FairyTaleNightmares

Handcrafted dark curios, blythe clothes &fun knit items

Santa Cruz, California 3230 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (950)

FairyTaleNightmares

Handcrafted dark curios, blythe clothes &fun knit items

Santa Cruz, California | 3230 Sales

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Spyder Sharp

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Spyder Sharp

Announcement    " We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
- George Bernard Shaw
Keep playing!
All of our items are hand made by us. Our shipping days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you are in a rush, let me know in "message to seller". Fell free to message us with any questions you may have, we check in often and will respond as soon as possible. Thanks

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 21, 2018

" We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
- George Bernard Shaw
Keep playing!
All of our items are hand made by us. Our shipping days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you are in a rush, let me know in "message to seller". Fell free to message us with any questions you may have, we check in often and will respond as soon as possible. Thanks

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About FairyTaleNightmares

Sales 3,230
On Etsy since 2014

We were born makers.

Welcome to our about page. You're probably wondering who we are and what motivates us to create the oddities that fill our eclectic shop.
About Us:
We were teenagers when we first met. As we got to know each other, we discovered that we had a great deal in common (including our birthday). We both grew up with few store bought toys, and at very early ages, started making our own toys. I learned to knit, crochet, and sew while still in single digits. Brian was very mechanical, fixing broken clocks, drawing whenever he could get his hands on paper, and designing and building his own models, while also in single digits. We were born makers, and this drive only grew stronger as we became adults.
Early on we struggled to find work that fulfilled our need to design and create. I sold Real Estate, worked in antique stores, always wishing i had more time to knit. Brian worked as a carpenter, always using his sense of design and style in everything he built. None of these jobs were quite the right fit, then in the mid 90's we had the opportunity to work in the film industry. We were very happy to break into this highly creative industry. We learned many new skills, and although very stressful, we always felt like we were being paid to play.

Our Process;
Our items always start as an idea, and between the two of us, our tireless brains are over flowing with them. Sometimes the idea transitions into a sketch, or prototype. Sometimes we just create the dang thing.

Our first businesses:
We have been making money from what we make since we were children, but Brian started his first business building personal designed, custom Tree houses at age 23.
Adriana was designing, and sewing hand made (and sold) Barbie doll clothes at age 10. They say women mature earlier then men....

This shop is an amalgam of our experiences, passions, influences and attitudes. We believe that the quality of a person's life is in direct proportions to their commitment to excellence whatever their chosen endevor. We are creators, and will always be creating new things, not because it is what we do, but because it is who we are. We are so thankful to have this opportunity to share our creations with you!

Check out our other shops on Etsy:
Enigmatic press
DivaDeJour

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Shop members

  • Spyder Sharp

    Owner, Maker, Customer Service

    I am the doer of all things, but my greatest skill is bringing all this talent together , and creating a fun shopping experience for our customers.

  • Brian Sharp

    Partner, Sculpter, Goofball

    Bri is the mastermind behind all things dark in our shop. His talent is a vital part of the success of FairyTaleNightmares.

  • Olga (Mom)

    Knitter/crochet, Designer, Collaborator

    My beautiful mom is a knitting and crochet mentor to me. She never used patterns, and many of her creations are her own design. Now we work together and teach each other new things.

  • Taboo (Boo)

    Mascot, Familiar, Oracle

    Boo is probably the laziest worker of this team. He hates having his 23 hours of sleep interrupted! But he keeps us happy, and that is invaluable!

  • The Sharps

    Owners, Parners, Creators Of Fairytales And Nightmares

    This is our shop, we hope you enjoy your visit with us, and do come back, we look forward to seeing you again!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 27, 2017
Wecome to our policies. Our priority is to have happy customers. If there is a problem with your order, please contact us right away, and we will do what we can to fix it. We look forward to having the opportunity to offer you exceptional customer service.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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)
Returns and exchange details
Customer service is very important to us! If you are unhappy with your purchase, please communicate with us first! We will be happy to offer a solution, such as...

Refund your payment minus the shipping fees. You pay return shipping.

Or

Exchange your purchase with an item in our shop ( you pay any price increase)
You pay for return postage, and we will pay postage for the new item.

All returned items must be in original condition, unused, and undamaged.

We ask that if you are unhappy with your purchase, and would like a refund or exchange, that you would contact us within 30 days of that purchase.
Payment
We accept PayPal , credit cards , and Etsy gift cards
Shipping
We ship all orders first class via USPS. If you prefer faster shipping, let us know.

For international orders, if you would like to use a carrier other than first class USPS, let us know. Any customs and duty charges, are the responsibility of the receiving party.

We offer a refund or replacement if your purchase is lost or stolen.
Additional policies and FAQs
We believe that communication is vital to any relationship. Please feel free to convo us with any questions or comments.

If you want a custom order, convo us. We are happy to work with you!