December has certainly been silly season here – it’s been an absolute whirlwind.

Canberra Handmade was such a great couple of days – worth the 3 days travel time. We were so busy that we only got the opportunity to take one rather fuzzy photo of Emalia, my eldest daughter, looking after the stall on the first day (above). Despite the colossal number of patrons who came to the markets (we were told 30 000 visited on the first day!) we still had the time to meet some lovely Canberrans as well as some very talented local and semi-local makers.

I made it back to the Sunshine Coast (going via rural NSW to visit family on the way back) just in time for the last Perigian Market for the year. The weather was beautiful so it was a nice way to finish a year of going to market there. I’ll be back again next year with the first market on new year’s day.

 

The weather turned out for a beautiful market day in Perigian – last one for 2016!

 

I have just one more event before 2016 wraps up. Due to construction outside the building, my artist in residence day at Artisan has been postponed until tomorrow. Although it means I have to start my end of year break  a bit later, I think it’ll be better than having to work in a studio with a jackhammer running outside the window. I am looking forward to working in the Artisan studio tomorrow – what a great way to finish up my working year!