FloatingThimble

Handmade Eclectic Home Items

Texas, United States · 178 Sales

FloatingThimble

Handmade Eclectic Home Items

Texas, United States 178 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(79)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop where I make beautiful, fun, useful items for the home. I love fabric and finding new uses for old and odd pieces. As I make items, the collection will be more eclectic. I keep adding to my stash, and it's all just waiting to be put to use and I hope you find something that speaks to you!

In light of Etsy's policy changes regarding handmade items, I would like to reiterate that I make everything that I have listed as handmade, and I do all my own shipping and office work. I wear many hats!

My shop photo is from a personalized stamp made by Barn Stationery, another Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/barnstationery.
My shop banner is a photo of my craft show banner (really). I made it from yellow canvas and cut huge letters from my batik stash which I fused and zig-zagged to it.

Announcement

Welcome to my shop where I make beautiful, fun, useful items for the home. I love fabric and finding new uses for old and odd pieces. As I make items, the collection will be more eclectic. I keep adding to my stash, and it's all just waiting to be put to use and I hope you find something that speaks to you!

In light of Etsy's policy changes regarding handmade items, I would like to reiterate that I make everything that I have listed as handmade, and I do all my own shipping and office work. I wear many hats!

My shop photo is from a personalized stamp made by Barn Stationery, another Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/barnstationery.
My shop banner is a photo of my craft show banner (really). I made it from yellow canvas and cut huge letters from my batik stash which I fused and zig-zagged to it.

Janet Flynn

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Janet Flynn

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(79)
Rosemary Morris

Rosemary Morris on Sep 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful roomy bag, so well made...I plan to use it often!!!

Pat Gilman

Pat Gilman on Aug 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I was a little on the fence with this one, but the colors are more intense and I really love the pillow. Shipped very quickly!!

Pat Gilman

Pat Gilman on Aug 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous pillow. Vibrant colors and the quilting is really cool. Shipped very quickly!!

Pat Gilman

Pat Gilman on Aug 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

beautiful vibrant colors and the glass buttons are the perfect touch! Shipped very quickly!!

Karen Zilkie

Karen Zilkie on Jun 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Received the tote bag before I expected it. Well made with a solid handle. I will get a lot of wear out of it. Large enough to carry sewing or knotting project around or purchases from farmers market. Very nice.

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About

Surrounded by Fabric

I have always been attracted to any kind of fabric; I used to hyperventilate on my way to my favorite fabric store. I still have some of the fabrics I bought in the 80's that I had to have, but am nervous about cutting into...sound familiar?

In 2008 I got the courage to leave a job that had become challenging in order to start a business making quilted pillow covers, but I had no business plan, or courage to promote my product. After 6 months I ended up working again, this time with elderly people and their families who were in need of caregivers. While I loved this job, I never let go of the dream of working with fabric for a living.

My neighbor told me about Etsy, and after looking at all the crafts represented, and how it's set up, I knew it was the best way for me to try again. So I made the leap in January of 2012, and I love it! Not only can I spend my days designing and making really cool stuff, I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone by doing promotions and overcoming my Post Office phobia (really real).

Now I work in a 10 by 10 room, with a large dog underfoot, and get to see my dreams "materialize". Life is good!!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 31, 2012
Hi, my name is Janet and I'm a fabriholic.
No, seriously, I've been sewing since my mother taught me when I was 11, and there's never been a time in my life when I haven't had some project(s) going.

Welcome to my shop where I make beautiful, fun, useful items for the home. I love fabric and finding new uses for old and odd pieces. As I add items, the collection will be more eclectic. My stash is just waiting to be put to use and I hope you find something that speaks to you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
All items will be put in a padded envelope or a plastic bag and boxed for shipping. I use USPS ground or UPS unless otherwise requested. Priority or Express services are available as well as insurance. Contact me to get the exact cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
Since my items are meant to be used, I have gone to great lengths to make sure that they are well made and durable. In the event there is a construction issue, please contact me for a full replacement (upon return of the defective item). If a replacement is not possible due to lack of identical materials, a refund will be issued at my discretion. I think 3 months is a fair time frame for the above.

JEWELRY IS SOLD AS IS AND ALL SALES ON JEWELRY ARE FINAL.
Additional policies and FAQs
With a few exceptions (noted in the individual items's description) all pillow fabrics are pre-washed with a dye-free, fragrance-free detergent and machine dried. Fabrics and batting are 100% cotton, but thread content varies.
Some items may have small pieces which may not be suitable for display or use around small children, and will be noted. I have made every effort to attach buttons, beads, etc. securely, but please contact me if there is a problem.