Announcement Recycling or upcycling, giving rescued materials a beautiful second useful life really works. Uniquely handmade puts the 'You're Special' back in gift giving. See Shop Policies for international orders, payment options, shipping, and returns. Visit me on Facebook -- http://www.facebook.com/SuzanneMedrano
Recycling or upcycling, giving rescued materials a beautiful second useful life really works. Uniquely handmade puts the 'You're Special' back in gift giving. See Shop Policies for international orders, payment options, shipping, and returns. Visit me on Facebook -- http://www.facebook.com/SuzanneMedrano
Recycling or Upcycling - giving the discarded a second life of usefulness
I started my shop to help my daughter get hers going. She has temporarily gone in a different direction, and I am still here with my crafting business to keep me busy.
Multiple Sclerosis has limited the size of projects I take on, and quilting is no longer possible. I work from my wheelchair on a variety of creative recycling projects including die cut gift tags, plastic canvas crosses, ichthys, and birds, and my crocheted can tab flowers. My kitties, furry supervisors, keep me company as I turn unwanted materials into wonderful items with a second life of usefulness.
I transform rescued and recycled items whenever possible. These materials come from two wonderful nonprofits: FabMo, Fabric & More, diverting designer samples from our landfill, and SCRAP, Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts, where you can find just about anything. I have also taken in unwanted materials from those who no longer plan on using them.
I run every aspect of my business personally. All items in my shop are made by me, and I hope you receive them with the joy I had in their creation.
Find SuzanneMedrano at the following upcoming markets!
Golden State Rods Annual Car Show, Swap Meet and Vendor Fair
Elks lodge, 920 Stonegate Dr
South San Francisco, CA
Car Show and Swap Meet are outside and the Vendor Tables are Inside the main hall with some vendor tables outside in the lawn area. Lots of great finds, good food and more!
Fabmo Textile Art Boutique
Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
Rescued designer materials are made available to artists for creative reuse.
Twin Pines Holiday Craft Faire
Twin Pines Park, 1225 Ralston Ave
All items are handmade. Several buildings in the park are filled with wonderful gift and decorating treasures by local artists.
Christmas at Kohl Holiday Boutique
Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Dr
Don't miss this opportunity to visit the "Dressed Up" Kohl Mansion! Fit for a Victorian Holiday - the Mansion is a delight to see! This year, there are more than 60 vendors, all with unique items and food stuffs, ready to help you cross items off of your Christmas Shopping list! There will also be a wonderful Docent Presentation about the Kohl Mansion History along with wonderful Christmas music!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Insurance and Tracking:
I have not opted you into these additional postal services, but if you wish to pay for package insurance, delivery or signature confirmation, please let me know and I will gladly add them to your invoice at their current rate.
Keeping Down the Shipping Charges:
I am very aware of the ever-escalating cost of shipping. If your order fits in a Flat Rate Priority Mail box, I will use that as long as the postage if sent in a regular box would be higher. For smaller orders or items that just won't fit in those Flat Rate boxes, I will use recycled boxes and packing materials. We do rely on a third party to deliver packages from my shop to your door. Given the distances covered and the relative time it takes them to deliver, their service is still a good value.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
I do ship internationally when political and economic issues make it possible. Check with your post office first regarding their import rules, as some of my items may not be allowed in your country. All shipping fees including import, duty, tariff, VAT, or customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer. I will fill out customs forms accurately. There are no returns on international orders. I am shipping from the United States and delivery time varies by country, but it can take several weeks for your package to arrive, longer if it gets held up in customs.
If you see something you like but prefer a different color or quantity, please contact me. I am honored to create just for you, when time and materials allow. I work with rescued materials and many of my items are uniquely one-of-a-kind. After payment has been received, I will start your custom order and send you an email when it ships. Custom orders cannot be returned.
Many of my items are true one-of-a-kind (OOAK) creations, as I prefer to work with rescued/recycled materials, and I couldn’t make them again, even if I wanted to. Most of my items are made available in more than one of my selling venues. I am quick to remove unique items after they are sold, but in the unexpected event that two buyers simultaneously purchase a OOAK treasure, the first to complete the financial transaction will own the item. I will make every effort to find the second buyer a suitable replacement, or refund the transaction with my sincerest apologies.
I use a Sizzix die cut machine and dies to make most of my tags and embellishments. These designs are copyrighted by Sizzix and used with permission per their angel policy.