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MirandaGabrielle

Miranda Gabrielle: Homemade Crafts and Knitting

Tulsa, Oklahoma · 35 Sales

MirandaGabrielle

Miranda Gabrielle: Homemade Crafts and Knitting

Tulsa, Oklahoma 35 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Currently featuring handmade knitted items including baby hats, baby booties, scarves, head kerchiefs, headbands and other unique items from Tulsa, Oklahoma in the United States of America.

My Mission: To spread the joy of knitting and provide quality handmade, unique, one-of-a-kind knit items.

My Products: Handmade Knitting: I knit several evenings a week, after work and is social situations with family and friends. I knit what interests me, or what I've been comissioned to knit, which includes:
Baby: hats, booties, blankets
Scarves: striped, fun stitches, fun yarn
Head Kerchiefs: lots of colors and stitches

Find us on Facebook & Twitter! Miranda Gabrielle's Etsy Shop is full of news about what's going on and what's being made. Subscribe to see what has just been made, where you can find us at a local craft fair, and see past items.

Announcement

Currently featuring handmade knitted items including baby hats, baby booties, scarves, head kerchiefs, headbands and other unique items from Tulsa, Oklahoma in the United States of America.

My Mission: To spread the joy of knitting and provide quality handmade, unique, one-of-a-kind knit items.

My Products: Handmade Knitting: I knit several evenings a week, after work and is social situations with family and friends. I knit what interests me, or what I've been comissioned to knit, which includes:
Baby: hats, booties, blankets
Scarves: striped, fun stitches, fun yarn
Head Kerchiefs: lots of colors and stitches

Find us on Facebook & Twitter! Miranda Gabrielle's Etsy Shop is full of news about what's going on and what's being made. Subscribe to see what has just been made, where you can find us at a local craft fair, and see past items.

Miranda

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Miranda

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Miranda Gabrielle Knitting

Along came knitting.

For most of my life I've tended to stay away from yarn crafts - after my disastrous attempts to learn to crochet from my grandmother usually ended up in long chains that were useful only as cat toys!

But knitting kept popping up in my life. Back in college, I had a friend who was knitting herself a sweater (which I'm not sure if she ever finished). It seemed odd, and old fashioned, but at the same time, kind of intriguing. Still, it wasn’t for me….yet.

Add to the mix that I’m a voracious reader of just about any subject. Did you know knitting pops up surprisingly often in books? Fiction books where the main character knits. Historical books: where knitting and other textiles were important parts of the economy. Farming books: where knitting is the end product of animals like alpacas (another personal favorite of mine!).

Once I started being aware, I also saw people knitting everywhere. Sitting in a restaurant or out at an event…..other teachers during teacher meetings….even some of my own students on the bus going to a field trip.

So through all this exposure, over the years, knitting began to take on a romantic glow. Here is knitting – something practiced almost since time began by shepherds with their flocks – for years a winter staple to knit up clothes and blankets, sitting by the fire while the bitter cold discourages outside activities – a social activity to give your hands something to do while gathering with friends and family. Over the years, this romantic glow started a fire in my heart. And quietly, to myself, I began to yearn – I want.

I want to be part of this age-old tradition. I want to know that I can be self-sufficient (if needed) and be able to make things. I want to be one of those people that can sit with friends and family and knit without watching my fingers. I want to have something productive to work on in the evenings when I watch TV or a movie. I want to knit in public and have other people come up to me with wonder – how can you make that and can I learn how too? I want to pass on this tradition I love to others. I want. I want. I want….to learn to knit!

Being a teacher, I got a book. And I read it and tried out stitches and patterns. Occasionally, if I was stuck, I’d go online and look at videos. But, mostly it was a solitary journey of self-exploration. I wanted to learn so I tried, and when it didn’t work, tried again. I practiced all the time. After the first 6 months, I was actually making things that didn’t have too many mistakes and looked pretty good, if I do say so myself. I won’t say that I knit the same way that everyone else does, but that in itself is part of what makes knitting wonderful. There are so many different types of stitches and patterns, that you can find what you like and run with it.

It’s fair to say that for awhile knitting took over my life. And perhaps my friends and family would say I’m still a bit obsessed. I am, after all, the one that carries my knitting bag with me just about everywhere we go (if you have to wait somewhere, that’s the perfect time to get in a few more stitches on the latest project!). Most of my friends and loved ones have received knitted items as gifts, and will probably continue to do so as I find new patterns to make things I think they might like.

So, now, I knit. I proudly proclaim myself a knitter, joining in the age-old tradition. I knit several evenings as week, if there is anything interesting to watch on TV. I knit at family gatherings, and yes, I’m now one of the ones that can talk without watching my hands (well, if the pattern is basic and doesn’t involve too much counting). I still make mistakes, and either rip them out to try again, or roll with them and incorporate them into my work. I’ve knitted enough that I have a “feel” for knitting. I often start with a pattern, but along the way I’ll often change things to make it more what I actually want. I continue to learn new patterns and techniques – sometimes because it’s peaked my interest, but other times because circumstances in my friends’ lives or a request from someone leads to exploring something new.

Now this journey has led to Etsy. It makes sense, really. What else am I going to do with all of these hand knit items? My friends and family can only use so many scarves, hats, baby booties, blankets, and clothes. If I’m going to continue to knit (and that’s pretty much a given), then I’ll need to find other people who will treasure my hand knit items. And that’s where you come in – the Etsy customer. Now I’m knitting for you. I’m picking yarns that are super soft or have a fun texture or maybe the color stood out to grab me. I’m picking patterns that are useful, but fun at the same time. I’m knitting up unique items – full of love and wishes for health, happiness, and hope for the eventual wearer. I’m knitting for you!

Be sure to visit my website (link on the right) to see some of the crafting I've done!

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  • Miranda

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, I Do It All! :)

    Hi! My name is Miranda. I teach high school sciences - several electives in the life science areas. I've always loved to do crafts. My favorite hobby is knitting. I knit often and am very, very, very prolific!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 27, 2011
Welcome! All items are handmade. Each item will have specific item details outlined in the item description. Please feel free to contact me if you have more questions. Also - I am always happy to talk about custom orders - changing styles, colors, etc to make your item exactly what you are looking for! : )

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Payment
I currently accept cash (for local pickup), check, money order, or paypal. Checks and Money Orders must clear the bank account prior to item being shipped, and payment must be for the exact amount being invoiced. There are no refunds for over payments.

DISCOUNTS: Cash discounts available. 3% discount on orders that pay by cash, or by a method that is mailed to me and does not use paypal. If you save me the 3% fee, I'll pass that discount on to you as well! :) Reminder - orders do not ship until payment has cleared my bank, so payment mailed to me will result in a longer shipping time than a paypal payment.

Returned Checks: If your payment does not go through there is a $35 return check fee. Shipping will only occur after the item has been paid for in full, in addition to all fees.
Shipping
This shop ships within the United Staes.

Shippings is usually within 3 business days, after money has cleared in the accounts. Custom orders may take a few weeks to create before shipping - check item description and private conversations to get more detailed shipping time on custom orders. In stock orders should ship within a week following a cleared payment. Shipping will depend on which area of the country/world you are in. Local pickup in Tulsa, OK is an option with prior approval.

Multiple Items: Discounts on shipping are available for multiple items. Just send me a note letting me know what you are interested in. I will see how many items I can fit into a box and get the lowest shipping cost. Knitted orders usually "squish" well, so often several items can be added to the same box!

Shipping Rates:
First Class Postage - usually delivers in 3 days after the post office recieves
Priority Mail - usually delivers in 2 days after the post office receives
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. If you are unhappy with your order, please send me a Conversation and we will try to resolve the order in a way to make everyone happy. For most situations, if you decide you don't like an item after ordering, you will be responsible for any additional shipping, and I will only accept items back after we've talked via Conversations about the situation. If the item is returned, it must be in salable condition as determined by me (it must represent what my other products would - clean, odor free, not torn up). A restocking fee of 6% will be charged to cover fees from Etsy & paypal. The remaining credit may be applied to other store mechandise or custom work. Please understand that I am an individual artisan, and cannot absorb extra fees or shipping on items that are represented fairly and accurately in a listing. Please read item descriptions carefully and ask questions before buying an item, if there is any doubt.
Additional policies and FAQs
This store is available for custom orders. At the current time, this store is only considering retail sales.