I opened an Etsy Shop – Hanna Ulala

Lace Pencilcase by Hanna Ulala

EDIT: The Etsy shop is no longer active. If you are interested in one of the products though, I would still love to create one for you! Just send me a mail (hello@hannasplaces.com) for more details.

Remember how I said in this post, that I dreamed about opening an Etsy shop?

This weekend I did it! Let me introduce you to Hanna Ulala! I think I have been dreaming about having my own small Etsy shop for more than five years now. Some time last winter I went shopping and a woman asked me where I had bought the scarf I was wearing. It was actually a scarf that I had knit myself and this question made me remember my old dream and turn it into a definite plan to turn more energy into the project. When I started telling people about my idea I got so much support, so many questions and suggestions that the whole process felt like a breeze. Now it’s up with the first products and I’ve been feeling giddy all weekend long. I can’t even write properly, I’m so happy! I’ve got many more ideas in my head (stay tuned!), but here are the first products you can buy:

1. A pretty lace pencil case with a fun neon zipper! The fabric used to be my grand-aunts, so it’s actually vintage and handmade at the same time. I wonder what she would say if she knew that something that once belonged to her could be purchased all over the world.

Hand-sewn skirt by Hanna Ulala

2. A skirt made with fabric I purchased on the Massai market when I was in Kenya last year. I wish I had brought more with me because there were so many great colourful choices, but at that time the idea of my own shop wasn’t born yet. This makes this skirt a very limited edition and even more special.

Knit Scarf by Hanna Ulala

3. Chunky scarves in different colours. They are super-cozy and will keep you warm all winter long.

To celebrate the first month of this new adventure, you all get 10 % off all orders with the code HANNASPLACES. I hope you find something you like!

You can also like it on Facebook over here if you want to! There you will get information about the new products I will be adding in the next few weeks and other sales will be posted there as well. I hope you join in with the fun!

Have a good week!


  • Helena
    May 27, 2013


    So happy for you! I’m glad you got around to setting it all up. Good luck with it! :) x

    • hanna
      May 27, 2013


      Thank you! I’ve been feeling giddy all weekend :)

  • Audrey
    May 27, 2013


    Congratulations! You must be so excited. I’ve just started thinking of opening an etsy shop myself, but I’ve got a long way to go.
    All of these things look great!
    And it was so exciting to see the fabric from the Massai Market. I went to Kenya two summers ago and that was one of the places we visited too. Such great memories.

    • hanna
      May 27, 2013


      Thank you! I am very excited I must say, we’ll see how it goes! Please share if you ever want to open one. Yes, the Massai Market was great. What other places did you visit there?

      • Audrey
        May 27, 2013


        We spent two weeks in Nairobi and one week in Nakuru. Most of the time, we were speaking in high schools, but we also got to visit a couple orphanages and go on safari! I would love to go back to Africa someday. What did you do there?

        • hanna
          May 28, 2013


          I did mostly the same things! I went there with Diguna and we were speaking in schools as well, went to orphanages and on a Safari. We wanted to go to Nakuru, but the schools were on strike there so it didn’t work out. We were in Nairobi, Tinderet, Ngechek and Mombasa though. And you’re right, I would love to go back as well!

  • Kathryn
    June 3, 2013


    Congratulations on your wonderful new shop. I adore your items and you really do have a fabulous skill in being able to make these. Good luck and enjoy being a fab new business owner :)

    • hanna
      June 4, 2013


      Thank you, that’s such a nice comment! I will definitely enjoy it, I could think about new ways to work on it every free minute…

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Hanna’s Places is a green lifestyle magazine written by Hanna Ulatowski. It’s all about slowing down in a fast-paced society and finding ways to live a more sustainable, simple lifestyle.

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