Elven Hands Emporium of Unparalleled Fabric Oddities

Aurora, Ontario · 69 Sales


Elven Hands Emporium of Unparalleled Fabric Oddities

Aurora, Ontario 69 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Sophie on 20 Dec, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

love love LOVE these ornaments! My friends freaked out over them. Shipping was fast and packaging was oh so sweet. Highly recommend this seller!

Sarah Norton

Sarah Norton on 03 Dec, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Very cute and very fast shipping! Thanks

Anonymous on 12 Aug, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Super fast delivery, thank you!

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Unparalleled Fabric Oddities

Sometime between the obscene number of birthday party invitations my daughter received in the first years of school and the onset of machine embroidery addiction, my fabric stash achieved sentience and threatened to engulf my entire home.

In 2006, I registered my business Elven Hands in self-defence.

The first few contacts I made in the initial year made it very clear I needed a tagline to describe what I do. But how to group items so disparate as dream-pillow covers, cloth diapers, fabric boxes, and fortune cookies? And how to do it succinctly?

Then I received my sewing club newsletter and Winter class schedule: "UFO club." After that, the biggest difficulty was nailing down just how many Ls are in "unparalleled"!

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  • Barb Taylor

    Owner, Maker, The Elf

    I jumped into entrepreneurship with both feet in 2006 because my little kids needed me "on call". Now they're teenagers, and my favourite people in the world. I still work at home, still make stuff, and still comb my hair with an egg-beater.

Shop policies

Last updated on 16 January, 2014
Thanks for taking a look around my shop. Elven Hands is a home-based business in a growing town just north of Toronto, Ontario. It's a non-smoking home with two cats.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
Refunds go back to the PayPal account the funds came from.

No refunds or exchanges on pads and diapers, for obvious reasons.

Please review the images I provide in custom listings to make sure what you've asked for is what you wanted me to create for you. The item posted in a custom listing is YOUR item, not a stock photo. Contact me before you complete the transaction if you feel there is something amiss with that item.

I use sturdy packing materials, and what I make is not fragile. I don't consider damage to the packing materials as damage to the items themselves. A large custom order will be shipped with insurance. Contact me if you are worried your item is lost in shipping, or if it's been damaged.

If you have purchased an item in my store that I no longer have in stock, the error is mine. I will offer you another version of that item, or a complete refund.
Payments are through PayPal, in American or Canadian dollars. I cannot process electronic forms of payment except through PayPal.

For custom orders: Contact me through Etsy to discuss details and deadlines.

Cancellation of an order: I interpret a lengthy period of silence and lack of response to my communications efforts as an unwillingness to complete our transaction. I will attempt to contact you through Etsy once a week. If I don't get a response or unautomated message from you at the end of three weeks, I will consider our transaction cancelled. If I have issued a full refund on a deposit, I reserve the right to list for general sale the item you had ordered, with monogrammes and personal information redacted.
I use Canada Post. They are reliable and fast. I do not make anything that is breakable or sparkly (e.g. jewellery), so I do not include insurance in the shipping. Duties and brokerage fees are your own responsibility. If you wish me to insure the package, I will adjust the shipping fee upward accordingly. I will offer shipping-with-insurance on an expensive item, such as a quilt. Accurate shipping quotes depend on a destination postal code or zip code.

I also reuse good, strong boxes for shipping materials. It helps keep my shipping prices down - what you pay for shipping is what it costs to ship. I will use new materials at your request. If an item is a gift to be sent to an address other than yours, please tell me so in the buyer's note so I can dress it up.
Additional policies and FAQs
I currently do not do wholesale orders.