HandaMade

Hand-knitted water bottle cozies, coffee cups and more!

California, United States · 1609 Sales

HandaMade

Hand-knitted water bottle cozies, coffee cups and more!

California, United States 1609 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(623)
Shop owner

Geraldine

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Announcement   Welcome to HandaMade!

Happy Shopping!

I Knit and Crochet. All my work is handmade with love by me. I accept custom orders. Please convo me.

Follow me @ my Facebook like, share and more.
Instagram [!at] handa.made

https://www.facebook.com/pages/HandaMade/284591434898101

I was a featured Seller! Check out my interview here:
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5534139

NOTE: California Residence, you will be charge 8.00% sales tax on all products.

Please allow to 3 to 5 business days for shipment.

Come inside and browse through my shop.

Looking for wholesale? Convo me if you have any pricing questions and I will send you a quote.

My monster shark Soda cozy was featured at http://www.imbibemagazine.com.

My Monster Shark Water Bottle Cozy was featured at
http://etsystalker.com/.

My shop was also featured at the following sites:
http://www.childstylemagazine.com/
http://www.parenting.com

Member of California Crafters Club of Etsy

© 2008-2015 HandaMade by Geraldine
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Photos & info:
http://geraldine-handa.blogspot.com

Announcement
Last updated on Nov 19, 2015

Welcome to HandaMade!

Happy Shopping!

I Knit and Crochet. All my work is handmade with love by me. I accept custom orders. Please convo me.

Follow me @ my Facebook like, share and more.
Instagram [!at] handa.made

https://www.facebook.com/pages/HandaMade/284591434898101

I was a featured Seller! Check out my interview here:
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5534139

NOTE: California Residence, you will be charge 8.00% sales tax on all products.

Please allow to 3 to 5 business days for shipment.

Come inside and browse through my shop.

Looking for wholesale? Convo me if you have any pricing questions and I will send you a quote.

My monster shark Soda cozy was featured at http://www.imbibemagazine.com.

My Monster Shark Water Bottle Cozy was featured at
http://etsystalker.com/.

My shop was also featured at the following sites:
http://www.childstylemagazine.com/
http://www.parenting.com

Member of California Crafters Club of Etsy

© 2008-2015 HandaMade by Geraldine
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Photos & info:
http://geraldine-handa.blogspot.com

Geraldine

Contact shop owner

Geraldine

Shark Week - Baby Bottle Shark Cozy
US$20.00
Baby Bottle Monster Shark with tail in Pink
US$20.00
Coffee Cup cozy Bunny-Orange background
US$18.50
Coffee Cup cozy Bunny-green background
US$18.50
Crochet Slouchy Beanie hat- Multi color
US$35.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(623)
Ashley

Ashley on Jan 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping! Packaged wonderfully for a gift! My friend loved it! Great job! Highly recommend!!

kdirkse1

kdirkse1 on Jan 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome! It was absolutely the hit present for my niece who is a huge fan of shark week and expecting her first baby!! It is so soft and well made.

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Updates

In-process of making this Shark blanket. Getting ready for Shark week.
#sharkblanket #sharkweek#etsyshop #crochet #handmade

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Making more of this cute dinosaur photo prop for newborn babies. Message me for more color option.

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Made this photo prop for newborn babies. Other colors are available.

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About

Enjoy what you want to be

Hi, my name is Geraldine Handa. I’m a mom and have been married to my loving husband for 15 years. I work a part time job. I was born in the Philippines and came here to the United States twenty years ago on a petition by my Mom and Dad. I am now a US citizen, and am living in San Clemente, CA with my husband, two children, and two pet parakeets. I work on my Etsy projects during my lunch hour and at night when my kids are asleep. This is the one of the ways I can relax and provide myself with good stress relief!

During my days off, when my kids are at school, I can work at home on customer orders and check my Etsy shop. All my items are hand made by me from my own designs. I have copyrights on all my patterns.

On the weekends, my husband, kids, and myself, like to stay home and relax from the previous week. Sometimes our weekends are taken up by Cub Scout outings, or Indian Princess father and daughter outings. We enjoy also watching movies and visit the two Grandmas as often as possible. I learned to play the piano when I was a girl in the Philippines and like to play when I get a chance to relax.

When I’m at home I keep myself busy with cleaning, gardening, or going to the store. One of my hobbies is photography. We purchased some studio lights and created a photography studio in our living room. I always photograph my new creations and post them to my Etsy shop.

Well, I have never been an artist, but I have always been a creative person. When I was in the third grade, I lived with my sister. When she went to college, she hired a nanny, who taught me how to crochet. When I got married, I made all the wedding favors for the reception guests. Later on I learned how to knit in a class taken at my local yarn shop. From that point on, I learned a lot of ideas and techniques to create my many designs. A couple of years ago, I came across Etsy. After a couple of months, I opened my own shop and tried to sell my apple jacket design. I was surprised at the response! Eventually I created my most successful design, the Monster Shark Cozy for water bottles and Monster Shark Sleeve for coffee cups.

Every morning before I’m ready to go to work (regular work) I turn on my computer and check my email and see if I have incoming orders. I work from my regular job from 7:00 till 2:30 and pick up my kids from school. After homework and dinner, I begin working on my orders and begin experimenting with new designs. I have a lot of ideas in my mind and make many prototypes. Some I sell on Etsy, others I give away as gifts! I spend a lot of time at the local yarn shops and Michaels, looking for the right yarn to make my projects.

My most cherished project is my Monster Shark. A couple of years ago, my husband and I had to make a large paper-mâché shark head for the Cub Scouts. It was about 45” tall with just the head. We painted it blue and it turned out great! After a couple of days later, I was taking pictures of the shark and my daughter wanted to get a picture of herself in the shark’s head. It was big enough to go over my daughter, and her face was right in the shark’s mouth. I looked at the picture and was thinking, “The monster shark is eating my daughter!” That’s when the idea to make the Monster Shark Sleeves first popped into my head. Now I have the Monster Shark water bottle holder and Monster Shark baby bottle holder.

To read a little more about the story behind HandaMade, please feel free to stop by and read my interview,
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2009/featured-seller-handamade/

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    Hi, my name is Geraldine Handa. I’m a mom and have been married to my loving husband for 18 years. I was born in the Philippines and came here to the United States twenty years ago on a petition by my Mom and Dad. I am now a U

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 1, 2016
Welcome! Thank you so much for browsing the HandaMade shop. All item(s) in my shop are hand-knit by me with my very own pattern and made in 100% acrylic and some are 100% cotton.

Please keep in mind that all custom orders once it's finished it cannot be changed.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
I accept PayPal and credit card through PayPal.
Shipping
I will ship your item(s) to the address you specify on Etsy.

I will ship your item(s) within 7-10 business days after payment is received.
International mail it will take 5-12 days.


NOTE:
I am not responsible for lost or damage packages.
Full priced for Soda Can cozy can be returned within 3 days of its delivery for refund less shipping fees.
See below for details for return.

Shipping charges are covered both ways by customer. Item must be shipped in a bubble package (preferably the original wrap and packaging) with insurance and delivery confirmation to ensure a safe delivery. The delivery confirmation number must be sent to me within THREE (3) days of its delivery date, and be in the exact condition it was received in order for me to accept the return and proceed with a refund. If the item is found to be used and not resalable, it will be returned to the customer upon the customer's expense.

Thank you
Refunds and Exchanges
No return, No exchange
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale: You must order a minimum 100 items to be qualify for the wholesale discount.
All item (s) I wrapped with tissue and tie it with piece of yarn with my HandaMade tag and shipped with bubble enveloped to protect your item. If you have any question, just convo me and I will be happy to help you.:D