Nuthatch Cache

Portland, Oregon · 1318 Sales


Nuthatch Cache

Portland, Oregon 1318 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
Alisha Harms

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Alisha Harms


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5 out of 5 stars

kfeav1 on Sep 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Turned out even more perfect and adorable in person!


pypersmeme on Sep 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Exquisite little owls! Fine attention to detail, perfectly executed. Thanks so much. ??

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There is always room for more cute!

Born and raised in the Midwest, I grew up with a very strong fondness for nature, especially for animals. Every single profession that I declared I was going to do involved animals in some way, and eventually I even got a degree in biology. As I was working towards my degree, I spent a few years working at a small natural history museum, and as I worked there, my mind became full of wonderful, amazing ideas and thoughts. What intrigued me most of all was all of the taxidermy in the museum - It was all so amazing to think that an incredibly trained person could take a lifeless animal, and breathe what life they could back into it (well, most of the time anyways...). I even got to try my hand at taxidermying my own squirrel!

After I graduated and had to leave the museum, I moved out to Portland, Oregon, where the amazement of everything from the museum was still active in my mind. Shortly after getting settled, I quickly found a new way to bring life into my own creatures, but this time I got to add some of my own flare - cuteness! (I am not saying that mounted animals aren't cute, but sometimes they can look a little...creepy...)

I started felting birds, because I am super duper fond of them, and found that what I enjoyed the most was making little owls. After talking to some friends, they convinced me that I need to let others enjoy my tiny pocket owls, and thus Nuthatch Cache was born.

I have been slowly deviating away from just the owls, and have been including other pocket animals, but also some small plants and even mounted heads, into my inventory. The best part of what I do is making anything I want turn into a tiny, fuzzy critter that can fit almost anywhere, for others to enjoy and love :)

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  • Alisha

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a crafty person with a background in science, especially natural history, and I love tiny, adorable, fuzzy, cute things.

  • Justin

    Photographer, Marketer, Online Manager

    I have been documenting artwork and merchandise for over seven years. After completing MFA in Visual Studies, I have continued to photograph and promote interesting work by artists and craft makers.

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Last updated on June 27, 2016

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My default shipping method is USPS first class mail, for both international and domestic orders. If you want you can upgrade to priority mail, but your shipping cost will increase. Also delivery confirmation will be included with all domestic orders (sorry international, but I can't do delivery confirmation with first class!). If there are any taxes or duties on orders the buyer will be subject to paying these.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will give a refund of the item's cost up to seven (7) days after you receive the item, but you will be responsible for the return shipping. If the item does not match the description or is broken I will give a full refund of original shipping and item cost - but please remember that with handmade items each is different and one of a kind, so the item you receive may vary slightly from the picture in the listing.