Ashtabula, Ohio · 1261 Sales


Ashtabula, Ohio 1261 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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Terri Stuyvesant

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Terri Stuyvesant


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5 out of 5 stars

msarwen1000 on May 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter loves her backpack and is so excited that her dear stuffed animal friend will have a great place to ride when we take our trip this summer! Thank you so much for being easy to work with and for the quick turn around on her bag!

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Its a Grand Life!

Hello! My name is Terri...I am married to a wonderful man...we live in a tiny little country town where I have lived all my life... we have 5 great kids, 3 daughters and 2 sons.

I love Jesus, I absolutely adore my family, and I really love to sew! I started sewing when I was about 13...I still have and still use my very first sewing machine my dad purchased for me for my 16th runs like a champ!!

Our first grandchild arrived in 2005 so of course I went crazy with all the baby items. Now that I have 13 grands (6 girls and 7 boys)!! It is non stop with "Grammy can you make me" and my daughter's asking "mom can you make us." My granddaughters just love my sewing room and love to pick out their fabrics for projects and even have their own sewing machines for lessons! My grandsons on the other hand love to come in and push buttons and turn knobs!! It's all good!

I started making the backpacks with no intention of selling them. My one daughter requested two packs for a trip for her then 16 month old and 3 1/2 year old daughters. She wanted them large enough to carry entertainment but small enough for the girls to handle. I found a pattern, revised it to my liking and that was it, end of story. It was about 6 months later my other daughter said...I think you should sell these and that was the beginning of my Etsy shop.

Not long into my little venture my niece asked if I could make little boy I made my fist little boy pack, the Choo Choo pack. From there the request for the larger size pack came. Then came the request for the doll carrier... and then the add ons. I have started quilting a lot of the fabrics myself as well as it is difficult to find a variety of fabrics in the pre quilted fabrics. This also allows for more custom items.

Every item is hand made by me and machine embroidered or appliqued if personalization or an applique is requested.

The packs are still my main item but I put a new item in here and there.

Sewing is an art that will hopefully contine in this family...along with so much more!!

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of Etsy!!


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  • Terri Stuyvesant

    Owner, Maker, Curator

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Last updated on October 18, 2013

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PayPal's customary methods of payment are accepted. Payment is expected within 72 hours of ordering.

If item is not paid for within 5 days I will cancel the sale and relist the item.
In most cases items will be shipped 7 to 14 days after payment has cleared. If an item will require more time, a buyer will be notified.

*NOTE: Many of my items are either made or personalized after an order has placed. Also, in some cases materials need to be special ordered to complete an item. These factors can extend production/shipping time. If you're wondering about the length of time between ordering and receiving an item, please contact me BEFORE you place an order.

All items will be shipped through USPS First Class Mail to Canada and via Priority Mail in the US. All international shipping will also be sent via USPs first Class mail.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Shipping fees do not include insurance. If you would like insurance (or upgraded shipping) please contact me PRIOR to purchasing so I can add the necessary change(s) to the base shipping charge.
Refunds and Exchanges
My goal is to please! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase please notify me immediately to discuss.

Items that have not been customized and are unused can be exchanged or returned for a full refund within 10 days of receipt.(the buyer must pay return shipping). I will issue a refund once item is received, just contact me for address. Refund will reflect item price minus shipping cost.

Any items that are customized can not be exchanged or refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders and will be happy to work with you to create exactly what you're looking for. Please convo me if you have something special in mind.

I want all my customers to be happy and pleased with their purchase. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, for any reason, please contact me before leaving feedback so I can work with you to resolve the situation to your satisfaction.