Announcement Most items in my shop are sewn AFTER order confirmation and may take 1-2 weeks to ship. Need something sooner? THESE ITEMS ARE READY TO SHIP ASAP: https://etsy.me/2MJPn6F (Items not marked "ready to ship" in the title still need to be sewn.)
Most items in my shop are sewn AFTER order confirmation and may take 1-2 weeks to ship. Need something sooner? THESE ITEMS ARE READY TO SHIP ASAP: https://etsy.me/2MJPn6F (Items not marked "ready to ship" in the title still need to be sewn.)
Brenda on Aug 1, 20225 out of 5 stars
The pattern is well written with lots of color pictures. I love upcycling and this pattern is the perfect way to keep items out of the dumpster.
Laurie responded on Aug 2, 2022
Thank you so much for sharing your evaluation of my pattern. I appreciate your kind words AND your upcycling effort!!!
Wendy on Jun 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
Great material! Great workmanship! Love it!! Fits perfectly. Highly recommend!!
Laurie responded on Jun 13, 2022
Thank you for trusting me with your one-of-a-kind apron purchase. I sincerely appreciate your business and hope you enjoy your apron for many years to come!
Jenny on Aug 9, 20225 out of 5 stars
Great customer service and very accommodating!! Answer’s questions quick as well. Love the apron - thanks!!!
Laurie responded on Aug 10, 2022
I appreciate your positive feedback so much! I strive for maximum customer satisfaction, so I truly appreciate hearing that I've hit the mark!!! ❤️ Thank you for sharing your personal experience.
Etsy on Aug 3, 20225 out of 5 stars
Wonderful craftsmanship. Love my aprons and wear them all the time!
Laurie responded on Aug 3, 2022
I'm so happy you're pleased with your aprons! Thank you for taking the time to evaluate your experience. I appreciate your kind words more than I can say! ❤️
dawling11 on Jul 25, 20225 out of 5 stars
Laurie went above & beyond replacing a missing apron. You are so talented! I love your aprons!!! Thank you!!!!!
Laurie responded on Jul 26, 2022
It’s humbling for me to see customers returning again and again. It has been a huge blessing for me to have such loyal customers! I truly appreciate YOUR support of my shop. Thank you for your patience in having to wait a little longer to receive your newest apron. I appreciate that more than I can say!
Lori Ann on Jul 18, 20225 out of 5 stars
Oh My Goodness. This is so darn cute. Love this purse. Opened the box, purse is so well made. The purse came as described, but in person It Is So Much Cuter! I may be looking at the tote also. Laurie's Gift Biz has been added to my favs. Did I mention that I Love it?!
Laurie responded on Jul 19, 2022
What a sweet expression of your happy thoughts regarding your new purse. You made my day with your kind words. Thank you! I hope you enjoy using your purse for years and years to come.
sassysaves75 on Jul 18, 20225 out of 5 stars
Very cute and well made. Creative design. Arrived on time and well packaged. Highly recommend Seller. Will definitely purchase from Seller again.
Laurie responded on Jul 19, 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm thrilled that you're pleased with the apron. I look forward to working with you again someday on another apron.
Kristy on Jul 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
My daughter and I love our coordinating aprons so much! We wore them to pick berries today. The quality is top of the line! I will be purchasing many more!
Laurie responded on Jul 14, 2022
Oh my gosh-- the apron is so cute on your daughter! Thank you so much for taking the time to show me the "action" shot. I'm glad that you both are pleased with your new coordinating aprons. ❤️
Kristy on Jul 9, 20225 out of 5 stars
Oh my! I am obsessed with my new apron! My little girl loves her coordinating one too. 🍓The fit and quality is outstanding. I will be ordering many more! Thank you so much Laurie!
Laurie responded on Jul 9, 2022
You made my day, Kristy! I'm so happy that you and your little one are enjoying your new aprons. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I appreciate it more than I can say!
Jenna on Jun 16, 20225 out of 5 stars
It took awhile to find an apron that had all the pockets I wanted where I wanted them, and I’m so grateful I found this one. It’s exactly what I wanted it to be.
Laurie responded on Jun 17, 2022
Thank you for your kind words. Although I designed this style of apron for my own specific needs to use at craft shows, I'm glad it could meet all of your unique needs as well. I hope it serves you well for many years to come!
Indulge yourself -- buy handmade and see the superior fine detail and quality vs. mass-produced products!
I've been a professional seamstress since 1995! Where has the time gone? For the first six years of my career, I sewed infant and children's clothing (for a local designer) sold in her lovely retail shop-- putting millions of miles on my sewing machine.
After that store closed, I did a lot of contract sewing /designing on my own. The first holiday-market craft show I ever participated in was so successful (and the shoppers so encouraging) that it led me to open my first online shop back in 2005. I started out making all kinds of purses: quirky boutique-style bags, custom photo purses, embroidered Scripture purses, 'repurposed clothing' handbags, & recycled wrapper purses and accessories.
Jumping ahead to the summer of 2008, my original website's Wrapper Purse Collection attracted the attention of a large company (which upcycles non-recyclable things to make unique products.) Their CEO contacted me out of the blue, and I happily joined their design team a few weeks later. Since I no longer had time to make my own Wrapper Purses for sale, I copyrighted those original patterns to sell in my shop.
Around that same time, I made my very first apron (for my daughter, who wanted to be a pastry chef when she grew up.) I couldn't stop making them. It was love at first stitch! Making aprons had become my new obsession. I absolutely love beautiful fabrics, and I enjoy the creative process of combining fun prints with beautiful colors in each unique apron to create something you won't find anywhere else! Heirloom quality workmanship for maximum customer satisfaction has always been my ultimate goal!
QUOTE THAT INSPIRED THE NAME OF MY SHOP
"If you have any talent - That's your gift from God. And, if you use that talent - That's your gift to God," ~ Red Skelton
Owner, Designer, Seamstress
THIS IS A ONE-WOMAN OPERATION It's just me~ designing & sewing, photographing products, promoting & advertising, accounting & computer operations, packaging & shipping, and last but not least: customer relations. Welcome to my little corner of Etsy!
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Digital downloads
- Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
2) Buyer must contact me requesting a return within 14 days after the buyer receives the item. Your returned item must arrive within 30 days of the original delivery date. To verify the shipment & delivery of the returned package, please add tracking to the package. (I also recommend purchasing insurance on the shipment to protect yourself against loss or damage by the USPS during return shipment.) Return postage is the responsibility of the buyer.
3) Any returned item must be in the same 100% BRAND NEW, UNALTERED, & UNUSED condition as received. PLEASE NOTE: If there are any signs of wear (food/ dirt/ stains/ make up/ human or pet hair as well as heavy perfumes, smoke, or other pungent odors) or if damage occurs due to improper packaging for return shipment-- then the item may not be considered acceptable for return or the refund may be reduced. PLEASE be advised that used items that have been altered, worn, washed, or discarded after receipt do NOT qualify for the Etsy case resolution system, according to Etsy's policies. https://www.etsy.com/legal/policy/cases-policy/243306189901
4) You will receive your refund after your item is inspected and deemed acceptable for return. The buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs associated with the return of the item.
***NO RETURNS ON PERSONALIZED ITEMS, CUSTOM ORDERS, or DIGITAL DOWNLOADS***
♥ Most items in my shop are individually handmade AFTER purchase
♥ Items labeled READY-TO-SHIP https://etsy.me/2MJPn6F dispatch within 48 hours. If the listing title does NOT say "ready to ship," the item is constructed AFTER order confirmation which takes time.
♥ Please note that the estimated shipping date (provided by Laurie in her confirmation message to every buyer) is NOT the date it will be delivered-- your order will ship no later than that estimated date. Delivery speed AFTER that is solely dependent upon the USPS (usually delivered in 3 to 8 business days.)
♥ All packages ship with insurance** for added peace of mind! Lost, stolen, misdirected, or damaged packages will require official documents filed with the USPS before replacement or refund. **USPS requires physical evidence of damage, including packaging-- so keep everything until your claim has been settled in the rare case that your package arrives damaged.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently asked questions
MINDFUL PACKAGING: Can you leave the price off the receipt? What is inside the package?
Yes, you can mark your purchase as a gift in the shopping cart. (Marking an order as a gift removes the prices on the packing slip, similar to a retail store gift receipt.) All packages include packing slips/receipts.
Each apron is neatly wrapped in a plastic bag to protect the fabric. Decorative cellophane wrap protects the Santa Purses. (Packing slips are inside of the wrapping. Should the shipping materials or address label become damaged during shipment, this gives the Post Office another method of identifying where the package should go.)
CUSTOM ORDERS: Can I customize or personalize a product?
Yes! I love working with my customers to create one-of-a-kind items to suit their unique personalities! Feel free to contact me to CUSTOMIZE your order by using different fabrics, trims, etc.
If you want to add embroidery (adding your name or monogram) to an item purchased from my shop--there is a $10/per item fee for this added PERSONALIZATION. Read more here: https://etsy.me/3zP8qR0
HANDMADE: Who makes your products?
Every item in my shop is individually handmade by me (no staff, no outsourcing) in my home in rural North Eastern Indiana. I do not keep an inventory of pre-made items. Listing photos show the original sample [purse, apron, or baby blanket] created to take photographs for the Etsy shop listing. (*First samples are often available as ready to ship items and found here: https://etsy.me/2MJPn6F) Subsequent products may vary slightly due to the nature of creating everything individually from scratch. Nothing in my shop is mass-produced-- everything is individually cut & sewn by Laurie after order confirmation. No two items will be completely identical simply due to the nature of handmade creation by human hands. 😀
SHIPPING CONCERNS: What if something happens during shipment? GOOD NEWS! All packages ship with insurance.
(1) If your package is damaged or goes missing en route-- an Official Affidavit will need to be filed by the recipient via the USPS before replacement or refund.
(2) If USPS tracking shows "Delivered" although you have not received it, please contact your local postal office. (GPS may be used to pinpoint the delivery location.) Also check with other household members, neighbors, etc. In many cases, the package will turn up!
(3) If all attempts fail to locate your package, please contact me. The next step is filing an insurance claim, which will require that YOU sign an Affidavit regarding the missing (or damaged*) package before replacement or refund.
*USPS requires evidence of damage (item + package) so keep everything until settled.