TheGiftShed

The Gift Shed

London, United Kingdom · 981 Sales

TheGiftShed

The Gift Shed

London, United Kingdom 981 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(427)

Announcement   Welcome to The Gift Shed.

If you would like to see a selection of the custom orders I've done then please visit http://thegiftshed.wordpress.com

Custom orders are welcome, please contact me if you would like an item made to your specifications.

I hope you like what you find here. Feedback is warmly welcomed.

Announcement

Welcome to The Gift Shed.

If you would like to see a selection of the custom orders I've done then please visit http://thegiftshed.wordpress.com

Custom orders are welcome, please contact me if you would like an item made to your specifications.

I hope you like what you find here. Feedback is warmly welcomed.

Emma Couch

Contact shop owner

Emma Couch

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(427)
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colorcodedquote on Sep 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just as described and sewn very well. Thank you!

Jennie Harris

Jennie Harris on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love Emma's work and have several notebooks. I bought this on a whim and am so happy I did. Such an original idea. I don't want to use it....

Jennie Campbell

Jennie Campbell on Jun 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully handmade and a proper treat to receive.

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About

From trash to treasure

What’s in a name?

As a gardener by trade I thought it was appropriate to set up shop in a shed, metaphorically speaking, and so The Gift Shed was born. When I started making and selling my books in 2008 I intended it to be a part-time thing, something that would keep me busy (and help me earn some money) in the winter months when gardening work is a bit thin on the ground. Things have changed, though, and now I split my time more equally between gardening and working in my studio. It’s a nice balance, a week gardening and then a week being arty, and it means I still enjoy a lot of variety!

What do I do?

I particularly like to create things from things which might otherwise be considered junk or rubbish – thus reusing and recycling materials to create something useful and/or beautiful. This was initially born of necessity, as reusing materials meant that there was a greater profit margin on my items (which is desperately necessary when you're first starting out). These day I have the luxury (and it IS a luxury) of being able to use brand new materials whenever I like, but I still find reusing things far more satisfying.

Where do I work?

I built a studio at the bottom of my garden and it suits me perfectly. My own amazing space in which to be creative with the sound of birdsong in the background, and the commute is nice and short!

Anything else?

I have a beautiful dog as my almost constant companion, and I can't function without two cups of coffee in the morning.

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    I enjoy crafting in many different disciplines, and particularly like to create things from things which might otherwise be considered junk or rubbish – thus reusing and recycling materials to create something useful and/or beautiful.

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Last updated on March 28, 2012
Welcome to The Gift Shed.

As a gardener by trade I thought it was appropriate to set up shop in a shed, and so here we are. I enjoy crafting in my spare time, and particularly like to create things from things which might otherwise be considered junk or rubbish - thus reusing and recycling materials to create something useful and/or beautiful.

If you would like to see a selection of the custom orders I've done then please visit http://thegiftshed.blogspot.com

Custom orders are welcome, please contact me if you would like an item made to your specifications.

I hope you like what you find here. Feedback is warmly welcomed.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is by PayPal only.

Payment should be made immediately upon checkout. If payment is not made within two days of purchase I will attempt to contact you via Etsy. If I receive no reply and no payment I will leave negative feedback for you and ask Etsy to cancel the transaction.

If you would like to purchase an item but lack the funds to do so immediately then please contact me. I am usually happy to hold items for an agreed period of time if it's discussed in advance!
Shipping
Shipping information varies and is provided in the item description for each individual listing. Postage costs are calculated based on weight and are as accurate as possible.

Please note that I update my store announcement on a weekly basis to keep customers informed of posting days for that week. Orders which are shipped from here (the UK) to the US usually take 5-10 working days to arrive.

If you would like your package sent by a trackable method (i.e. Special Delivery within the UK) then please contact me to discuss pricing.

Please note that I obtain proof of posting for every item which is sent out. In the event of lost parcels, Royal Mail will not accept complaints or commence any investigation until at least 3 weeks have lapsed from the date of posting. It's very rare for parcels to go missing, but in the event that it happens I ask customers to be patient and wait for three weeks - if at the end of that time the parcel still hasn't arrived then I will issue a refund/replacement and contact Royal Mail with a complaint.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your item is damaged in transit I will need to see photographs of the damage. This allows me to make a claim against Royal Mail. If you provide photographs of the damage I will provide a replacement item immediately (or a full refund if the item was a one-of-a-kind).

Items which are lost in the post will be replaced/refunded subject to a suitable length of time having elapsed. Royal Mail asks that customers allow at least three weeks after the item was posted before claiming that it is lost, and given how unreliable the post can sometimes be I ask customers to give it a full month before giving up on an item being delivered.