Illinois, United States · 797 Sales


Illinois, United States 797 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Looking for something special? Let me know what you have in mind. International orders are welcome. Contact me for shipping rates.

Last updated on Apr 9, 2016

Looking for something special? Let me know what you have in mind. International orders are welcome. Contact me for shipping rates.

Christy Parr

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Christy Parr

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Just off the emb machine and perfect for artists. A new design similar to
Vita Brevis, Ars Longa, life is short, art is long. Available soon. Watch for new listing.
Love creating these forest pillows. Some happy customers will be getting them soon. All created and made by me!
These two charming forest pillows are shipping today. One to France and one to Washington. How fun is this!
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The Wise Olde Owl: Daydream to Reality.

With my background in art and computers, e-commerce, graphic design and computerized embroidery machines, I launched Irish Lane Designs, the original name of my business. My dream was to create embroidered sayings for all occasions.

Starting out with a single needle embroidery machine, then upgrading to two six needle machines, the business grew until equipment now includes a ten needle machine, six needle machine, single needle machine and one industrial sewing machine (not counting all the sewing machines I use for pillows). In addition to thousands of designs and fonts, stockpiles of designer fabrics and linens, a myriad of softwares, my supplies, my work area has exploded to use four rooms of our country home.

A lover of inspirational sayings, I enjoy coming up with ideas for my embroideries. Many are created for customers' special requests. Initially, my work was only sold at shows. After Etsy offered a venue for artists and craftsmen, I knew I had to sign on.

To the best of my knowledge, there is no one else producing embroideries like mine. Besides selling on Etsy, I also supply embroidered Irish sayings to a wholesaler of Irish items and also customers from my days of setting up at shows. My designs are frameable and nearly all fit standard frames. I love what I do.

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  • Christy Parr

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Responsible For Everything.

    Educator. Graphic Design. Marketing. Living good life in the country with husband and kitties. Pursuing art and craft from glass fusing to jewelry and mixed media and recently bought large kiln for ceramics. Life is good!

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Last updated on April 15, 2016
Words are a meaningful part of our lives. Find inspiration here for yourself and others. And, if you have a special saying or quotation, I'll be happy to create a custom design for you.

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NOTE: Since normal ship time is 2-3 weeks, if your order needs to be received BEFORE Christmas or some other deadline, please read the next paragraph.

Your embroidery is created after your order is placed. If your item needs to be rushed, include that message and preferred date in comments at checkout or a convo. Also, USPS Express mail shipping is available as a listing. You can add that to your shopping cart as a way to expedite an overnight shipment during normal business days.

NOTE: The Wise Olde Owl is not responsible for shipping delays by shipper, post office or clearance procedure outside the USA. All taxes, custom, duties fees or levies charged at point of entry to the buyer’s country are buyer’s responsibility.

Unframed embroideries ship by USPS priority mail. Framed items generally ship via USPS. For expedited or international shipping, convo me for additional shipping charges.

If your shipment is damaged, contact me as soon as possible for information about next step.
Refunds and Exchanges
Upon on arrival of your order, if you are unsatisfied with the quality of the embroidery or it was damaged during shipping, contact me immediately via convo, email, or phone regarding replacement or return.
Additional policies and FAQs
All embroidery designs are the exclusive property of Wise Olde Owl. Copyright 2016. Some images are licensed to Wise Olde Owl. Other images were digitzed by Wise Olde Owl. No designs are to be reproduced without permission from Wise Olde Owl.