OCCASIONsonjabegonia

Occasions by sonjabegonia

Chicago, Illinois · 160 Sales

OCCASIONsonjabegonia

Occasions by sonjabegonia

Chicago, Illinois 160 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Welcome to Occasions by sonjabegonia! Handcrafted decorations, small gifts and pet attire/accessories are added regularly as the seasons change and inspiration strikes. I also offer a variety of custom services, including creating specialty crocheted/knitted dolls, amigurumi and Christmas stockings; embroidering custom tea towels and other hostess/bridal/shower gifts; and developing unique dog/cat attire and costumes.

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Last updated on Jul 12, 2016

Welcome to Occasions by sonjabegonia! Handcrafted decorations, small gifts and pet attire/accessories are added regularly as the seasons change and inspiration strikes. I also offer a variety of custom services, including creating specialty crocheted/knitted dolls, amigurumi and Christmas stockings; embroidering custom tea towels and other hostess/bridal/shower gifts; and developing unique dog/cat attire and costumes.

Sonja Nelson

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Knitting a pair of pet leg warmers for a customer in Canada. All leg warmers are custom made, so you get to choose the colors, monogram, and size.
A recent customer requested a dog's name be knitted into the back of a sweater instead of a single monogram. So cute! Have an idea for a sweater? Let's work together and make it happen! Custom orders are my specialty.
Archie loves lounging in his monogram sweater on chilly days - buy one for your dog this weekend! Custom made using your dog's measurements for a perfect fit.

About

The inspiration behind and vision of Occasions by sonjabegonia

INSPIRATION:

I grew up in a small town in Missouri confusingly named California, where I was fortunate enough to live a few miles away from my maternal grandparents, who lived in an even smaller town named McGirk. Most holidays and special occasions were celebrated around my Grandma's dinner table, complete with very tasty Southern cooking (plus a surprise, mystery dish that could be hit or miss), the obligatory posed family/food picture, and special handmade table decorations for each holiday.

These decorations were stored in shoeboxes in the guest bedroom closet and absolutely fascinated me. It was exciting when it was time to open up a shoebox and decide what decorations would be used from Grandma's stash. Even though it was tempting, I don't think I ever looked in a shoebox unless it was in preparation for decorating for a specific event. This is pretty remarkable, considering my sister and I were regular Friday overnight guests and slept in the guest bedroom after watching the Dukes of Hazzard, eating "doctored-up" frozen pizza that was cut with kitchen scissors, and drinking cold Pepsi stored on the back porch.

VISION:

I believe that it's important and fun to celebrate holidays and special occasions with a touch of custom, reusable decorations. The offerings of this shop are designed to help others build their own stashes of shoebox holiday decorations and also offer small gift options. All of the items are hand-crafted and designed to be lightweight and easy to store and set up for the special occasion. I specialize in knitted, crocheted, and embroidered items made of high-quality, natural fibers such as cotton and wool. All designs are my own unless otherwise noted and reflect my interpretations of classic holiday/special occasion symbols. I also enjoy using traditional techniques to represent whimsical and kawaii themes and play with the miniaturization of all types of foods, flowers, and party accessories.

THE ARCHIE FACTOR:

In May 2014, I adopted Archie, an adorably funny shih tzu mix from PAWS Chicago. He's a constant companion as I work at Occasions by sonjabegonia and also the inspiration behind my lines of dog sweaters and pet accessories. He's also a cute reminder that each day should be celebrated and enjoyed, even cold snowy days that require several layers of clothing for a walk outside.

I hope that you enjoy browsing my shop and getting to know more about me through my work. Please check back regularly to review new listings and see what's inspiring sonjabegonia. For additional information, follow the shop on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/occasionsbysonjabegonia

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  • Sonja Nelson

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on November 10, 2014
Welcome to Occasions by sonjabegonia! I'm so happy that you've visited and hope you enjoy viewing the items offered.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I currently accept payment with major credit cards, PayPal and Etsy gift cards.

I must receive payment before shipping the product or starting work on a custom item. I will notify you when payment has been received as well as anticipated delivery dates.
Shipping
I ship using the USPS first class mail for domestic packages. For international orders, I will work with you to determine the appropriate shipping method. When you order multiple items at the same time, I will combine shipping and adjust your costs accordingly.
Refunds and Exchanges
It is my goal to have 100% satisfied customers, so please reach out to me if you have any issues with your order. We will work together to determine a mutually agreeable resolution.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please feel free to contact me with any questions - I'm hear to help! Finally, I enjoy creating custom items, so if you're inspired by my creations but want something a bit different, let's chat and make it happen.