I began the year with a lovely visit to one of my favourite pubs! Shibden Mill Inn in the Calder Valley. The pub dates back to the sixteen hundreds and serves delicious food including delightful desserts. Always a good way to start the year!! Yummy, scrummy!!
I then blitzed my studio trying to get a bit more organised. I have boxes overflowing with fabrics, wool fibres and other treasures that always seem to be in disarray. Dont think the reorganisation has made much difference but at least I tried!!
January has been spent building up my stock for both the forthcoming shows and my internet shops on Etsy and Folksy. My hats are proving more popular than ever and I have lots of new designs that I am working on. The television production of Downton Abbey has been an inspiration for my new designs as has flowers, with a couple of commissions for snowdrop and bluebell hats for photography shoots, keeping me busy!