I know I am very late reporting in, but put it down to circumstances beyond my control. My hand has given up the ghost and so I am having to retire injured from the handmade fray.
There is more about my disasters here, but all is not lost. There are lots of lovely crafters out there with jolly nice shops, and so rather than resort to present buying from global corporations who can do without my custom, I am going to buy handmade instead.
And there's always next year, is there not?