I am so happy you have stopped by this blog. I hope to be able to provide you with some great information about my Etsy shop (www.houseofhampton.etsy.com) and my Discounted Yarn shop (www.houseofhamptonyarn.yarnshopping.com)

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Crowd Funding for House Of Hampton

Hey,  I am blogging today to introduce a new project that i am trying to get funding for.  I am trying to raise funding (with crowd funding) so that i can purchase my very first wholesale order of yarn and continue to make Crocheted Cowls and other lovely crocheted wearables.

Not only do i want to be able to expand my range of wearable items i would like to be able to offer a wider range of colours and be able to operate a more 'made to order' enviroment for my Etsy Shop.

If you decide that you would like to help my little project, please read the following information about crowd funding and how it works.  If you already know a bit about crowd funding then carry onward to the hosting site where i have more information about the pledge system and the 'reward' you would get for helping me towards my crowdfund target.

House of Hampton @ GoGetFunding.com


What is CrowdFunding?

CrowdFunding is where many people make a small financial pledge to help an individual (in this case me) to raise needed funds to complete a project (in this case to be able to place a wholesale order).

There are often rewards for pledging money and they vary for different projects.  See below for more details about the pledge rewards you could receive if you make a pledge on my project.

There is plenty of information out there - here is a link to the crowd funding website i am using, the link will take you straight to the FAQs ( GoGet Funding FAQs )

Pledge Rewards

I am not expecting you part with your cash and get nothing in return.... that would be crazy. 

I have set out a scaled Pledge reward scale depending on how much you pledge.

A $2 pledge (or more) will get you a personnal emailed thank you as well as a public mention on my Facebook page as well as on this blog page.

A $24 Pledge (or more) will get you the thank you as mentioned above as well as One Crocheted Cowl in your choice of colour*

A $48 Pledge (or more) will get you the thank you as mentioned above as well as Two Crocheted Cowl in your choice of colour*

A $72 Pledge (or more) will get you the thank you as mentioned above as well as Three Crocheted Cowl in your choice of colour*

A $96 Pledge (or more) will get you the thank you as mentioned above as well as Four Crocheted Cowl in your choice of colour*


Only a little more info....

You may notice that if you pledge $24 you will receive one crochet cowl.  The normal selling price for the cowls (in my etsy shop) will be roughly** $40, therefore you can see that you will be getting a wonderful deal just by helping me towards my crowdfunding target.  The only thing you will need to do is be patient whilst i get further towards and hopefully hit my funding target of $350.

If you don't need or want a cowl then maybe you could think of someone that might like one as a Birthday or Christmas present.

If you have gotten to the bottom of this blog posting then i thank you for your time.

CrowdFunding - Project 'House Of Hampton'

*colours available will be emailed once the funding period runs out
** i say roughly because i sell my items in Pound sterling and the exchange rate is ever changing


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Getting ready for Autumn / Winter

I have been busy creating my Autumn / Winter range of Crocheted Cowls for my Etsy shop 'House Of Hampton'.  Not only can you buy a ready to ship cowl but if you are a fellow crocheter then you can buy the crochet cowl pattern and make your very own crocheted cowl in your choice of yarn.

If you want to make this cowl / infinity scarf you will be able to do so with all different types of yarn.  Chunky to DK (i wouldn't suggest lace weight as this may not keep you warm enough in the winter) and Acrylic to the best Merino or Alpaca out there.

I would say that the crochet cowl pattern can be taken on by someone that knows the basics of crochet, it is repeatative and easy to pick up.

Teal / Sea Green - Merino + Kid Mohair mix

Beige Stripy - Acrylic

Pattern Available @ Craftsy

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Introducing... Jargon

Jargon is a lovely shop that sells Knit and Crochet items which fit within many categories.

Here are a few of my favorites from Jargon's shop, please explore futher.

50's Retro Knit Scarf  

Fox Ear HeadBand   
Devil Teapot cozy

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Introducing... Susan Sharpe Ceramics

Today i will be introducing you to Susan Sharpe Ceramics.

Susan is a very talented artist and creates wonderful ceramic buttons, porcelain gift tags, pendants and more.

Here are a few items from her shop and i will leave you to explore the shop.

Ceramic Heart Stick Pin
Ceramic Red Flower Buttons
Red Heart Gift tag

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Introducing... muntjacvintage

Second in the series of the Introducing blogs.

A lovely vintage goods shop on Etsy that sells many different items including Kitchenware, UK memorabillia and Clothing

Within the sections of the this shop are some real gems, here are a couple items i really like.

Another Blog Coming very soon.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Introducing.... The Feminine Touch

First in the series of many, i will be introducing you to some of the wonderful shops on Etsy.  Mine and all the featured shop share two things in common. 1. they are all UK Sellers and 2. They are part of a team called CraftBritannia .

The Feminine Touch

Fem loves to create new items from old, like this Recycled Wool Cushion Cover or create something completely new.

Recycled Wool Cushion Cover

There are many catagories within Fem's Shop and within those over 100 items and it would be a very long winded blog if i showed you every item.  Instead i shall show you a couple of my favourites and leave the exploring to you.

Hand Warmers                                      Clutch Bag

The Hand Warmers are made from lovely Turquoise Mohair that also has hints of pink and purple.  These would be perfect for when you want to keep your wrists warm but still need to do things.  I particularly like to wear wrist warmers when i am cold but need to be able to type on the computer or use my smart phone.

The Clutch Bag is knitted with 100% wool in a lovely Aubergine colour.  To keep with Fem's recycled theme the lining of the bag is made from a section of recycled jumper that has been felted.


I feel so embarrassed that i have not been here to blog for ages.

Anyway, the reason for my blog today is to introduce to some new links that i have added over on the right side of this page.  These links are to some of my fellow Etsy sellers in the UK.  In the following weeks i will be writing a blog on each of them so that i may share a little of what wonderful items they make.

Regards for now, Claire

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Babies wrapped in Granny Squares

Hi,  I been busy making and listing some Granny Square blankets just for Babies.  They are now listed in my Etsy shop. 

I am pleased with how the shops inventory is increasing and many of the blankets that are listed can be remade again and again, so do not worry if the one you want has sold out drop me a message and I create a custom listing.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Biscornu Pincushions

I have had a busy week but have managed to fit in a bit of creativity - I have been making a few Biscornu Pincushions this week  (available in my Etsy shop)

Why Biscornu? 

Have you ever had a moment when your OH has completely forgotten to buy anything for his Mum's Birthday?  Well this happened to me last week and i was looking in my craft supplies and looking on the Internet to see what i could make for her.....  She loves sewing and i thought that a Pincushion would be a lovely gift - i then remembered getting a craft newsletter through email for the Biscornu Pincushions and thought that it would be a perfect present. 

Anyway... I loved how quick they make up and the endless possibilities for patterns and thought they would be a wonderful addition to my shop.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Baby Shower Gift Solution

Hi,  I was asked the other day for a custom listing from a lady that ordered a baby blanket, actually it was the one i featured in an earlier Blog posting.  The custom listing was for a beenie, booties and mittens in the same colours to match the blanket.

I am not sure why i had not thought of selling these before!

So... here i am writing this blog to let you all know that the Newborn Gift Set, that is perfect for any Baby Shower gift, is now available to buy in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Keeping you hair out of your eyes

Now you can keep your hair out of your eyes with this new item from House Of Hampton.  Available to purchase from HouseofHampton.etsy.com - click here - to buy the lovely new Hair accessory.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

New Items at HouseofHampton.etsy

HouseOfHampton at Etsy has some new items. They are all yarns from ICE YARNS in Turkey but these are available to purchase by the skein and are shipped from the UK. 

If you wish would rather take advantage of discounted yarn in packs of more than 1 ball then please take a trip to my other shop where you will able to buy from a larger range of yarn at low prices.  www.houseofhamptonyarn.yarnshopping.com - all yarn bought from this site is shipped straight from the supplier in Turkey.

Friday, 6 April 2012


I thought i would introduce my Etsy shop to you today.  I am currently increasing the amount of Crochet items in my shop which are all handmade by me and all are created from patterns i have come up with.

Here is an example of a baby shower blanket crocheted from Acrylic yarn in White, Pink and Purple

This blanket can be found in my shop if you follow this link http://www.etsy.com/listing/94617164/crochet-baby-blanket-baby-pink-purple

There is also a similar blanket in White, Blue and Purple available at the same price.

I am currently also selling lapghans, mug cozies, hairclips and hairbands all with crocheted elements.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

A New Venture....

Well, House Of Hampton is proud to have been accepted to be a reseller of ICE YARNS through its very own website www.houseofhamptonyarn.yarnshopping.com - Order through that site and you will be able to take advantage of some great prices on mulitple balls of yarn.

There are many different varieties available including Wool, Bamboo, Alpaca, Cotton, Acrylic, Mohair, Cashmere to name only a few.  Not to mention the HUGH range of scarf yarns (http://houseofhamptonyarn.yarnshopping.com/scarf_yarns).

An Example:

This ball of 100% Organic Cotton is 88p a ball (50gr ball / 150 meters)