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Product Review: A Hug for Your Mug!

1 Mar

Today’s product review comes from a shop called bekaboodesigns! From England this shop has the most original things I’ve ever seen. When I think of coffee – I immediately think Starbucks and a their brown cup holders to keep your hands from burning. This is actually pretty amusing since I hardly drink coffee at all or go to Starbucks all that often. I am a stay at home mom who makes hot chocolate in the microwave and is lucky if she remembers to get it out of the Microwave 😉 When I was shop hopping on Etsy I found this little shop with hand corcheted items and thought – I could probably make these myself. I tried. I failed. I don’t know how she does it but I went back and bought more. I now own three of these adorable mug hugs and they ROCK! Check out what I ordered:

These easily wrap around any mug. They fit on my small ones perfectly and stretch enough for my big ones! Now if you are from the U.S. and are a stickler about not paying big on shipping I’ll have you know that she does an amazing job of keeping the price down. You are not over paying for it at all – these are definitely worth it and it’s a speedy delivery. Sometimes when it’s overseas you never know when exactly you are going to get it. Because these go through customs without an issue, their small, and lightweight they don’t take long at all. If you are from the UK you are getting a steal of a deal! I’ve had mine for months now and I’m going to wear them out until they die – then buy more!

Some more info about this shop: She’s been open since July 20, 2010, has had almost 40 sales, and 100% feedback. When you are looking at shops on etsy it’s important to know that even though a shop may not have had over 100 sales – do not pass it by for shops that have had more. The feedback is the most important tool you can use on etsy to see how the shop owner works with their customers. I’ve gotten things from shops that had merely 2 sales and I had much better customer service with them than I had with  a shop over 1,000 sales! Keep in eye out for those undiscovered shops – that is a great way to get a one of a kind item!

Check out some of her feedback!

Feb 29, 2012 – Arrived safely and quickly. Thanks – it’s great and is going to my mum for Mother’s Day. Jane xx

Dec 12, 2011 – So beautiful!!! Great customer service! Product just as described in perfect condition! ill make amazing gift!! Can’t wait til Christmas!!

Oct 19, 2011 – Tracey does amazing work, with so much attention to detail. The horses and mug cozies are so much better than I ever imagined, and Tracey was so sweet and helpful about my special requests. I highly recommend her shop! So happy!

Sep 16, 2011 – So CUTE I CAN’T STAND IT!! Love them! Super high quality and super fast shipping. Wonderful! Wonderful! Thank you!

Q&A

What inspired you to start selling these on etsy?

What inspired me, well, the idea came originally from the paper sleeves you get around take out coffee’s and the fact that my coffee kept going cold while I was out in the garden! A quick search of the internet showed me that I wasn’t quite the first person to have the idea of knitted mug hugs but that there really weren’t alot of people out there making really nice decorative ones. I trialed my designs with freinds and family and they went down a storm so I put a couple in my Etsy store. They are one of my bestsellers on Etsy and at the craft fairs I do.

How long have you been making mug hugs?

It all started about a year ago I suppose.

What do you think your store offers that others might not?

 Me! I am a country girl at heart but with a modern city girls upbringing so while I dream of an olde English country cottage my tastes are actually quite contemporary and I think this is reflected in my designs.


And the final review says it is:

FIVE OUT OF FIVE BUTTONS!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

Jennifer

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