CatzStitchedFantasy

Gypsy bohemian purses, romantic upcycled clothing

Ohio, United States · 318 Sales

CatzStitchedFantasy

Gypsy bohemian purses, romantic upcycled clothing

Ohio, United States 318 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Shop owner

cathy van

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Announcement   Welcome to my little Etsy shop. It's here you will find gypsy bohemian tapestry bag and upcylced romantic clothing. Special orders welcome. Each creation is one of a kind.

I use many thick upholstery tapestry fabric for my gypsy bags. Pretty lace too. Also an earth friendly shop reconstructing and upcycling gentle used clothing and trims.

I have a love of fabrics. Nature and animals inspire me.

Special note: All leathers and animal fur are vintage, from the 40's to the 80's. I upcycle and recycle whenever I can.

Special orders taken.

Announcement

Welcome to my little Etsy shop. It's here you will find gypsy bohemian tapestry bag and upcylced romantic clothing. Special orders welcome. Each creation is one of a kind.

I use many thick upholstery tapestry fabric for my gypsy bags. Pretty lace too. Also an earth friendly shop reconstructing and upcycling gentle used clothing and trims.

I have a love of fabrics. Nature and animals inspire me.

Special note: All leathers and animal fur are vintage, from the 40's to the 80's. I upcycle and recycle whenever I can.

Special orders taken.

cathy van

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cathy van

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About

Designing gypsy tapestry purses and romantic clothing.

I started cutting and sewing hand me downs when I was about 9 and found out how much I love to sew. It was so natural for me and I was really good at it. My Mother and I loved to go to the fabric store to buy a pattern and fabric. We even designed my whole bedroom outfit when I was in my early teens.

I was very unhappy working for someone else, it did not fit 'me'. I still plunged away at it always thinking there had to be a more fullfilling way I could earn an income. When I was introduced to Etsy and saw all the amazing shops, something told me 'You can do this too', so I did. I took the leap and have never looked back.

I have three shops total on Etsy and I work very hard, but love every minute! I usually start my day at 6 am. I package all my orders up from the prevoius day and list new items. When I return from the post office, I talk with customers and start creating. I take breaks visiting my gardens. At the end of the day I photograph and edit, to start the whole process again tomorrow.

I have just completed my new studio in May of 2013. I was given the large antique desk if I hauled it away at one of my many trips to estate sales. Now I have panoramic views out to my gardens and pond while I work. Having a great work space has enhanced my creativity.

I feel so very blessed to have completely turned my life around thanks to Etsy and all the amazing members. Here's to finding more vintage fabrics and lace!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatzStitchedFantasy

My other shops,
For vintage finds,
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EndlesslyVintage

Shabby farmhouse decor
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CathysShabbyFarm

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  • Cathy Van

    Owner, Designer, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on November 5, 2015
Welcome, and thanks for visiting my shop. My goal is to provide a quality product, that is also beautiful, one of a kind, and functional. I always design my bags with the thought of how I would like a purse to be. Many pockets from large to small I think are very important. I use many high grade fabrics and trims and I recycle fabrics from previous used items. If you have any questions, please ask. I hope you enjoy visiting my shop, and will come back.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept paypal and credit cards. I also will do layaways and love to do custom orders. If you see a purse you love and it is not in your price range, convo me. I can make one similiar but with lesser embellishments.
Shipping
I ship Monday - Friday. I usually ship priority mail with a tracking number. I have tried to price my shipping fees as to what I am charged. If you are ordering more than one item, please convo me first and I will try to save you some money on shipping.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS
Please Note:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
• Customs fees are normally charged by the shipping company or collected when you pick the item up. These fees are not additional shipping charges.

I like to have good communication with you, so please, all questions and comments are welcome.
Refunds and Exchanges
My shop is in my home. I personally make every item. I inspect it very carefully while I am making it and before I ship it. If you are not satisfied, you may return it within 7 days. You have to pay the return postage fee, and it must come back in the same condition you received it. I will refund your money upon receiving my merchandise, less the shipping fee. If for some reason you have damaged it and you want a refund, I will have to deduct my time and expenses to fix it first. I am happy to add I have never had a return!

Please contact me first and let me know that you are returning an item and the reason for the return.

No returns on custom orders. After all, item was made especially for you. I will be communicating with you throughout the process and you will receive several pictures before it is shipped. If you do not like something, you will have to let me know prior to shipping.