RobinsNestAndBeyond

Robin's Nest Enterprises

Raytown, Missouri · 33 Sales

RobinsNestAndBeyond

Robin's Nest Enterprises

Raytown, Missouri 33 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Crocheted hats and goodies for babies, children, and adults; photo props; embroidered gifts; decoupaged inspirational pictures.

Coming soon! Infinity scarves! Just in time for fall and winter.

Announcement

Crocheted hats and goodies for babies, children, and adults; photo props; embroidered gifts; decoupaged inspirational pictures.

Coming soon! Infinity scarves! Just in time for fall and winter.

Robin Davidson

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Robin Davidson

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About

Mother and Daughter Working From Home in Two Separate States

My mother, Linda, has been crafting for years, before it was ever the big hobby it is today. She made her wedding dress when she got married in 1966. She nearly killed me when I asked her to make my wedding dress in 1995, but she acquiesced and made me a beautiful one-of-a-kind dress. She didn't seem to mind when I asked her to make another wedding dress when I remarried in 2009. She can sew, cross-stitch, needlepoint, crochet, knit, and probably a host of other things that I don't even know about. She has even dabbled a bit in painting and I always thought she was great at drawing when I was a kid, even though she didn't think so. She has made a host of clothing and accessories and decor for me and my kids over the years. She bought a big embroidery machine several years ago and has been churning out even more gifts. Then, she started being commissioned to make gifts for baby showers, Christmas, or birthdays. She has embroidered baby blankets, throws, bibs, burp cloths, shirts, hats for the fire department, scarves, curtains, et cetera. Mom has been living on a fixed income and I would love to help her bring in a little bit of extra money. She retired a couple of years ago and has started having joint replacement surgeries. So far, one hip--the knee comes next. Sewing and crafting is something she enjoys and she can do while recovering from surgery.

I never had a big career. I just wanted to be a wife and mother, but finances required me to go to work. I went through a variety of jobs in retail, I delivered newspapers, and I did data entry. I landed my dream job in 2012 when I happened to hear about an opening with Mom365, a company that takes newborn portraits in the hospitals. That combined my two favorite things: photography and babies! However, it didn't last long. My son has special needs and needed mommy to be at home. Necessity is a weird thing because you need to be at home for your child, but you also need to have money to feed your family! So, I decided to concentrate on my side business, my photography. While, I am personally content with the trickle of business I get, it's not enough to sustain my family. I finally published a book I wrote ten years ago, but as a new author, it's not a bestseller, so the income isn't there, either.

I did not inherit my mother's sewing abilities. I liked to craft, but I more or less dabbled in a lot of different things (decoupage, scrapbooking, painting, woods, etc.) and didn't have the attention span to stick with anything. When I started doing photography seriously, I loved all the cute little props I saw, but didn't have the money to buy all of the items that I wanted. So, I decided to teach myself to knit and crochet to make my own props. I watched tutorial videos online and learned as I went. I became a person obsessed and crocheted every chance I got. I have even gotten to the point where a lot of the time, I can look at something and figure out how to make it. Therefore, I am working on writing up my own patterns.

So, two women who are stuck at home without traditional jobs are here to bring you beautiful homemade items!

Shop members

  • Robin

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Crocheter, Photographer, Shipper, Chief Cook And Bottle Washer

    I am a 41-year-old mother of 3 kids ranging in ages from 12 to 17. I am a writer (self-published on Amazon), a former photographer, and a crafter.

  • Linda

    Maker, Designer

    Linda is 70 & retired. She can make pretty much ANYTHING! She has a big fancy embroidery sewing machine that she has made good use of! She can sew, embroider, cross-stitch, and do yarn crafts. She's so good, she's made Robin 2 wedding dresses!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 20, 2014
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No refunds once item has shipped. Exchanges within 30 days if item arrives damaged or is defective.
Payment
Payment forms accepted are PayPal, credit card, and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
Production time is usually one week, not including shipping time. During holiday seasons, such as Halloween and Christmas, production time is generally two weeks, not including shipping. This will be modified and noted as needed. You will receive a message if there is a delay. Shipping will be provided via USPS Priority Mail. I recently had to adjust shipping prices due to problems with packages. While shipping is higher, due to missing and late shipments, a tracking number is essential and is included in Priority mail. I apologize for the increase in shipping and I would change to UPS or FedEx to make shipping easier and more accurate and timely, but the cost would be even higher. If you need your item shipped faster or need more of a guaranteed delivery than USPS is currently able to provide and do not mind paying the higher rate for FedEx or UPS, then convo me and I will set you up a custom listing.
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Custom orders are available per customer request. Please be sure to provide all relevant information, i.e., sizes, colors, etc.