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Hat Commission – Poppy The Dog

At the end of last year I had 2 hat commissions, one for a dog and one for a penguin! I’ll leave the penguin reveal for another day, today I am going to show you Poppy the dog!
The lady who commissioned it wanted a hat that looked like her dog Poppy, who is a beautiful beagle. Here are the pictures!

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She has big floppy ears and a squishy 3d nose

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With a lovely snug lining to keep you warm in the winter months

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And giant fluffy pom-poms! (Honestly, they’re massive!)

This was a really fun commission! It is completely my own design, and it was really fun creating it around someone’s pet :)

What do you think?

Sam xx

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Etsy Finds Friday – Mother’s Day Edition

I decided to save my Friday post for today so I could do a special Mother’s Day edition!

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Here are the links:
Ceramic Candle Holder – So pretty!
Set Of 3 Wooden Vases
Lime and Lemon Sugar Cookie Truffles
Glasses Case – Cute!
Mother’s Day Card
Lap Tray – Perfect for breakfast in bed!
‘Best Mommy’ Heart Ornament
Soap Gift Set – I love how fresh these look <3
Mother And Baby Spring Sheep – These sheep I made fit so well with this edition I had to include it! :)

I hope all mummy’s out there have had a great and relaxing Mother’s Day! As always, if you have an Etsy shop and would like to be featured in a future post leave me a comment :)
Sam xx

(I have a post coming up in the next few days about why I have been absent for a few weeks in case you have been wondering where I’ve been!)

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Etsy Finds – Birthday Edition

Today’s Etsy Finds is a special edition as it was my birthday on Thursday! I have selected a range of things that I would have loved to receive ^_^

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Here are the links:
3 Bath Cookies
Cat Mug In Back Or White (I NEED this!!)
Fondant Giraffe Cake Topper (I had to include a giraffe ;) )
Candy Birthday Card
Happy Birthday Cake Banner
Personalised Birthstone Necklace (This is beautiful)
Crackle Glass Earrings
Double Flap Clutch (I really want this, it’s so pretty and useful!)
Sleepy Time Epic Vegan Lip Balm (My lips are really sore at the moment so this would come in handy!)

As always, if you have an Etsy shop and would like to be featured in a future post leave me a comment :)

Sam xx

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Pretty Little Bows – Valentines Gift Idea

Good morning!

Mini Bow Hair Clips

These cute little bow hair clips are perfect for any age, from babies to adults!

Crocodile clips are attached to the back

Crocodile clips are attached to the back

They are made from lovely, super soft yarn and measure 4.5cm each – cute!

They come in pretty organza bags

They come in pretty organza bags

They are £7.50 for a set of 3, and can be posted anywhere in the world! Follow any picture for the link, or go here

Thanks for visiting today!
Sam xx

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My New Shop!!

I’ve finally opened my first ever Etsy shop! I’d love it if you could check it out :)

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheGiraffesHat

Here’s a sneak peak of what you will find there:

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I hope you like everything! I currently only ship to the UK as I am trying to find a courier who can ship for much cheaper than the post office is offering! I’d welcome any advice!

Also, my shops facebook page is here if you would like to keep up to date with my shop!

Sam xx

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Etsy Finds Friday…. On Saturday – Special Edition!

Oops this is a little late!
Did you all have a nice Valentine’s Day? What did you do? I had a lovely meal with my partner Roxi and we watched a dvd ^_^ Was a lovely night!

I’ve created this Etsy Finds special to make the love last a little longer :) After all, love isn’t just for Valentine’s Day! ;) (Not because I forgot to do the post on Thursday… :p)

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Such loveliness! Here are the links:
Heart Soaps (These are so cute!)
Heart Necklace
Brownies (Yummy)
Owl Love Card (Cute!)
Heart Garland DIY Kit (Love this!)
Couple’s iPhone Cases
Heart Door Hanger
Engagement Ring (Wow <3)
Ceramic Heart Bowl

Aww I feel all loved up now! :) Have a nice rest of weekend!

Sam xx

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Etsy Finds Friday….. On Monday – Christmas Edition

Oops this is a little late!
Have you noticed my new Christmassy theme of my blog? I changed it today! If you are a regular you will see that is the same theme just a different colour, and I’ve added some snow! ^_^

So, today’s two themes are Gadgets and Romantic! 

Firstly:
GADGETS!!

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Here are the links:
Hard Drive Clock
Rainbow Macbook Keyboard Decal (I want one for my laptop!!)
Playable Harmonica USB Pen – 8GB
Pink Egg iPhone case (awesome!)
Gadget Wallet (This would be so handy!)
Design Your Own Wooden iPhone Dock
Pikachu Pokmon Mouse Pad (Cute!)
Sherlock Holmes Pocket Watch
PDF Pattern For Tablet Cover (Pretty!)

The next set is:
ROMANTIC!!

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Here are the links:
Swarovski Heart Pendant (So pretty)
Linen Heart Ornaments (A lovely gift idea!)
Rose Earrings
Red Dress
Rose Gold Sapphire Ring (I really love this ♥)
Rose Bath Bombs
Fairy Locket
Pyjama Lounge Shorts (Pretty, and I love the rabbit!!)
Origami Lotus Flower

I loved finding today’s sets, especially the romantic things – there’s so many pretties!

Thank you for visiting today :)
Sam xx

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Etsy Finds Friday – Christmas Edition

I can’t believe where this year has gone, its December tomorrow!! Anyway, today’s gift pair is: ‘Pets’ and ‘Cards and wrap’ :)

So firstly:
PETS!!

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Here are the links:
Horse Treat Wreath
Personalised Velvet Dog Collar
Cat Shaped Cat Bowl (I love this!)
Pet Lover Bauble + Donation To A Pet Rescue Centre
Rainbow Rabbit Plush (I want one of these!!)
Cat/dog Collar Tie
Hamster, Rat or Gerbil Bed (My mice would love this)
Cat Cave Bed (Awesome!)
Hamster, Rabbit or Gerbil Stick Treat

Perfect for any pet lover, or for yourself and pets! :)

Next:
CARDS AND WRAP!!

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Here are the links:
‘Wish’ x3 Clay Gift Tags
Box Of Bakers Twine In Christmas Colours (I love this ^_^)
Set Of 4 Reusable Fabric Gift Bags
Set Of 24 Christmas Cards
Gingerbread Gift Wrap (Awesome!!)
Colourful Doilies (Would be great to wrap around the present)
‘Believe’ Rubber Stamp
‘Baked With Love’ Gift Tags (Pretty!)
Christmas Washi Tape (I love washi tape :D)

Isn’t there some great things? I want everything! ^_^

Sam xx

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Etsy Finds Friday – Christmas Edition

Sorry this is late, I’ve been so busy making Christmas presents that I lost track! I will show you a progress pic next week :)

So, today’s gift pair is: ‘For Him‘ and ‘For Her‘! These would be great for that special someone, or just a friend or family member :)

Firstly:
FOR HIM!!


I usually find men quite hard to shop for, but Etsy has loads of great gifts!

Here are the links:

Leather Wallet With Vintage Ruler Design
Suit Laptop Decal
“Where words fail music speaks” Guitar Pick (This would be great for any music fan)
Beer Sign With Bottle Opener (I love how it catches the lids!!)
Geeky Gaming T-shirt
Lego Iron Man Keychain (♥)
Grey Man Scarf
USB Stick Bracelet (I actually want this!)
PAC-Man Cufflinks

Now onto our next set:
FOR HER!!


It was so so hard to just choose 9, I almost had 2 sets!!

Here are the links:
Eco Friendly Gift Set
Heart Necklace (I really love this, it’s beautiful ♥)
Knitted Infinity Scarf
Minnie Mouse Reversable Apron
Hamster Plush        (Gemma, this is for you! ^_^)
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix
Create Your Own Clutch (I’m hoping to get this for Christmas!)
20 Spotty False Nails With Glue And File
Black And Green Cotton Bag (Gorgeous!)

What’s you’re favourite item? Is there anything you’ve seen that you hope to get?

Sam xx