Announcement Handmade baby gifts (bibs, booties, hats & clothes), illustrations & original Gocco & screenprinted art & clothes, creatively designed & produced in Yorkshire.
Handmade baby gifts (bibs, booties, hats & clothes), illustrations & original Gocco & screenprinted art & clothes, creatively designed & produced in Yorkshire.
susancran on Feb 13, 2016
Beautifully made, really lovely item!
Art doesn’t just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things
I graduated with an interior architecture and design degree in 2005 and continue to do it as my day job, specialising in retail design. I'm originally from a small village in Yorkshire, and after several stops in London moved back in 2012 with my husband (we got married in 2011 with a very handmade wedding!) The idea of setting up a business around my day job with the name Accidental Vix came about when I broke my hip and shattered my femur at the end of 2007 in my mid-twenties (one of many injuries) and had plenty of time to fill many a sketchbook with ideas, doodles and moments of insanity! I love my job but it’s not always as creative as it sounds, and involves much more project management than most realise so I decided to keep up my creative levels by filling my evenings and weekends with sketches and getting my thoughts onto paper without a budget or client being involved to start with.
In Nov 2011 I had yet more major surgery to remove the existing metal and replace it with some more, which has only spurred me on to do more creative challenges to fill my long days at home in the time off work and to distract from the pain. Variety is the spice of life, so as well as continuing with my illustration, art and general creativity I am now creating children and baby gifts including clothes, accessories and booties.
My motivation and inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere from a walk in the park to a story that friends relay. Most of my inspiration comes from everyday life and observing the world around me, I’m working on an illustration at the moment that was inspired by a chip shop sign that says ‘OAP discount’ – I can’t reveal too much but watch this space!
The inspiration for my booties and baby accessories came from when we were on honeymoon in Malaysia in July 2011. We were in Kuala Lumpur wandering through China Town, which was definitely and experience in itself, and with my love of fabrics I was immediately drawn to the fabric stalls and shops. Then we tried some batik, which is a local tradition, and ended up falling in love with a local shop on Langkawi that had some amazing handmade batik and printed fabrics, and no surprise I ended up bringing a few metres back with me. Fabric bought, I needed something to do with it, and we’re at the age where our friends are all having babies and any presents/gifts we give must be handmade so I decided to attempt making booties… and the rest, as they say, is history!
So, enjoy browsing through my shop and hopefully we can bring smiles to lots of faces :)
Owner, Maker, Creator
I’m an interior designer by day, creative by night and accident prone all the time. I've always loved sketching, getting the sewing machine and fabrics out and just being creative, so this is my attempt to share my love of textiles and illustration.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I will accept PayPal payment , and once I have receipt of this your order will be shipped within 2 working days unless custom orders or otherwise specified.You do not need a paypal account to pay through them, but it can make the process quicker.
I now accept instant bank transfers and once I can see the payment in my bank account your order will be shipped within 2 working days unless custom orders or otherwise specified.
DEBIT/CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
I now accept card payments and once I can see the payment in my bank account your order will be shipped within 2 working days unless custom orders or otherwise specified.
All items are shipped first class post within 2 working days of receipt of payment unless customised/bespoke or otherwise stated, and are estimated to arrive within 2 working days, although hopefully within 1 working day. Any delivery times for bespoke items will be discussed with you before you order but I aim to make and ship within 5 working days dependent on design and workload.
If you would like special delivery please just let me know, and this can be done at an additional cost.
Please note that depending on who is serving at the post office depends on whether some packages get through as large letter or small packet so I charge the higher rate in my Etsy shop but if I am charged the lower rate at the post office I will refund you the difference. This is the only way I can cover my postage costs and be fair.
All items are shipped airmail within 2 working days of receipt of payment unless customised/bespoke. Estimated delivery is 3-14 working days but you also need to allow extra for security checks and delays at airports, most things I have sent have been with the customer within that time frame but it can take up to 28 days.
Import duties, taxes and charges on international items are not included in P&P charges and are the responsibility of the buyer. Please check with your country's customs office about these additional charges before purchasing
Please order early to avoid disappointment, and contact me before buying if you have a specific deadline.
If you want items sent by recorded/special/airsure delivery, I am happy to do this but it is not included in the shipping prices quoted, and will incur an additional cost.
Please send me a message before purchase if you wish to discuss or specify a shipping method
If your PayPal and Etsy addresses/names/details are different, your order will be sent to your Etsy address unless notified otherwise.
Refunds and Exchanges
I always obtain "proof of posting" so please contact me if you think your parcel has been mislaid. I have to wait 25 days after the 'due delivery date' before I can report it so any international items lost in the post cannot be refunded until 6 weeks after posting, and UK orders 3 weeks after posting.
Please note that all orders are carefully packaged, if however they are damaged please let me know within 24 hours of receiving them.
Additional policies and FAQs
All feedback is welcome, whether that be a review or simply a private message, and I love to hear the stories behind why customers have chosen my handmade products. Etsy have recently changed their feedback system to a review system based on a star rating. I aim to provide a high quality service, and as much as I hope you won't be disappointed with your experience please be gentle as once you write your review it will be made public. Please can I ask that you let me know if you don't think the service and quality has been 5 star before leaving a review so I can address and strive to rectify your concerns, as subtracting even one star will eventually affect my 100% feedback score which I have worked hard to maintain since my Etsy shop opened.
I am more than happy to make customised and personalised items, and these are often my favourites, so please don't hesitate to contact me. Most of the items in my shop can be made in a variety of fabrics, please ask if you would like to see alternatives or if you have a particular colour/pattern in mind.
Most cards and illustrations can have personalised text, be tweaked in colour/design or can be designed from scratch if you have someone or something in mind. A4 cards are also available, perfect for work cards or from a group, with plenty of space for colleagues to write in.
If you have any queries or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact me.