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Last updated on Jul 1, 2022

FREE SHIPPING on orders over $35
Follow along in the adventures on IG: @andotheradventuresco
New products & originals on my website:
Copyright © And Other Adventures LLC. All Rights Reserved.


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About AndOtherAdventures

Sales 4,896
On Etsy since 2011

My love affair with embroidery, books, and flowers began when I was a little girl. The summers of my youth were spent digging in the dirt, reading books, working at a flower shop and stitching away. My first embroidery piece was a cross stitch pattern featuring colorful barn animals. 30+ years later and I still have that piece hanging in my house today.

As life continued, I grew up and things got busier and busier, leaving me less time for these simple joys. I had lots of adventures - I went to college, built an IT career, traveled all over the world, fell in love, got married, and had my babies. And as with all people who live life to the fullest, I also experienced my fair share of heartache, loss and dark moments. It was during those times that I would make my way back to embroidery, books, and flowers as way to ground me and rediscover a slower, simple calmness. So it is on that note, that I opened this shop. I want to celebrate all of life’s adventures – from the bright and shiny moments to the moments of everyday magic as well as the moments that hurt. There is beauty in all of it. Because, after all, those adventures combined are what represents a life well lived.

Thank you so much for your interest in what I do. It means the world to me!

Shop members

  • Colleen

    Owner, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on June 13, 2020

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I will accept returns on a case by case basis. I put a lot of time, love, & attention to detail into each and every piece because it's what I love to do. Every item is crafted in the best way possible; but as with all handmade products, there are little quirks. The beauty of handmade is that each one is a little different. However, if you’re not happy with your item, please send me a message and let's see what we can do to make it right. If there is a return, the buyer pays all shipping costs.

All items, especially fragile ones, are very meticulously packed with the utmost care. I want the item to arrive to you in one piece! However, if something is damage, the buyer will need to provide a photograph of damages so that a claim can be files with shipping insurance.

By purchasing, you are agreeing to these terms.
I accept all major credit cards and PayPal.
Each item in my shop will list its corresponding PROCESSING time. PROCESSING time does not include TRANSIT time. Prior to ordering, please let me know if you need your item mailed quickly and I will try my best to accomodate your request!

I provide tracking numbers with all orders (at no additional charge) so that you can know when to expect your item. I cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen packages.

**PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR ADDRESS IS CORRECT AT CHECKOUT AND MESSAGE US ASAP IF CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE**. Buyers are responsible for either retrieving the items from the old address or repurchasing items to have them reshipped to the new address.

**IF AN ITEM IS RETURNED TO US DUE TO AN UNACCEPTED ADDRESS, THE BUYER MUST RE-PURCHASE SHIPPING**. Buyers are responsible for reordering the items. Orders cannot be rerouted once they have shipped.

**We do not accept orders addressed to third-party shipping services, PO Boxes, or temporary addresses. If we suspect your order is placed via any of the aforementioned methods, you will be contacted and your order will be refunded.

**We are not responsible for shipping charges involved in re-sending the package if items are marked "Return to Sender", and the buyer must wait for us to receive the original package back until we ship the items. In some cases, the post office may not leave the package if there is no safe space to do so. The post office leaves a note for the buyer instructing them to pick their items up at the post office. If they buyer does not pick up their items at the post office in time, they are shipped back to the sender.

**Once a package leaves our building, we are not responsible for any problems or delays with the carrier (USPS). If you are having trouble, please contact USPS directly or you can contact us and we will advise you how to contact USPS support.

**If Etsy's shipping label generator notifies us of a problem with your address, we will notify you immediately and request address clarification. In order for you to receive your order quickly, we request that you get back to us in a timely manner. We are not responsible for shipping delays if we need address clarification.

All orders shipped USPS unless otherwise indicated. And Other Adventures is not responsible for any shipping delays experienced through the carrier once the package has shipped from our building.

If you are having problems tracking your package please contact me directly. Orders that are suspected "lost" or "stolen" may be replaced after the USPS has conducted an investigation. Packages may be marked "signature required" by request for an additional fee.

Please keep in mind that transit times can vary greatly! Occasionally packages can be SUBSTANTIALLY DELAYED, up to 45 days, but the usual transit time is 7-14 days.

When traveling across a border, packages occasionally get held up at customs. We do NOT have any control over this, it's in the hands of your country's customs officials. Please understand you are taking a risk in buying internationally that your package may be delayed up to 7 weeks. This is not common, but it happens occasionally. Once we've shipped your package, we can't do anything with it once it's in the hands of customs officials and your country's postal service...and sometimes they unfortunately take their sweet time!

You are responsible for knowing your country’s customs and duty policies prior to purchasing. I have NO control over your country's customs and duty charges. Some countries will charge duty for international packages and others will not, and all at different rates! Most packages go through without any charges, it is somewhat random, but please be advised that we have no control over how your country charges duty and cannot reflect these fees in our pricing. These are NOT extra shipping charges. Customers are responsible for knowing their country’s customs and duty policies.

If your order was shipped with USPS, the tracking numbers for International shipments only show where they are in the USA, and once they ship overseas, the tracking number is not updated. Once your package is outside the US, there will be no update until it’s been delivered. The tracking will show your package being “frozen” at a major US port, but this doesn’t mean your package isn’t moving, it’s just that it’s moving overseas.
Additional policies and FAQs
The artist, Colleen Duarte, owns the rights to all designs, contents and images on this page. Purchase of items does not grant transfer of copyright. May not be sold, redistributed, reprinted for personal or commercial use, or reproduced in any way without prior written consent. Please contact me prior to sharing on social media.
And Other Adventures Embroidery Co Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from (the “Site”).

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
- Communicate with you;
- Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
- When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Etsy to power our online store. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at

You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:
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- Google:
- Bing:

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at:

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e‑mail at andotheradventures [!at] or by mail using the details provided below:

And Other Adventures Embroidery Co
[Re: Colleen Duarte]
251 W. Lancaster Ave
Fort Worth Texas US 76102

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