handmade toys, fabric art, stationery & patterns

Austin, Texas · 10 Sales


handmade toys, fabric art, stationery & patterns

Austin, Texas 10 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Anonymous on Nov 8, 2011

3 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Sep 26, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Returned elephant, wasn't the right thing . Beth said she refunded my paypal accout. I paid by credit card, havent seen the credit yet.

Anonymous on Mar 25, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Super-fast shipping! Awesome framed owl art! Love it !!! Not to mention a very nice person to do business with and I would gladly buy from again. Thank you so much!

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Last updated on February 16, 2011
~ August 26, 2010 ~
Hello and thanks for your interest in my work! My name is Beth Hempton & unique, whimsical, earth-friendly design is my specialty. My stuffed animals are all based on my own designs & technique. Paper goods feature my own original illustrations. Please respect the fact that my designs are copyright-protected and do not invite bad craft karma into your life by copying my work. ; )

* * * Super-cute & GREEN to boot! * * *
The soft toys I make are one-of-a-kind and built to last. They’re machine-stitched, stuffed very tightly, and then carefully hand-stitched closed. All faces are hand-embroidered to prevent choking hazards. Every effort is taken to use scrap materials and leftovers to prevent waste. Animals' manes are cut from the seam allowances of t-shirts; fabric scraps become the spots or tail of a giraffe or colorful ears on an elephant. The toys are stuffed with shredded wool fiber from unwanted sweaters, made by Washtucna Fiber Regeneration in Washtucna, WA.

My fabric collages are made from my ever-growing collection of fabric scraps from my own projects, as well as donations from friends. I frame them in thrifted frames that I repaint. I love the charm of an old, well-used picture frame! And of course I love making use of items like old frames that tend to linger in thrift stores.

Aside from being earth-friendly, I also strive to support other small businesses & charities when I can. I am proud that I have created a product that relies on used materials bought from organizations that donate millions to charities & do a world of good! Here are my two favorite suppliers:

Ready-to-Color greeting cards are perfect for the creative kid (or adult) in your life! They’re totally customizable - color, collage, stamp, sticker or draw on them to your heart’s delight, then add your own message (our cards are always blank inside). Snuggle Herd greeting cards and envelopes are made of recycled/recyclable paper.

All of my products are handcrafted in a smoke-free, one-cat home studio in Austin, TX. Kitty cat is not allowed to frolic in the fabric.

Please feel free to convo me at any time with comments or questions - I'd love to hear from you!



Yes, I gladly do wholesale orders! Please contact me for more information, and include a link to your shop's website if available. Thank you for your interest in my products!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
My shop accepts PayPal only. Payment is due at time of order. Payment must be received within 24 hours or the order will be canceled.

I understand that sometimes it may be necessary for you to cancel an order for whatever reason. If so, please convo me as soon as possible to let me know. As long as you notify me within 48 hours of placing your order, I will be happy to cancel the order & refund your payment. Please understand that I cannot cancel & refund your payment 48 hours or more AFTER placing the order, as your item may already be on its merry little way to your house. {EXCEPTION: During the month of December, orders will be shipped out the same day when possible, & therefore cannot be canceled!}

8.25% SALES TAX...will be charged for fellow Texans, automatically calculated through PayPal. Sorry y'all, but it's the law!
1) Orders are shipped 2-4 business days after your cleared payment, unless they are custom orders (see below).

2) In the U.S., all toy & framed art orders are shipped using USPS Priority Mail, with delivery confirmation at no extra charge. Insurance is available for an extra cost; contact me for details. (I can not offer a refund for items damaged in shipping, so please consider buying the USPS insurance. I package items carefully, but accidents do happen.)

3) In the U.S., orders consisting only of paper goods (greeting cards, prints, paper patterns) are shipped by USPS First Class Mail.

4) International shipping is available for all orders; please contact me for details and a price quote. It is much more efficient & accurate for me to do international shipping quotes on an as-needed basis.

~~~~ GIFTING INFO ~~~~

If you’re purchasing a gift, I can ship it directly to the recipient, with pretty gift wrap and a message from you, at no extra charge! Just let me know the details in the “notes to seller” on your Etsy order.
Refunds and Exchanges
1) My general return policy is to allow only exhanges; no refunds, unless there is an error on my part. Excepting errors on my part, the customer must pay all applicable shipping charges.

2) Returns are only allowed within 30 days of purchase, and only if the item shows no sign of use.

3) Returns are allowed only on regular items, never on custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs


I love doing custom work and welcome your ideas! Please use the "Request Custom Item" link to tell me what you'd like. In most cases, I can re-make an item similar to one you've seen in my Sold Items.

1) All custom orders require a small additional fee to cover the materials and labor expenses associated with creating a one-off item. The fees are as follows:

***$4 in addition to the item price if the custom order involves a pre-existing toy or collage art design made from different fabric than that which is currently offered (in other words, a different color combination).

***$10 in addition to the item price if the custom order requires original art &/or an original toy pattern. Original art & toy patterns are defined as any design that is not currently offered for sale in this Etsy shop.

2) Please allow 4-6 weeks delivery for custom orders. In most cases it will not take that long, but please be understanding if it does. Each item is handmade and I am a one-woman-show so I appreciate your patience!

3) Custom orders are non-returnable and no refunds can be given on custom orders. Rest assured though, that I will be in close contact with you to work out the details, sending a photo of your chosen fabrics and/or a mock-up of the design to make sure you are happy with it before I go through with making it.

4) All rights to original art &/or toy patterns created for custom orders belong exclusively to me, Beth Hempton. I reserve the right to reuse custom art &/or toy patterns for other products at my discretion.