happiewitch's Shop Announcement

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Welcome to my shop called "Please Don't Eat My Gingerbread House!" This is a place where we celebrate the holidays each and every day. I love any and every holiday. As a little girl, there was a shop in Old Town Alexandria, in VA that we visited a few times a year. That shop was called The Christmas Attic and it was my very favorite place on Earth to go. Set up in one of the old townhouses that were so common there, It was 2 stories of Christmas items, many of which even a little kid like me could purchase. I still have many of the Christmas decorations that I bought there as a child!.

So, in thinking of that shop where you could go any day of the year and find Christmas, I decided to make this shop a place where the holidays are alive all year. Yup, you heard me correctly, ALL YEAR! This year, as we pass each holiday, rather than retiring those objects for the year, they will remain up and part of the shop.

I try very hard to keep my prices low, even though I spend between six and fourteen hours on most of my work. I cut, felt, paint, embroider and sew everything I sell. Every piece in my shop is made by my hands. If the prices seem a little high as opposed to the pieces you see at large discount stores, in catalogs or online, take a moment to calculate the rate per hour, or even per day! 14 hours to make a garland that I've priced at $14. . . . . . . you get the picture.

I do this because it feeds my soul not because it puts tons of money in my pocket. I also craft because like many of my fellow artists and many of you, I love to create. The only thing that would make it better is if someone else loves it, too.

So, for those of you, just like me, love the holidays so much that you can't bear to put them in a box, in the attic or a closet, Welcome! come in, make yourself at home and if something strikes your fancy, please feel free to buy it and let me know!!

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.