OriginallyYours

Distinctively Handcrafted for Home/Kitchen, Decoration

New Mexico, United States · 4069 Sales

OriginallyYours

Distinctively Handcrafted for Home/Kitchen, Decoration

New Mexico, United States 4069 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1006)

Announcement   WELCOME to our Sewing & Handicraft Shop. We live in the Southwest (Albuquerque, NM) so we enjoy bright colors with Spanish and Indian influences. Please browse my shop often, as new items are listed almost daily.

NOTICE: Due to recent life issues, I will be putting up NEW listings a little slower, as Arlene died April 2016. ORDERS WILL STILL SHIP IN A SPEEDY MANOR. Thanks for your understanding. The shop will stay open, as I have extensive inventories.

We will combine shipments of items purchased from our other shop (OYCreationsToo) and will give you a refund on excess shipping charges. Just purchase items from both shops.

All our items are made with LOVE & Happiness in a Non-Smoking & Pet Friendly Environment. Most of the items are One of a Kind, as I like to make many different items.
NOTE: All items are handcrafted and may vary slightly in color and pattern placement, due to fabric cuts and viewing monitors.

Just because our PRICES ARE REASONABLE, Doesn't mean that our handiwork is not of GOOD QUALITY! We try to utilize "unwanted and unloved" quality fabrics found at estate and yard sales and at thrift stores, in order to keep my costs down and pass the savings to my customers. We create our items as a way to stay active and alert as aging senior citizens. We are trying to keep Arlene's legacy a going business. Some new items are being made by her senior children, whom she taught to sew and be creative.

See my additional Shops:
http://OYCreationsToo.etsy.com
http://www.bonanza.com/booths/grandmamadewithlove
http://www.artfire.com/users/OriginallyYours

WE DO NOT SELL WHOLESALE OR DISCOUNT OUR LOW PRICES.
"If you're shopping on etsy, aren't you looking for something unique, made with care, and not mass produced under third-world standards? As an artisan, each item is hand created by me, just for you. Unfortunately with hand production, there is an associated cost for higher quality pieces.
Thank you for your interest and support of independent artists! "

Note: As some of my items are listed in other on-line venues (ArtFire & Bonanza), if the same item is sold on more than one site, I will try to make another. If this is not possible, the one sold first will be honored and the other sale will be canceled and refunded.

I SHIP INTERNATIONALLY. Contact me for exact shipping costs to your country, for large orders.

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 6, 2016

WELCOME to our Sewing & Handicraft Shop. We live in the Southwest (Albuquerque, NM) so we enjoy bright colors with Spanish and Indian influences. Please browse my shop often, as new items are listed almost daily.

NOTICE: Due to recent life issues, I will be putting up NEW listings a little slower, as Arlene died April 2016. ORDERS WILL STILL SHIP IN A SPEEDY MANOR. Thanks for your understanding. The shop will stay open, as I have extensive inventories.

We will combine shipments of items purchased from our other shop (OYCreationsToo) and will give you a refund on excess shipping charges. Just purchase items from both shops.

All our items are made with LOVE & Happiness in a Non-Smoking & Pet Friendly Environment. Most of the items are One of a Kind, as I like to make many different items.
NOTE: All items are handcrafted and may vary slightly in color and pattern placement, due to fabric cuts and viewing monitors.

Just because our PRICES ARE REASONABLE, Doesn't mean that our handiwork is not of GOOD QUALITY! We try to utilize "unwanted and unloved" quality fabrics found at estate and yard sales and at thrift stores, in order to keep my costs down and pass the savings to my customers. We create our items as a way to stay active and alert as aging senior citizens. We are trying to keep Arlene's legacy a going business. Some new items are being made by her senior children, whom she taught to sew and be creative.

See my additional Shops:
http://OYCreationsToo.etsy.com
http://www.bonanza.com/booths/grandmamadewithlove
http://www.artfire.com/users/OriginallyYours

WE DO NOT SELL WHOLESALE OR DISCOUNT OUR LOW PRICES.
"If you're shopping on etsy, aren't you looking for something unique, made with care, and not mass produced under third-world standards? As an artisan, each item is hand created by me, just for you. Unfortunately with hand production, there is an associated cost for higher quality pieces.
Thank you for your interest and support of independent artists! "

Note: As some of my items are listed in other on-line venues (ArtFire & Bonanza), if the same item is sold on more than one site, I will try to make another. If this is not possible, the one sold first will be honored and the other sale will be canceled and refunded.

I SHIP INTERNATIONALLY. Contact me for exact shipping costs to your country, for large orders.

Thomas Vath

Contact shop owner

Thomas Vath

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1006)
lucerne12345

lucerne12345 on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

As described and photoed. These are the perfect kitchen accessory. I return time and time again.

lucerne12345

lucerne12345 on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great service every time. A pleasure to use these lovely towels. Thank you!

SalonGal84

SalonGal84 on Aug 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic quality, fast shipping. Will defiantly order here again.

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About

Over 88, sewing to stay active and alert.

Have been sewing for many many years and started selling on Etsy as a way to keep busy, active and alert. Going to craft shows became very difficult when you are on oxygen 24/7 and not able to sit for many hours. Mobility was also a factor.

Enjoy having other people finding my handiwork excellent and useful. Mainly sew kitchen hanging towels, utilizing fabrics that are "unwanted and Unloved" that are found by my son at estate sales, thrift shops and yard sales. Thant is why most of my items are one of a kind, not a big amount of any one fabric. Started making adult bibs and shopping bags when friends liked the ones I made for myself and had enough fabric.

So, just have fun browsing my little shops and I hope you love the many creations I have.
Visit again often, as I try to get things listed quite often.

NOTICE: Due to recent medical issues, we will be putting up NEW listings a little slower, as Arlene is not able to sew as much. ORDERS WILL STILL SHIP IN A SPEEDY MANOR. Thanks for your understanding.

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 14, 2016
WELCOME -- My shop offers many items that are needed in the home. I sew hanging kitchen hand towels, knitted dish or pot cloths, baby afghans, winter scarfs, cook's skull caps for men or women, cloth bags to store those pesky plastic grocery bags, eco-friendly shopping bags, and accessories for your lovable pet.

I live here in the Southwest (Albuquerque, NM), so I enjoy bright colors with Spanish or Indian influences. With our beautiful sunny and mild weather, I love to sew. I try to utilize as much fine old fabric, that I find at estate sales and thrift stores, as possible. Helping the environment.

All of my crochet items are made with washable yarns. The knitted wash cloths are made with 100% cotton cord.

I make every effort to help and satisfy my customers. If you have any questions about your order or just general questions on items being sold, please feel free to contact me. I will return your email asap.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I take PayPal for payment. You can now pay by your own credit card through PayPal without having or opening an account with PayPal. You can also us eCheck through PayPal.
I also take credit cards through Etsy Direct Checkout.

What is an eCheck?
An eCheck is a payment that you make directly from your bank account.

Just like a regular check, it usually takes between 3 and 5 business days for an eCheck to clear and the money to appear in the recipient’s PayPal account.

Both eChecks and Instant Transfers are ways to pay with your bank account. With an eCheck, the recipient receives the money in a few days. With an Instant Transfer, the recipient receives the money right away.

Number of Days it takes for your eCheck to clear:
-U.S. - up to 5 business days
-Canada - up to 8 business days
-UK - up to 9 working days
-Australia - 7-8 working days
I will ship as soon as PayPal says the eCheck has cleared.

Sorry -- MONEY ORDERS Or CHECKS NOT ACCEPTED

All payments need to be made within 3 DAYS of purchase. Items not paid for within 3 DAYS will be canceled and re listed. If for some unforeseen reason you need to cancel a purchase prior to payment please contact me for cancellation.
Shipping
ALBUQUERQUE RESIDENTS, I no longer allow Local Pickup, due to my age and health conditions. We do not accept credit cards at the house..
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Items are shipped (depending on weight and lowest cost) via:
USPS First Class Mail with delivery conformation (US only)
USPS Priority Mail with delivery conformation (US only)
USPS International First Class
FEDEX Ground (US only) (very heavy items only)

All items are shipped to the address on your PayPal account. In order for both buyer and seller to be protected under PayPal's protection policy, the item must be shipped to your confirmed address on PayPal. If for some reason you need it sent to an alternate address, please convo me to explain the situation.

I ship out within 48 hours of cleared payment. Buyer may opt to pay extra for insurance at a cost of $2.00. "Originally Yours" is not responsible for orders lost in shipping.

NOTE: If purchasing more than one item and amount billed for shipping is over my actual S&H cost, I will refund the difference. Do not want to overcharge you on shipping!

NOTICE: "INCORRECT SHIPPING INFORMATION - If a package is returned to me due to an incorrect shipping address you provided, you may be responsible for any return shipping cost as well as the redelivery cost at my discretion. Otherwise you can elect to receive a refund for the cost of the item(s). Please note: I can not be responsible for items sent to an incorrect address provided by you that is not returned."
Any item shipped that is returned due to bad address, will be reshipped to correct address, with buyer responsible for shipping cost.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
International orders will be shipped via USPS International First Class. This method does not offer insurance or tracking, so I am NOT RESPONSIBLE for packages that are lost in transit.
International customers may want to contact me for actual charges prior to purchase as costs vary greatly. I can then add your specific country and cost to listing prior to purchase.

All customs/ VAT fees & Taxes for international customers are the responsibility of the Buyer. Under no circumstances will I alter the cost of goods on any customs paperwork for avoiding customs fees or taxes.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final, unless you feel the item was grossly misrepresented. Please ask lots of questions before buying if you are unsure about any details.

I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not pleased, please contact me within 5 days of receipt to arrange for return and refund, less shipping charges. All items must be in new unused condition upon return for refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
WE DO NOT SELL WHOLESALE OR MAKE LARGE QUANTITIES OF ITEMS. MOST ITEMS ARE ONE OF A KIND. WE DO NOT DISCOUNT OUR LOW PRICES.

As some of my items are listed in other on-line venues (ArtFire & Bonanza), if the same item is sold on more than one site, I will try to make another. If this is not possible, the one sold first will be honored and the other sale will be canceled and refunded.