MarineParents

military make-up bags, ruffle pouches + bible goodies!

Georgia, United States · 6548 Sales

MarineParents

military make-up bags, ruffle pouches + bible goodies!

Georgia, United States 6548 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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(2039)

Announcement   welcome to marine parents --
a shop of military make-up bags, ruffled pouches, bible study goodies & more!!

our shop is a little slimmed down as we prepare to travel to taiwan later this month to adopt two precious little boys!! the shop will reopen in it's entire ruffly glory sometime in july :]

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all orders are currently shipping within 6-10 business days with the exception of orders including tote bags & bible combos. please refer to each listing for specific processing & shipment times!

packages are shipped via USPS first class or priority mail. international purchases will ship via USPS international first class mail. you will receive a tracking number once your order has shipped so you can stalk your package along the way!


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follow along on instagram for lots of giveaways & promotions!
@marine_parents
@MPpouchsale

Announcement
Last updated on May 9, 2016

welcome to marine parents --
a shop of military make-up bags, ruffled pouches, bible study goodies & more!!

our shop is a little slimmed down as we prepare to travel to taiwan later this month to adopt two precious little boys!! the shop will reopen in it's entire ruffly glory sometime in july :]

♥ ♥ ♥
all orders are currently shipping within 6-10 business days with the exception of orders including tote bags & bible combos. please refer to each listing for specific processing & shipment times!

packages are shipped via USPS first class or priority mail. international purchases will ship via USPS international first class mail. you will receive a tracking number once your order has shipped so you can stalk your package along the way!


♥ ♥ ♥
follow along on instagram for lots of giveaways & promotions!
@marine_parents
@MPpouchsale

April Crosier

Contact shop owner

April Crosier

coin pouch -- rainbow hearts
US$15.00
rainbow hearts bible bag
US$35.00
project bag -- rainbow hearts
US$28.00
pencil pouch -- rainbow hearts
US$18.00
mini ruffle clutch -- rainbow hearts
US$22.00
simple pouch -- rainbow hearts
US$15.00
coin pouch -- camera happy instagram inspired
US$15.00
project bag -- camera happy instagram inspired
US$28.00
project bag -- create + inspire doodles
US$28.00
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Updates

a brand new summery charm has hit the shop heart_eyesheartpulsesunny

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six new bible bands just listed in the shop!! these are perfect to wrap around your favorite bible, planner or book yellow_heartyellow_heart

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bible / planner band -- CHOOSE YOUR BAND!
US$5.00
a fabulous row of pretty MPruffledoris! heartpulse

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About

Behind The Seamstress:: My Sewing Story

A few years ago, I couldn’t sew a straight line to save my life. Shocking i know — I’ve always been crafty, ready to take on a big, sparkly, fabric-y project…. as long as it didn’t involve a sewing machine. Two years into our marriage, i found out my husband could sew & I obviously employed him as my personal sewist, making me all sorts of fun & pretty things!!

As my list continued to grow of items he had made for me, a few of my friends began requesting similar items, which he grudgingly sewed after working all day to make a few extra bucks. Shortly after requests began coming in for these items, I opened an etsy shop — we called it The Threaded Needle at the time & sold a variety of hodge podge items. Caleb would patiently try to teach me how to sew every now & then with little to no success.

The day finally came when Caleb was not around to sew an order that needed to go out that day – & so I swallowed my fear, sewed a total of ten stitches & popped that little package in the mail. Since that day, I haven’t looked back. It’s been a whirlwind of fabric, new sewing machines & taking over all available [& sometimes finagling for already occupied] closet space to store all of the supplies & goods that now make up the Marine Parents shop.

I decided to take the plunge & make Marine Parents more than just a hobby. I bought a new, stronger sewing machine & set to work making a variety of products. I changed the name of the shop from The Threaded Needle to Marine Parents. I invested in a nicer camera, read about proper lighting for product photography & studied product descriptions from shops that I admired. I built my shop as I would a business — && it immediately began paying off.

I also made sure to really invest in my customers — many of them were fans & readers from my previous blog that I had befriended over the previous years. Still others were random new friends who found me through etsy search engines. Everyone helped spread the word of my shop & my clientele continued to grow — & grows still to this day!!

I never tire of hearing buyers, fans & friends compliment me on my customer service — this was one part of my business that I wanted to focus on as part of my key to success. I started delving into intentional interaction with my fans & my sales nearly doubled the next month!!

I began tweaking my products as I continued to learn more & more about sewing. I learned so much from a dear blogging friend — from making sweet zipper pouches to understanding the working mechanisms of a sewing machine + more. I googled tutorials, I took tons & tons of custom orders [hey — I still do!!] & learned as I went. Listening & paying attention to what my customers wanted to shop for played hand in hand with my “customer is key” business ethos. I quickly became attuned to fabrics that my clientele loved just as much as I did. I found a flirty & feminine style that my customers could relate with & love as their own.

Even now, six years into this fantastic venture, I’m still learning — I hope to never stop learning!! I hope to never stop loving my customers, my crazy work hours into the wee hours of the night, the feeling of butterflies in my stomach when my phone chimes for a new order in my shop.

Thank you for letting me share my story & my passion with you! I hope you find something in my shop that you will love enough to call your own!

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  • April

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, & Anything Else That Needs Handling! :]

    Hi there! I'm the seamstress behind Marine Parents. I adore sewing beautiful products. God continues to bless me by allowing me to share my spiritual gifts through sewing beautiful products for you to love as your own! xo

Shop policies

Last updated on April 8, 2015
Welcome to Marine Parents -- a shop of military make-up bags, ruffled pouches, toddler backpacks & more!!

Every item you find in our shop was created through trial & error in an effort to simplify our own life. We are happy to pass on these treasures to our family, friends and YOU! Each item is hand-crafted in our modest home studio. All items are made to order [which means sewn after you place your order] -- you can find our current processing time in the shipping section of each item ♥


Feel free to find us via the following links --
[you never know where you may snag a discount code!]

newsletter -- http://eepurl.com/f2TYf
instagram -- @marine_parents & @MPpouchsale

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is happily accepted via Paypal & all major debit/credit cards ♥

All payment for items purchased is due within 24 hours. Your payment keeps our shop running, so please be prompt! If you use PayPal to send an e-check, your item will be delayed in initial processing pending the check clearing.

We do not allow cancellations once you have confirmed your purchase, so please buy with confidence!

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Have a coupon code?? hooray!
Coupon codes may not be used on promotional listings, custom orders, gift certificates or previous purchases. Only one code valid per purchase. xo

Did you win a giveaway?? double hooray!
All giveaway winnings MUST be claimed within 30 days of the giveaway ending. No if's, and's or but's!! Sorry folks, this is only fair so that I can turnaround & offer more giveaways to others. :]
Shipping
We ship to your ETSY ADDRESS -- so please be sure to double check the proper destination is selected during checkout. If you request your package to be sent ANYWHERE ELSE besides the address you checked out with, there will be a $5 charge fee for the update. We ship 100-200 packages a week, making this a necessary fee.

All orders ship via USPS first class or priority mail [including international packages]. You will receive a tracking number once your order has shipped!

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Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are considered final, but we do want you to be 100% satisfied with our product. We strive for quality and put alot of care into each item.

If you feel we have grossly misrepresented the item you purchased, please convo us so we can fix the problem for you!! All resolutions must be made within a 30 day window from the date of shipment to accommodate customs delays.


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Once you have completed your order, production begins on our end. Please be mindful to check our current production times & shipping policies prior to ordering.
Additional policies and FAQs
In an effort to protect the investment we've made in our small business, we no longer provide information pertaining to where we purchase our supplies, how our items are created or what designers print our fabric choices.

The internet is a vast source of information, and we hope you'll help yourself to all the tutorials and online resources you can find!

xo





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all information, products and images are under strict copyright registration and belong exclusively to April Crosier and Marine Parents. // duplication of this property will be followed with legal action to the fullest extent.