Here’s some five faves but not on a Friday… 

We love Christmas, despite how little festive it’s felt this year, so here’s our five faves all about the season!


  1. Pigs in blankets (obviously)- I’ve eaten far too many of them this month. Not that it’s  bad thing..
  2. Christmas Markets– they’re all so festive with the crowds and smells.  They’re the best place to find individual, quality gifts from small businesses.
  3. Lazy days– they may be short, but it’s nice to do nothing for a few days.
  4. The Christmas Tree– we love everything about it! From decorating it to putting the presents under it.
  5. Sales– being able to shop small, with great prices,  in the comfort of your own home is just fab.



From everyone here at Roo’s Corner, we hope you ate too much, drank too much, and had a lovely Christmas.  Thank you for all your support since our launch in October, we have some great new things coming  very soon including new products and projects. As well as our January Sale just around the corner!

With love, Roo xxx

There’s something about shopping small

We love shopping small, no matter what time of year. There’s something about it that feels more thoughtful, more personal,  more detailed.

I feel as though people appreciate handmade products even more so now. There are so many new and exciting products available to us, regardless if it’s with a click of a button or attending a local market. There’s so many people taking a leap and doing what they love for  a living, which is bloody brave.

Shopping small  means that it’s fair. Some think shopping small means the products seem pricey but it’s well worth it knowing that someone has taken their time and care with this item. There’s something about a handmade card or gift that says “I actually thought of you when I bought this” rather than “everyone’s getting one  this year”.

There is a lot that goes in an around small businesses at Christmas. Not only are crafters juggling their own Christmas, and their main job, they’re putting that extra effort to make big for us to shop small.


We’ve learnt a lot this Christmas. It’s been hard for me to balance my first Christmas as RC as well as the first Christmas at my job. Unfortunately, there just hasn’t been enough hours in the day and there are so many more things we wish we could’ve done if we got ready in time! But despite that, we have loved the run up to our first Christmas and we can’t wait to see what 2016 brings for RC!




Parsonage Farm Christmas Market

We have some very exciting news, that we will be attending our first Christmas Market!

We will be at the Parsonage Farm Christmas Market on December 6th from 10:30 until 3:00.

Parsonage Farm is very local to us and we are so happy that we are lucky enough to have our first market stall there! This years market is in great support of beating bowel cancer. It’s a great cause and we hope to see you all there!

Parsonage Farm Christmas Market

Sunday December 6th


Parsonage Farm, Upton, Andover SP11 0JP.


We have been rummaging through the internet to find you the best advent calendars for 2015. 

We’ve found everything from beauty to diy, big brands to shopping small and each are perfect in their own way.

The count down is on!

Benefit Cosmetics~  Candy Coated Countdown   £60.00

This is a must for all you beauty lovers out there. Everything a girl could dream of is in this set! If I had the luxury, I know what I’d be waking up for in the count down to the big day!

Lakeland Starry Night Chocolate Advent House £39.99

This screams Christmas (and not to mention minimal) and we love it! Who knew and advent house could look so beautiful!

Make your own with Hobbycraft’s Wooden Tree £15.00

The possibilities are endless with this simple design! We know we’ll be trying

The Body Shop Advent Calendar £60.00

What a fab way to treat yourself! Also, it’s great to know that The Body Shop is working with Water Aid to help fund 1 day of clean water for every 1 selected gift. It’s always good to give back, no matter what time of year.


Modern Craft Kit– Berylune £22.95

We think this is such a cute kit & not just for crafters! We highly recommend this one as it’s suitable for all ages, especially those who aren’t a fan of chocolate.

Hotel Chocolat  £12.50

Why not indulge in some luxury for all chocolate lovers; available in milk, dark chocolate & white.


Yankee Candle Reindeer Carousel  £31.99

The most expensive of the three Yankee advents, but my gosh our favourite. Scents including Icicles, Spiced Orange & Snowflake Cookie will smell great on any wintry day.


White Wooden LED Light – The Forest Co. £29.50

We stumbled across this perfect scenery advent calendar. Fill the little draws with the perfect items to wake up to, the possibilities  are endless!


Tea Advent Calendar -POSTTEA £39.95

You all know that here at RC HQ we love tea & all kinds of it too. We couldn’t resist sharing this advent calendar for all our fellow tea lovers. 2 cups of luxury tea a day sounds good to us!


M&S Beauty £25

This is our third and final feel good advent calendar,  and between you and me, it’s definitely the best. The amount you get for your money is astonishing! It’s so good that it’s sold out online and we’ve had to send you think link of stores you could potentially get it from!

Harrods Village  £64.99

Now it’s pricey, but it’s Christmas. And what’s Christmas without a little Harrods?


We hope you’re all getting as excited for Christmas as we are! Be sure to keep an eye out for our news about our first Christmas, as well as the best RC stocking fillers!

With Love From Roo xxx