Get Personal Etc

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Get Personal Etc

2274 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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GetPersonalEtc is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'm on vacation until the end of July - Will be opening my shop again in August.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 23, 2017

I'm on vacation until the end of July - Will be opening my shop again in August.


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5 out of 5 stars

tammyfreeland on Jun 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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I bought this pillow for a friend's new home - what a great gift! The stitching was perfect, as were the fabric and the colors - just what I ordered. I love it so much I may have to get one for myself 😊


sabrinaburcroff on May 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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mgould12 on May 21, 2017

4 out of 5 stars
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Great thank you just a little short

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I've Never Uttered The Phrase "I'm Bored" In My Life!

I guess I've always been an entrepreneur. I hauled vegetables around on a cart through the neighborhood to sell when I was very young, and I sold worms and nightcrawlers the summer I was 11. However, as much as I enjoy being an entrepreneur, I've always been drawn to creating something. Doesn't matter whether it's with fabric, yarn, pencil or paint.

Grandma taught me to crochet when I was four or five, and around the same time my Aunt Tillie taught me to knit. My mom started taking me to ceramics classes when I was only six. I don't remember not drawing or painting, and my dad would take my little sketches to work in his lunch box to show the guys at the aluminum plant.

I began taking oil painting class with local artist Opal Brooten when I was 15. I got my first real taste of being a painter - and I mean that literally. I still can taste the turpentine from holding my paintbrush between my teeth. I moved from oil to acrylic and finally to watercolor and mixed media.

I also began sewing at a very young age, and by the time I was 11 or 12 years old I was making my own dresses, shirts and skirts. I learned to sew on my mom's little black Singer Featherweight, which I still proudly own. I took advanced courses in tailoring and did a stint as a costume designer for a local ballet school. I also did custom alterations during a time when I was unable to work.

Grown-up life and commitments saw me setting aside most of my crafty activities for a number of years, but I've had the time to re-connect with my creative muse over the last few years. I discovered Etsy and instantly knew I was home.

I'm currently focusing on custom machine embroidered gifts, and I've started doing painted china gift-ware as well. My evening television time has found me with idle hands, and I've already made a life-time supply of crocheted place mats and dish cloths. So, recently I've been crocheting rag baskets. I'm trying to reduce my stash of fabric, and these shabby and colorful baskets are really starting to make a dent in a world-class closet of cloth.

As I retire from the business I've owned for the last 20 years, I'm hoping to get back into painting and drawing. Check back in over the coming months to see what I've come up with!


Shop members

  • Penny

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on March 23, 2014
Welcome to my shop! If you don't see an item in a size that's right for you, just send me a convo & we can discuss it. I'm more than happy to do custom orders.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Custom orders must be paid in full before your item is created.
We ship USPS 1st class or Priority mail. Once a package leaves our hands, we have no control on how long it takes for delivery. Our shipping prices are very reasonable, but they ARE 1st class mail, which can take up to 9 days for US delivery. If you wish expedited shipping to Prioity mail, which is 2-3 days delivery, please convo me & you can purchase a Priority mail upgrade.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns - Please contact me within 7 days of receipt of your package.

Custom orders are not returnable, for obvious reasons. If you feel that I have made an error in creating your item, contact me & let's see what we can do!
Additional policies and FAQs
International customers:
Please be aware of the customs fees, VAT fees and other fees imposed by your country's government. This varies in amount and threshold, so check your country's regulations concerning items shipped to you from outside your country.