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Sophie and Me

Rome, Italy · 7541 Sales

PdfPatternDesign

Sophie and Me

Rome, Italy 7541 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   PERMISSION TO SELL FINISHED PRODUCTS MADE OF ALL MY CROCHET PATTERS!
* ANNOUNCEMENT: Buyers in the European Union will from July 2015, be paying Value-added tax (VAT) on digital items as part of their total purchase price here on Etsy.
The rules apply to any shop selling digital items that can be automatically downloaded at the time of purchase to buyers in the EU, no matter where the shop is located. The rules do not apply to items delivered by email.

* Purchase with credit and debit cards, Etsy gift cards and other international payment methods!
*No finished products in here, all crochet-patterns for you to make yourself!

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*ABOUT MY SOLES AND SHOES/SLIPPERS:
To avoid confusion about my unique, tailored SOLES!
There are 2 Sole-solutions; The Crochet-Sole, and the Cord-Sole.
Any of these 2 soles, can be attached to any slipper.
The 2in1-packages (See the sections at left for Packages/Save) have the soles attached as on the sample-slipper.
The insoles are part of both sole-solutions, as well as the treatment for street-wear!
So... purchasing more than one slipper with soles;
Buy one with Crochet-Soles, and one with Cord-Soles!
Any other additional slipper-pattern, you buy separately!

Check out more detailed info about the soles, in the article on my Blog;
http://crochet-craft-santini.blogspot.it/2014/03/about-my-cord-and-crochet-soles-turn.html
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Have a creative day!
Ingunn

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 1, 2016

PERMISSION TO SELL FINISHED PRODUCTS MADE OF ALL MY CROCHET PATTERS!
* ANNOUNCEMENT: Buyers in the European Union will from July 2015, be paying Value-added tax (VAT) on digital items as part of their total purchase price here on Etsy.
The rules apply to any shop selling digital items that can be automatically downloaded at the time of purchase to buyers in the EU, no matter where the shop is located. The rules do not apply to items delivered by email.

* Purchase with credit and debit cards, Etsy gift cards and other international payment methods!
*No finished products in here, all crochet-patterns for you to make yourself!

*Never miss a pattern-release, sign up for Pattern-Newsletters*
http://blogspot.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=36b26c94dd3078410e643d534&id=77cecbaff2
(Copy/paste into your browser)

*ABOUT MY SOLES AND SHOES/SLIPPERS:
To avoid confusion about my unique, tailored SOLES!
There are 2 Sole-solutions; The Crochet-Sole, and the Cord-Sole.
Any of these 2 soles, can be attached to any slipper.
The 2in1-packages (See the sections at left for Packages/Save) have the soles attached as on the sample-slipper.
The insoles are part of both sole-solutions, as well as the treatment for street-wear!
So... purchasing more than one slipper with soles;
Buy one with Crochet-Soles, and one with Cord-Soles!
Any other additional slipper-pattern, you buy separately!

Check out more detailed info about the soles, in the article on my Blog;
http://crochet-craft-santini.blogspot.it/2014/03/about-my-cord-and-crochet-soles-turn.html
(Copy/paste into your browser)

Have a creative day!
Ingunn

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About

When time is right

It was a freezing winter, snow-storms all over Europe.
February the 2nd, 2010, my Italian husband and me finally arrived to our new (old) house outside Rome. We came the long way from Oslo (Norway) in my old Renault, filled with can't-live-without-stuff.
Passing the Italian border in the Alps, the sun was shining, sky was blue, and it was warm!
What a feeling!

Moving to Italy I knew I had to invent a job for myself.
I had A- B- and C-plans for my different skills.
Within a year I landed on publishing my crochet patterns.
Patterns are perfect items to sell; No packing, no shipping, no queuing in overcrowded Post-Offices.

I opened my Etsy-Shop in end of January 2011. Throughout summer and fall that year I listed my first 4-5 patterns.
Sales were close to zero as expected, but I felt strongly that this was right, and worked on as obsessed, with patience and long term plans!

I started to design garments for toddlers and kids, and had to buy myself a little girl!
Not a toddler in sight in my neighborhood!
Sophie came to me in a large box, and has been my indispensable dress form, photo model and mannequin ever since, and are doing just fine! Still 3 years old!
Her name is a re-writing of the brand stamped on the box, and went into my shop-name too, as Sophie and Me!

Summer 2012 a new obsession came over me. Crocheted shoes!
I avoided this product for a long time, but with the everlasting summer we have here in Italy, I wanted to be able to wear my crochet slippers on the street, as Espadrilles, the lovely canvas shoes.

After months exposing my brain to extreme exertions, I finally came up with a cord-sole, doable for anyone, and for any foot-size and shape.
I couldn't believe that no one had thought of making soles using this method before, but it looks like I’m the only one!

Now I design slippers to go with (or without) the soles.
Great fun, and a great deal of attention around these customized, any-size soles.
And to my shop in general, after this stunt. THANK YOU! I’m so grateful!

Crochet appeals to my creativity. It's easy to shape, and it's much faster to work then knitting. And it's a relief not having to pick up hundreds of stitches when unraveling; I do that a lot!
Crochet is not messy, or take a lot of space. I can work whenever, and wherever I like, even on the beach!
I'm more passionate about how I can use yarn in my designs, than the yarn itself.
I never buy expensive yarn-brands.
See pic of my local yarn-lady's booth on our weekly market. I purchase all my yarn here!

My studio?
Summer season; In the garden, under the Bougainvillea, in a not too comfortable chair, but oh so lovely to work outside!
In the winter (They don't know what real winter is here!);
In front of the fireplace.
Of course, I spend a lot of hours in front of the pc too, inevitably, writing my patterns.

All my awake time, goes into my work. I take it very serious.
I spend a lot of time preparing each pattern.
My patterns are normally 8-15 pages, filled with written instructions, stitch diagrams, step by step pics, and tutorials.
I take the listing-pics myself. If I'm the model, my husband shoot them.
Sometimes I have hundreds of photos taken in the end of a project.
Pictures are so important!

Is it worth the effort? Definitely!
After one year or so, I started to see the result of my hard work.
People like what I design; they tell me that my patterns are special and unique, so I think so too!
Thank you girls (some guys too!), you give me reason to continue to create!

If you still are with me, after this surely too long story, you shall know that when I receive a Payment Notification from PayPal to my inbox, I always note your name, and say; "Thank you!", before I store the mail!

Happy crocheting!
Best wishes, Ingunn

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 4, 2016
I hope you enjoy my patterns as much as I have enjoyed designing them!
They are original designs, please be respectful with my creations, photos and information.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal and Direct checkout; Credit/Debit cards, and also Etsy gift cards!
I do NOT accept PayPal's eCheck payment.
Shipping
All my patterns are available as instant downloads.
Within a few minutes after the purchase, you will receive the download-links to your e-mail.
The documents are Pdf-format; You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your pc, in order to open the document.
Acrobat Reader is available for free download on Adobe's web-site.

Discount-listed patterns have to be sent manually to your e-mail; Normally within 24 hours.
NOTE: The digital PDF-Patterns will be shipped to the email address designated by your PayPal payment.
There are no extra fees for shipping of Pdf-files.
Refunds and Exchanges
New directions for EU-countries from the European Commission, regarded purchase of digital content and documents;
***Consumers will have a right to withdraw from purchases of digital content, but only up until the moment the actual downloading process begins***.

This means: Due to the nature of my patterns being digital PDF-documents, I am not able to accept any refunds/returns from purchases made.
PLEASE READ WELL THE PATTERN-LISTING'S INFO, BEFORE YOU PUSH THE "BUY NOW" - BUTTON!

HOWEVER: I'm real soft-hearted, so if I see that you have not yet opened and downloaded the file(s), or you can come up with a very good reason for why to refund your purchase..... I will consider your request!
If you are unhappy with your purchase, please let me know immediately so the issue can be resolved. I offer pattern-support!
Additional policies and FAQs
All my patterns are published and copyrighted.
By purchasing an item from my shop, you agree to following policy;

** C O P Y R I G H T **
PDF PatternDesign reserves copyrights on all photos, text, graphics, logos and product descriptions, throughout this Etsy store.

The content in all my patterns, in print or as digital files, may not be copied, shared, changed, translated, reproduced, distributed or resold in any manner, without consent and authorization.

Copyright © 2016
All Rights Reserved.

SELL
As a private person you are free to sell the finished products made from all my patterns. Local and on-line.
Please credit PdfPattern Design as designer of the product, online with a link to my shop.

HELP
I offer pattern-support for all my designs, and welcome any questions you might have!

More information

Last updated on Aug 4, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Sorry, no custom orders!

Sizing details

Always included in listing-info.