Abbotsford, British Columbia | 42 Sales



Abbotsford, British Columbia 42 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Hello, Alalucia is back! Keep a look out for more listings, this is just the beginning!


Last updated on 22 Nov, 2018

Hello, Alalucia is back! Keep a look out for more listings, this is just the beginning!

Lucia van der Meer

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Lucia van der Meer


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An unstoppable creative maniac on the loose!

I started my "shop" when I was in Junior High School, in the 1970"s . My mother taught me how to use a sewing machine, how to knit and crochet. My father was a painter, and I learned to love painting from him. The rest is history. I started making clothing, for myself and close friends. Growing up in a penniless situation, I soon learned how to imitate, re-invent and create the latest fashions using recycled materials, and whatever was at hand cheap. A la Lucia! And, I'm still doing it! I prefer to re-design, re-purpose, and re-fashion; rather than using new materials. I have since branched out into jewelry making and furniture painting, as well as clothing and accessories designing and making. And I paint and draw pictures as well.

I always dreamed of owning/running a shop where I could make and market my creations.
In l998, I did exactly that. I have had a shop In Edmonton, Alberta for 15 years. Granted, I'm not getting rich (financially), but it is great fun, and I have enough. It is called "Frog Kisser's Den". (You know: kissing a frog (discarded stuff) and transforming it into a "prince". Get it?) Google it, or look it up on Facebook, lots of pictures etc.

I decided to also start an Etsy shop, just to reach more of an audience. Some of my clients are from out of town and this way they can shop from where they are!

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Shop members

  • Lucia van der Meer

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Creative maniac on the loose! Lucia designs and sews all the items in the shop. If we didn't haul her out of the studio once in a while to eat and sleep,.... She says she's striving for world domination.

  • Sylvia

    Assistant, Photographer, Marketer

    Sylvia is indispensible as an assistant, muse, and critic. She tirelessly suggests new ideas and ways to improve matters and then sets out to help implement said improvements. Lucia never tires of Sylvia's "helpful suggestions". :D :D

  • Narda

    Assistant, Marketer, Customer Service

    Narda is the steady moving force behind things. She makes sure we arrive, and on time. When Lucia feels like skipping out on the marketing thing (she'd rather stay in, and sew) Narda makes sure marketing stays on target.

Shop policies

Last updated on 30 September, 2015
My business specializes in repurposing and upcycling. I use second hand materials for everything. Fabrics, thread, buttons, beads, yarn, small furniture or jewelry boxes, even the paints and brushes whenever possible. I love the feeling of conquest when I rejuvenate something that was discarded.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • Gift cardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I will process a refund as soon as I receive the returned item, via Paypal. I will not refund the original shipping cost, nor pay for the return shipping cost.
Paypal is the method used by this shop.
Return policy: please notify me within a week after you have received the item if you wish to return or exchange it.
I will ship the item within a day or two.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am open to custom orders, just message me via Etsy and we'll talk!
I am also open to the idea of wholesale.