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Hello, I'm Jo and welcome to Solstice Days, my online shop, for items which are handmade by me in Yorkshire and sold in the UK.

Orders are posted 2nd class signed for (upgrades to 1st class signed for and combined postage available).

The latest updates from Royal Mail for any delays

Upcycled items and Fabric Destash items can now be found in my other shop -


Last updated on 29 Sep, 2022

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Hello, I'm Jo and welcome to Solstice Days, my online shop, for items which are handmade by me in Yorkshire and sold in the UK.

Orders are posted 2nd class signed for (upgrades to 1st class signed for and combined postage available).

The latest updates from Royal Mail for any delays

Upcycled items and Fabric Destash items can now be found in my other shop -


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Jo Penney

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Jo Penney


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

About SolsticeDays

Sales 225
On Etsy since 2008

Handmade not Brandmade

Hello and welcome to my Etsy shop, Solstice Days, my name is Jo and I live in a lovely stone cottage in a small South Yorkshire market town.

Why the name Solstice Days? Well my birthday is June 21st, also known as the summer solstice and I got married on my birthday, hence the name Solstice Days!

I love to create pretty and practical items using both new fabrics in this shop and upcycled items from pre-loved fabrics, my other shop

The photo's you see are the items I've made from my own designs. When using 'pdf patterns', I credit the pattern designer.

Solstice Days can be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and my website has gallery pages featuring 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.

Shop members

  • Jo Penney


    Hi, my name is Jo and I live in a lovely old stone cottage in South Yorkshire. I create pretty and practical items using both new and pre-loved fabrics.

Production partners

  • TShirt Studio Ltd

    United Kingdom

    A printing company, creating bespoke items from customers own designs.

Shop policies

Last updated on 10 May, 2022
Hello and welcome to Solstice Days

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Apple Pay Klarna Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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)
Returns and exchange details
Contact me within - 14 days of delivery
Post back Items - within 30 days of receipt
Request a cancellation - within 12 hours of purchase

Buyers are responsible for return postage costs (non-refundable) and please obtain proof of posting when returning items.
Items not returned in original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Due to health/hygiene reasons, returns not accepted on face coverings or headbands & scrunchies.
No return = no refund (refunds take 3-5 working days)

once 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)

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

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

I use Royal Mail's signed for service to make sure your handmade items arrive safely. Prices change in April

SMALL ITEMS - Large Letter - (keyrings / coin purses / make up bags / gift sets / face coverings)

SMALL PARCEL - (peg bags/ tea-cosy) from
(shopping bags / shoulder bags) from

Items are posted 1–3 business days after purchase
Items bought Saturday are posted Monday or Tuesday if a Bank Holiday.

Postage - added to the price of your item and depends on items ordered and weight (Royal Mail)

Postage - combined for multiple orders, but any excess over extra weight is refunded back to the payment method used.

Packaging - this is the cost of tissue paper, ribbon, cardboard boxes (new) mailing bags (recycled) not as pretty as new but stops them going to landfill.

Items are wrapped in tissue and tied with ribbon/brown string as standard. Gift boxes are extra.

**around 18th December, for items 2nd class signed for, any orders after this will be sent out on 6th January**
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 and pet friendly environment. The photo's you see are the items you will receive, they are not 'stock' photo's.

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.
Privacy Policy - how and when I collect, use, and share information when you buy from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

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

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with information (which you authorise Etsy to provide to me), eg : your name, email address, postal address, payment information and details of the item you are ordering.
You may also provide me with additional personal information (for example any custom orders)

Why I Need and Use Your Information:
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

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;
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 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, address fraud, 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.

All records are held securely on electronic devices with passwords. I have up to date and secure firewalls on all electronic devices and I hold any paper versions of your information for 12 months for tax return purposes.

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.

You may 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.

You can object to (a) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (b) 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:

Downing Square, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 6AY

More information

Last updated on 18 May, 2022
Frequently asked questions

Item measurements can be found in the description, however this varies due items being handmade


**Postage - items are posted signed for and is expected to arrive within 3-5 days, however this can be upgraded to 1st class upon request

**Postage - can be combined for multiple orders and any excess is refunded back to the payment method used

**Packaging - items gift wrapped in tissue and PIP boxes used for Keyrings / Make Up Bags and Shopping Bags

I am looking to become more eco-friendly and use cardboard boxes as well for Peg Bags & all Bags later this year**

**Marked As A Gift** - please note this means that the invoice is sent without prices and the order is not actually gift wrapped or a message written as I don't currently offer this service.


Processing times - 2-5 days for items in stock and 5- 10 days for made to order items, excluding weekends.

This includes the time it takes to make an order, then pack ready for posting.

Orders sent 2nd class signed for, with an option to upgrade to 1st class signed for.

Once posted, your order will normally arrive in 2-3 days (1st class) and 3-5 days (2nd class)

**Update - Coronavirus (Covid-19)**
Items are posted within stated timescales, however due to the current situation regarding Covid - 19, there could be delays once I have dispatched your item to the address stated in your order. You can find updates from Royal Mail here.


You can follow @solsticedays64 on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for any savings codes, sales and offers.

Offers are also in my shop announcement.


The items you receive will be the photo shown, unless it states Made To Order on the listing.


My chosen charities for 2022 are :
Barnsley Hospice
Sew Powerful -

Please don't message me for donations for your charity as I am unable to help.



*Handmade masks are not medical grade.
*Please wash face mask before use.
*Masks are reusable, so after each wear, it should be hand wash/machine wash at 40-60 degrees, do not bleach
*Allow to dry naturally, do not tumble dry.
*Do not iron elastic

**Nosebar - an aluminium insert for over the nose for a better fit, useful for glasses wearers, remove before mask is washed **

*Filter - PM 2.5 Activated Carbon filter, use up to 60 hours before disposing - do not reuse and do not wash, remove before mask is washed*

**Masks sent in a plastic re-sealable storage bag**

**Children - currently not making masks for children**


All items in my shop are handmade by me in a smoke free and pet friendly environment.


**Coronavirus (Covid-19)**
Orders sent 2nd class signed for, with an option to upgrade to 1st class signed for.

Orders - dispatched within stated timescales, to the address on your order. however due to the current situation regarding Covid - 19, there may be delays by Royal Mail.

Here is a link to the latest updates.

From the post date on the proof of posting receipt, plus 10 working days have passed then I will contact Royal Mail to make a claim for lost mail and will refund you once I have an refund from Royal Mail.

If the item is returned to me and you still want the item, you will need to pay for postage.


Solstice Days is not a VAT registered business.
International customers please note that you, the purchaser, are responsible for any duties, tariffs, VAT or other taxes which may apply to purchases in your country.

Solstice Days is NOT registered to collect VAT in any country, so when you see Etsy's "VAT included where applicable" statement under the price, please bear in mind it is NOT applicable to purchases in this shop, your country's normal VAT procedures will apply.
Please make yourself aware of these before purchasing.
Any taxes are payable by you.

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