I deliberately kept any heavy work to a minimum this year as I have been so unwell but still had a lot of work to do organising stock for shops and making sure that I had sufficient products for the few markets I did actually attend.
However, I'm all finished with most of the work for Christmas at this stage and I'm sooo happy to be able to relax again and get my house ready!
My last market was on Sunday gone by in Duckett's Grove, Carlow. It's always one of my favourites, mostly because I feel that it's one of a few markets where the quality of the craft products is vetted and consistent and the setting is just so beautiful. I love the drive there and approaching from the winding road, looking down on the castle below.
This year I introduced a new festive red jar and it has been going pretty well so far!
And of course my candles are also available in some great shops which have an excellent range of beautiful handcrafted products. As always, I'm advocating spending at least a little money this year in local businesses, it makes such a huge difference if we all try to do this.
Some of my stockists are:
Sheelagh na Gig, Cloughjordan
Hope you're all getting ready to relax for the Christmas Season!