Agnes & Cora

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
| 1,286 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Rave reviews

Average review rating is 4.8 or higher

AgnesandCora is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello! I`m away on holiday at the moment, but my shop will be open again on 29th September.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 16, 2022

Hello! I`m away on holiday at the moment, but my shop will be open again on 29th September.

Lisa Toppin

Contact shop owner

Lisa Toppin


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
See reviews that mention:

About AgnesandCora

Sales 1,286
On Etsy since 2013

Etsy automatically translates most text on the site to your preferred language.

See in original language

Nature inspired drawings and embroideries.

Hello! Thanks so much for visiting my shop.
I love sewing and have made things as long as I can remember.
My Etsy shop was born when I began to combine my love of drawing and nature with my love of sewing and vintage fabrics.

I stitch mini textile treasures which are really like little paintings in fabric and thread. I treat snippets of fabric and threads the same way I treat paints and pencils, layering and blending the colours to create my creatures. Sometimes I use printed vintage fabric as backgrounds for my embroideries. I have a large collection of recycled and vintage fabrics and I like to spend time selecting just the right piece as the perfect setting for a stitched bird, animal or insect. I really enjoy breathing new life into discarded and forgotten fabrics and turning them into new little treasures.

My tangled, overgrown garden is a perfect home for wildlife and so is a constant source of inspiration for me. I love to watch the birds and feed them several times a day, and also enjoy spotting woodmice, newts and frogs. In the summer bees are busy in all the flowers and fluttering butterflies fill the air, there are often buzzards soaring overhead.

I work from home in my bright studio, although I often take my sewing outside on sunny days. I love to spend my days sewing and drawing, accompanied by my cat, black velvet rex rabbit and my trusty radio.
All the pieces in my shop have been made with the utmost care and attention to detail. I am a bit of a perfectionist and make sure that everything is finished to the highest possible degree. I want to convey a love of nature in everything I do, and also a sense of nostalgia by reusing fabrics and trims from the past. My shop name is also inspired by the past and memories-- Agnes and Cora were the names of my two grandmothers, Agnes my Scottish Granny and Cora my English Nana.

Shop members

  • Lisa Toppin

    Owner, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hello! Thankyou for visiting my shop!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I try hard to ensure that all my work is finished to the highest possible quality. If, in the unlikely event you find a fault with an item, let me know and I will repair or replace it as soon as possible. I frequently use raw-edged fabric in my work which may gently fray over time, however this is deliberate and adds to the look of the item. Even the tiniest pieces of fabric will have plenty of stitching to hold them in place and your accessory should give you many years of wear.
I accept payment via Paypal, credit or debit cards and Etsy gift cards.
I will send your item within 1-3 working days by first class mail. All purchases are carefully packaged and gift wrapped in white tissue with coloured ribbon and an Agnes & Cora tag.
I always ensure that your order is dispatched as quickly as possible and you will receive a message as soon as it`s in the post to let you know it`s on its way. Items posted to the U.S.A. or Australia can take up to two weeks to arrive.
Postage is free for UK shoppers on most items.
Additional policies and FAQs
I try to use mostly recycled and vintage materials in my work, however I will only use materials which are in good condition to ensure the quality of my finished items.