gobetzke on Apr 18, 2017
Such an attractive scarf! Goes with everything. Wore it the day after I got it - just the right weight for chilly April mornings. Very well made - will last for years to come!
gobetzke on Apr 18, 2017
Beautiful colors on this fairytale-inspired scarf that was obviously made with great care - nicely wrapped and shipped quickly. Friendly customer service, too. Very glad I made this purchase!
Judy Gunther on Feb 28, 2017
Gorgeous. Really lovely and very versatile for present baby and any future babies whether boy or girl.
Classic, colorful hand-knits for everyone!
The name of my shop comes from the title of a Somerset Maugham novel, *The Moon and Sixpence*, which is very loosely based on artist Paul Gaugain's life in Tahiti. The title is never entirely explained in the book itself but Maugham wrote later in life that "If you look on the ground in search of a sixpence, you don't look up, and so miss the moon." The name reminds me not to take the small irritations of life so seriously and to never forget the importance of simple beauty and awe.
MY OTHER SHOP
I also run a small cross-stitch company called Wordsmith Designs. If you are interested in cross stitch based on literary themes, please check out my shop at wordsmithdesigns.etsy.com. Thank you.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Knitter Extraordinaire
My name is Kate Lonsdale and I am Moon & Sixpence’s chief designer, knitter, spinner of yarn and yarns, and jill-of-all-trades. I have been knitting and doing almost all forms of needlework since I was a child, but several years ago, the "knitting
Thank you for looking at my designs and supporting the arts-and-crafts community. My hand-knit accessories are stylish, but also often a little funky and fun.
Please convo me if you have any special requests or custom orders.
ABOUT THE NAME "MOON & SIXPENCE"
The name of my shop comes from the title of a Somerset Maugham novel, *The Moon and Sixpence*, which is very loosely based on the artist Paul Gaugain's life in Tahiti. The title is never really explained in the book itself but Maugham wrote later in life that "If you look on the ground in search of a sixpence, you don't look up, and so miss the moon." The name reminds me not to take the small irritations of life so seriously and to never forget the lesson of simple beauty and awe.
My favorite quote from the novel is: "Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world." Sounds like the perfect quote for hand-crafters everywhere!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Note: a 9.25% sales tax will be charged on all orders shipped to a California mailing address.
The only exception are printed patterns, which are sent by USPS First Class Mail unless you make other arrangements with me.
If you would like to arrange for expedited shipping such as USPS Express shipping, please contact me at the time of placing your order and specify the method desired. I will happily arrange for a custom listing for any additional postage.
I am happy to send my items to any country in the world which allows them through customs. For international orders, I ship via USPS First Class. International packages generally take 2-3 weeks to arrive (this estimate is not exact and arrival times can vary from country to country depending on mail service and customs policies of each country).
The buyer is responsible for any additional customs or shipping fees charged by each individual country. ln order to comply with US customs regulations, I must declare all orders as purchases.
I will gladly arrange for shipping insurance if you contact me at the time of placing your order and arrange for additional payment.
Convo me if you'd like to use any other method of shipping or delivery. If possible, I am always interested in saving my customers some postage and using planet-friendly packaging options.
Refunds and Exchanges
In the unlikely event you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me immediately. I will make every effort to resolve the problem.
Therefore, I WILL GLADLY ACCEPT REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES of all hand-knits within 30 days for all items in good (unused) condition. In the case of refunds and exchanges, the buyer is responsible for shipping costs.
Because of copyright issues, there are no refunds on patterns.
Additional policies and FAQs
I gladly accept custom orders. Almost all of my knitted items can be custom-tailored to meet your needs. If you would like another color, size, length, whatever, please convo me to make arrangements. Most custom orders take about a week to fill, however some may take longer. I will provide an estimated time of completion.
I am also an experienced hand-knits pattern writer and technical editor, so if you would like a pattern written expressly for you or have a particular design concept in mind, please convo me with the details.