MWHandicrafts

Hand Made Gifts To Treasure

Sanctuary Point, Australia · 516 Sales

MWHandicrafts

Hand Made Gifts To Treasure

Sanctuary Point, Australia 516 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(125)

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Mel

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Announcement   I believe the most treasured gifts are made by hand,
(but that doesn't mean you have to make it yourself :)

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Last updated on Jul 2, 2018

I believe the most treasured gifts are made by hand,
(but that doesn't mean you have to make it yourself :)

Mel

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Mel

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About

An Unexpected Crafter

The seeds to my little shop were planted long ago when my mother taught me to crochet. Over the years, I made a the occasional gift for a friend, but a tomboyish outlook, a passion for outdoor adventures, and a busy lifestyle working in a rather non-traditional role left little time for crafty business.
For 20 years I trained in, and taught a Japanese Martial Art called Jujutsu. When I get into something, I Really get into it, and so for many years, my life revolved around martial arts and learning about Japanese culture & history.

Being diagnosed with a degenerative spinal condition was, to say the least, devastating.
I had to come to terms with the necessity for change. In all aspects of my life I was forced to slow down and find a new balance. It was then that a random result in a Google search gave me a much needed new outlet.

While researching Japanese crafts I saw my first “Amigurumi”, a few more taps on the keyboard, and I was looking at hundreds of cute crafted critters and they were Crochet! On first seeing these creations I was hooked (pun intended), these were not the odd, slightly scary dolls and teddies that my mother’s generation made, these were Seriously Cute! Looking at some of the simpler forms I thought to myself “I can do that” and so I dug out my hooks, bought some yarn and thus began my unexpected journey into crafting. Here was a new obsession (yes I’m still obsessive, haven’t learned my lesson yet) and it was one I could pursue when unable to get out and enjoy more active adventures.

From there it has been a surprisingly fun journey, from stalking through the internet in search of free patterns, I progressed to designing and creating my own characters and find it very rewarding seeing a new creation taking shape. I am always looking for new inspirations and for ways to improve my designs and techniques. My Etsy shop was born when my husband joked that if I couldn’t sell my creations I was going to turn into a yarn version of the Crazy Cat Lady with crocheted critters taking over the house :)

While I have gained a love for exploring new crafts and new ways to do things, I still find myself coming back to Amigurumi again and again. I have found the art of Amigurumi has a universal appeal for both young and old with many people around the world collecting them and appreciating their quirky cuteness all for themselves.

I still get out and enjoy the great outdoors, but I’m learning to work within my limitations and I have found that being indoors isn’t so dreadful after all. :)

Shop members

  • Mel

    Owner

    I'm an avid outdoors enthusiast who has rediscovered the joy of creating something with my own hands. I love seeing my little creations travelling to so many exciting destinations around the world.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 4, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I only offer refund or exchange for items that have been damaged during delivery. No refund is available if you simply change your mind. Please note that all computer monitors differ and some allowance should be made for slight variations in colour.
If you have received a damaged item please notify me within 48 hours of delivery so that a claim can be made and your refund processed, you may be asked to ship the item back to me, or to provide photographs of any damage before a refund of the purchase price can be made. Please do not return a parcel without contacting me first.
Payment
Customers OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA - please note that any additional customs fees, charges or taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Shipping
Your purchase will be shipped to the address you have provided Etsy, please verify that your delivery address is correct when you make your purchase.

I use Australia Post for all deliveries.

For AUSTRALIAN customers:
Your parcel will be sent using standard parcel post. Tracking is included automatically for all parcels within Australia.
Delivery to most destinations within Australia usually takes 2-5 business days, please note that remote locations may take longer.
Express post is available for an additional charge, please use the shipping upgrade if you would like express delivery.

For INTERNATIONAL customers:
International orders are sent using Australia Post Economy Airmail. Please note that this does not include tracking.
If you would like to add tracking to your parcel please use the shipping upgrade when you make your purchase, this will add an additional $7 (Australian) to your delivery cost.
Average delivery time is 2-3 weeks for most countries, please keep in mind that your purchase has a long way to travel and sometimes delays do occur. If you have any concerns at all about your order, please feel free to contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
To keep prices down, I always do my best to source quality materials and components at sale prices. If you would like to request a colour or other variation not currently displayed in my shop, I will do my best to meet your request but please be aware there may be an additional charge if I need to purchase materials specifically for your order.