Bags, Gifts & Homeware handmade in Yorkshire

Barnsley, England · 62 Sales


Bags, Gifts & Homeware handmade in Yorkshire

Barnsley, England 62 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Jo Penney


Jo Penney

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Jo Penney

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Pre-loved, Pretty & Practical

Hello and welcome to my Etsy shop, my name is Jo and I live in a lovely stone cottage in a South Yorkshire market town.
Inspired by the films Yanks (1979) and The War Bride (2001) where people had to ‘make do and mend’ re-using fabrics to create new items, so my interest in sewing and recycling began. I've made clothes and curtains at sewing classes but otherwise I'm self-taught.

Handmade in Yorkshire, I love recycling to create pretty and practical items using both pre-loved and new fabrics. No 'stock' photo's are used, the photo's you see are the items I've made, some are my own designs. When using 'make to sell pdf patterns', I credit the pattern designer.

Solstice Days can be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and my website has gallery pages featuring my handmade items including shoulder bags, shopping bags, keyrings, household items such as peg bags, quilts, braided rugs, table runners and sewing machine covers. Fabric left from projects is made into bags for the Sew Powerful Purse Project.

Recycling isn't rubbish, Upcycling is unique! Pre-loved, Pretty and Practical.

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  • Jo Penney


    Hi, my name is Jo and I live in a lovely old stone cottage in South Yorkshire. I love recycling to create pretty and practical items from pre-loved fabrics.

Shop policies

Last updated on 16 July, 2018
Hi, welcome to Solstice Days

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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)
Should you be unhappy with your purchase please contact me within 14 days. The item must be returned in its original and unused, unaltered,undamaged and re-sellable condition within 30 days of receipt.

Refunds only be issued after the item has been returned , a refund of the original purchase price and original postage costs (unless Free P&P then only the purchase price will be refunded)

You are responsible for paying for your own postage costs for returning your item. It is your responsibility to obtain proof of posting when returning items, please note that return postage costs are non-refundable. No return = no refund

Please make sure your address is up to date in PayPal as I am not responsible if your item is sent to the wrong address.

However, if for any reason your item is undelivered by Royal Mail and not collected from the sorting office and returned to me in an unused state, then a full refund will be issued on request.
Payment : I accept Paypal and Debit / Credit Cards and Etsy Gift Cards
Royal Mail - 2nd class small and medium parcels...
(** includes a small charge towards packaging costs, tissue paper, ribbon and mailing bag**) Items sent 1st Class on request

SMALL ITEMS - keyrings, coin purses, make up bags
2nd class signed for - from £1.95

2nd Class Small Parcel - from £3.35 (homeware- peg bags/tea-cosy)
2nd Class Small Parcel - from £3.95 (bags)

I use Royal Mail signed for service to make sure your handmade items arrive safely, a signature is needed on delivery. Items posted twice a week.

*Please note where free P&P is stated, it is for full price items only
*P&P on Sale items are charged at 2nd class signed for rate.
*When two or more items are purchased, any excess P&P will be refunded via paypal once I have been to the post office for a price to make sure the items are charged at the correct weight
*I recycle packaging where possible.

2018 - To be confirmed
Additional policies and FAQs
All fabrics,interfacing, magnetic clasps etc are sourced from the UK.

All items in my shop are handmade by me in a smoke free environment. The photo's you see are the items you will receive, they are not 'stock' photo's.

When an item has been purchased, I will send an e-mail to confirm the order, once you have replied to this e-mail then I will post the item out, if you could leave feedback then I know the item has arrived safely and you are happy with it, thanks!

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
To communicate with you about your order
To fulfill your order
For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
You can read the full version here

My order book is currently closed.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the item you are ordering.
You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, 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; andas 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 toimprove 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:

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 keep 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 and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years.

Please be reassured all records are held securely on electronic devices with passwords.
I have up to date and secure firewalls on all electronic devices and I do not hold any paper versions of your information.

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:

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, Joanne Penney, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at
sales @
Alternately, you may mail me at:

10 Downing Square, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 6AY

More information

Last updated on 10 Mar, 2018
Seller details
Joanne Penney
10 Downing Square, Penistone
SHEFFIELD, South Yorkshire S36 6AY
United Kingdom