hand dyed clothing and accessories

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Note from shop owner ☆:*¨¨*:★:*¨¨*:☆: ♥ WELCOME to my shop! *¨¨*:★:*¨¨*:☆: ♥ I will be out of the studio till March 30. ♥ Please come back then! ♥

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☆:*¨¨*:★:*¨¨*:☆: ♥ WELCOME to my shop! *¨¨*:★:*¨¨*:☆: ♥ I will be out of the studio till March 30. ♥ Please come back then! ♥


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Last updated on April 29, 2022

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☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ WELCOME to Splendid Little Stars! ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

CLOTHING: All of the clothing you see in my Etsy store has been designed by me. I do the whole process from designing to dyeing and painting to packaging.
I have been designing and dyeing as a professional artist for a long time—about 19 years! Besides selling at art and craft shows, I have also produced commissioned work, teams shirts, and supplied fundraisers. (Local Cincinnati commissions have included Kast-A-Way Swimwear & Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.)
[For information about the dyeing process, see the end of this page.]
I teach the art of tie dyeing to youth groups in the central to eastern Cincinnati area.--Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church youth groups, birthday parties (high school age & under). Convo me if interested.

JEWELRY: I have been making jewelry for many years. I love working with beads and sterling silver. All designs and the execution thereof, are mine. My jewelry company is MEF Designs.

☆ ☆ ☆ Come see shirts I made on Adrienne's blog: http://adrienneinohio.blogspot.com/2010/01/more-from-fort-desoto.html
See pink snowman socks on Joey and Aleethea's blog: http://joeyandaleethea.typepad.com/blog/2009/12/ok-so-whats-cuter.html

☆ ☆ ☆ I've been spotted on INDIE SPOTTING several times!

☆ I hope you love your Splendid Little Stars purchase! ☆

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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I accept paypal. Payment is to be made within 24 hours unless other arrangements have been agreed upon ahead of time.

Thanks for your understanding and prompt payments!

For buyers who wish to pay with a credit card without a PayPal account: At checkout, click on the PayPal icon and you will be redirected to PayPal. Click the “I do not have a PayPal account” and follow the instructions --EASY!).

I will ship internationally--convo me for a quote.


METHOD: I ship all items by USPS mail with delivery confirmation, for safer handling. Insurance is extra and you may wish to consider this option.
If you are buying multiple items (more than 2 items or a package of clothing with more than one piece of jewelry added), I will combine shipping charges. I do NOT want to charge you more than I am charged! Before paying, convo me for a bill. OR in the event you are overcharged for shipping by more than $1, I will refund the amount of that overage. I want to keep your shipping charges as low as possible.

SHIP TIME: I will ship 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. If you need something in a hurry, let me know. I'd be happy to accomodate you!

PACKAGING: All orders are hand packed by me with care and attention. I try to use recycled materials as much as possible to reduce costs to both you and the environment.

GIFTS: If you wish to send a package as gift, I can include a personalized card. Just include your message in the 'notes to seller' section of the checkout.

UPGRADES: If you would like a shipping upgrade for faster delivery, just ask for a price quote from me. Let me know if you wish to add insurance--recommended.

I will ship internationally--convo me!

Additional policies and FAQs

SIZES: If you don't see your size in the listing, I may be able to make it. Please allow up to 2 weeks for sizes that are not in stock since I hand~dye and hand~paint all the clothing. You can convo me to check on turn-around time. (Short and long sleeve shirts are almost always in stock.)

A note about HAND~DYED FABRICS: Due to the nature of hand-dyeing, there may be some slight variation in the color. And due to the nature of a hand~made item, there may be slight variations in design. This makes your item unique!

WASHING: easy care: Dyed with professional dyes, the colors will stay vibrant through many washings. Machine wash in warm or cold water; rinse cold. Dry in dryer.

GIFTS: I would be happy to ship your gift purchase directly to the recipient. I can gift wrap it, too, at no extra charge. Be sure to let me know if you would like me to include a handwritten message from you to the recipient.

COPYRIGHT: All images, designs, and drawings are copyright by Margaret Freije. They must not be used without written permission from me.

Have a QUESTION? Just contact me!

1. wash item
2. dry
3. tie up into a specific pattern
4. soak in a solution that will enable the dye to bond permanently to the fabric
5. apply dye
6. allow to cure for 20-24 hours
7. untie and rinse
8. wash with special soap
9. dry
if then painting the item:
1. after washing, soak item in a special solution
2. hang to dry
3. paint designs with dye
4. allow to cure for at least 20 hours
5. wash
6. dry
Fabric paint is addded to some designs at this point and heat set.