annemusingdesigns

USA handmade decorations for the events in your life!

New Milford, Connecticut · 1225 Sales

annemusingdesigns

USA handmade decorations for the events in your life!

New Milford, Connecticut 1225 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(375)

Shop owner

Anne

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Announcement   Welcome to our shop! If you dream it, we can do it. We are competitively priced and do rush orders, time permitting.

AnneMusingDesigns has over 40 years experience creating designs for many different venues.Fun, unique, and different things have been created for public events, family and friends, fashion designers and more. If you have an idea or dream let us know so we can muse together to create a unique look for your celebration or room

Paper Poms, roses, flowers, feather pomanders and centerpieces, silk flowers. DIY, fully finished. Customized to your needs. International orders welcome.

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Last updated on May 16, 2016

Welcome to our shop! If you dream it, we can do it. We are competitively priced and do rush orders, time permitting.

AnneMusingDesigns has over 40 years experience creating designs for many different venues.Fun, unique, and different things have been created for public events, family and friends, fashion designers and more. If you have an idea or dream let us know so we can muse together to create a unique look for your celebration or room

Paper Poms, roses, flowers, feather pomanders and centerpieces, silk flowers. DIY, fully finished. Customized to your needs. International orders welcome.

Anne

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Anne

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5 out of 5 stars
(375)
AnnieB

AnnieB on Dec 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great items! A big hit at the party and they made the room colorful and fun! Service was awesome and Anne was very responsive!

Nicole

Nicole on Oct 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped in mint condition! Gorgeous! Lots of sparkle and WOW...her custom bouquets were exactly what I wanted!

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About

Anne is always Musing!!

I have one of those brains that never shuts off. I even have learned how to be aware of what is in my dreams. I go to sleep musing, musing while dreaming, and awake. It makes me very tired at times.

I have spent many years making all sorts of things for family membes, friends, co-workers, and civic organizations. The crowning glory was utilizing all my skills as Decorations Chairman for the first 5 years of our town wide All Night Grad Party. 9 months of research, scavenging, fundraising, designing, teaching how to make decorations, actual construction, set up and take down.. 10 rooms, 4 200 ft hallways, front of school and courtyard were decorated to the max. It was a blast!

As my time in the Jaycees and other civic endeavors came to a close - people always said - you should sell this! And followed with - I will work with you in a moment! So, I began crafting.

I have a house full of 30 years of crafting treasures. I call it the "Annie Baba Treasure Cave". Actually I recently gave away a small uhaul of fabric, and 80% of my hoarded button collection. Donated bags of crafting items to nursing homes, girl scouts, freecycle.

I began by making angel bells and flower fairies. I made hooded baby towels like I used when my children were born. I did all kinds of wreaths. Hit the craft fair circuit for a few years. Did ok.

Finally, discovered Etsy. Added my towels and bells - sold some.

One day I was musing what I could make that I had a lot of. I had tissue paper. Ah! When I was in 3rd grade we made carnations from folded Kleenex and pipe cleaners. So, on a whim I took the gift tissue paper and made up some. I added them to my website - and within a month I had a large order. That was in 2008.

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Shop members

  • Anne

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I have been born and raised in Connecticut. Learned many crafting talents from family rich with master artists, carpenters and gardeners.

  • Michelle

    Assistant

    My wonderful daughter in law. She cuts all the poms out. Has learned how to make the feather balls. A wonderful individual with great organizational skills.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 31, 2016
Welcome to my flight of fancy!

Our dreams are where our hearts are Our inner child beckons us every day. Enjoy yourself! Let the hair down. Might as well jump! Nothing is perfect in this life. Treasure the little differences we have. Embrace the uniqueness of nature and the unpredictability of trying new things. Do not be afraid to be different, break the norm. All these idioms flow into anything that is hand made. Creation from the heart and soul flowing out of the mind into the hands.

99% of my business is custom so I can pay attention to your wants, desires, and needs. I believe communication and good customer service are keys which provide the best product and service. Most of my products are made once all details have been decided upon. It takes time to provide the best quality product.

Very few items are stocked and ready to ship as soon as ordered. Why? Though oither shops do it, it is hard to predict what everyone might want.

I believe in fair pricing of my product. Supplies are carefully sought out. I have over 40 years of experience in many areas in the arts and crafts industry, as well as 30 years of planning and producing decorations for all sorts of public events and community service projects, Your items are carefully made, with great attention to details. I do not like to have ends sticking out, glue all over, wire edges that cut and prick fingers. These small details take time. Like you I also have budgets.

I do discount in some areas, but in reality it takes just as much time, effort and supplies to make the first item as it takes to make the 100th. I am a one person shop. Never hurts to ask, but I can not guarantee price cuts.

Please ask if you do not see a product or design - as I love to do new designs!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
Payment must be made before shipping. I accept PayPal and credit cards. Money orders or checks are accepted with understanding nothing is made or shipped until the check has cleared.

Custom Requests:
^A special orders or custom orders under $200 must be paid in full before I begin construction.
^ Anything over $300, 50% must be paid upon placing the order. The balance plus postage and packing material fees will be billed just prior to shipping. It should be paid before I ship.
^Please understand that there will be a nonrefundable fee to cover any purchased supplies for your project.

Cancellations- I reserve the right to cancel a special order if payment is not received as agreed within 3 days of order being placed.

The construction time will be decided with your delivery needs and my current production schedule. IT IS ADVISABLE THAT YOU SET A DATE WITH ME, so both of us understand each others' requirements.

Connecticut buyers are charged sales tax.

IAs Etsy does not allow us to bill any additional shipping fees, if we undercharge, we must absorb the error. My prices may appear high, but I gladly will refund anything over $2.00.
Shipping
I ship best way, most cost effective way. I generally ship USPS, priority for its free tracking and delivery confirmation, free boxes if items fit, and insurance.

I will use FedEx ground if the items are in large boxes. Whichever is better for you.

Please understand that in the USA, the cost of mailing a package is now $7/pound. As the orders are generally custom, the exact weight of your package is an unknown. I estimate to cost, and will refund overages.

The cost of box(es) and shipping materials will be also be included in the total shipping fee. If applicable. Once a box measures over 12 inches square, all shippers charge more even if it lightweight.

Custom orders require time to process and construct. When giving me a date. please remember to add about 4 days in for shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
I supply accurate images of my products. I provide all the information necessary to make a well-informed purchase.

It is your responsibility to double check the details and be sure you're going to be satisfied with the order. If there are any questions, or you want another picture, then please convo me.

Otherwise, what you see is what you get. No refunds on custom orders.

Refunds and exchanges: If it is my fault it is damaged, please send picture of item.

If it is due to being shipped, then the claim would be made to shipping provider. I also would need picture of the box before you open.

Please do contact me if you have not received an item after I have shipped it.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders - Please understand I need time to purchase products and then make the item. On large orders, please allow at least 6-8 weeks. On smaller orders,4 weeks. Of course it also depends on what I am in process of making, I may give you another time frame.

I currently do not wholesale or consign products.