agambee on Sep 15, 2016
Wonderful purchase and great customer service!
StefanikLand is the result of 4 generations of women who sew and create with our hands to earn a living.
Stefanikland is all about our family, our lives, and sharing our interests in history, and play. Through changes we experienced in our lives we moved from our childhood town un upstate New York to the Cincinnati area three years ago. As we began to try and make a home in a new place we struggled financially and began our adventure on Etsy by selling childhood items and antiques we had collected. As we have continued to pursue a business in the wake of my, Mr's StefanikLand's, long term unemployment we have scoured estate sales and online auctions to find items we love and want to save from becoming trash.
In addition to this reason for beginning an Etsy shop, I grew up in my grandmother's home. She was a seamstress in a factory that made baby clothes. My great-grandmother had her own home-based business in the early 20th century redecorating homes of upper class ladies in the town where she lived. She reupholstered their furniture, made throw pillows, drapes and shades. I grew up in a sewing family. I have school photos of me in homemade clothes and was raiding garage sales and thrift stores to upcycle and create new from old back in 1983.
In addition to sewing we crocheted, often. My grandmother made dozens of afghans in her lifetime, as baby and bridal shower gifts or as special requests. I began finger crocheting at about age 5, by the end of my freshman year of high school, I made my first afghan. I was also an avid artist, and spent many hours sketching and using various painting media, my favorite is oils.
My father never wanted me to be an artist and strongly pushed me away from this profession out of his concern that I would never make a living at it. I still don't make a living at it, but I am putting a lifetime of skills to use to help support my family.
Michelle & Paul
Owner, Creator, Curator
Curate items for the shop, sew, create, paint, repair, clean, and make tough decisions, like… should this be re-done or is it awesome right now?
Design Assistant, Model, Product Testing
Kes is the oldest child. She provides a teen view on products and models items for us to photograph. She also, "tests", ahem… highjacks products she loves for her own personal use, then asks when we are going to make more.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
StefanikLand works to ship within 3 days of receipt of payment. We mainly use the US Postal service. We strive to pack as small and light as possible to save our customers money while still protecting their purchase on its journey.
We will upgrade shipping, provide insurance, and delivery confirmation at customer request provided the customer agrees to pay the added fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
We will gladly provide a refund of your purchase price. Just contact us saying why you are returning the item. Once we receive it we will refund your purchase, minus shipping. Item must be received by us in the same condition it was shipped.