Once again, I find myself with months between my blog posts. Although, to be fair, what a few months it’s been! (and, upon checking my last blog post, it’s actually been a year and a half between my blog posts - eek!)
It’s been quite the year!
My Etsy shop is now at over 550 sales, which isn’t too shabby considering I only opened it up a year and a half ago! I’ve also opened my own shop, which stocks a few of my products.
Since January, I had been working on an idea of how to send something to a loved one that you were unable to see and give a hug to, something we would have utilised while we were living overseas for my boys to send to those they were missing. It was something I was considering for a while, and worked on a few sketches and then put aside to focus on other products.
Then, COVID-19 struck and the UK went into lockdown. I decided to upload what I had to Etsy, naming them Hedgehug, Huggopotamus and Ghost Hugs.
Hand on heart — the messages that came through my shop to be included with the Hugs were a mixture of inspiring, inspirational and heartbreaking. It was truly an honour to be trusted with delivering that message for over 450 people.
Now restrictions are starting to ease somewhat around the UK, I have a little more time to focus on what’s next for my shop. With it being planning time for Halloween and Christmas, I’m working on a few ideas for garlands and decorations, and hope to have these added to my shop by mid–July.
Is there anything you would like to see in the shop? Any suggestions for what you think may be big this year (aside from stockpiling toilet paper and flour that is!?!).
A forward thinking note sleepily typed by Rose Henderson on …
A few days into February and so far this year in my Etsy shop, every single order has been Shipped to the USA. I started this USA map on 1 January 2019, and considering I live in Scotland I think I’ve covered a fair few States already!
I feel like all of my blog posts start with a it’s been so long but wow — I didn’t realise my last post was way back in September 2018!
It’s been a fun and exciting few months for Red and Rosy — my Etsy shop is now stocked with 132 products for all different occasions, but by far the post popular is still my Star and Moon Name Banner.
As you can hopefully see reading this post, all of my products are listed on the page, and each one links to the listing on Etsy.
Also new is that I have a Facebook catalogue — which means I can directly link my pictures on Facebook to the products on Etsy meaning a smoother buying experience!
This hasn’t been without it’s issues though - if anyone can give any guidance as to why my Facebook catalogue is not linking with Instagram despite following all of the steps they have laid out I would be very thankful!
As usual, you can keep up to date on my more frequently updated Social Media platforms, Instagram and Facebook and, as always, my order books are open for custom orders.
If you follow my Instagram or Facebook pages, you’ll see that I am no longer California based! Nope, the opportunity came to head back home and we jumped at the chance.
So instead of sunny California, we are now living in a very cold Gullane in East Lothian
Back near family and old friends, our new home is a stone’s throw from the beautiful East Lothian beaches, looks over sprawling countryside and is, conveniently for my husband and two of my sons, surrounded by golf courses including the world famous Muirfield.
Unfortunately, the move meant that I had to close my Etsy store, but not to worry as I opened another one in the UK, titled Red and Rosy Crafts.
The past few weeks has seen me slowly work on products to fill up the shop, including this Saltire Heart:
I’m working on a few blog posts with updates that I will publish over the next few days, however for more up to date product updates look out for me on Instagram and Facebook.