Anonymous on Mar 17, 2013
Beautiful dress. Just as described. Lovely seller and prompt delivery. Thank you!
Vintage wares and wears. Crocheted pretties. Upcycled things.
The first thing I learned to crochet was clothing for my Barbie dolls. My grandma taught me how to make pretty ball gowns and skimpy bikinis for them! My skill level has grown some since then, but those are some of my fondest memories. Now I design my own patterns and make lovely things for my lovely shop, Auburn Artisan.
I've always admired vintage clothing, but that admiration flared into a passion for all things vintage when I went vegan. I was suddenly more concerned with being earth friendly and gentler to the environment. And what can be more earth friendly than buying vintage? Now, I fill my own home, as well as my shop, with unique, quirky vintage finds and fashions. I love scouring for and discovering the most amazing things. It's like a retro treasure hunt! You never know what you're going to find!
I also grew to love upcycling, which is even more earth friendly than recycling. The idea of turning trash into treasure is fascinating to me. I've always upcycled in small ways without even realizing it. Things like reusing cereal boxes for gift boxes and turning empty food jars into piggy banks. Through Etsy, I discovered that upcycling can also be fashionable and fun, not just functional. I love coming up with new creations using unwanted, dumpster-bound materials. I am especially fond of upcycled fabrics. In a world of disposable paper products, a reusable fabric item is a refreshing change. I have so many ideas. Now, if I could only find time for them all!
What started out as a hobby, has turned into a fledgling business that is very close to my heart. My love of vintage, crochet and upcycling have come together to make Auburn Artisan. Each and every item I offer is lovingly found or made by me. I devote most of my time to my little shop in hopes that you'll love it as much as I do. Thanks for taking the time to read a bit about how my shop got started!
I'm also a proud member of the Upcyclers team! Check them out here:
Owner, Designer, Curator
Etsy banner and graphics designed by Happily After Designs: http://www.happilyafterdesigns.com/
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
*While I gladly accept personal checks, please note that your order will be processed after your check has cleared my bank - usually within 5-10 business days.
*If paying with money order, please note that your order will be processed after I receive your payment in the mail - usually within 3 business days.
*Calculating shipping can be difficult. If I find that you've overpaid for shipping by $1 or more, I'll refund the overage or offer you a store credit! Whichever you choose!
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
* Please note that I have two lovely shop assistants. Adrian and Slim. They're purrfectly helpful employees, (or maybe not so much), and are always ready to lend a paw when I'm packaging items for shipment, (whether I want them to or not.) That being said, it is possible that you may find a cat hair or two in your package. I strive to prevent this, but alas, sometimes the sneaky devils find a way. Please accept my (and their) apologies if you experience this!
* Please note that each hand crafted piece is created individually and while I do my best to accurately represent each piece in my photos, your piece may differ slightly in color and shape depending on material availability.