Friday, 8 August 2008

Cottontails is five today!

It is five years to the day since Cottontails opened! I have had so many parcels to send out today - not to mention customers in the shop - that I haven't really found time to celebrate. But I did manage to make a sort of birthday cake by customising a yummy carrot and orange cake with some chocolate buttons and five candles. I even took a picture (and nearly set fire on myself in the process!)

Remember the elephant comforter..?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the lost elephant comforter and the couple in the US who moved heaven and earth to obtain a replacement as quickly a possible. Well, today I was delighted to receive a follow-up email. Marie, the mother, wrote to tell me that her little girl, Clemence, was ever so pleased to see her elephant again, and didn't mind one bit that he was a bit cleaner and newer than the one she used to have. You can see how much she loves him in this photo - and apparently he tastes quite nice too! A very happy ending.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Salesman Mouse!

I've been chatting to a customer, Val Heslin, who bought a couple of Maileg toys from Cottontails this week and she has been telling me how she is using one of the toys as a mascot for her business... She makes cushions and other fabric home accessories from Vanessa Arbithnot fabrics and the little Maileg mouse is now featuring in much of her product photography!