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Our online shop is now up!


Photo: Making the lavender birds

Photo: Making the lavender birds

Wey hey. Danny has mastered the techie side of our on line shop and it’s up! Just a few items but we will be adding more over the next day or so. Click on the tab under the header marked = Gifts = to enter and have a poke around.

I’m very excited about it. The start of a whole new Cottage Smallholder adventure.

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  1. Being an entrepreneur myself, I can relate to your excitement and joy. Since I am regular reader of your blog, I know the determination with which you chased this dream. I am so happy that the shop is now open. I have already shared a link with some of my best friends who are also your admirers! All the very best. Sourajit.

  2. Wishing you every success. The products look lovely.

  3. WOW! Congratulations – visiting your blogsite is always a good experience – all very best wishes with the shop. x

  4. Hello and congratulations! Someone mentioned catnip mice and they are a great thing to have in your shop. A friend who has dealt with a lot of catnip for a local rescue organization told me that using the chopped stems for mice is just as effective as the leaves and saves the leaves for open applications.

    Love the lavender birds!!!!!

    All the best!


  5. Toffeeapple

    Well done you two! I’ve just placed my first order, couldn’t resist the spicy rose pot pourri.

  6. Hoorah! Great news Fiona – and thank you so much for shipping worldwide. I’ve been amazed at the number of retailers who not only will not ship TO Croatia, will not even accept orders FROM Croatia, simply because we are not in the EU. I wish you and Danny every success with your new venture.

  7. It looks lovely. Well done to you both!

  8. Heather E

    These look GREAT, Fiona. Best of luck with your new shop. I think the catnip idea would be a great addition, too.

  9. Catnip mice is a good idea.

    Good luck with your shop.

  10. Well done both of you, I look forward to seeing more items there. For a first suggestion, how about growing some proper catnip next year and make some catnip mice/birds/hearts. My local culpeppers sell out very quickly each christmas and my cat adores it and expects his one on the tree. The ones in petshops and supermarkets are not ‘proper’ catnip and Milo shows no interest in them.

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