TelltaleThread

Handmade goodness - quilts, home decor, and more.

Victoria, Canada · 3 Sales

TelltaleThread

Handmade goodness - quilts, home decor, and more.

Victoria, Canada 3 Sales On Etsy since 2013

Carolyn Grill

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Carolyn Grill

About

Creativity is a drug I cannot live without. - Cecil B. DeMille

One of my favourite possessions is a handmade Raggedy Ann doll that I've had since I was small - smaller than the doll, in fact. She's a little rough around the edges now, but she still makes me smile. These days she belongs to my daughter, who grins at her whenever she spies Raggedy from her crib.

I've always been happiest when I'm lost in the process of creating something new and I love to daydream that the things I make will go on to become a source of comfort and fun for their new owners. I like to think that the quilt or toy will stay with them and become a tangible reminder of childhood, much like Raggedy is for me.

Everything I make is meant to be used and loved. Quilts only become softer as they age; toys become all the more endearing when it's clear they're played with often. For these reasons, I work hard to make sure the things I make are made well, are easy to care for and, most importantly, are pleasing to look at and touch.

I've been sewing for a number of years now, which has become my primary creative outlet, but I've always loved being creative. From being taught to embroider by my mother, to crochet club in grade 5; art classes in high school and later teaching myself to sew and knit, I love finding new techniques and mediums to work with. For me the next logical step has been to open my shop and start doing what I love as more than just a quiet pursuit at home.

If you're in need of a gift for a little one in your life, have a wander around my shop - I'm sure you'll find something that's just right for the little personality that you love. Of course, if you don't happen to see something, let me know - I'm more than happy to work with you to create a one of kind item.



To find out what I'm working on now, click the blog link to the right.

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  • Carolyn Grill

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Quilts, Clothing, Toys, And More!

    Loving life on Vancouver Island, B.C. with The Boy, The Baby and our two cats, Shortcake and Hank. I've been crafty since the late '70s (eep!) and think I've finally figured out what I want to do when I grow up.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 18, 2016
Welcome to Telltale Thread!

I specialize in small quilts for small people. The quilts are meant for playing on and with, and for cuddling up and getting cozy.

Made from all new materials, the quilts will soften up even more over time and with use, so don't be afraid to take them here, there and everywhere!

Each quilt is made by me in a smoke-free environment.

Multiple items can be combined and I will recalculate the shipping.

Thanks for stopping by!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase, a refund will be made for the full listing price (not including shipping) provided the item is returned within 14 days of the purchase (buyer to pay return shipping).

Refunds will not be given for any items lost by the postal services of Canada or other countries.
Payment
Payments to be made via Paypal.

You can also pay with Visa, Mastercard and American Express using Paypal without having to sign up for an account. Simply click on the 'Pay with Paypal" button and follow the steps.
Shipping
All items are wrapped and labeled to ensure they arrive at your door as safely as possible. I am happy to ship anywhere in the world. All items will be shipped within 72 hours of payment being made.

If you don't see your country listed in the shipping info, please send me a message and I will provide you with shipping costs.

Items will be sent via Canada Post and, in general, take anywhere from 7 to 14 days to arrive when shipped to countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Shipping to other destinations may take longer.

For any international orders, customs or other duties or fees may be charged at the point of destination. Telltale Thread is not responsible for these fees and they are the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders accepted for quilts, clothing, and other items. Contact me to discuss and we'll work together to make your idea a reality.