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2014 Wrap Up & What's New for 2015!

Hello, friends, and a belated Happy New Year!  During these slower (colder!) winter months, I wanted to take a minute to look back on the past year, and then let you know what I'm working on for 2015.
In 2014, I set out to make & list a new item every week throughout the year.  I figured it'd be a great way to keep things fresh & interesting, and hey, I love a challenge. By the end of the year I'd listed well over 60 new items - hurray!
2014 new items by effie handmade
It was a lot of fun to challenge myself like that, but this year I want to do something a little different.  While most of last year's new listings were variations of my best sellers (yoga mat bags, travel jewelry organizers, etc), this year I want to work on some other ideas I've had percolating for a while, so I'm challenging myself to design & create four totally new items in 2015 (roughly one per season/quarter of the year).  I'm excited about taking the time to play around with new ideas/materials/techniques - you know, the fun stuff that normally gets pushed to the back burner! 
Today I wanted to properly introduce the first brand new item for 2015, these deliciously cozy cashmere cowls:
I've talked about my obsession with cashmere before, and this is the latest project borne from that love! These cashmere scarves are seriously the warmest, softest, most snuggly thing you could ever want to wear.  I won't lie, I kind of want to keep them all for myself (or maybe curl up in them for a nap!)
Each one is one-of-a-kind, and they're available here.  Currently available in range of colour combos, so there are lots of options!
In addition to their supreme softness and warmth, they're versatile, too!
Whether as a treat for yourself or to spoil someone you love, cashmere makes a great gift! 

effie the world traveler

One of my favourite things about selling handmade goodies online is that the items I’ve made are regularly shipped all over the world. And the world is a big place, so I like to keep track of all the places I’ve sent things to :)

I recently added a few more countries to my ‘collection’, so I've updated my map:

world map showing all the countries effie handmade has shipped orders

What it doesn’t show is I also added a couple last states and a final Canadian province to that ‘collection’ – hello to Newfoundland, Arkansas, and West Virginia!  (I feel like a kid collecting trading cards and I finally completed the whole set!)

Current totals: 29 Countries, 50 US states & 10 Canadian provinces (none of the Canadian territories yet!)