juliegirlie on Aug 23, 2016
Laurie Schilling on Aug 21, 2016
sara huck on Aug 18, 2016
For babies, children, and the young at heart 💝
Like so many others, my small business grew out of a desire to stay home with my children. During my first maternity leave we brainstormed for ways to make that a reality. We downsized our house, simplified our possessions, and the whole process enriched our lives together in ways I never could have imagined.
Every item in my shop is hand made by me. I love the creative process of picking ribbons, fabric, tulle, or yarn and making something beautiful come alive with my hands.
I am obsessive about quality, comfort and style. Everything is created to the highest standards. If I wouldn't put it on my own children I certainly won't sell it to you!
I am proud to say My Sweetie Bean is a family run business, with two generations now working together to bring you quality accessories and clothing for your family.
Thanks for stopping by! ♡
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, And All Around Go-to Girl
Hi, I'm Ivy! I live in sunny southern CA with my husband and two children. My days are filled with fun and chaos chasing around two kiddos (with way more energy than me) and working on your orders at night. Thanks for stopping by!
Back Office And Shipping
My husband helps with the boring stuff - office work, taxes and shipping - but I couldn't do it without him!
First time buyers like us on Facebook for 10% off your first order! http://www.facebook.com/MySweetieBean
Message us for the code; please note discount does not apply to custom or rush orders.
All designs, site content and work featured at MySweetieBean.etsy.com are copyright ©2007-16 My Sweetie Bean; All Rights Reserved
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
READY TO SHIP - 1 to 2 business days
MADE TO ORDER - 7 to 10 business days
PLEASE NOTE: Business days do not include Saturday, Sunday or US Federal Holidays. If order volume is especially heavy, there may be a 1 to 2 day delay beyond your stated ship date.
RUSH options for hair accessories are available here: http://etsy.me/1kD3jMk
• • • PAYMENTS • • •
My Sweetie Bean accepts all payment methods that Etsy offers, noted just above. Orders paid via Paypal's e-check feature will not begin and/or ship until the e-check clears.
• • • SALES TAX • • •
My Sweetie Bean collects sales tax for orders within the state of California only.
Orders ship via USPS First Class Parcel. Orders over 13oz ship via Priority Mail. Delivery confirmation is always included and you will receive an email with tracking number.
Shipping upgrades are available in the shopping cart during checkout.
Your order will ship to the address you specify during checkout. If it is a gift, use the recipient's address. Please make sure the address is current and correct. Refunds are not issued for orders if you supply an incorrect and/or outdated address or your address forwarding is expired.
• • • INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING • • •
Orders are shipped via USPS First Class Parcel International. Delivery confirmation is now available for 27 countries. You can see the list here: http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immc2_022.htm
You may upgrade to Priority, Express or Registered mail (tracked and insured) in the shopping cart during checkout.
Orders may take from 1 to 6 weeks to arrive from date of shipment depending on your location and customs regulations in your country. Please note that customs, import duties and/or taxes are your responsibility. My Sweetie Bean includes an accurate customs form with each order and will not accept returns based on duty/tax cost. Please note that if you do not claim your parcel it will be forfeit to your local postal service and not returned to me. No refund will be issued if you forfeit your package.
Please do not ask that your merchandise be marked as a gift. It cannot be done. A false, misleading, or incomplete declaration can result in the seizure or return of the item and/or in criminal or civil penalties for the seller and the buyer.
> > >EXCLUDED COUNTRIES< < < Brazil, India and Italy: Due to difficulties with your country's postal delivery, I will only ship Priority International, Registered mail, or Global Express Guaranteed. An additional fee is required. Please contact me before purchasing for more details.
Refunds and Exchanges
My Sweetie Bean wants you to be a happy and satisfied customer. If you wish to return or exchange an item or there is damage in transit please contact me within 7 days of receipt of merchandise.
Provided the item(s) are returned in the original packaging, tags attached, clean, unused, unworn and have no odors, you may return them within 14 days of contacting me and receive a refund, less original shipping charges. Refunds will not be issued for returned items that are worn, damaged or unsaleable due to improper packaging, so please use the box your order was sent in to return your items.
The cost of return shipping is your responsibility. Please insure your return package as My Sweetie Bean cannot be held financially responsible for lost or misdirected mail on returned packages.
• • • EXCHANGES • • •
For exchanges, shipping to and from My Sweetie Bean is your responsibility. If the error was on my part, My Sweetie Bean will bear the cost of shipping both ways.
• • • CUSTOM ORDERS • • •
My Sweetie Bean custom designs are carefully handcrafted with exacting attention to detail and personalized to your order specifications. No refunds will be issued on custom orders or modified made to order items, but I will make every effort to work with you until you are happy and satisfied. If you contact me to cancel your custom order after work has begun a partial refund will be issued, deducting materials used and percentage of work completed from the order total.
Additional policies and FAQs
➤ What is your current production time?
READY TO SHIP items are sent out in 1 to 2 business days.
MADE TO ORDER ships in 7 to 10 business days. I endeavor to ship orders as early as possible.
Please note that business days do not include Saturday, Sunday or US Federal Holidays. If order volume is especially heavy, there may be a 1 to 2 day delay beyond your stated ship date.
> > >NOTE ABOUT READY TO SHIP PURCHASES< < < Please be advised that if you purchase other items that are not ready to ship, your order will ship according to the production time frame of the made to order item(s).
➤ I need my order quicker. Do you offer rush?
Yes, we offer RUSH options for hair accessories here: http://etsy.me/1kD3jMk If you need a rush order for clothing or crochet, please message me for pricing. Ready to ship merchandise can be found here: http://etsy.me/12FWAId
➤ Can I ship an order as a gift?
Yes. If your order is a gift, please let me know and I will wrap it in colored tissue paper sealed with our signature sticker free of charge. I will also include a note if you wish, just leave a message in the "NOTES" section of the shopping cart. I will not include a receipt in gift orders. Please remember to use the gift recipient’s address during checkout!
➤ Do you have a newsletter?
Stay in the loop! Join our monthly newsletter for advance notice of new products, sales, and other happenings. http://eepurl.com/kjI1z
➤ How will you ship my hair accessories?
My Sweetie Bean ships all orders in new boxes to avoid crushing or damage. All hair accessories are placed on branded accessory cards and sealed in cello sleeves to protect against the elements during shipping.
➤ Who is your shipping carrier?
We ship exclusively with USPS. Most orders ship via USPS First Class Mail Parcel. Domestic orders over 13oz ship via Priority Mail. Delivery confirmation is always included and you will receive an email with tracking number. Shipping upgrades are available via the shopping cart during checkout.
➤ Do you ship internationally?
Yes we do. All International orders ship via USPS First Class Parcel International. Tracking is available at this time in 27 countries. You can see the list here: http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immc2_022.htm Shipping upgrades to Priority, Express, or Registered Mail is available for an additional fee in the shopping cart. See https://www.etsy.com/shop/MySweetieBean#shipping for excluded countries.
➤ Can you mark my international order as a gift?
No, we can’t mark “gift” on the customs form. A false, misleading, or incomplete declaration to avoid customs charges can result in the seizure or return of the item and/or in criminal or civil penalties for the seller AND the buyer.
➤ Do you smoke or have pets?
If you have allergies or sensitivities as we do, please rest assured that my home and my studio is smoke free and pet free.
➤ Who makes the items in your shop?
All items are handmade by me so please allow time for production and shipping of your order. I make each item from start to finish so you are assured of high quality and durability. My mother helps with crochet duties.
➤ How do you make your bows? Do you use bow makers or templates?
I do not use bow templates or bow makers. My style is my own, no methods or tutorials are used. I hand fold, hand crease, and hand sew all boutique bows. This gives the bows a uniformity that tying alone cannot accomplish. Ribbon ends are always heat sealed. Boutique bows and stacked bows are stiffened and/or set with heat to keep their lovely shape with no fuss.
➤ Do you use no slip grips? What kind of no slip grip do you use?
I use thin and clear high grade silicone grips with excellent 3M holding power on all snap clips and alligator clips. Triple Flip Grip brand can literally hold the clip in with ONE hair!
➤ Do you do custom work?
I love custom requests so please don’t hesitate to message me. If you don’t see an option listed – you want it on skinny elastic, a larger French clip, made for a baby – just send me a conversation and we’ll conspire together!
➤ How is your clothing finished? Are the seams raw? Will it look “homemade”?
All clothing is professionally finished with an industrial serger and sewn with the utmost care and attention to detail. All clothing has professional labels and care tags sewn in place, along with hang tags. Clothes are shipped in a cello bag to protect against the elements while in transit to you.
➤ Do I need to order a larger size so my child can “grow into” the clothing?
All my clothing - crocheted and sewn - is constructed with your child's comfort in mind. And for much of my clothing, there is no need to "buy big" because nearly every garment I design combines room to grow with a great fit. Your child will get two, and very possibly three years of wear from many of my clothing designs.
➤ Do you crochet the items you sell?
My mother and I crochet all the items in our shop by hand. All crocheted items are professionally finished. Stitches have even tension and color changes and pieces are started and finished seamlessly. Loose ends are woven discreetly through the stitches and fastened off tightly. Every crocheted item is shipped in an inner cello sleeve or bag to avoid damage from the elements during shipping.
➤ Did you buy your crochet patterns? Can I buy your patterns?
My clothing and crochet patterns are original to my shop and written by me. I have no plans at this time to sell my patterns.
• • • ATTENTION CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS • • •
As a retailer selling or distributing products in the State of California, My Sweetie Bean must comply with California Proposition 65, which requires that products containing certain chemicals be labeled to notify consumers of the presence of such chemicals.
Please note that this warning does not apply to items in my shop that are embellished with Swarovski® Elements, but I must post this information anyway:
"WARNING: Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products or handling products made of leaded crystal will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the state of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. "
ALL SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS USED IN MY SHOP ARE CPSIA COMPLIANT FOR ALL AGES AND POSE NO LEAD DANGER.