The workbench has been a bit neglected of late. Apart from commission pieces, not much has been happening. All of my time has been taken up with preparation for the British Craft Trade Fair next month. I've had to learn to do things I have never done before and this wouldn't have been possible without friends and other people within the trade giving their time for free.
A journalist friend has helped me write a press release (much harder than it seems!), my wonderful photographer Alex Sharp (www.alexsharp.co.uk) has helped with digital images queries and people I've met who exhibited at this trade fair before have given me some very useful hints and tips.
I'm always pleasantly surprised by how happy people are to share their time and expertise for nothing. I only hope I can return the favour in the near future!
Right, back to it! Have a great weekend everyone :-)