ahippiewithaminivan

Needle Felted Creations and Handspun Yarn

Sorel-Tracy, Canada · 129 Sales

ahippiewithaminivan

Needle Felted Creations and Handspun Yarn

Sorel-Tracy, Canada 129 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Needle felting brings raw wool to life in the form of natural and safe wool sculptures, toys, jewelry and other unique creations. It can take thousands of stabs and hours of work to make creations of of wool but each one has a life of its own and will bring joy for years to come.

My name is Melissa otherwise known as "a hippie with a minivan" and I am mom to four children. I have always loved the fibre arts but found my calling with a needle and raw wool. Though some of my creations are more for decoration or to wear, most of of them are made with children's play in mind and using a childs imagination.

My hope one day is to be able to help our family financially by doing something that I love and be able to bring my passion on the road and travel with the family.

Looking to save on shipping multiple items at once? Contact me for an exact shipping quote. Any overpaid shipping will be refunded.

Thank you for stopping by. I am sure that you will find something that you love!

You can read more about me here: ahippiewithaminivan.com

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Last updated on May 3, 2016

Needle felting brings raw wool to life in the form of natural and safe wool sculptures, toys, jewelry and other unique creations. It can take thousands of stabs and hours of work to make creations of of wool but each one has a life of its own and will bring joy for years to come.

My name is Melissa otherwise known as "a hippie with a minivan" and I am mom to four children. I have always loved the fibre arts but found my calling with a needle and raw wool. Though some of my creations are more for decoration or to wear, most of of them are made with children's play in mind and using a childs imagination.

My hope one day is to be able to help our family financially by doing something that I love and be able to bring my passion on the road and travel with the family.

Looking to save on shipping multiple items at once? Contact me for an exact shipping quote. Any overpaid shipping will be refunded.

Thank you for stopping by. I am sure that you will find something that you love!

You can read more about me here: ahippiewithaminivan.com

Melissa Bellemare

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Melissa Bellemare

Needle Felted Baby Harp Seal
US$47.50
Needle Felted Beaver
US$30.00
Needle Felted Mouse
US$14.00
Needle Felted Bear
US$14.00
Needle Felted Pig
US$14.00
Needle Felted Cow
US$18.00
Needle Felted Raccoon
US$22.50
Needle Felted Robin
US$18.00
Needle Felted Chicken
US$18.00
Needle Felted Dog
US$22.50
Needle Felted Cat
US$22.50
Needle Felted Fox
US$22.50
Needle Felted Barn Owl Sculpture
US$170.00
Waldorf Inspired Needle Felted Woodland Bear
US$20.00
Waldorf Inspired Needle Felted Polar Bear
US$24.00
Needle Felted Sleeping Fox Brooch/Pin
US$20.00
Needle Felted Santa Wool Ornament
US$20.00
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About

A family with a Dream

As a homeschooling mom of four, life is busy and I need to take some time for myself.

I have always loved the Fibre arts. From sewing and quilting to crochet and knitting, it have long been attracted to it all, but needle felting and spinning are my true passions. There is something about making raw wool into something, and being able to sculpt with wool that just amazes me.

My creatures and characters are original and many times I start felting without knowing what the result will be. Their personalities arise when I start creating their faces or the scenery that will be around them and they inspire me. My love of natural parenting, including breastfeeding and babywearing, have also come to life within my creatures. I spend hours felting each creation and love the small details. I use mostly merino wool because I love the softness.

Though many of my needle felts are decorations, many are made with play in mind. Some are however a bit more fragile than others. Each creation begs to be touched and to be handled and cherished, and hopefully, be allowed to come alive in a child’s (or inner child’s) imagination.

I started my Etsy shop because I love sharing my passion and by doing so, I hope that it will help us be able to live a more simple life in the future.

We love to travel and our dream is to be on the road travelling and teaching our children through life experiences. Our dream is to have my husband around the family more and transition from the "live to work" mentality to the "work to live" lifestyle. We are in the process of converting a bus into a home to do just that and In opening this shop and pursuing my crafts and my passions, I hope to help my family make our dreams come true so that we can live on the road.

Know that with each sale, you are helping me get one step closer.

Thank you!

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  • Melissa Bellemare

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a blogger, a photographer, an artist and a mom. I take the less travelled roads on many occasions. I have a passion for the fibre arts including sewing, crocheting, knitting and needle felting.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 9, 2014
Welcome to my little space on Etsy! I have a passion in the fibre arts and have a special place in my heart for needle felting. I love creating something out or raw materials like wool and seeing personalities and details emerge that I hadn't even planned for.

My role as a mom of four often shines through my work because my family is such an important part of my life and I believe that childhood is such a magical time.

I love to create items that will be cherished and that have a function. Even if that function is to bring a smile or bring out someone's inner child.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
Payment must be made at the time of purchase. I accept PayPal, Direct Checkout with Etsy or can also accept Canadian Interac E-Transfers for people in Canada.

Payment with a credit card can be made through PayPal without setting up a PayPal account. Simply choose the PayPal option and then choose "Pay by Credit Card."

PayPal/Credit Card Payment: If payment confirmation is not received within 48 hours of purchase, the order will be cancelled and the item will be relisted.

Canadian Interac E-Transfers can by made by going to your online bank account and sending an e-transfer to my e-mail address within 24 hours of buying an item (melissa @ paxye.com). When the transfer has been completed I will complete the order.

In the event payment is not received within these time-frames, I will contact you via email. If I do not receive a response within 24 hours, the order will be cancelled and the item will be relisted.
Shipping
Unless otherwise indicated in the listing, or for custom listings, your item will be shipped Canada Post, 1-2 days after payment is received. For custom orders, please contact me for an exact time frame. Once the item is completed it will be sent the next day. Purchases paid by e-transfer will ship after the Transfer is complete.

I use Canada post and will refund overpayments if there is a difference over 2.50 as I set my prices according to destinations across the country (If you are closer to Quebec, there are chances that you be refunded a small amount).

If you want to upgrade shipping to have tracking, please contact me for a quote.

I will notify you through Etsy when your item is shipped.

For International Orders:
Buyer is responsible for any custom and/or duty fees.
Buyer understands that there might be delays at customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase, Please contact me within 7 days of receiving your item. If you request a refund, once the item has been returned to me in its original condition, I will gladly refund you the cost of the item (less S & H).
Additional policies and FAQs
Many items in my shop are one of a kind and I may not be able to duplicate it due to the fabric/wool availability, limited supplies or just because it is a unique item. If you would like a custom order, please contact me and I will see if I can meet your request.