Tuesday, 3 December 2013

My Etsy Shop is now open

Hello lovelies, I do hope that you all enjoyed the weekend, it seems that quite a number of people have put up their trees and decked the halls with boughs of holly and jolly tinsel, how magical! We usually go and choose our tree in the forest around the second week of the month, but this year we have decided to make it a week earlier, so I am feeling very giddy with excitement at the prospect of dressing the tree this weekend. We have a little tradition which involves listening to only Christmas songs, and oh how I can't wait to get the old Michael Buble out, I mean who doesn't love his Christmas album??!! Generally there are also the obligatory mince pies and a bit of fizz just to sparkle things up a little. Since their first Christmas I have given little J and Es each a new Christmas decoration every year and I love seeing them put the first decorations on the tree dressed in their Santa hats, long may this tradition continue.

Now speaking of Christmas, if any of you are still after a few pressies, you can pop over to my shop, which I have JUST opened and I have filled it with a few Christmas decorations, a couple of bunnies (sorry not many left) and some lovely Tilda Nutcrackers.

Thank you to everyone for all your well wishes for Friday night, it was a very enjoyable evening and the preschool did very well out of it. I sold quite a bit and if I have to be honest I was a bag of nerves. It was quite scary putting myself out there and selling things that I have made and especially around people that I know, eeek. Fortunately it is over, phew, and I can now work on another custom order that I need to finish by the 23rd of December. Here are a few pictures that I took before the night, as I can't seem to get the couple of photos from my phone on the computer.

I still have one Bambi left that I haven't listed as yet, but plan to do so possibly tomorrow. For anyone on Facebook, please pop over to my page https://www.facebook.com/CosmosandCotton and if you fancy pressing the 'Like' button that would be great. I am trying very hard to get better at using FB, it is not something that comes natural to me.
I was also really hoping to give some Christmas ideas this week, but time seems to be against me, but I promise to share one or two ideas with you over the coming week.
Wishing you all a very happy Tuesday.
Warm Wishes


  1. Beautiful, beautiful, I'm sure they'll fly from the shelves. I especially love your deers. Liked your facebook page and looking forward to seeing your Christmas ideas... love this time of year :) xx

  2. Fabulous, everything looks stunning.

  3. Good luck with your shop! I'm glad to hear the sale was successful. I knew you would be a hit. :)

  4. All of your things are so beautiful Hannapat. I am surprised that you had anything left. I like the bambi's, I've not seen anything like those before. Good luck with your shop and custom orders too! I hope that you have fun at the weekend too with the tree selecting - accompanied by Michael of course.... xx

  5. Dear Hannapat
    It sounds like the fair went well - your stall looks so inviting! Good luck with your Etsy shop too - I am sure you will do well.
    Best wishes for a lovely crafting week.

  6. Congratulations on opening your shop, so exciting! Your stall looks perfect ad would draw me in, glad to hear it went well and have fun choosing your tree this weekend. I love me a bit of tradition xox Penny

  7. Congratulations Hannapat! Yay, so very exciting that your shoppe is open! Your display looks so beautiful with all your gorgeous makes!! Heading over to take a peak at all your goodies! Have fun getting your Christmas tree! xo Heather

  8. I am very excited about your Etsy shop. I shall pop over there asap. You have some gorgeous items for sale. You are a clever old stick really, ren't you?! Yo salivate over my photos of the seaside. I, in turn, salivate over your handmade goodies. It's the perfect relationship!!

    Have a lovely week Hannapt. And best of British for a sold out shop.

    Leanne xx

  9. Off to have a peek at your little shop now.
    I have done nothing re Christmas, absolutely nothing!

  10. Lovely Hannapat well done you - what a fabulous display - I am only sorry I couldn't get over to see you personally but the little Peeps had arrived by then and I had my hands full as I am sure you can imagine. I am so excited for you and am heading over to your shop after leaving you. A wonderful post as always Hannapat, always look forward to reading your news. Big hugs to you and your lovely family.

  11. Just had a look at your delightful Etsy shop. Love the nutcracker dolls!

  12. Well done on opening your Etsy shop, that's fantastic. I shall pop over and have a little peek... Your stall looks so wonderful and I am so glad that it went well for you. I know what you mean about time running away with you, it is just such a busy time of year isn't it? Wishing you a lovely week!
    Marianne xxx
    PS I emailed you back, hope you got it okay...

  13. Everything looks so wonderful, best of luck with your Etsy shop.

  14. Hi Hannapat,

    Happy to hear your Friday sale was such a great success! You made some beautiful things, so I totally understand :-)! Best of luck with your Etsy shop!

    Madelief x

  15. Wishing you lots of luck with the etsy shop, have liked you're facebook page, so glad to here FRiday was a success but no surprise really as you makes are so wonderful. Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my post scary putting my songs out there but I need to be more brave.
    Clare xx

  16. Ooh, your stall looks wonderful there. The very best of luck with your Etsy shop, I'm sure it will be the hugest success :)

  17. Your creations are just stunning, you are a very talented lady. Deb x

  18. Hello lovely Hannapat....how gorgeous your stall looks, really beautiful!! I am not surprised to hear how well your makes are selling! Wishing you all the best for your new Etsy shop, and have a lovely time choosing your tree this weekend!
    Helen x

  19. Hello Hannapat, well it's all going on over here! Congratulations on your Etsy shop, everything looks wonderful, I wish you well with it. Your stall for the school event looked absolutely amazing, very well done. I am sorry I haven't got back to you re the Tilda angel. She is from the book 'Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle'. I have left a comment on your facebook page, but am afraid I don't know how to like you. I changed from having a personal page to a business one and can't seem to like people, and when I leave comments it comes up as my old name which is very frustrating.
    If you would like me to photo copy the relevant pages from the Tilda book and post them to you I can. Good luck with the tree dressing it sounds wonderful. I am afraid I am too much of a control freak and like to do it myself, but I may have to let my daughter help this year as she does seem to mind not being able to.
    I am thinking of having an Etsy shop, but the prospect seems a little daunting somehow.
    Wishing you a magical weekend, with much love, Linda x

  20. Hello skattie, I'm just catching up with blogs & emails this morning - thanks so much for your lovely comments, and I just LOVE your whole array of fab goodies here. Congrats on opening your new Etsy shop, I know you will do so well. Just hopping over to FB to like your page there too.
    Lekker naweek vir jou en almal daar,
    love Gilly xx

  21. Oh WOW Hannapat - I knew you were working hard for a craft fair but I didn't realise you were opening an Etsy shop! You have been so busy creating so many wonderful things. Congratulations. xx