✂ happily making felty creations since 2008 ✂

393 Sales


✂ happily making felty creations since 2008 ✂

393 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   amber brown likes to make art. she is also addicted to vintage finds!
enjoy some of her treasures as your own, or buy something handmade with love!

✂ happily making felty creations since 2008 ✂


amber brown likes to make art. she is also addicted to vintage finds!
enjoy some of her treasures as your own, or buy something handmade with love!

✂ happily making felty creations since 2008 ✂


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Lisa Star

Lisa Star on Jan 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These felt cd cases are a Must Have for those of us left that still love making mixes for the ones we adore...

Lisa Star

Lisa Star on Jan 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fun, funky, and fabulous - expect nothing less from Amber Brown!

Lisa Star

Lisa Star on Jan 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Amber Brown never disappoints. Another fab felt cd case to add to my collection. As always, packed with great care and shipped crazy fast!

Diane Troutman

Diane Troutman on Oct 2, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Received in great shape-great size to use for gravy for 2! Like the vintage design.

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Boxes of treasures and the first mix cd case

My shop, amberbrownmakesart was started in 2008. It all began from an inspiration to present a newly crafted mix cd to a new crush, I was seeing in Chicago. The first, a poorly sewn square felt case, altered itself into something much more as the cases continued...and soon after, my little business blossomed.

With the blooming of my business came an intense love for felt; creating with it and bringing something new to the material and to the handmade stores of Chicago. Along with the joy of offering an alternative to the bulky, boring plastic cases accompanying most mix CDs, my CD cases were a hit among the masses. I was selling out shops in Chicago and Philadelphia. Soon I began using felt pieces to make little hair bows and clips for myself and my friends. Those made their way into my store and have since remained a staple. Most recently I've started a collection of "baby girl" hair accessories and modern, gender-neutral baby onesies.

The other half of my shop bursts at the seams with vintage treasures. I've been a collector all of my life, starting with colorful, plastic milk bottle caps, then Barbies, then Marilyn Monroe collectibles, ironic vintage t-shirts and finally mid-century furniture and housewares. I even shared a mother-daughter antiquing side business in my hometown. Fate would have me jump Lake Michigan to arrive in Chicago, but my passion for the hunt has never dwindled.

My shop is a collection of handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces and unique, vintage odds and ends! It's the perfect pairing of both of my passions and I hope you enjoy browsing though my listings. With any luck you'll find something you just can't resist.

Amber B.


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  • Amber B.

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer And Vintage Clothing Model

    I am: a. a crafter! b. an artist! c. a vintage hunter and gatherer! d. cat-mom to sullivan & sparrow! e. a totally awesome lady! f. ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 21, 2016
Hello! I'm Amber Brown. With a name that's two colors, how ever could you forget me? My shop is full of items old and new; a mix of things handmade in Chicago with love and vintage treasures to be added to your home and wardrobe. Enjoy!

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
paypal is my preferred method of payment. in some cases i will accept a cashier's check from your bank, but you must ask before purchasing anything from my etsy store. payment is expected immediately after sale and tax is already factored into the sale. all sales are final on both handmade/art items and vintage items. if a vintage item is not in perfect condition, it will be noted in the sale listing. please read carefully as i do not allow cancellations or returns.
✂ buyers are responsible for all required shipping costs of items.

✂ fragile items are always packed with bubble wrap. therefore, shipping costs may reflect a small handling fee on such items. however, insurance is available at an additional charge for all orders in the US. please message me to add insurance fee with shipping before final check out.

✂ all shipping via United States Postal Service. most packages are sent USPS parcel post (averages 3-5 days), first class (small packages weighing less than 16 oz. and mailed in USA; averages 3 days) or media mail (averages 5-7 days, for book/film ONLY). the shipping speed depends on item, order size and location of buyer. orders outside of US are mailed USPS international first class parcel post. international orders can take up to 2 weeks to arrive to their destination.

✂ USPS delivery confirmation is included on items purchased for more than $5.10 before shipping, UNLESS noted in listing. this fee is already added into the shipping estimate. unfortunately, i cannot providing tracking info on international orders, so orders to canada (or elsewhere) do not have delivery confirmation numbers.

✂ items are mailed 3-5 business days after your payment has been received/cleared. generally, i send shipments out on tuesday and saturday.

✂ any shipping overages of $1.50 or more will be refunded through PayPal.

✂ currently, i am mostly shipping in the u.s. and canada. some sales will be listed for "everywhere else". if you are interested in an item that is not listed with the "everywhere else" option for shipping and live outside of the usa or canada, please convo me. you must message me before purchasing anything from my online etsy store as i will need to research pricing and shipping options for delivery to you in your country.

✂ live in chicago? save on shipping and pick-up your item(s) at no additional charge. message me to arrange a pick-up and i will refund the cost of your shipping. in most cases i am happy to meet up with you somewhere between my place and yours. shop local and save! <3
Refunds and Exchanges
✂ all sales are final.

✂ sorry, no refunds or exchanges unless insurance is purchased for shipping of an item and that item is damaged during/as a result of shipping. however, if you are unsatisfied with an item, please contact me before leaving negative remarks. i'd like to see if there is anything that can be done to resolve the issue.

✂ all items are inspected before shipping and detailed photographs are available at my etsy store. all photographs should be viewed before purchase. please note that additional photographs of vintage/resale items are intended to show any prior imperfections to vintage/resale items if there are any. please read all descriptions and email the seller- amberbrownmakesart -with any questions or concerns before buying.

✂ the seller is not responsible for any lost or otherwise undelivered items. a USPS delivery confirmation number will be provided with the shipment of all sales over $5.50 (before shipping, unless otherwise noted in the listing*) in the USA. insurance is always extra and only available with request approved by seller prior to shipping. i can always invoice you for the extra charge via paypal.
Additional policies and FAQs
✂ if you have a special request/special order, please message me! i will do my best to see if i can meet your needs. i love doing custom orders especially for local buyers because we can arrange for pick-up of items. i respond to all emails within 48 hours, unless my shop is on vacation.

✂ generally, i would like to have 10-14 days notice for special orders, but can sometimes accommodate faster orders depending on their difficulty, availability of supplies, quantity, and my "real-life" work schedule.

✂ discounts are available for felty/crafty bulk orders, just ask!

✂ need your item gift wrapped? this service is available with prior arrangement between buyer and seller. simple gift wrapping (tissue paper & twine) available on request and depending on item.

✂ ✂ ✂ as always, thank you for checking out my shop ✂ ✂ ✂