Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Hippo now Tweets

Hey there, friends!
I've decided to join the rest of the universe and sign Velvet Hippo up for a twitter account. This way, hopefully, I will get more updates to more people who want them.

Today's update tell you this: I just restocked the shop for the last time in October. Velvet Hippo will be closing on October 25th while I take the worker elves on vacation. We will all be back in the second week of November.

Hope you come follow me on Twitter, and come visit me in the shop! See you in a few!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Velvet Hippo's Darkly Sparkly Hallowe'en shop, The Blood Bank, is now OPEN! It's my ode to all things bloody! Expanded sizes and styles this year.
Also new this year, a section of FALLOWEEN items. The less sparkly darkly side of the season: fallen leaves and lovely plump pumpkins. Something for every one!
Have fun!

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Magpie Collection

NEW in the shop! The Magpie Collection.

I've always been a magpie. As a kid, I picked things up and put them in my pockets just about everywhere I went. The beach was my favourite place; I would imagine that the shells were pearls and the beach glass pieces were precious jewels. I still have quite a collection of those treasures, decades later.
I still put things in my pockets when I'm out walking. A pretty shell, an interesting stone or a uniquely twisted piece of wood from the seashore; a piece of glass or a sparkly rock in the road; a tiny pinecone or seed pod in the woods.

The Magpie Collection of stitch markers, just added to the shop, are a nod to the magpie in all of us. Each set is unique, interpreting a pocketful of sparkly joy.