HandmadeAtTheLake is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi Everyone! I am planning to take a few months away from my shop. I am hoping to be back in late spring. Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 30, 2018

Hi Everyone! I am planning to take a few months away from my shop. I am hoping to be back in late spring. Thank you!

Sandy Gibson

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Sandy Gibson


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Handmade treasures made by me at my home on the lake

My name is Sandy and I am a semi-retired software developer with two grown children. As a new empty-nester, I was searching for things to fulfill me as I transitioned from full time work and full time mom, to the next stage in my life.

I learned to knit and sew at a very young age. My grandmother, who passed away when I was very young, was so good at these skills. As I learned to do them, everyone told me how proud she would have been and how much like her I was. This was probably one of the best compliments I could have gotten and it made me want to get even better.

As the years went by, I made fancy Christmas dresses for my daughter, and cute crafts, and things for my home. I knit a few sweaters, too. But with busy lives and growing kids, I put away my crafts for about 10 years.

Last year I started a blog www.livelovelake.com, to begin to explore my options in my next phase of life. I found so many amazing, talented people through my blog and again, picked up my knitting needles and got out my sewing machine.

Over the last year I have knitted and sewed and blogged about my life at our lake home and now I am taking the next step and offering some of my handmade items for sale.

I hope you see what you like, and stop by often. As this shop is a work in progress, I am adding new items all the time.


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Shop policies

Last updated on September 11, 2014
Welcome to Handmade at the Lake! I make all of these items myself, they are usually unique and one or two of a kind. They are already made when they are listed. If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, message me and depending on yarn, fabric availability, something can be made just for you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I really want you to be happy with your purchase, so just let me know if there is an issue. I will exchange, give credit, but will not refund.
I accept PayPal, Credit Cards, and Money Orders
The items listed in my shop are already made, so I will do my best to ship them to you within 3 days of receiving payment, using USPS. If you need it sooner, please message me and we can make arrangements.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you like what you see, but would like something more specific made just for you, please message me and I will try to make it for you. Just ask!