Whimsical Knits & Other Fancies

Pennsylvania, United States · 124 Sales


Whimsical Knits & Other Fancies

Pennsylvania, United States 124 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

CalicoBloom is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Well my needles are clicking away with Halloween orders! I'll be back very soon :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 22, 2016

Well my needles are clicking away with Halloween orders! I'll be back very soon :)

Katie Carey Hechmer

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Katie Carey Hechmer



A custom bunny headband inspired by a BlaBla Bunny doll. Love those floppy ears!

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Beginning a delicious custom project to match the Woodland Fairy Hat...and enjoying my hydrangeas

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A walk in the forest with my own little bunnies. I love the spring!

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Dressing Fairies...and the children lucky enough to be invited to the fairy gathering

From the first time I set needles to yarn, I was enchanted. Learned one damp winter in Ireland, I returned home that spring with an eight foot long garter stitch scarf and and yearning to spend the rest of my life perfecting the craft. Combining my love of knitwear design with an affinity for vintage clothing led to the birth of CalicoBloom in 2011.

Now, here I am inhabiting this big old Victorian house with the love of my life, two little girls and a lot of yarn. While I take creative inspiration from my travels, from history and from the natural world, I am daily inspired by motherhood. I am intrigued by the illustrations I find in my girls' books and by watching their imaginative play. I am blessed to have two bright girls who have been known to spend the good part of a day masquerading as woodland creatures.

CalicoBloom spans this other world with fairy hats and the garb of furry creatures...with wonderful vintage dresses, jumpers and overalls. Both my creations and my vintage finds are driven by the joy of childhood.

This shop is about dressing fairies, and the children lucky enough to be invited to the fairy gatherings. Welcome to CalicoBloom

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  • Katie Carey Hechmer

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Katie is a knitwear designer, vintage clothing aficionado, wife and mother living, knitting, sewing, cooking and gardening from a big old Victorian in Western Pennsylvania.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2016
Welcome to CalicoBloom!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept Paypal, Etsy Direct Checkout and Etsy Giftcards.

If payment is not received within three days, I will re-list the item, per Etsy policy. If you need more time to make the payment, please contact me. After I receive Paypal confirmation of payment for your purchase, I will ship your item within two to three business days unless and item is being created especially for you. If a size is not in stock, it will be knitted and shipped within 2 weeks.
Vintage items are packed and in the mail within 24 to 48 hours. In general, knit items will be created specifically for you. I give myself a two-week timeframe to complete these items, but they are often done much sooner.

I ship items using the U.S. Postal Service' First Class Mail or Priority Mail. I will do everything in my power to make sure your item arrives safely at your door. Once shipped, you will be provided with a tracking number.

Please rest assured that insurance is purchased by me to guaruntee that even if the item is lost or damaged in shipping, you will be reimbursed fully.

I will gladly ship worldwide. International buyers pay all shipping, customs fees, duties, and taxes. I ship internationally using USPS First Class International. If you are looking to receive a package in a shorter time-frame, please contact me regarding a quote for an upgrade to Priority International.

All items are carefully packed by me and shipped directly to you, with ultimate care.

I do recycle nice clean boxes, when I can.
Refunds and Exchanges
It is important to me that you are happy with your purchase and I strive to make your experience in this shop a positive one. If you are not satisfied in any way, please contact me so that I can make things right.

Some items in this shop are vintage or antique in nature. They've had a life before you and sometimes it shows. I will do my best to include any flaws that I can find in the product description.

Buyers are responsible for paying return shipping and insurance.
Additional policies and FAQs
Communications are very welcome. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you for visiting my shop.