KatePitnerDesigns

Happy Shoppe

Los Angeles, California · 88 Sales

KatePitnerDesigns

Happy Shoppe

Los Angeles, California 88 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(19)

Announcement   Welcome to my Happy Shoppe! In this space you will find wonderful little handmade ornaments and curios that are perfect additions to your seasonal decorating, fabulous gift items for someone you love, or happy toppers to any wrapped goodie. Each item is carefully designed and sculpted in clay, and then hand-painted, embellished, and assembled with loving care by me.

My goal at the Happy Shoppe is to create a little happy in your day with every ornament I make. Thank you for visiting! xoxo

Announcement

Welcome to my Happy Shoppe! In this space you will find wonderful little handmade ornaments and curios that are perfect additions to your seasonal decorating, fabulous gift items for someone you love, or happy toppers to any wrapped goodie. Each item is carefully designed and sculpted in clay, and then hand-painted, embellished, and assembled with loving care by me.

My goal at the Happy Shoppe is to create a little happy in your day with every ornament I make. Thank you for visiting! xoxo

Kate Pitner

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About

Welcome to my Happy Shoppe!

Thank you so much for visiting my little corner on Etsy! I started my Happy Shoppe to have a place to sell the ornaments I love to create in my spare time. By day I am a licensing artist and commercial graphic designer, but too much technology can really make me grumpy which is why the Happy Shoppe came to be.

I was inspired to start making these little doll-like ornaments from a miniature wire-limbed doll I received as a young girl. The doll was approximately 2.5" high, was made of porcelain, and had traveled out west on a covered wagon during the early 1800's. I used to fantasize about the little girl who had once treasured this doll and how she must have loved having it with her on that long and dusty journey. Unfortunately when I was newly married my husband and I had a house fire in our first apartment and the doll was lost. It broke my heart and it was that loss that became my motivation to try and create a similar doll myself out of polymer clay. After some practice runs the basic model I have now came to be and the rest is history.

I create all my ornaments by hand: sculpting, firing, painting, embellishing, and assembling. Each ornament takes approximately 5 days to make, and personalized ornaments will take longer because I work from photos provided by my customers. It is truly a blast to make my little creations and even better to see them find new homes around the globe. Each year I try to add new themed ornaments to my offerings so please keep checking in because you never know what you will find.

xo
Kate

Shop policies

Last updated on August 27, 2015
Thank you for visiting my Happy Shoppe! To learn more about me and how the Happy Shoppe came to be, check out my Shop Story on the About Page.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I work very hard to provide a product that is special and unique with the quality I expect when I purchase things for myself. I also try to best show and represent each ornament on the site so that you know exactly what you are purchasing. With all this in mind, Returns will be accepted after getting an OK from me within SEVEN DAYS of receipt. Items must be in perfect condition and in the box I provided, and shipped back to me in a bubble mailer and a tracking no. Returns that are lost in the mail will NOT be refunded.

There are NO returns on custom made orders.

Your order is personally handmade for you with the highest attention to detail, craftsmanship, and design, and I want you to be happy with your purchase, so if there is a problem please be in touch!
Payment
I accept all Major Credit Cards and Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
All orders are shipped from Los Angeles, CA via USPS First Class mail within 1-3 days for in shoppe items, and 2-3 weeks for personalized and custom-made items.

** To my International friends, please be aware of your country's customs tax charges, if any. You can visit your country's customs agency website for more info. It is the BUYERS responsibility to pay for your countries Import Taxes, Duties, Vat, etc.
The Happy Shoppe is NOT responsible for lost or stolen packages through your mail systems. All purchases are shipped via USPS International First Class Airmail 
which ONLY includes Tracking WITHIN the USA and NO INSURANCE, Please expect up to two weeks for International delivery. If you chose to add an International Tracking number to your order for $14.00 - I will email you that number once the package has shipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that even though my little ornaments may look like dolls, they are not intended for that use. There are small parts that are not suited for young children. Please handle your ornament with care. Many of my creations are set in specific positions (i.e. the yoga Namaste collection), and manipulating the arms and legs out of their positioning may cause the ornament to break.