AdventuresTeaParties

Personalised hankies, bow ties, pet accessories & more!

Somerton, United Kingdom · 201 Sales

AdventuresTeaParties

Personalised hankies, bow ties, pet accessories & more!

Somerton, United Kingdom 201 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Joanna Payne

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Joanna Payne

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About

Make every day an adventure with a beautiful handmade accessory!

As a complete creative soul and throughout my school years, instead of following my heart I took the “sensible” path of a secure job that would pay the bills. After years of academic study, I wound up as a Law Librarian in the financial hub of London. While researching cases on corporate arbitration and contract law, I found myself desperate to do the opposite. My creative soul was itching to get out; I’d ignored it for far too long.

As if by magic my flat mate came home one day with a sewing machine and she promptly showed me how to use it. It got a bit embarrassing when I was begging to use it at every available opportunity and so, the time had come to buy my own.

I remember the day my machine arrived. I’d ordered it to be delivered at work. My law colleagues seemed a little perplex at the 5’1” librarian bouncing out of work that day with a ridiculous grin on. I hugged the machine all the way home on the tube and that evening I made myself a skirt.

The skirt (which I still own!) led to more skirts, dresses, cushion covers, accessories, purses, and bags until people started requesting customised items and offering to pay for them. I honestly couldn’t believe people wanted to give me their hard earned cash for something I’d designed and made with my own hands. And so I started researching (librarian skills at the ready!) how I could sell my creations and I came across Etsy, the perfect marketplace for handmade designs. I nervously registered and opened my shop. Within a few hours, my first order had come in all the way from America. I was gobsmacked! My creative adventure had begun.

Continuing to work as a full-time librarian, moving house and cities numerous times, changing jobs, and dealing with some horrendous personal turmoil, I managed to keep my creative adventure going. It was the only thing I was certain of and now, five years later, after lots of hard work, late nights and working through endless weekends, Adventures & Tea Parties is now my full time job and business. I can now throw all my creative energy, ideas and passions into my designs for you to enjoy!

In my shop you can find pet accessories, bow ties, jewellery and a large range of popular, personalised handkerchiefs. I work with beautiful fabrics that I source in the UK and everything is made by me, entirely from scratch. The popular handkerchiefs are all made from 100% cotton. I make the handkerchiefs themselves (no ordering a job lot from a factory!) and embroider your personalisation requests by hand. So, you can be guaranteed that what you are buying is 100% handmade in the UK and made with care, love and attention to detail. As someone who doesn’t follow that throw-away culture and who loves good quality, I want you to have the best too and something that you can treasure, hold on to and keep forever.

I hope you like what you see. Please do get in touch with me if you have any questions whatsoever or would like something custom made; I’m here and happy to help.

Joanna
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  • Joanna

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a full time designer-maker, freelance blogger & writer. I design, make & write from my home studio in Somerset. I am a huge fan of colour, pattern, texture & love seeking out gorgeous new prints to bring a playful, fun element into my designs.

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Last updated on March 25, 2017
Hello and welcome to Adventures and Tea Parties!

Come on in to the shop for lots of handmade gifts from personalised handkerchiefs to handmade bow ties, colourful jewellery and a whole range of pet accessories. There's something for everyone who wants to add a splash of colour and make every day feel like an adventure!

Visit my About Page for more information:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AdventuresTeaParties/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

Thank you for visiting my shop and supporting handmade!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payments can be made by Paypal, credit and debit cards or Etsy gift cards. Please pay within 3 days of purchasing. All sales are final. Payments not made within 3 days will be cancelled. Items will be shipped within 1-3 dayss after payment is received.
Shipping
Orders ship within 1-3 days after payment is received.

All UK orders are sent out through Royal Mail first class standard post.

Outside the UK shipping is via standard airmail post. No tracking number is obtained on standard airmail and a guaranteed delivery time cannot be given. This method of shipping can take over 2 weeks to arrive in the USA.

If you require your order urgently, by a specific date or would like a tracking number, please contact me before purchasing the item to arrange an alternative shipping method. All faster shipping methods will incur an additional charge. Please contact me to enquire about additional shipping costs.

Any duties, customs and taxes received on items sent internationally are the responsibility of the customer.

The Royal Mail service is reliable, however if you would prefer a different shipping method please message me at the check-out stage. I am unable to refund on items lost in the post.
Refunds and Exchanges
I've tried to capture pictures of my items as best as possible, however colour may vary slightly on different screens from the photos displayed.

If you are not entirely happy with your purchase due to a fault with the product, I will accept returns in the original packaging and condition. Please contact me within 3 days of receipt to arrange a refund.

Please note, anything that’s personalised or has any other customised aspect that makes it unique to you (and therefore not re-sellable), cannot be returned or refunded unless it is faulty. Please do contact me if you're not happy and I will do everything I can to help.

If you have simply changed your mind on a non-personalised item, I will accept returns in the original packaging and condition. Please contact me within 3 days of receipt and return in the same quality packaging at your own expense. If, on receiving the non-faulty item back from you, I find it has been used or damaged then a full refund will not be given.

The Royal Mail service is reliable, however if you would prefer a different shipping method please message me at the check-out stage. I am unable to refund on items lost in the post.

All items are securely and well packaged. If the item purchased arrives damaged however, notification must be given within 3 days of receipt. A replacement or refund will be given as soon as the item is returned.
Additional policies and FAQs
All fabrics have been pre-shrunk and pre-washed at 40°C. Please take care when washing any items and note that, as with all machine washable products, they do shrink and fade slightly over time. Please also note the washing and care instructions given on each individual product listing.

All items come wrapped in branded Adventures & Tea Parties boxes ready for you to add your own gift wrapped touch. Please let me know at the check-out stage if you would like your order to be sent to a different person and address.

I welcome personal and wholesale requests. Any custom made orders will be charged at a slightly higher price due to the additional time spent making the design extra special.

Please message me if you have any other questions not clarified here.

Thank you for visiting Adventures & Tea Parties and for supporting handmade!