Saturday, 8 December 2007

Christmas and the "cottage industry"

If I didn't have a daughter who loves unpacking the christmas decorations, I don't know if I would have the "courage" to have a tree. Christmas is incredibly important to my small business (I have just discovered that in english it could be qualified as "cottage industry", and it does suits it so well, as i live and work in a cottage where you couldn't swing a cat, but it is a lovely place).Unfortunately, I miss the cheer of the xmas season, no time to bake and invite friends, clean the house and give it a xmas feel. The xmas market where I sell most of the fairies in december is open until the 27th, hence no rest, no time...The cottage industry is not a business type, it feels like a way of life, with its good sides and the independence it gives, but its downsides too.
The feeling of having to forget the dust in the corners because i have to devote all my time to making fairies...To be a crafter making a living, i don't think there is another way...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful that you can earn your living doing something that you love doing so much and thatour daughter is such a delightful help to you.
Carolyn
http://willowhouse.typepad.com

arantxa said...

hello!!!I´m from spain.very lovely!!!I put a image of your job in my blog.thanks

älskar sött said...

I could not think of anything else to do for living either...than crafting!! =) Its life on a stick =)keep going! You do amazing things! /Malin from sweden

Tootie said...

You are so lucky to do what you love to do (and do so well!). I would do anything to make a living at crafting! Happy New Year!
Smiles-
Tootie

Faye said...

Hello, your work is beautiful. My mum who is a greeting card and gift designer has bought me two of your amazing peices to go on my "Fairy Shelf" Its wonderful how you do your work! You must have a very steady hand.
Keep up the great work and please keep making magical fairies!

Faye, 12