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Children instantly recognize the qualities of damp sand as building material. A young person placed anywhere near a sandpile, sandbox, or on the seashore is almost guaranteed to become an architect, a skilled craftsworker, and a member of the royal house as she designs, constructs and takes up imaginary residence in that magical castle of her own creation.

As a young sand architect, I was forced to battle not only marauding big brothers, wayward Frisbees and galloping wet Labrador retrievers, but also the relentless forces of nature that inevitably destroyed my glorious works of art. Yet, watching the waves erase my efforts and return the construction material to the ocean was my favorite part of the whole experience.

This 15" x 20" x 5" indoor-outdoor pillow will stay as fresh-looking as the day it was painted, so feel free to use it on the beach, pool deck, patio or seaside garden bench as well as in your fine home interiors. The commercial all-weather fabric resists the effects of sun, wind, rain and wet dogs. The separate polyfiber insert is removable for machine laundering, and the cover may be spot cleaned, hosed off or gently machine washed and air dried.

Available in 20"x20" size elsewhere in this shop.

Jonathan Miller said, "A child building a sand castle is not 'working hard'. It doesn't seem to him to be a task. It simply fills his imagination at the time it's going on, and anything else is an irritant." By the same token, creating this design for you was not hard work, it was a pleasure. Please enjoy.

Looks nice with other designs from this shop. Designed, painted, sewn, stuffed, signed and copyrighted on a saltwater island north of Seattle, where we spend hours and days building and rehabbing castles.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high shipping costs, customers outside of North America will receive COVERS ONLY.


© Copyright 2012 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved.
Children instantly recognize the qualities of damp sand as building material. A young person placed anywhere near a sandpile, sandbox, or on the seashore is almost guaranteed to become an architect, a skilled craftsworker, and a member of the royal house as she designs, constructs and takes up imaginary residence in that magical castle of her own creation.

As a young sand architect, I was forced to battle not only marauding big brothers, wayward Frisbees and galloping wet Labrador retrievers, but also the relentless forces of nature that inevitably destroyed my glorious works of art. Yet, watching the waves erase my efforts and return the construction material to the ocean was my favorite part of the whole experience.

This 15" x 20" x 5" indoor-outdoor pillow will stay as fresh-looking as the day it was painted, so feel free to use it on the beach, pool deck, patio or seaside garden bench as well as in your fine home interiors. The commercial all-weather fabric resists the effects of sun, wind, rain and wet dogs. The separate polyfiber insert is removable for machine laundering, and the cover may be spot cleaned, hosed off or gently machine washed and air dried.

Available in 20"x20" size elsewhere in this shop.

Jonathan Miller said, "A child building a sand castle is not 'working hard'. It doesn't seem to him to be a task. It simply fills his imagination at the time it's going on, and anything else is an irritant." By the same token, creating this design for you was not hard work, it was a pleasure. Please enjoy.

Looks nice with other designs from this shop. Designed, painted, sewn, stuffed, signed and copyrighted on a saltwater island north of Seattle, where we spend hours and days building and rehabbing castles.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high shipping costs, customers outside of North America will receive COVERS ONLY.


© Copyright 2012 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved.
Reviews
5 out of 5 stars.
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Reviewed by deenacutshall1
1 out of 5 stars.
Aug 16, 2017
The pillow is nice, unfortunately it arrived too late to give as the gift it was intended to be. Ordered it July 13. I emailed to check on it's delivery date on July 24. No response from vendor. It arrived one hour after we left town on July 28. Had we received the tracking information (which arrived via email on AUGUST 15th!) we would have waited for it. Very disappointed with the lack of communication by the vendor.
Outdoor pillow You Can't MAKE OLD FRIENDS 12"x 20" friendship hand-painted Kenny Rogers Dolly Parton country song
Chris responded

Crabby Chris is always more than happy to help customers meet their stated deadlines. In this case, the design had just sold out, so new product was created and shipped within eight working days of receiving the order. The customer requested it be received by July 27, and USPS verifies it was received on that date. There was a glitch with the notification of shipment, which was Chris's responsibility. It is the first time it has occurred in nearly six thousand orders. My sincere apologies for disappointing my valued customer.


Reviewed by deenacutshall1
1 out of 5 stars.
Aug 16, 2017
The pillow is nice, unfortunately it arrived too late to give as the gift it was intended to be. Ordered it July 13. I emailed to check on it's delivery date on July 24. No response from vendor. It arrived one hour after we left town on July 28. Had we received the tracking information (which arrived via email on AUGUST 15th!) we would have waited for it. Very disappointed with the lack of communication by the vendor.
Outdoor pillow You Can't MAKE OLD FRIENDS 12"x 20" friendship hand-painted Kenny Rogers Dolly Parton country song
Chris responded

Crabby Chris is always more than happy to help customers meet their stated deadlines. In this case, the design had just sold out, so new product was created and shipped within eight working days of receiving the order. The customer requested it be received by July 27, and USPS verifies it was received on that date. There was a glitch with the notification of shipment, which was Chris's responsibility. It is the first time it has occurred in nearly six thousand orders. My sincere apologies for disappointing my valued customer.


Shipping

Shipping from United States
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Most orders are shipped by USPS Priority Mail with Tracking, which generally takes two or three days' transit time within the U.S. If you need to have an order shipped to more than one address, please order separately for each address. You will receive a shipping notification with tracking number.

Orders outside North American are shipped WITHOUT PILLOW INSERTS to save on the high cost of shipping and the likelihood of inspection delays at destination. Please convo the artist if you have questions regarding this option. I do not ship to Spain; all previous attempts have been futile.

Customers are responsible for any customs, tariffs, taxes or inspection fees levied by their local or federal agencies. Crabby Chris has no control over the amount of time a parcel may be in the hands of customs agents of any country.

Payments

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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Plastic, PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout are welcome. Please remit no later than five business days after the purchase. I also accept USPS money order, cashier's check or personal check, cash and dark chocolate. Payment by check does slow things down a bit due to the time required for the transaction to clear. Washington State residents get to donate sales tax, so that is automatically collected.

Returns & exchanges

If there is ever a problem, talk to The Crab and we will work out an agreement that is to your satisfaction. In the event a return for refund is requested, Crabby Chris must receive such request in writing within THREE DAYS of receipt of order; and customer must return the product within FOURTEEN DAYS of delivery. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RETURN SHIPPING COSTS. In no instance will a refund exceed the amount of the original transaction.

Additional policies

I am pleased to do special orders that are reasonably within the realm of what I ordinarily produce; such things as a simple color change usually involve no additional charge. Other adjustments such as a custom size, shape or motif are usually very do-able; drop me a line and we can discuss.

NOTE: If requesting design changes or a custom colorway, please be advised that CUSTOM WORK IS NOT RETURNABLE as it is not marketable to other customers.

FAQs

Crabby Chris™ is pleased to render almost any of her designs in almost any color on almost any shape of pillow. If you would like to discuss your ideas or request adding a name or text to your order, please convo the artist.
Pillows can usually be made smaller or larger to fit your needs. Please feel free to inquire of the artist to work out the details.
Every handcrafted Crabby Chris™ textile item has a sewn-in care label for easy reference.
All items are enclosed in a sealed cello bag and shipped in a sturdy recylable polypropylene mailing bag. A matching wide grosgrain ribbon and bow can be added to your purchase at your request. If you would like a short personal message hand-lettered in a greeting card, make your request in "Note from Buyer".
Please feel free to inquire through Etsy convos as to whether your order can be customized to your specifications. Once details are worked out, Chris can create a custom listing, the purchase of which starts the project. Customized and personalized items are non-returnable and non-refundable as they are not marketable to others.
All designs, photographs, descriptions, images and other contents of this shop are protected by copyrights of the designer/shop owner under U.S. and international law. For licensing information please contact the artist.
Your information will not be shared with anyone, or used for any purpose other than to complete your Etsy transaction. Crabby Chris is a confirmed anti-Spamite.
No; the nickname started as a joke. Like many things, it simply got out of hand. All content © copyrighted 2008-2016 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved.

Outdoor pillow SAND CASTLE 15"x20" (38x50cm) lumbar beach ocean coastal seashore shelling beachcombing Crabby Chris Original

$41.00

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Size: 15x20 inches
  • Materials: lightweight upholstery fabric, nontoxic permanent textile paint, polyester fiberfill in polypropylene casing, decades of castlebuilding experience
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 1120 reviews
  • Favorited by: 129 people
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