lot of pattern innovation this year and I have enjoyed that, experimenting with new shapes and construction methods.
I have to tidy away the mess caused by my market madness
and then I will be able to sit at my worktable and create.
Such a good feeling
( The three dolls in this post are available in the shop )