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Julia on Feb 20, 20225 out of 5 stars
Lovely! We’ll made and we’ll packaged! Shipped super quick!
Beverly on Apr 14, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love my new tin! It was shipped on time and in great shape...a nice addition to my collection!
Lada on Jan 2, 20215 out of 5 stars
Great seller! Shipped the item quickly and it arrived very fast.
Janelle on Nov 6, 20205 out of 5 stars
Love this rug so much. It is the softest rug I've ever felt. The colors are beautiful. This picture doesn't do it justice. Great shop to buy from!!!
Janelle on Nov 6, 20205 out of 5 stars
Perfect basket for making an adorable sensory basket for my son with special needs. Can't wait to gift it to him... hopefully I will muster up enough self control to wait til Christmas ;)
Janelle on Oct 16, 20205 out of 5 stars
Love love love this!!! It is soooo soft and beautifully made. So happy with this purchase. This shop is one of my very favorite shops!!! There are so many items I would love to own from her shop... I will definitely be buying more! :)
Krista on Oct 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love this basket! I received it within a couple of days after ordering it - very speedy! The basket is adorable and beautifully made. I have it on my coffee table - I'm receiving so many compliments on it! I highly recommend purchasing this beautiful creation!
Jan on Sep 8, 20205 out of 5 stars
Wonderful product, fast shipping! This is the 3rd tissue box cover I have ordered! Such a unique way to dress up a tissue box, and so much easier than plastic or wooden tissue box covers. I highly recommend the product and the seller!
Shane on Aug 24, 20205 out of 5 stars
The item arrived as described and how it appeared in photographs. Shipping was fast, and the item was packaged securely.
Handmade, fun and definitely colorful
Hello and thanks for visiting Appalachian Gap. I'm one of those 50's kids who wasn't taught how to be creative, but I am. I just didn't figure it out till I hit my 50s. Now I can't stop!
I began to create my fabric baskets after watching a show on Discovery about the Pacific Vortex. A lot of waste makes its way to the ocean and a lot of damage is done along the way. So...after trying a bunch of different things, doing some research and giving up a hundred times, I invented a way to use plastic bags as my cordage. I have kept track of how many bags I used to make every basket since I began. As of October 2021, I have used over 7000 plastic bags. They're hidden. You'll never see them, well, unless I made a mistake. Oops. Please let me know.
I really like to do things the old way because I enjoy the challenge and because I don't want the old ways to die out. If we don't keep up the skill, no one will know how to do some of these things in the future. Lace net or filet lace is an example. It's really easy to make lace by machine, and that is good. It's also fun and a family gem to have hand made lace.
Making rugs is a new passion of mine. I've made a few over the years. I was a hooker! for a while. Recently however, I've discovered plain weave and twined rugs. They use up a lot of fabric, which is good because I have miles of it.They're washable. They last forever.
I love to make sewing needle pin cushions. I learned to crochet at about 60 and love to do that. Retirement is a blast!
Now, wet felting! So many new things to learn!
I create most of the items in my shop.I love making baskets and rugs. Currently I am learning about felting, needle and wet felting. Some items are vintage items I find as I wander around looking for things to create or create with.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We will offer a refund if the item turns out not to be as described or is faulty (but not damaged in transit). Requests for refund should be made to us by email within three days of receipt. If we decide to go ahead with the refund, we will process it as soon as we receive the item in its original condition and packaging. The buyer will be responsible for shipping the item back to us.
We are happy to ship internationally—contact us in advance of your purchase for a shipping quote. All customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer.
Need something in a hurry? Contact me for an alternate shipping method.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders-if you have something specific in mind email me and we can talk about it. We most enjoy creating with a specific request in mind.
Props used to display items are not included with the sale of the item. Props are not for sale.