LilMindas

Lil Minda's ARTicles

New York, United States · 120 Sales

LilMindas

Lil Minda's ARTicles

New York, United States 120 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Welcome to Lil Minda's ARTicles!!!
New Year, New stuff! I have donated many of my items to local homeless shelters, and will begin making new stuff in the new year.
Be on the look out for new coolness, and feel free to ask me about custom items. Thanks for checking out my shop!
Free Domestic Shipping!

I will not be taking any custom orders until 2017. Thank you for your understanding.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 28, 2016

Welcome to Lil Minda's ARTicles!!!
New Year, New stuff! I have donated many of my items to local homeless shelters, and will begin making new stuff in the new year.
Be on the look out for new coolness, and feel free to ask me about custom items. Thanks for checking out my shop!
Free Domestic Shipping!

I will not be taking any custom orders until 2017. Thank you for your understanding.

Amanda Lee

Contact shop owner

Amanda Lee

Reviews

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saramclean7310

saramclean7310 on Dec 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable hat. My nephew is going to love it. Very smooth transaction. Seller responded quickly to email and item was received very quickly!!

lisadana213

lisadana213 on Nov 28, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter absolutely LOVES this hat. We got it as part of her halloween costume but she wears it pretty much every day in cold New England. Thank you! It is colorful and very well made. Super quick delivery.

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About

Maybe what you want to do and what you should do are exactly the same.

My shop really opened in January of 2012, contrary to what my shop page says :).
After graduating college with a degree in Theatre Arts, I struggled to find a job that truly fulfilled me. I worked briefly at a theatre as an apprentice (if you know that word, you know why this could not be a career XD ).
I needed a flexible job because I work in theatre (mostly acting in children's theatre). I thought it would be really great to run my own business making clothes and other items, but I didn't think it was feasible.
After sometime, I found myself working towards a career in insurance sales. About 4 months into this endeavor, I realized I was working my butt off towards something I didn't really care about. I guess I had a moment of 'Why am I doing this when I should be doing that?". I decided that there was no reason that I couldn't apply my work to what I really love and am passionate about (and I think I do well!)
Since then, I've been working towards building my business up. I have learned a lot since starting my business, and I'm continuously learning. I'm always working on something, but I'm still able to do theatre work too. I also babysit the niece and nephews.
My business has definitely grown and evolved since it started. I like to make all sorts of items. In the beginning, I used to make anything and everything. Eventually, I decided to downscale to just making accessory items, in an attempt to keep things cohesive. I'm still able to make a great variety of items.
I love to make warm things for cold weather. I like to play with interesting color combinations, and I like to create my own patterns. While some of my items tend to follow similar structures, every item has something that makes it unique. I usually make up my patterns, so rarely do I ever make the exact item twice.

And about the name Lil Minda, it was given to me by my parents' god child when he was about 2 and first learning to talk. He would call me Lil Manna because, well, he was making fun of my short stature... It just stuck.

Running a business is not easy, but it's so incredibly rewarding. Choosing to take that plunge is one of the best decisions I've ever made.

You can see more about me on my profile page: http://www.etsy.com/people/LilMindas?ref=owner_profile_leftnav

Check out my Blog for more photos and updates: http://lilmindasarticles.com/

Thanks for checking out my story. Don't forget to check out my shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/LilMindas

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Shop members

  • Amanda

    Owner, Maker, Seamstress/Crafter

    I love creating and making all sorts of items. Mostly, I love getting to know a person and then creating something that is especially for them. I've been sewing, knitting and crocheting for 10+ years. I also do work for theatre (including sewing.)

  • Isaiah

    Model/Assistant

    This is my nephew Isaiah. He enjoys helping me choose colors for items to make, and learning how to use my sewing machines. He's going on 7, and has been helping me since he was 3.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 23, 2015
Welcome, and thank you for visiting Lil Minda's ARTicles! I've been sewing, knitting and crocheting for 10+ years. I love to make wearable art for any occasion. Most of all, I enjoy making items that are made especially for someone that's just as unique as they are. Feel free to talk with me and tell me about what you're interested in. I'd love to create something just for you.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
I will accept payment through paypal, or direct check out. I'm also willing to except certain trades for payment or cash/check payment, please message me for details first. I must receive the payment before I can ship the item(s), therefore payments by cash or check will take longer to ship. Ready to ship items will be sent out as soon as payment is received. For made to order items, I would like to receive payment before starting the item (in order to pay for materials.) I will provide detailed images of the item for approval before shipping.
There is an 8% sales tax for residents of New York State.
Shipping
I ship USPS. Shipping is calculated in check out. Ready to ship items will be sent no more than 2 days after payment. Most custom orders will be shipped in about 1-2 weeks, but please allow up to 3 weeks for shipping. I will always notify you if it is expected to take longer.
Items usually take 2-3 days to ship domestic.
Refunds and Exchanges
You will be allowed 60 days after to send your item back for a refund.
As a seller, I want complete satisfaction from all of my buyers. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me right way so I can address it. Please contact me before cancelling or sending your order back. Clear communications about any issue is necessary for me to accommodate. If you find there is an issue, I will either fix it to your liking or allow a full refund if I am unable to accommodate. No exceptions! I want all of my customers to be comfortable working with me and completely satisfied with their purchase(s). If the item is not what you expected to receive or if the item is damaged or of poor quality, I will pay for the return shipping. If you just changed your mind about wanting it, you will have to cover your own return shipping.
If item becomes lost in the mail or something of that sort, please let me know within 90 days of your purchase and I will replace it for you.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love collaboration. If you have an idea of something you'd like, talk to me!!! I love to work with new people and help create something that's uniquely perfect for them.