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Christmas Gifts In My Etsy Shop

Hello, I thought I should let everyone know that although the house renovations are taking a lot longer than expected and I’ve not been able to do much making I still have new stock going into my shop regularly as I kept some work back for pre Christmas listing on Etsy. It’s something I do every year as it saves me having a mad rush making stock in November and December.

Click on the images if you would like to see more information.

There are some gorgeous acer leaf pieces including ecoprinted silk scarves, this one is in gorgeous muted shades.

Ecoprint silk scarf

Also acer leaf prints on paper, both framed, or to frame yourself. I’m always conscious of the price of posting so I like to have some lightweight gifts available.

There are some smaller ceramic gift ideas as well including snowdrop hearts which are usually sold out at this time of year. I made twice as many last January and held some back for the run up to Christmas.

There are a couple of ceramic soap dishes left but I have some waiting for a glaze firing so hopefully I might get them done this week.

I need to get a raku firing done as well as my hanging leaves are selling fast.

Mackerel are still available and small fish too, but these sell out really quickly.

There are days I wish there were more hours, I’m still decorating and waiting for the kitchen and floors to be finished, hopefully the house will be finished for Christmas. Maybe Santa will find my oven and oak flooring on the container ship and bring me a surprise delivery soon 🙂

Have a great weekend.


Are you a tortoise or a hare? I’m definitely a tortoise.

When I was out for my jog I decided to try a longer distance, the first 5k in ages. I took it slow and steady, and I got to the finish without having to resort to walking, I felt I had achieved something. The tortoise approach definitely works.

I’ve found being a tortoise is a good thing during lockdown. Slow and steady gets things done. This week I have been working on occasional custom orders, champagne bottles flattened and returned to their owners. I hear some interesting stories from my customers as to why they want their bottle flattened to hang on the wall as a memento of a special time in their lives.

champagne bottle flattened to hang on the wall

I am stocking my shop, I list something daily trying to keep stock levels up. I’ve slowed production down now, it’s not a time to get stressed with the workload. I still have more items to list over the next week or so. Here’s a couple of gift ideas that I added last week.

Ceramic soap dishes, I love the way this glaze breaks over the texture.


Recycled bottle spoon rest this one has gold sparkles to add a bit of bling to the kitchen.


Slowing production has given me more time for packing up parcels, time for jobs round the house and also most importantly a bit of ‘me’ time to get through this strange situation we find ourselves in. I’m trying to get out and enjoy nature, and burn off some sourdough calories, I’m knitting and reading and I have been working on my little ecoprinted book but that will be revealed later.

How are you coping with lockdown? Are you taking the ‘tortoise’ approach?