A Home For All Things Crocheted and Cute.

Spalding, United Kingdom · 179 Sales


A Home For All Things Crocheted and Cute.

Spalding, United Kingdom 179 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Welcome to my shop, a place to find that unique gift for your special little person. All my beautiful toys and baby goods have been lovingly made by me in my smoke free home and are great for those memorable occasions. Whether it be a Birthday, Christmas, Babies Birth, Baby Shower, Christening and lots more, take a browse and share the love.


Last updated on Feb 5, 2017

Welcome to my shop, a place to find that unique gift for your special little person. All my beautiful toys and baby goods have been lovingly made by me in my smoke free home and are great for those memorable occasions. Whether it be a Birthday, Christmas, Babies Birth, Baby Shower, Christening and lots more, take a browse and share the love.

Julie Asplen

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5 out of 5 stars

Mar on Apr 3, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Hi Jools! I wanted to write a note to let you know how grateful I am for the beautiful Crochet Teddy Bear. You made a little one very happy. The Rainbow Teddy was beyond my expectations ! Thank you for the sweet greeting card.

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My lovely Nan taught me to crochet when I was just eleven........and I've never looked back.

I can remember watching her crocheting lacy borders onto the edge of handkerchiefs, using really fine cotton, I was fascinated. I thought they looked so pretty, so I asked her to teach me.

That day started me on the crafting bus and since then I've learned how to knit, do dressmaking and I even had a knitting machine for a few years. More recently I have been paper crafting, though not so much now, since the Amigurumi bug bit me. I have so much papercrafting equipment, and card and stamps and pens and ribbon and........ I think you get the gist. It all comes in handy though now that I have a shop on Etsy, because my USP is to include a free matching gift card with my toys, so all my equipment is far from wasted and I get to enjoy the best of both worlds.

I always dreamed of having a camper van, so that I could just jump in it and go and explore and I promised myself that I would buy one when I retired. Well I kept my promise and that's where my story begins.

I saw some crocheted Amigurumi animals on a craft channel one day, they were so cute. I'd not seen anything like them before, so I decided to have a go. I got some yarn and a couple of patterns and got cracking. Well that was a few years ago, I love doing them and I'm well and truly hooked, excuse the pun. I don't follow patterns to the letter anymore, I like to adapt them and try to create something different and unique to me.

It's also an ideal pastime for when I'm away in my van. If it's sunny, sit outside and crochet, if it's raining, sit inside and crochet. simple. ;)

Before long it really took over my life, I was so proud of my creations, especially when people started telling me how beautiful and professional my toys were. I started selling a few here and there to friends and family and doing some local craft fairs.

My toys were being received well, but I had so many finished toys now, I couldn't sell them quickly enough, enter 'ETSY'.

The rest is history. It's so exciting, sending my much loved animals all over the world and I'm sure my customers will give them just as much love as I put into each and every animal/doll/dress/jacket/blanket that I make. Yes, I've diversified a bit.

Well that's me, thank you for coming to my shop and taking the time to read this and get to know me a bit. Enjoy your visit.

Much love.

Jools. xxx

PS, if you favourite my shop, you'll be notified when I diversify again. Just click the little heart. bye.....

Shop members

  • Julie Asplen

    Owner, Designer, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on March 26, 2018
Welcome to my shop and thank you for taking the time to browse. I hope you like my hand made crocheted cuties, which have all been created by me in a smoke free home and are filled with much love ( and polyester stuffing ).

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Your satisfaction as a customer is very important, please contact me if you are, for any reason, unhappy with your purchase , I can then work with you to make the problem right via refund or replacement.

Your purchase can be returned within 14days of receipt, postage to be paid by the customer. A full refund of purchase price, minus shipping, will only be issued on receipt of the item and the item must be in the same condition as when sent.

If your item is damaged on receipt, please contact me right away. Photographic evidence of the damage to your package and/or item must be sent as proof, in order for a full refund to be given.

In the case of your item not arriving, most of my items have to be signed for on delivery, others are tracked, so please check your local post office first, in case they tried to deliver. If the item is returned to me because it wasn't collected at the post office, even though a notice was left, then a full refund, minus shipping costs will be issued.

In the case of lost parcels, when a reasonable time has elapsed, ie, the time stated in my shipping policy, plus four weeks, I will issue a full refund or replacement.

As already stated above, I encourage you to get in touch if there are any problems at all.
My payment method is via 'Etsy Payment' or direct through 'PayPal'.

Ready to ship items will be dispatched within 2 working days after full payment is received, made to order items will be dispatched within 1-2 weeks.

Time frames and despatch times will vary with custom items and will have been discussed with you at the time of ordering.
I use Royal Mail postal services for all my parcels.

My mini items (mainly baby shoes) are sent standard 1st class to the UK (1-2days)and standard International (7-14days) everywhere else. ALL other items are sent tracked or signed, as set out below.

UK delivery -

1st class signed for, usually delivered next working day.

There is an option to upgrade to next day guaranteed delivery by 1pm, at checkout.

All other deliveries -

International Tracked and signed, tracked only or signed only, depending on the destination. Unfortunately not all countries are able to be tracked and signed, some are only tracked and others only signed.

Europe --

Tracked and signed delivery, usually delivered within 3-5 working days.

Everywhere else --

Tracked and signed, signed only and tracked only are all 5-7 working days.

Tracked and Signed -- Most of Europe, USA and Canada.

Tracked only or Signed only -- Australia, Russia, India and Brazil.
( message me if you have a preference, I will automatically use signed only )

Signed only -- Everywhere else.

Any import duties or local taxes, including VAT are NOT included in the price of your item and are therefore the responsibility of the buyer. These will be an additional charge to you by your government/customs, if applicable.

Unfortunately, I can't be responsible for customs delays.
Additional policies and FAQs

Before a custom order is created, I will discuss with you, in detail, the particulars of the order and your requirements, to ensure you will be completely satisfied with your item and that it is exactly as you want it.

Work won't start on any custom order until all money due has been received. If you decide not to go ahead with the custom item and work has already started, a 50% refund, plus shipping, will be given.

After the final stages of the custom order have been completed, payment received and work on your item has started, no other modifications or changes will be accepted.

The time taken to complete your order can vary for several reasons, however, a timeframe will have been discussed with you at the time of placing your order and all effort will be made to adhere to it.

The item will have been made especially for you and to your specifications, so returns are not possible due to change of mind, etc, once posted or received. If there is a problem with your custom item, please get in touch and I'll do everything in my power to resolve the issue.

If your custom item is damaged on arrival or has not arrived, please see the relevant policy above.


Basic matching complimentary gift cards are usually included with my crochet goods and toys, with a few exceptions :-

CUSTOM ITEMS. - Can be requested, please indicate via message to shop.


If you require your gift card to be personalised with a message, please indicate this at checkout and enclose your message.


On purchasing an item from my shop, you are entering into an agreement that you have read and accept my shop policies.


I take great care when creating and finishing my crocheted items, but wear and tear can damage stitching, so please check regularly. If your item has buttons or other potential choking hazards, please supervise your child when playing with their toy.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy


To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of a crochet item for example), if you contact me directly.


I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

* as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;

* if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and

* as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy


Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

* Etsy. - I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.Service providers.

* Compliance with laws. - I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.


I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 5 years.

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Last updated on Jun 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Is my purchase inclusive of VAT?

No. I am not registered to collect VAT. You, as a buyer, will be responsible for any associated VAT, local taxes and handling charges that are levied by your government or postal service, when your parcel enters the country and goes through customs.