HomeShopCreations

Various creations made from woods, acrylics and fabrics

Texas, United States · 38 Sales

HomeShopCreations

Various creations made from woods, acrylics and fabrics

Texas, United States 38 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Bill's profile - I accepted an early retirement after several decades of public service. I took up a craft that I had been introduced to, namely turning materials on a lathe. I have since developed a small-scale home shop business of making a number of items on my lathe, mainly writing pens and sewing seam rippers. I truly enjoy my craft, and for that reason, I do not charge high prices for my creations. I derive more satisfaction out of knowing someone is happy with my work, than the monetary gain. What little profit I gain is ultimately rolled back into my shop operation, so that I can create even more items. I think I have found the meaning of the phrase: " a labor of love". I have been doing this for several years now, and more than acquiring a host of repeat customers along the way, I have acquired new friendships.

Debbie's profile - I have been sewing since I was fourteen years old and made all my clothes through out high school. As time has passed I have expanded into crafts, machine embroidery and finally, quilting. All of my fabric products are made in a completely smoke and pet- free environment.

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Bill's profile - I accepted an early retirement after several decades of public service. I took up a craft that I had been introduced to, namely turning materials on a lathe. I have since developed a small-scale home shop business of making a number of items on my lathe, mainly writing pens and sewing seam rippers. I truly enjoy my craft, and for that reason, I do not charge high prices for my creations. I derive more satisfaction out of knowing someone is happy with my work, than the monetary gain. What little profit I gain is ultimately rolled back into my shop operation, so that I can create even more items. I think I have found the meaning of the phrase: " a labor of love". I have been doing this for several years now, and more than acquiring a host of repeat customers along the way, I have acquired new friendships.

Debbie's profile - I have been sewing since I was fourteen years old and made all my clothes through out high school. As time has passed I have expanded into crafts, machine embroidery and finally, quilting. All of my fabric products are made in a completely smoke and pet- free environment.

William and Debbie

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William and Debbie

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Anonymous on Jun 10, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning pens and beautifully made and outstanding service. nMint Tulip nIt looks big , it feels heavy , but you have to put this pen into your hand , it feels perfect. nOak Burl nClassic look and feel, perfect for the office nParty time nstunning colors and ideal for an artist. nperfect presents if you can let the pens go.

Anonymous on Jun 7, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

A seller I have happily purchased many pens from. Very highly recommended.

Anonymous on Jan 30, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Even prettier than in the picture! And it was shipped so quickly. William, you did a great job!

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About

My Post-Retirement Craft Passion

After taking an early retirement after several decades of public service, I took up a craft that I had been introduced to, namely lathe-turning. I have been involved in it for several years now, and it has become a passion for me. I have turned many types of materials, such as woods, acrylics, various other hybrid plastics, and rubber compounds. I have found that the creative possibilities are endless. I have made made several types of items, such as writing pens, sewing seam rippers, pocket watches, shaving sets, Christmas ornaments, and so on. I decided early on not to charge the higher-end prices for items that I sell, because I enjoy my craft so much, and because i derive more pleasure out of knowing a recipient is happy with one of my creations. I have no intention of developing my shop any larger than it is right now. I utilize a few online venues to market my stuff, but often find that word-of-mouth does more to promote my items than anything else. In addition, I also make pens for various charitable organizations, such as children's hospitals, and our overseas military folks. This outlet is a real source of enjoyment for me.

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    I opened a small post-retirement shop at my home to create and market homemade lathe-turned items like writing pens and seam rippers. I welcome the opportunity to discuss other possibilities with other folks.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 7, 2014
Welcome to our shop creations. Although Bill has been involved in other types of woodworking for several years, he started turning on a wood lathe within the last few years. Like most lathe turners, he started in the area of pen-making. He is proud of what he makes, and will only sell the best of his creations. Debbie has been sewing since she was fourteen, when she began making all her clothes. From that she expanded into making costumes for college productions. Five years ago she became interested in machine embroidery and has recently begun quilting. She loves working with various fabrics and fibers, and like Bill, will only sell the best of her creations. She currently produces all the pen pouches that Bill sends with his pen purchases. All items made in our shop is both smoke and pet free. We thank you for visiting our store, and we welcome your comments.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
We prefer Paypal payments, but will accept money orders or cashier's checks. Please allow time for checks and money order payments to clear our bank before shipping. All sales to customers in Texas are subject to current sales tax of 8.25%.

At this time, we are not set up to accept debit or credit cards; We sincerely hope this does not cause undue problems.
Shipping
We will ship within 2 business days of confirmed payment. We ship typically via USPS ground service mail to be able to offer free standard shipping on our products within the continental United States. Other items will be shipped via the least expensive method possible to keep the buyer's cost lower. If you want faster delivery or insurance, please advise us at the time you place your order. We will add these options in to the final cost as you request. We typically ship items with delivery confirmations and typically only ship within the continental U.S. If your shipping location is international, please contact us prior to purchase to discuss special arrangements.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact us promptly, and we will earnestly try to resolve the issue. We typically accept returns within 7 days of buyer's receipt. We will refund your payment less return shipping as soon as we receive the item. If you would like to exchange the item for another item we might have, we can work with you on that. If you want an exchange of the same type and material, please contact us. Sometimes, the type of material is unique enough that an exact exchange may not be possible. The key to this entire process is establishing a dialog between you and us. Our utmost desire is the satisfaction of our customers.
Additional policies and FAQs
BILL - As I develop my systems, I will be able to create more customized types of crafts. Please feel free to submit a request for special items, and I will be happy to talk to you about it. If I cannot help you directly, I will try to offer other options.

DEBBIE - At this time, I am unable to offer custom sewn, embroidered or quilted items.