Handcrafted Crocheted Items and More...

New York, United States · 46 Sales


Handcrafted Crocheted Items and More...

New York, United States 46 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Note from shop owner My shop will closed for awhile while I work on pursuing another business interest. Please message me if you have any questions. ~Melissa

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Last updated on 08 Jul, 2014

My shop will closed for awhile while I work on pursuing another business interest. Please message me if you have any questions. ~Melissa

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Falling In Love with Crochet

Believe it or not, I did not always love to crochet. Starting in 2006, I became intriqued with the craft simply because my mother in-law participated in it. Whenver I would visit, she would take out her crochet basket and begin working on a dishcloth or a blanket for her numerous grandchildren. In order to relate more with her, I began to learn simple stitches. My first project was a scarf. Boy did that scarf and many others after it look funny! I just could not get my tension down. One side would be so tight and the other would be so loose. It was so frustrating. So, I gave it up for awhile.

Shortly after, my mother in-law passed away from lung cancer. I did not know her long, but I feel we got close when we crocheted together. I decided to give crochet another try and it was amazing how well I picked it up after practicing for several months. It was truly as if she was crocheting through my hands.

I started by making piles of dishclothes and handed them out to friends, neighbors and family. This is what she used to do. I also made afghans for many friends and family members. After all this "practice," I became quite good at the art of crocheting.

My husband and my neighbor noticed this and encouraged me to sell some of my items at a local Farmer's Market, so I did and I love it! They help foster my passion for crafts. My husband came up with the name because our town is nestled between to hills (the east and the west) and we live on the west hill.

If I had one wish, I would want to continue crocheting with my mother in-law (Jackie) and create beautiful things for her. I owe her for my love of crochet and the wonderful things I now create.

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    Crocheting is an obsessive hobby of mine. I have lots of yarn that I need to make things with and I love making one of a kind items.

Shop policies

Last updated on 06 December, 2011
Welcome to Melissa Hansen's West Hill Nook. The town in which I live is nestled between two hills on either side, the East Hill and the West Hill. I live on the West Hill, hence the name for my shop. Here, you might find handmade items such as afghans, baby blankets, dishcloths, signs, jewelry, scarves, hats and more. I try to add something crocheted into each handmade item. I am inspired everyday by my surroundings and the people in my community.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not satisfied with a product purchased from West Hill Nook, a refund will be made to you if you send it back within 10 days of receiving it and there are no damages. West Hill Nook wants customers to be satisfied with their product and if you are not happy, you may return the item in the timeframe specified. This also applies to made to order items as well.

Shipping costs will not be refunded.

Exchanges - There are no exchanges.
I accept payments through paypal.

Payment through paypal must be received when the order is placed.

~Once a transaction is made between the buyer and the seller, the seller reserves the right to receive payment before shipping.

~Once payment is received and verified by West Hill Nook, the seller will ship the product within 1-7 business days if the item is in stock.

~An order may be cancelled within 24 hours of the initial transaction and/or before an item is shipped. This depends on the ongoing conversation between the buyer and seller. Made to order items must be cancelled within 24 hours of the initial transaction or before the seller has ordered materials.

~Taxes are already accounted for and included in the total price of each item for NY State.
~There may be additional sales tax at checkout.
~Products will be shipped by standard USPS mail when payment is received, unless a different shipping method is specified by the buyer. Then, the buyer would be responsible for extra shipping costs if he/she wants it expedited.

~West Hill Nook will ship items within 1-7 business days if item is in stock.

~Made to Order items will take time to make depending on what is ordered. Here is what you can expect:

Made to Order Jewelry - Will ship within one to four weeks.

Made to Order Scarves- Will ship within one to four weeks.

Made to Order Afghans- Will ship within one to two months.

*Sometimes items will ship sooner or later depending on demand and materials, but I will let you know ahead of time. Please message me if this is a concern for you and you want to know timeframe for a specific finished product.

~Please specify if you would like insurance included. The buyer is responsible for any extra shipping costs.

~Shipping and handling costs may cover packaging, insurance, delivery confirmation and standard shipping costs. I determine my shipping prices by using www.usps.com and weighing the package with material(s) inside. I also use the zip code furthest away from my home. Therefore, shipping costs that go over estimated quote will be refunded through paypal if within 50 cents. For example, if packaging and shipping costs go over quoted price, West Hill Nook will refund the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
If for whatever reason, you are not satisfied with a product or transaction, please send me a message so we can work it out before leaving feedback. I take pride in my work and customer service skills and want to make each customer feel satisfied with both the transaction experience and product.

The seller reserves the right to change policies as needed.

Disclaimer: The seller cannot be responsible for any damage to the product in transit.

Jewelry made by West Hill Nook is not suitable for children 14 years and younger.

Please Note: Some beads may contain trace amounts of lead. My main supplier has stated that they comply with regulations and laws (especially those of California) and perform routine tests that test for certain percentages of lead in beads and they are a highly reputable supplier. Also, once I conduct more research of my own, I hope to use more lead-free beads in all my products.