Unique Handcrafted and Vintage items to bring you Joy!

San Diego, California · 58 Sales


Unique Handcrafted and Vintage items to bring you Joy!

San Diego, California 58 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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iris1985 on Sep 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The item was in a very good condition, just as described. I already own a pin like this one, and I got this as a gift. I am sure my friend will love it, it is very delicate and beautiful. The seller was very polite, kind, and responsive. I am very happy with my purchase, and I highly recommend this seller.


alienpoker on Sep 17, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic bubble blower, and it looks great in the crochet :)

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 5, 2016
Hello Friends, and Welcome to Expression of Joy!! Life can be difficult, and I think it's important to find joy in every little thing you can...the song of a bird, the beauty of a butterfly, the scent of a flower. And also, in the items I joyfully created and searched out to present in my shop. These are all an Expression of Joy.

WINTER SPECIAL: Use the code "WinterTake10" at checkout for a 10% discount on all purchases! My way of saying Thanks to all my new friends and customers!

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my shop. I had fun creating each of my items, or searching out fun vintage objects. I think you'll have as much fun browsing through them. Hope you find a "treasure" while perusing my crocheted accessories, photography, art, bath and body creations, and unique vintage items. Something that reflects you, makes your heart happy, and brings you joy. I create in a smoke-free home. Each item will be packaged with great care. My crocheted jewelry and bath and body items are nestled into Organza Bags prior to being packaged. Photos will be sent in rigid envelopes for protection. Artwork and vintage items will be well padded.

Please feel free to contact me if you need any extra information about any of my pieces. I want this to be an excellent shopping experience for you, so do not hesitate to send me a message with your questions!

I hope you enjoy your time looking through my shop. Let me know if you would like a customized crochet piece of something you see already listed, or a particular scent in the handmade bath and body items. I would be very happy to make a custom order for you! If you might be interested in this, read more about it under Additional Information. Photos can be requested in different sizes.

Thanks again for stopping by and come back soon!

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
*** Returns and exchanges are graciously dealt with on a case by case basis ***

I hope you love your purchase, but if for some reason you are not totally satisfied, please contact me within seven days so that we can make arrangements for a refund or exchange.

If the item has not been shipped out, all monies paid will be refunded to you. If you prefer, an exchange can be made for an item of equal value. If the exchange is for an item of higher value, the difference in cost will need to be paid before shipping.

If the item has already shipped, you must return it within 14 days of receipt at your own expense. Once I have received the item back in good condition, I will refund the cost of the item only. Shipping fees will not be refunded.

If the item is returned for an exchange and the new item is valued higher than the original item, the difference in cost will need to be paid before shipping. There will be no charge for shipping the new item to you.

If you receive the item damaged from shipping, insurance has been included and USPS is responsible for reimbursing your loss.

Customer satisfaction and making sure you're happy is my number one priority, so please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your order.
All payments are due within 3 days from the date of purchase, unless other arrangements have been made.

I will gladly accept payment through PayPal for all orders. You may also pay by Debit or Credit Card through PayPal and do not need an account with them to use this feature.

***Please double check to make sure that both your Etsy and PayPal shipping addresses match so orders will not be delayed, I know you'll be eager to receive your purchase and I'd hate to make you wait any longer than necessary.


I will contact you with a friendly payment reminder within 48 hours. If I do not hear back from you and do not receive payment within the allotted 3 days, the item will be re-listed.
~ Shipping for U.S. Customers ~

I ship by USPS First Class or Priority Mail. Included in my shipping cost is Insurance and Delivery Confirmation with a tracking number. Items usually ship within 1-3 business days of confirmed payment. I am disabled, so I need this little leeway to cover periods when I'm not at my best. Thanks for your understanding.

~ International Shipping ~

I will ship by USPS Priority or First Class International. Unfortunately, there is no Delivery Confirmation or Insurance available for International orders. Shipping costs vary depending upon the Country shipped to. Items usually ship within 1-3 business days of confirmed payment. I am disabled, so I need this little leeway to cover periods when I'm not at my best. Thanks for your understanding.

*Buyers are responsible for all CUSTOMS CHARGES, TAXES & FEES!!!*

Please contact me prior to purchase if you would like to upgrade your shipping or if you need your item shipped faster. I will accommodate all requests whenever possible as I strive to make this a positive transaction in every way.

***All orders will be packaged with great care.***
Additional policies and FAQs
Each crochet item and bath and body item is handmade by me. The paintings and photographs are also created by me.

If you see a crochet item you like that has already sold, I will be happy to duplicate it for you, based on material availability. Please keep in mind these are handcrafted items, so while they will look very similar, no two will ever be exactly alike. I no longer do thread crochet due to hand problems, so I will be unable to make further custom orders in thread.

I do welcome custom requests, whether it be different sizing or a different color or perhaps a different type of yarn. Don't be shy in asking. I can also make items from a pattern you may have purchased elsewhere.

My son, Joe, is a weaver and loves making hand-woven items. He does Card-Weaving and traditional weaving on Inkle, Rigid Heddle, and Floor Looms. In the shop you'll find variety of trims in different patterns, sizes, and colors. They can be used for trim on clothing and household items. used as a belt. or as a strap for an instrument or camera. They are also a great way to enhance your period costumes and items for Faire and all re-enactments. Woven items in the shop list the exact width and length. For custom orders, please be aware that these measurements can sometimes differ from your requested order simply because of the process of weaving. While we will try to make your custom trim as close as possible to your requested length and width, we can't guarantee it will be right on the mark. But, we will make every effort to be as close as possible. Thanks for your understanding.

Bath and body soaps, balms, and lotions are made with the finest organic ingredients. Scents can be customized, so please let me know what you like.

Photos are listed in the 8" x 10" size. Convo me if you would like to request a different size. Available are 4" x 6", 5" x 7", and 11" x 14".

To purchase a custom request, a listing will be posted as reserved for you of the similar item, with the correct price. Orders will then be processed as normal. However, special request crochet orders and bath and body items may take up to two weeks additional time to create and ship. I will notify you when the item is finished and ready to ship.

Please contact me with your questions.