knit and stitch fripperies for you and those you love

Great Dunmow, England On Etsy since 2013

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knit and stitch fripperies for you and those you love

Great Dunmow, England | 2,876 Sales

CrimsonRabbitBurrow is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'm sorry to have to temporarily close my shop because my local post office has closed.
Hope to be back in action soon and that we all stay safe and well in this difficult time.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 26 Mar, 2020

I'm sorry to have to temporarily close my shop because my local post office has closed.
Hope to be back in action soon and that we all stay safe and well in this difficult time.

Debbie Seton

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Debbie Seton


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5 out of 5 stars


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About CrimsonRabbitBurrow

Sales 2,876
On Etsy since 2013

creating knit and stitch fripperies for you and those you love

The crimson rabbit is my artisan alter-ego. She is a rabbit because my mind loves to hop about from one creative project idea to another, and she’s crimson because she likes to be special – red would be a tad dowdy for an alter-ego; even one that doesn’t wear their pants on top of their trousers (which she would if she wore trousers at all but, being a rabbit, she doesn’t…).

I've always made 'things' with fabric, thread and yarn, but had very limited time to indulge in making while building my career. Whilst studying for an Open University degree alongside my full time job between 1999 and 2005, I rediscovered my love of crochet, as I found that making something helped me to concentrate, while listening to study recordings. It also helped me to stop smoking in 2005!

Once I'd completed my studies, I found that the organisation and self discipline I'd developed for myself over the 6 years of part time study not only enhanced my performance at work and helped me progress my career, but it also meant that I had some wriggle room in my schedule outside work.

I quickly substituted the study time with creative time and made a dive into developing my rediscovered crochet, knit and stitching skills. I familisarised myself not only with new techniques, but also with all the beautiful materials available to buy - and boy did I buy! I started making gifts for family and friends and was frequently told that I should be making these things to sell. At first I thought people were just being nice, but when I heard these kinds of comments enough times, I started to imagine how fabulous it would be to do that!

After working in the financial services sector for 30 years, when an opportunity to take voluntary redundancy arose in December 2012, I jumped at it! I decided to give myself a year to see whether I could make my dreams come true and build my own business from my own creativity.

I spent the first part of 2013 developing and refining a collection of products, my processes, and learning about the hand made market place. Sometimes it all felt incredibly frustrating and slow, but I knew that it was important to have a sound base to build from. Fortunately, I have a lot of hands on operational, general business and project management experience, which helped massively, and it felt great to be using skills from my old career to build my new one!

I opened my own web shop in May and my Etsy store a few months later. It has been wonderful making things for people and getting such great feedback from them. When I'm not busy making to fulfill an order, or running the practical side of my business, I'm greedily consuming inspiration from all manner of places and designing new products. I never want to stand still when it comes to learning new skills and developing the ones I have, and that shouldn't be a problem - my creative business keeps me challenged!

Every time I complete an item and package it up to post, I'm thinking about the person I made it for and hoping that they will love it. That is just the best feeling in the world and reminds me that my business is absolutely personal - in every way.

Shop members

  • Debbie Seton


    I can't remember a time when I didn't create something, or when I wasn't learning new ways to create things! Passionate about making beautiful things with beautiful materials, I work hard to get every last detail right.

Shop policies

Last updated on 15 April, 2019
Thanks so much for visiting the crimson rabbit's burrow here on Etsy.

Everything here is made by my hand, sitting in my burrow in North West Essex. I work hard to make everything to the highest possible quality, using only the best quality materials and to deliver a reliable and professional customer service.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within:  24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Ready made items:

Once you’ve received your goods, if you are not happy with your purchase for any reason and wish to cancel, please use the model form here, to let me know: within 14 calendar days of receiving your order.

Items must be returned to me within a reasonable period and you should obtain proof of postage. Goods should be returned in the same condition and in the same packaging as when they were sent to you, and packed carefully. I reserve the right to refuse any returns if the condition of the item(s) differs from that which was sent out. All refunds will be issued via PayPal within 14 calendar days.

Custom made / made to order items:

I won't accept a return or issue a refund where the reason for return is that you have simply changed your mind.

Where goods are not as ordered or are damaged on receipt and you return them, the return postage costs will be refunded to you (on the basis of the mode of return postage I agree with you BEFORE you send the item(s) back to me).

I also have the right to cancel if I'm unable to fulfill your order due to circumstances beyond my control (such as being unable to obtain a specific material necessary to the item’s construction). I will always seek to offer you a suitable alternative in these circumstances, but if this isn’t possible or the alternative isn’t acceptable to you and I do need to cancel your order, I will provide a full refund via PayPal within 14 calendar days of confirming cancellation to you.
All prices and costs are in Pounds Sterling.

The only payments I accept are via Etsy Payments or PayPal, a secure payment processing company. You don’t need to have a PayPal account of your own to use this service as you can pay with your credit or debit card and I will never see your card information, only your shipping address, email address and the details of your order.

My prices may change from time to time but the price you pay will always be the price shown at the time you placed your order.
On receipt of your order, I'll confirm whether the item you’ve requested is in stock. If it is, I'll usually post it to you within 48 hours. Because of the nature of my items, many of them are handmade to order and if this is the case, I'll confirm the estimated dispatch date to you on receipt of your order.

WHERE I SHIP TO: I ship worldwide and shipping costs are given for each item. For countries ouside the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and Japan, I only ship via the Royal Mail's tracked service and the prices shown include this service for those countries. The countries I ship my cat toys to are restricted due to local customs laws - for example, I don't ship any of my cat toys to Australia.

TRACKING: For larger / more valuable items, the shipping costs stated already include UK signed for postage or Tracked postage for International shipping, but I do also offer some shipping upgrades for most other domestic and international packages, which you will see as an option in your cart when you check out. One of the upgrades is for tracked international postage, which is the best international service available at a reasonable cost. International Tracked items receive priority handling and benefit from an online tracking facility so you can check your items's progress right through to delivery.

UNDELIVERED ITEMS: Please note that I cannot be responsible for items sent outside the UK that fail to arrive at their destination, without the benefit of tracked international shipping. In my experience though, items being genuinely 'lost in the post' is a VERY rare occurrence.

SPECIAL RATES FOR EUROPE: If you're in Continental Europe and would like to upgrade your Standard Shipping item to the tracked service, please message for a quotation, as it will probably be lower than shown at checkout.

COMBINED SHIPPING: I've set my shipping rates for more than one item with as much accuracy as is possible within the Etsy design. If you happen to purchase a combination of items that create an overage of shipping charges, I will refund this to you once I've shipped. You are always welcome to contact me to obtain a shipping cost for any combination of items before making a purchase, if you prefer to have a confirmed rate up front.

SENDING GIFTS: I'm also happy to post direct to a giftee and include a hand written message, without you needing to purchase the additional gift wrap service - either include this on your order or convo me separately, whichever is easier for you.

GUARANTEED DELIVERY: If you have other particular postage or delivery needs, please convo me to discuss. Please note that I can't expedite or guarantee delivery internationally, but the service to most countries is already generally pretty quick from the UK (for example, 1 to 2 weeks to the USA, depending on the time of year - Christmas is busiest).

DELIVERY TIMEFRAME: Delivery is always as per the Royal Mail’s estimated delivery timetable (see the Post Office web site:

CUSTOMS: Please note that responsibility for compliance with your country's laws and procedures regarding any conditions or restrictions applied to the item(s) you order from me, rests entirely with you, at all times. I'm also not responsible for any costs or charges that might be applied by your country's border / customs authorities.
Additional policies and FAQs
I transact all business in English and in accordance with UK law.

None of the items offered for sale on this site are suitable as toys for children.

Whilst every effort is made to provide an accurate representation of items for sale, small details may vary due to the handmade nature of the items. If I need to substitute a material used for a design, I'll obtain your agreement in the first instance and cancel the order with no charge to you, if the substitute is unacceptable to you.

Please be aware that colours vary between computer monitors so whilst my photographs are as accurate as possible, the colours may appear differently to you on screen to the physical item.
Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.
Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal, tax and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 5 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I do not store and process your information through third-party hosting services outside the EU.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Debbie Seton, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at debbie [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:
Debbie Seton, 13 North Street, Great Dunmow, Essex, England, CM6 1AZ

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Last updated on 12 Apr, 2016
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