|I made a dozen of these colourful tree decorations|
|Found - one of my old painted badges. I used to make these for Country Living shows|
|Justine Jenner's gorgeous pots - the Handmade Happiness shop has the best craftspeoples' work|
|My family went to Whipsnade Zoo on Sunday and saw this beautiful bear!|
This week I realised how very special the Handmade Happiness shop is. The handmade items are the very best you will see anywhere in the country. I am proud to work in this shop and I hope it can survive the chilly wind that is blowing through retail shops at the moment.
In order to promote the shop to people that might not otherwise know about it I've agreed to do two craft fairs in October. One is Blackmoor, a nearby apple farm which has an annual village day. I used to do this fair pre-shop and this year I'll hand out lots of shop business cards but will only actually sell things made by me. The other is a local charity event.
On Sunday my family all met up at Whipsnade Zoo and had a wonderful time watching tigers and giraffes and bears. The most magical of times was in the Butterfly house when the butterflies chose to fly onto little grandaughters' hands and stay there!