Global Forager Fairy Light String 5-10m battery lights £7.85

Cosy Up; Lockdown 2.0

So here we go again. Lockdown 2.0 – it feels different to last time – last time we were fearful (amongst other things), this time we are weary and fearful (amongst other things).

In order to remain sort of vaguely together we’re going to need to really need to look after ourselves. Warm and cosy has to be the name of the game no? Little small things that are going to make us smile and offer a little comfort. We’re all spending more time at home, whether we’re still working, working from home or furloughed – we’re sure as hell not going out.

Each Christmas some girlfriends and I do a Secret Santa between us – a set budget and one of the kids will then take it upon themselves to work out who is going to buy for whom and then text each one of us. Last year I added in the critieria that we had to buy from a small independant – whether online or a real life store. We all suceeded.

Kind of tricky to perhaps shop small and local and the moment as so many non essential shops have had to close here, but online they hopefully can shine? Shop Small, Shop Local. Next best thing in this situation is shop small independants online… so I’m looking at Etsy for this blogpost. It’s taken me a while to get my head around Etsy as the site is so very vast – being clear with words in the search engine helps – and having a little time to scroll through.

And remember…

image from @ladybakewellpark
image from @ladybakewellpark

Things to be cosy, Part 1.

Whip on, whip off large scarf – for outside with a coat, and inside around shoulders – Grandma stylie. Quality. Other colourways are availiable – this is made from polyester – warm, not itchy.
Bling Bling Masks Thick tassle plaid checked scarf £14

Bling Bling Masks Thick tassle plaid checked scarf £14

Then there are these beautiful colours… pure cashmere scarf at an amazing price…
Namaste London Crafts £24.99

Namaste London Crafts £24.99

Bit of a draught when on the settee? Who doesn’t love a pompom?
The Luxury Home Company Grey Chunky Knit Pom Pom thorw £19.99

The Luxury Home Company Grey Chunky Knit Pom Pom thorw £19.99

A bit of mustard on the side?
Duvet Cover Love £56

Duvet Cover Love £56

Can’t go wrong with a bit of check? These could also be personalised should you so desire…
With Congratulations Personalised Blanket £29.50

With Congratulations Personalised Blanket £29.50

We’ll have mentioned cold toes before won’t we?! No one likes cold toes.
Brave Girl Shop Luxurious Wool Cashmere sock £14.99

Brave Girl Shop Luxurious Wool Cashmere sock £14.99

Or… the different designs and message can be selected.
The Sock Shop Company £3.50

The Sock Shop Company £3.50

Slippers again? What is happening to me?
Kuoni Sheeps Wool Slippers £28+

Kuoni Sheeps Wool Slippers £28+

No home is complete, in my humble opinion, without fairy lights – they are not just for festive times. An all year round essential. Full Stop.
Global Forager Fairy Light String 5-10m battery lights £7.85

Global Forager Fairy Light String 5-10m battery lights £7.85

These beauties! Gorgeous.
Lumina Of London Confetti Lights £29.99+

Lumina Of London Confetti Lights £29.99+

A little bit of festive warming scent?
Home Crafted Candle Co Gingerbread winter soy vegan candel £6.99

Home Crafted Candle Co Gingerbread winter soy vegan candel £6.99

And these…
Embers And Roots Winter Spice Soy Candle £5.50

Embers And Roots Winter Spice Soy Candle £5.50+
Finally… hot water bottles…
Katie Stevens Designs High quality cotton fabric hot water bottle covers £18.80+
Katie Stevens Designs High quality cotton fabric hot water bottle covers £18.80+

Keep warm. Keep Cosy. xx

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