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LeenGreenBean

Our Love in a Ball of Yarn

Newhall, California · 1521 Sales

LeenGreenBean

Our Love in a Ball of Yarn

Newhall, California 1521 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(318)

Announcement   My prices have gone up and down over the years as I've tried to negotiate a compromise between paying myself an okay wage and having my items be affordable. I decided that I'd give you the opportunity to choose your price. I will leave my previous prices as an option, in which I'm paying myself anywhere between $4.54 and $8.70 per hour. My second option is a price that will pay me the 2016 California minimum wage, $10 per hour. My third option is a price that will pay me a living wage, $15 per hour. I greatly appreciate any sale, regardless of what you choose, and I thank you in advance for understanding my desire to fully honor my work and time. If you can't afford the higher price options, please don't feel bad about selecting the previous price. I don't want to lose your business!

ATTENTION: If you are thinking about purchasing something from my "Made to Order" category, please check with me to find out my lead time. You can see lots of other examples of my custom work at www.Facebook.com/LeenGreenBean, and I'm always open to requests.

My two little kiddos are my life. I'm addicted to the practice of yoga. I'm a classically trained soprano. I've had one cavity my whole live. I don't believe things without evidence. I use too much salt. I made my own pogs as a child. I recognize my own white privilege and try to use it to help proclaim BLACK LIVES MATTER. I've crocheted for 20 years. Favorite TV shows: Six Feet Under, Freaks and Geeks, The Office, Parenthood, Broad City, Underground (but I'm never in front of the TV without yarn and hook in hand). Favorite Musicians: Bjork, Joanna Newsom, Regina Spektor, The Beatles, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Kate Rusby, Jesca Hoop... I've never purchased mp3s online. I buy CDS. I want to try crocheting with cassette tape. I keep more yarn on hand than I need to. I gift crocheted items too often. I can save anybody with my blood. Favorite Movies: Dancer in the Dark, To Kill A Mockingbird, In America... I love any kind of olives, but they start to taste funny if they're left out too long at a salad bar. I like to trick kids into eating veggies by hiding them strategically in foods they like (anybody down for spinach pesto?). Conversation with my 3 year old son:
Prior: "Who are these?"
Me: "Those are your nipples."
Prior: "My nipples wants to take a bath."

My husband Jeff has been experimenting with making some creatures out of scrap metal pieces. He wanted to see if they'd sell, so I'm tossing them into my shop to test them out. Please take a gander at my shop category titled "Mac's Metal Men."

Please like my page at www.Facebook.com/LeenGreenBean, and keep up to date with my goings on!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 20, 2016

My prices have gone up and down over the years as I've tried to negotiate a compromise between paying myself an okay wage and having my items be affordable. I decided that I'd give you the opportunity to choose your price. I will leave my previous prices as an option, in which I'm paying myself anywhere between $4.54 and $8.70 per hour. My second option is a price that will pay me the 2016 California minimum wage, $10 per hour. My third option is a price that will pay me a living wage, $15 per hour. I greatly appreciate any sale, regardless of what you choose, and I thank you in advance for understanding my desire to fully honor my work and time. If you can't afford the higher price options, please don't feel bad about selecting the previous price. I don't want to lose your business!

ATTENTION: If you are thinking about purchasing something from my "Made to Order" category, please check with me to find out my lead time. You can see lots of other examples of my custom work at www.Facebook.com/LeenGreenBean, and I'm always open to requests.

My two little kiddos are my life. I'm addicted to the practice of yoga. I'm a classically trained soprano. I've had one cavity my whole live. I don't believe things without evidence. I use too much salt. I made my own pogs as a child. I recognize my own white privilege and try to use it to help proclaim BLACK LIVES MATTER. I've crocheted for 20 years. Favorite TV shows: Six Feet Under, Freaks and Geeks, The Office, Parenthood, Broad City, Underground (but I'm never in front of the TV without yarn and hook in hand). Favorite Musicians: Bjork, Joanna Newsom, Regina Spektor, The Beatles, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Kate Rusby, Jesca Hoop... I've never purchased mp3s online. I buy CDS. I want to try crocheting with cassette tape. I keep more yarn on hand than I need to. I gift crocheted items too often. I can save anybody with my blood. Favorite Movies: Dancer in the Dark, To Kill A Mockingbird, In America... I love any kind of olives, but they start to taste funny if they're left out too long at a salad bar. I like to trick kids into eating veggies by hiding them strategically in foods they like (anybody down for spinach pesto?). Conversation with my 3 year old son:
Prior: "Who are these?"
Me: "Those are your nipples."
Prior: "My nipples wants to take a bath."

My husband Jeff has been experimenting with making some creatures out of scrap metal pieces. He wanted to see if they'd sell, so I'm tossing them into my shop to test them out. Please take a gander at my shop category titled "Mac's Metal Men."

Please like my page at www.Facebook.com/LeenGreenBean, and keep up to date with my goings on!

Aileen Robinson

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(318)
erinishii

erinishii on Dec 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Super fun, handmade yoga hat-- the perfect addition to our family star wars halloween costumes. Seller was able to make a slightly larger size for us, and was super fast, helpful and talented.

Carolyn Hart

Carolyn Hart on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Can't recommend this seller highly enough. Great communication and got the product to me beyond quickly! Such a great experience and the owner was kind and a pleasure to work with!!

KatEars5225

KatEars5225 on Nov 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is a great pattern with clear instructions and easy to follow! The pattern was sent to me in 4 different parts and the last part wasn't working but the response to my issue was very very quick and everything was smooth from there! Very friendly too! I can see myself using this pattern among others over and over!

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About

A babysitter taught me to crochet when I was 9 years old.

I learned the very basic stitches, and immediately began to crochet clothes for my barbies. I've crocheted all my life since then, but I'd usually crochet for a few months, and then put it down for a few months.

In college while getting my bachelor's degree in music, I learned to follow a pattern for the very first time. I learned the terminology and it opened up my crochet world. All of a sudden I was able to figure out all sorts of new stitches, and I figured out the basics of amigurumi.

A wedding and a few assorted jobs later, I began taking orders from coworkers, friends, and family. I always had "the list" going, and who knew when I'd get to your order, but I could always tell you where you were on "the list." It was shortly after this consistent business and state of backorder that someone suggested I open a shop at Etsy.com. I checked out the website, and decided that I definitely should. It took me a year or so before I went ahead and did it, only because of the fact that I always had a wait list of orders as it was, without the help of an online shop.

When I finally did get around to setting up my Etsy shop, and was going to be selling to perfect strangers online, I realized I really needed to re-evaluate what my time was worth. I had definitely been charging way too little for my time and effort before. It's been an ongoing process of fine tuning my prices, and that goes along with believing that my time and art are worth it.

So since about 2009, I've crocheted almost every day. The longest break I've taken has been maybe a week (when my babies were born).

Speaking of babies, I decided not to go back to work after my first was born, as I would be working for childcare. My customers here at Etsy have allowed me to continue to contribute monetarily to my family, and that has been a huge blessing.

As I type this, I have a cloud of twelve orders looming over my head. So I better wrap this up and get back to my chaise lounge where my yarn and hook are waiting.

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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I crochet in just about all of my spare time. I'm so fortunate to have found a niche here at Etsy with my dolls. My favorite thing is coming up with new patterns and making dolls to look like people or children's drawings.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 1, 2014
I'm so happy you found my shop! Please click around and see if something suits your fancy. One of my specialties (and something I take pride in) is my ability to take custom orders.

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Payment
I accept payment from Paypal, credit card, and Etsy gift card.

If you've ordered something READY TO SHIP or a CARD, and I haven't yet shipped it, I will accept a request for cancellation and refund your order.

If you've ordered something MADE TO ORDER and I haven't yet begun to make your item I will accept a request for cancellation and refund your order. If I've already begun to make your item, I will not accept a cancellation. I want you to be completely satisfied with your order, so we can be in communication about how I make your item so that it will be exactly what you want.
Shipping
I ship USPS First Class mail, and occasionally Priority (when it costs less to do so).

FOR READY TO SHIP ITEMS AND CARDS:
I will ship your items within the 1-2 day timeframe that I specify in these listings.

FOR PATTERNS:
Your pattern will be a digital file available for you to download after you've completed your purchase. If you purchase my listing for all my patterns, I will send you an email or emails with the patterns as attachments within one day.

FOR MADE TO ORDER ITEMS:
I often run ahead of schedule and the timeframe that I quote is worse case scenario. I make my orders in the order I receive them unless there is a rush request. I've never been later than my promised arrive by date, and am often earlier.

ABOUT MY RUSH FEE:
I'm not always able to accommodate a rush request. If I determine that I have enough wiggle room in my schedule of deadlines, I will accept a rush fee (per item) in the amount of $10. If that is something you want to do, I bump you up by about a month of orders. If there is a specific date you need something by, I will determine whether it's possible for me to do, and if it is significantly earlier than my normal bump up of a month, I may request multiple rush fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
PATTERNS:
No refunds on patterns once the pattern has been downloaded. If the pattern has not yet been downloaded, I will refund the order upon request.

READY TO SHIP ITEMS:
If you receive your item and there is something you are unsatisfied with, I will refund your purchase upon receiving the item back from you. Item must be returned in the condition that you received it, and you must cover the cost of postage in shipping it back.

MADE TO ORDER ITEMS:
If you receive your item and there is something you are unsatisfied with, let me know. I may not be able to accept a return if it is an item that was custom made in the manner that we discussed. If I do agree to accept it as an exchange or refund, the item must be returned in the condition that you received it, and you must cover the cost of postage in shipping it back. If I'm to make you a new order, you may be quoted another deadline of up to a few months (because I always have a wait list of deadlines).
Additional policies and FAQs
As all of my items are handmade by me, I do not accept wholesale orders.