Accessories & custom tees.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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About AngelLeighDesigns

Sales 120
On Etsy since 2010

Humor will help.

My work is inspired by crisis, actually, and moving through big things with small courtesies and any available humor. Like in the NICU when we thought Thing 1 spiked a sudden fever, but in fact I had my hand on the temperature sensor! Discovering I am related to Lucille Ball inspires me to look for and share humor always.

After Thing 1 was born my doc suggested knitting to direct my unruly energy. The top university where I work was in its 4th year of wage freeze and we were slipping out of the middle class. Perfect! My business is located in a suburb of Pittsburgh. My workspace is a riot of color, with vintage ties and buttons, and yarn and beads, piled up on a loveseat in our living room where I try to parent and craft after grueling days in the library. We call it “the blob” and it grows and shrinks and changes shape and color without rhyme or reason – seemingly on its own. I shop cotton for economic and bodily health. It is a renewable plant resource grown in the US and people are rarely allergic. I try to buy US-grown or US-made fibers – single-handedly bringing this economy around, ha ha!

My ‘running mate’ helps with the shop, designing tees, some modeling, running to the post office, and picking up supplies. Thing 1 and Thing 2 also help. They model, photograph me modeling, wind yarn hanks into balls, and surround me with stuff and best of all HUMOR.

Quitting my day job and going home to Maine are on the horizon.

Shop members

  • Angela

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on November 27, 2017
Welcome to Angel Leigh Designs!

I can do whatever you want, including shop for other colors and smaller youth sizes.

I usually pick up tees at Michaels for each order, and here are their colors and sizes:

They only stock orange around Halloween, in October. The selection of colors in women's cut is limited, varies, and are usually all pastels.

*American Sizes:*
An ADULT Medium tee, fresh out of the washing machine, from shoulder seam (where it meets the sleeve) to shoulder seam across the back measures 17.5" From the top of the neck to the bottom of the hem it measures 27.5"

An ADULT Large tee, fresh off the shelf, measures across the shoulders 21.5" and 28.5" down the back, top of collar to bottom of hem.

ADULT XL is 23" shoulder to shoulder and 30.75" collar to hem.

Their YOUTH small is equivalent to an American size 6/8: 15" across the shoulders and 27" collar to hem in the back.

My shop items are all handmade, pattern-free items using lots of recycled products, except the tee shirts which I'll buy new if you order one. All recycled or upcycled materials are listed as such in the item description.

Please feel free to contact me and ask for special orders, but do allow adequate time for completion, as I work full time and have two little kids.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you aren't happy with your item, please return it and I will happily refund the cost of the item. But the item must be in the same condition as when I sent it. Just let me know.
I accept money orders and PayPal.
I most often use the US Post Office's Priority flatrate envelope or box for everything in the U.S. For items mailed to continental US addresses, this means you should get it in two days, and I get a delivery confirmation number to pass along. For international orders, expect 6-10 days and no tracking number (sorry).

I'm willing to upgrade shipping speed for an extra fee if you're in a rush. Express rate is the only thing the USPS will guarantee, and seems to run in the $20 range.