Sunday, December 2, 2018

Top Knitted Gift Picks of 2018 and USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

There's no need to panic if you haven't finished (or started) your Christmas shopping. You can order as late as December 21 and packages shipped within the continental U.S. will still make it in time for the holiday. 

The USPS has provided the following shipping deadlines for the continental U.S. (orders must be placed on the day prior):

  • First-Class Mail - Dec. 20 (order by Dec. 19)
  • Priority Mail - Dec. 20 (order by Dec. 19)
  • Priority Mail Express - Dec. 22 (order by Dec. 21)

The shipping deadline for First-Class and Priority Mail International is Dec. 8 (order by Dec. 7) for Australia/New Zealand, Canada, and Europe.

And here are a few gift ideas for anyone and any budget. They all ship free!

green scarf | more scarves

red headband | more colors

gray mittens for adults | for kids

bag charm

wool newborn hat

white baby afghan | more blankets

burgundy baby mittens | more colors

View the Marion's Mittens Etsy shop

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Busy November & Sign up for Savings!

We've been having a busy and fun November! The month kicked off with a wedding in the family and over the weekend we celebrated a milestone birthday. There hasn't been a whole lot of time for knitting but I've squeezed in just a little bit.

THN Feature

The month kicked off with a guest blog post on the Hook Nook. I shared my strategies for selling handmade items when you also have a full time day job. Read the post.

Custom Knitting

No matter how many pairs of mittens we knit and keep stocked in our shop, someone's bound to request a custom order. This hat will be worn by a toddler during his family photo shoot over Thanksgiving! View Marion's Mittens on Etsy.

Big Sales Happening Soon!

Our best and biggest sale is always during Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend. Marion loves a coupon and always shops on sale, so we like to extend the opportunity to our loyal shoppers! Sign up to receive our biggest promo code of the year in your inbox.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Marion's Mittens >> Fall Maker Series on The Hook Nook Life

This week's blog post is over on the Hook Nook! I was honored to be chosen for a feature by the team at THN. Jessica's Instagram is beautiful and inspirational.

I decided to write about strategies for success when you have a limited amount of time. Marion's Mittens is not my full time job. It's what I do for fun after work. But to make it work for me and my customers, I have to plan ahead.

If you're new and just finding me from THN - welcome! I'm Laura, and my grandmother and I knit all the items you'll find in our Marion's Mittens shop. We use her vintage 1940s patterns and super soft yarn to make cozy mittens and a lot more. You can see what we've been up to on Instagram @MarionsMittens