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Note from shop owner Hello,
My shop is on a little holiday for a few months I hope to bring you all sorts of wonderful silken and felted treasures when I return. - Have a lovely summer and stay healthy.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 21, 2016

My shop is on a little holiday for a few months I hope to bring you all sorts of wonderful silken and felted treasures when I return. - Have a lovely summer and stay healthy.

Charlene Lundgren

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Charlene Lundgren


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Charlene’s Story and Journey towards being Mindful and giving Presents of her work.

"Born in South Africa, I spent my early years there, as well as in Europe, before emigrating to the United States thirty years ago. I incorporate many aspects of my multi-cultural background into my and creations; The vibrant colors of Africa, the simplicity and elegance of my English/Scandinavian family back-ground, as well the theatrical dynamic of my education in drama and costume design.

Working part time as a Registered Nurse, in Critical Care, I try to find time to express my creativity, including customized teddy bears, hand painted and embroidered prayer shawls, baby blankets and silk wall hangings. Most recently my theatrical roots have manifested themselves in the form of whimsical, exotic, fantasy crowns that can be worn for special occasions, dress up, or even weddings.

I would like all people to feel beautiful and special, transported to a magical world when putting one of these ‘Crowning Glories on their heads’, or a ’Sacred Shawl’ or hand painted silk scarf around their shoulders.

The focus of my work is really quite spiritual, especially when I am painting on silk. The work becomes a sort of meditation. The focus of my life is spiritual, meaning, a focus on kindness towards all life, and the understanding that there is something greater than us, which can take many forms. I would love to know that when people put on my creations, they think inward for a moment and experience a sense of peace and overwhelming love. My small part in trying to make this world a better place.”

Charlene lives in Mill Valley with her husband of 24 years, two beautiful border collies, and two new kittens. She has two wonderful children who are now grown and navigating this life and finding out more about how they can contribute to the world.

Thank you for reading this, which will hopefully inspire you to be all you can be.

Shop members

  • Charlene Lundgren

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Crown Maker, Seamstress, Painter, Bear Creator

    A nurse by day, an artist in my dreams. Finally combining the two personalities in order to express myself passionately in this life. You never know what you can do until you try.

  • Marbles

    Curator, Quality Tester

    “Marbles loves to test the various fabrics, by ‘making cookies’ with her paws on the fabric to check its degree of baby friendly softness and cuddle-ability.” Sadly, Our dearly loved Marbles, passed away In March of this year.

  • Jake and Gypsy

    Personal Managers

    Jake and Gypsy keep me organized and energized. Gypsy cleans up the floor and eats anything left on the ground, so I have to be organized and tidy. Jake reminds me to have balance, forcing me to take a break, go out and breathe the fresh air.

  • Alan

    Manager In Chief - My Husband

    My other source of inspiration, My husband ALan, whose faith in me never seems to wane, who has been by my side through thick and thin for 25 years. My biggest fan and supporter. Now he is retired, he can manage me…..:-)

  • Spirit of Nature

    Guidance Counselor

    The Spirit of mother nature, father sun, mother earth who guides me each and every day. This picture was taken on Maui just seconds before the clouds dissipated and the star disappeared.

  • Sandrena Frischer


    Sandrena, my lovely nomadic traveling daughter, with an acute sense of what ‘works and what doesn’t’, lends me her critical expertise in discerning the wonderful from the terrible. I am eternally grateful for her honesty. She also makes me laugh,

  • Ander

    Entertainment Director

    Ander, reminds me that there are many aspects of life. He is the Jack Kerouac of 2012. A Jack of all trades. My Inspiration. You can find him hosting the Saturday night Classic Rock show on 107.7 The Bone 7p- Midnight Pacific time.

  • Charlene Lundgren

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Owner/ Designer/ Maker/ Crafstperson

Shop policies

Last updated on December 8, 2013
Welcome to my store. I make beautiful things, from silk paintings, called Silk Dreams to cuddly teddy bears (Bear Souls) Handmade fantasy dolls, and crocheted items.
I have made ’things by whole life, but many years of working, and raising children caused me to put some of my creative energy on hold. Now with two grown children, I can once again explore the depths of my creative soul.
My goal is to spread happiness. I believe that if I do what I love people will fee it and respond in kind. Each item comes with a message, an inspiration, a mantra for you to make your life more meaningful and fulfilling. I like to know a little about the people for whom these items are destined.
Our world needs peaceful, loving images and thoughts these days.

Accepted payment methods

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Returns and exchanges
I have worked carefully trying to present my creations as honestly as possible. Please inspect the photos thoroughly. If you feel like you need more information, please convo me via Etsy and I can send out more pictures if you like. Items are fragile, and packed with great care. You may cancel your order within 24 hours of ordering, Due to the fragility of the items I cannot accept responsibility for items not arriving intact. Box will be marked Fragile and “Handle with Care’ If an item does have a shipping related damage, we can talk about how to fix it, and perhaps I can mail you some parts that you can use hot glue to fix it with. I want my customers to be happy.
I am also available to skype with you and demonstrate the product in question, showing you details.
My skype address is charlene.frischer
accept Paypal and Major credit cards. I will only accept Payment through ETSY and delivery through Etsy. will be mailed out once payment has cleared. Please do not ask me to respond to private emails or for private deliveries. You may cancel your order within 24 hours, as I will wait 24 hours before sending.
I am still learning the shipping ropes. Most of my packages weigh about 1 − 6 lbs. Using USPS - the charge for shipping comes to about $10.00. excluding the cost of the packages. For the US, If you would like the item to be a rush item please let me know and I will see what I can do. There may be an charge for expedited items, unless I choose to expedite, then I will not charge.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders:
Crowns, hats, tiaras head pieces
These take many more hours to make than my regular pieces as I try to fulfill your requests very carefully. I will require a 50% non- refundable deposit which will go towards the purchase of supplies to make your creation. We will convo, and skype each other back and forth with pictures, and I will do my best to make your creation the way you want it, with your budget in mind.
If there comes a point that your feel you are not getting what you want out of it. You may cancel your order. However I will keep the deposit for all the materials purchased and the time involved.
Silk Creations:
For the Baby blankets and Prayer shawls, I will send out a questionnaire, and will keep you informed every step of the way while I make your one of a kind creation, by sending you pictures. You can make suggestions during the creation. I will require a $20 non-refundable deposit prior to starting the project, because I have most of the items needed to create silk garments. Once the creation is complete. Usually about 4 weeks, I will mail you a final picture, and will mail the creation once the balance of the payment has cleared. If you choose not to purchase your item, you may rescind your order at this time. I will then place the item for sale on Etsy
My prices are based on the materials I use, and the amount of time it takes me to complete an item
Head pieces range from $25.00 to $150.00 and Bears are approximately $75.00 - $175.00. Silk blankets range from $250 - $500 ( occasionally more depending on size) Silk ties and scarves range from $35 - $ 50.00
Crocheted items vary . I do not do custom crocheted items, because i rarely if ever have a plan when I start, and my fingers just do the work, and what come out is always a surprise - even to me…
I will however guaranteed my bears. If a part comes loose, within six months of ownership, you may return it to me to be fixed free of charge.
If parts do come apart from aggressive use by a child or animal, they can be easily replaced. Remember, my bears are heirloom bears and must be handled with love and gentility.