Lunch Totes, Handbags, Key Fobs, Cosmetic Bags & More

Asheboro, North Carolina · 94 Sales


Lunch Totes, Handbags, Key Fobs, Cosmetic Bags & More

Asheboro, North Carolina 94 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2018

Update 04/2018:

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Stephanie Gomez

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Handmade With Love

It's not simply about sewing. It's what I love to do. It is chasing down that dream until I catch up to it. It's spending time with my children and grandchildren and living my life in such a way that I feel fulfilled by what I'm doing.

My passion for sewing really caught fire when I made my first YouTube tutorial in 2009. After that first video, I wanted to challenge myself to try something new (sewing) and each project became the jumping off point for the next. I got rid of the majority of my store bought sewing patterns years ago and began creating my own. I just find it easier to work with an idea if I start completely from scratch. If you would like to see more of my work and my process, go to YouTube and search AFateSoTwisted.

I once heard someone berate others for using the phrase "handmade with love", but I say it takes a whole lot of love and devotion to let your creativity shine. At a 9-5 job you do what your boss tells you and at the end of the day, you go home and relax until it's time to punch in again. People think if someone has their own business they make their own hours. If you want your handmade business to grow, you work at it constantly - there is no punching the time card at the end of the day. You are always working to make it better. You are always making positive changes and perfecting your craft. You become the toughest boss you've ever had.

I worked as a CNA in the past and it was hard work, but I have never worked as hard as I have in the past few years. I want a business that people love. I want to create things that catch the eye; things people truly want to wear and show off to their friends. For me, this is real. I am not passing the time or just trying to make a few bucks here and there. I want something I can be proud of. I want my children to tell their children that I worked hard for what I have and I want them to know it's worth it to take risks and to believe in yourself. That's one of the most valuble lessons I learned from my husband, Julian.

Julian left us way too early in an automobile accident in December 2011, but his love, diligent work ethic and passion for life left me with a strong desire to pursue my dreams. I envision myself writing letters to Julian, telling him about all the things happening in our lives - including what new projects I'm working on at the moment. Dear Julian seems a fitting tribute to him.

Dear Julian

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    I am a mother of five and a grandmother. I have always enjoyed sewing, crafting and photography. Life is way too short to not be doing what you love.

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Last updated on August 7, 2016
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Accepted payment methods

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  • American Express
  • Discover
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  • Klarna
  • Sofort
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Approximate measurements are given in all of my listings (where applicable). Please, be aware of your own measurements before purchasing.

I do not offer refunds on custom orders. Please, be sure that what you are asking for is what you want. And remember that all of my items are handmade. Handmade means that approximate measurements are given (within 1 inch) and fabric patterns will vary slightly based on the cut of the fabric.

I will accept returns on unused, undamaged and unaltered items within 10 days of buyer receipt of item. Shipping costs (including return shipping costs) is non-refundable. Buyer is responsible for paying return shipping fees. Please, be sure to provide a Delivery Confirmation number on your return package. No refunds will be accepted more than 10 days after buyer receives items. Please, be sure to notify me first if you want to return an item.

Items Damaged By Carrier :
If your order is damaged in transit, please retain the package and the damaged items. Insurance is provided at no cost (up to $50 value) on all Priority Mail shipments. The USPS requires photographic proof of damage in order to file a claim.
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The "Other" payment option in my shop is for local customers only! If you do not live within my area and do not intend to pick up your order, please do not select "Other" as payment at checkout.

Paypal & Etsy Direct Checkout are the only payment methods I accept at this time.

If you are in Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond or Stanly County in North Carolina and you want to pick up your order, you can choose the "Other" payment option to pay in cash or Postal Money Order at the time of pickup. No personal checks. If you (the buyer) does not contact me within 24 hours to arrange a pickup date, your order will be cancelled.

Wholesale discounts are available for merchants with actual Brick & Mortar shops. Please, convo/message me for details. All wholesale orders are final.

***** I do not accept consignment orders. *****

***** I do not give away freebies to bloggers. *****

***** I do not offer freebies to charities. *****
I can only ship to your Etsy or Paypal registered/confirmed address. It is the buyer's responsibility to provide the correct shipping address before completing an order.

I ship using USPS First Class Mail or Priority Mail. All orders are shipped with Delivery Confirmation. Orders over $100 will include signature confirmation.

Orders typically ship within 3 to 5 days of payment completed (this does not include custom orders which can take longer and will be negotiated before transaction is completed).


International Buyers, Please Note :

Note that shipping to countries outside the U.S. have longer transit times. Please, know your customs policies and take into consideration the amount of time it takes for a package to arrive to you. If you have not received your package within a reasonable amount of time, please contact me BEFORE leaving a review.

Please, be aware of your own country's customs fees and tax value fees, etc. It is buyer's obligation to pay these fees and is NOT seller's responsibility. I will not reimburse or refund any customs fees or tax fees charged in your specific country.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to do custom orders.

Custom Orders require 100% of payment before your order creation can begin. Turn around time depends on the how many orders I have ahead of your order (I do get quite a few local orders), but I work diligently to complete all orders within a reasonable time frame. Requesting a custom order is not the same as paying for a custom order. Paid orders begin and are completed in the order in which they were received.

Each item is handmade by me, Stephanie Gomez and slight variations are expected.