TwinkieChan

Food-inspired scarves & other cozy, handmade goodies!

California, United States · 5212 Sales

TwinkieChan

Food-inspired scarves & other cozy, handmade goodies!

California, United States 5212 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   I'm vending at Renegade San Francisco, July 16-17 at Fort Mason. Come say hi! I'll be selling copies of my book and also introducing a "Build Your Own Bento Box" Bar!

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Eat your cake & wear it, too! I have been designing & crocheting fun, food-themed scarves & other cozy accessories for you and your stuff since 2005! Welcome!

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Need washing instructions for your new Twinkie Chan item? Please see my shop policies for more infos!

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Announcement
Last updated on Jun 26, 2016

I'm vending at Renegade San Francisco, July 16-17 at Fort Mason. Come say hi! I'll be selling copies of my book and also introducing a "Build Your Own Bento Box" Bar!

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Eat your cake & wear it, too! I have been designing & crocheting fun, food-themed scarves & other cozy accessories for you and your stuff since 2005! Welcome!

********************

Need washing instructions for your new Twinkie Chan item? Please see my shop policies for more infos!

Wanna be first to know when I update the shop?
I make announcements at the following places:

www.twitter.com/twinkiechan
www.twinkiechan.com/blog
www.facebook.com/twinkiechan
twinkiechan.tumblr.com

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Twinkie Chan

Giant Soft Pretzel Pin/Brooch - Ready to Ship
US$17.00
Hot Dog Eye Mask or Sleep Mask
US$30.00
Tart Lemon patch
US$4.50
Sweet Strawberry patch
US$4.50
PDF Crochet Pattern - Weiner Dog Plush Toy
US$4.00
PDF Crochet Pattern - Gummy Shark Scarf
US$4.50
PDF Crochet Pattern - Swirly Cupcake Hair Clip
US$3.00
PDF Crochet Pattern - Ice Cream Scoop Hair Clip
US$3.50
Signed Bookplate
US$2.00
pdf PATTERN- crochet Popcorn Garland
US$3.50
Raw T-Bone Steak Scarf - Made To Order
US$90.00
Bacon and Egg Fingerless MItts - Made to Order
US$28.00
Slice o' Lime Scarf - Made to Order
US$80.00
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About

Eat your cake & wear it, too!

My crochet work is born from a belief that there is no age limit for fun, colorful, and cute accessories!

I love designing in food themes because I've had an obsession with faux/toy food since I was a little girl. The colors and textures of food can also stimulate all your other senses and happy memories. It can be very nostalgic!

My best friend's gramma taught both of us how to crochet when I was ten years old. I grew up in a very DIY family, and I'd crochet dim sum dolls for my grandparents or finger-knit a million snakes for Christmas.

In 2005, deep into my career in publishing, I moved to a neighborhood in San Francisco called Glen Park, where we'd experience that infamous San Francisco fog, especially in the summer. I wanted to find a cute scarf for myself and also avoid wearing TURTLENECKS to stay warm. Channeling my family's mantra, "Go home and make it!" I went home and made it!

I started to write down my own crochet patterns for the first time, experimenting with different ideas. Cupcake scarves? Toast scarves? Salad scarves? Yes and yes and yes! I then launched www.TwinkieChan.com on a whim, just for fun, to sell all the extra scarves I had made. I had no idea that other people would get as big a kick out of my designs as I did!

Each piece starts as a sketch in Photoshop so that I can more easily determine shapes and colors. The color, texture, and weight of a yarn is so very important to me to get that project just right. I then begin the process of crocheting a prototype, jotting down notes as I go, sometimes ripping out hours of work, and starting over again. Some of my scarves are quite detailed and take many hours of work to complete from start to finish.

In order to fulfill your custom orders on time, maintain shop stock, vend at craft fairs, and also have time to create new designs, I now have a handful of crochet helpers or "elves," who go through a selection and training process with me before we decide to work together. They are all super awesome girls who are also often my friends, and we all love crocheting and cute culture! All the businessy stuff and shipping is still done by only me, so you know your Thank You sticker was stuck on by me! :)

Recognizing that my handmade crochet accessories are not always in everyone's budget, I also released a book in 2010, "Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies," to share some of my most popular crochet patterns with fellow crocheters. I have also been working really hard for 3 years on launching an accessories and clothing brand called "Yummy You! by Twinkie Chan," to make my designs more affordable and accessible. The apparel industry is an interesting ball of wax, and I am still learning every day. In the meantime, I continue to enjoy creating and crocheting a colorful world for you :).

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  • Twinkie Chan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Crocheter, Packer & Shipper, Snack Master

    I live in San Francisco by the ocean where we need to wear scarves all year round! I'm an English/Creative Writing major and worked in publishing for 10 years, but I could not stop denying my love for crocheting.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 6, 2016
Hi! If you want to read more about me, check the "About Me" section of my website! www.TwinkieChan.com/about.php

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS for crochet items! Please treat your handmade items with care :). Hand-wash gently in cool water with a gentle detergent. Do not wring. Press out extra moisture between two towels. Lay flat to dry. DO NOT DRY CLEAN. I cannot guarantee what will happen if you dry clean one of my items. You really cannot dry clean the cupcake scarves or items decorated with fabric glue. The fabric glue will break down in the dry cleaning process! Thank you! Ask me any questions if you need to! :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is due upon ordering. I accept PayPal and also direct payment through Etsy. If you live in California, you will be charged CA sales tax. Thank you!
Shipping
U.S. Customers:
My default shipping method is 1st Class with Delivery Confirmation. If you'd like insurance or a faster shipping method, please message me before purchasing, and I can adjust the listing price for you to include it. Otherwise, I cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to the package once I ship it. I'm currently dabbling with the shipping calculator powered by Etsy, so let me know if there are any issues.

International Customers:
My default shipping method is 1st Class International, which doesn't include insurance or any kind of tracking. If you would like to purchase insurance or a faster shipping method, please message me first and I can adjust the listing for you. Insurance and tracking are only available for Priority and Express mailing. I cannot be held responsible for whether your country's customs holds items! Sometimes my packages to Italy are held up to two months! Please be aware of this, as it is out of my control. I have also experienced customs delays with items shipped to Canada.

Orders shipped outside the U.S. may incur duty fees depending on the value of the item(s) shipped. These fees are the buyer's responsibility and may differ from country to country. Please check with your local government for more information.

Thank you so much! Phew!
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not accept refunds or exchanges, but I do my best to take quality photos and offer detailed descriptions. If you have ANY questions or concerns, please feel free to message me first :).
Additional policies and FAQs
I take custom orders depending on my current state of chaos. Please feel free to message me with any questions!