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Holiday Thoughts

Posted by Ellen Hamilton on

How fast 2022 went by. Here we are, half way through December. Yesterday it was Summer and I was driving through Scotland to buy Harris Tweed in the northwest most corner of the country. With the tweed I have sewed two purses and many hats, most of which have sold!


My other big adventure this year was a trip to New York City, where I bought new items for the Shop. That has made for a jolly display of matching scarves and berets. I am finding it hard to keep enough new hand-made products in stock, so adding more items helps.


I have had many great markets this December, including an indoor Holiday Bazaar in a care home. I wasn't sure what to expect, and was surprised at a steady stream of residents, interested in my history books, cards and berets.


Outdoor markets have been challenging, out in the cold. I still have great gifts to choose from, including my hand printed and sewed Christmas stockings! These are modeled after my own childhood stocking, with added ribbon, bows and buttons.


I have been printing up a storm of sweatshirts, long sleeve T-shirts and kids sweatshirts. They are a steady seller, but I have some of each left.

You can order any item online at


Until my next newsletter in January, I wish you happy holidays and a joyous new year!


Ellen Hamilton,

Chief Creative, Yellow Dot Designs

Gorgeous matching scarves and berets
Scarves and berets come in many colors and can be paired up nicely.
Christmas stockings printed and sewed by Ellen
Hand made Christmas stockings for the kids. Printed and sewed by Ellen.
Printed Alexandria VA sweatshirts printed by Ellen
Printed shirts and sweatshirts for grown-ups and kids. Art by Ellen.

New 2nd Edition: A Scottish Migration to Alexandria

New 2nd Edition

The first edition of A Scottish Migration to Alexandria sold out in less than a year. I had new images and details, so I published a 2nd Edition which came out this August. You can order the new book HERE.