Bernadette's Crafts: Cool Stuff 4 a Post Consumer World

Santa Cruz, California · 112 Sales


Bernadette's Crafts: Cool Stuff 4 a Post Consumer World

Santa Cruz, California 112 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Ruth Poe


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flanmiller on May 10, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous as always, thank you Ruth!!! Love the enhanced stitching technique! :D Happy Mother's Day Weekend!


flanmiller on Apr 4, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE LOVE LOVE this big giant bag of bookmarks! Fun & funky bookmarks that make you happy just looking at them! We use them in our shop inside of our funky journals and they are a huge hit, thanks Ruth!!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 31, 2015
My work is completely handmade, home made, "susie homemakerish", befuddled and delighted -- maybe even flawed, but sturdy and usable. The living history of reusing, patchwork and quilting is alive and well in my work.

Recreations, patchwork, strips, crazy quilting and just my own messed up, random work is what I do. Hand embroidery and/or stitching, can be found on select pieces -- as well as tons of color. I do use a sewing machine to the best of my abilities.

Reworking garments into bags, scarves, jewelry, patches and other creations is fun too. In addition to the fabric creations, paper and other material are always calling me: bookmarks, journals, altered things, bits and pieces of artsy crafty items keep happening.

If you like things funky, unique, playful, profound and friendly, then click away!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
PAYPAL, PAYPAL, PAYPAL -- I love and accept PayPal. It's totally free to you and easy and SECURE!!

Payments for ALL purchases are due with order.


No other form of payment is accepted.

ATTN: CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS -- there will be sales tax.

Typically, items will be shipped, USPS, on the next business day (Monday thru Friday, discounting American holidays) once payment is received and confirmed through Pay Pal. For custom orders, see shipping notes in item description.

Look at some of my feedback regarding shipping -- I always will ship ASAP using the USPS. For destash items and books, shipping will be Media Mail (slloooooww) when an item qualifies -- contact me if you would like to pay for quicker shipping.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY -- if you're in Santa Cruz, we can arrange a meeting for a pick-up/drop-off. Just go ahead and place your order and pay through Pay Pal -- then when we meet, I'll refund any shipping charges in cash.



Contact me for shipping outside of the US and, hopefully, we can arrange it.

Because tracking is not available on international shipments, all packages to destinations outside the USA (including to Canada, US territories and/or US military bases) are shipped at the buyer's own risk. For all international shipping I will use the USPS exclusively.

All duty, customs, taxes and other fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Packages that are refused due to customs and duty fees or mysteriously disappear and are never seen again will not be refunded.

I have successfully shipped to Canada, Norway, Australia and the UK. So far, nothing has ever failed to arrive. Canada though, is painfully sloooowwwwww. Hey, but they have universal healthcare! "Oh Canada ..."

Refunds and Exchanges
Because most of my creations are handmade with second-hand and/or vintage material there will be imperfections and oddities. I do my very best to take accurate photos and write thorough descriptions. If you have any questions or doubts about an item, contact me before purchasing and If you do all that and you get your creation and are not happy ... well then, something's wrong with you -- BUT... refunds will be considered. No hard feelings. I want you to be happy!!
Additional policies and FAQs
ALTERATIONS or CHANGES: sorry, I don't do them. All Garments and other items are as is ... I am not a seamstress.
At this time I am NOT doing any custom work ... :(, but check out my other stuff!


CARE INSTRUCTIONS for shawls, scarves, bags, quilts and other fabric creations.
Hand Made with Love in the People’s Republic of Northern California. Mostly made with cotton, cotton, cotton -- may contain a bit of linen, hemp, flax or other natural fibers. Because some (or a lot) of the material may be old, vintage, used, etc. please handle with care. Wash gently in cold, cold water with a mild, mild detergent. Hang in the breeze for best drying, but not in the sun; okay to tumble dry on low. Remember: sun, salt, heat or bleach = fading. Which will probably happen anyway over time.

!!!!!! SHREDDED T-Shirt Scarves !!!!! -- you MUST put them into a garment bag if machine washing and/or tumble drying ... or you will have a knotty mess. Don't come crying to me, I warned you. All work is impermanent and Guaranteed to fray, soften, wear and fade a bit, just like the Velveteen Rabbit, with use and love. If something tears or rips, just sew it up.