I’m still amazed that my packages arrived on time. I’ve opened up my shops just a few days ago. Didn’t post it here until now. In addition to my 3 online stores, I have a new one on Made It, the Australian handmade market. Listing prices are a little higher than others, so I’ll be slowly adding to it.
I’ve also managed to get a supply of lovely white gift boxes, so I will never have to spend 15 minutes making each one ever again! The old ones were also too soft. I have given up trying to get things to fit in the 2cm range, only to have the boxes or items still crushed in the mail. My new boxes are 4cm thick, so shipping is going to be a bit more expensive, but I feel much better knowing these thick boxes are going to be safe. They also fit a lot more inside, and they look good, too!
As for my workspace / home studio, I currently have a small table and shelf to store my junk… I’m really unproductive in this tiny space! Can’t wait to move to the new house next month. I’ll have a dedicated office for work.
My new convection oven also isn’t very good, but it was the only model available. Microwaves are REALLY not popular in Europe, but they’re everywhere in Australia… The reverse is true of convection ovens. Anyway, when my “russell hobbs” oven starts out, it heats up way over the set temperature, and needs 10 minutes before it remains consistent. I can’t just chuck in some clay and let it do its thing. I’ve burned several pieces already. My Zürich oven was so good… I miss it. It was very reliable and never went over the set temperature, even when it started up. Win some, lose some, right?