bjshobe

Klassic Kreations

Missouri, United States · 126 Sales

bjshobe

Klassic Kreations

Missouri, United States 126 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(40)

Announcement   "A handmade gift is a unique treasure." - My Motto!


I love what I do and want to share with you. Have fun and get what you want. I do custom work, too - SO if you don't find your color in any item, custom request and I'll be happy to help. Happy shopping!! All items in my shop are made in a smoke free environment.

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Announcement
Last updated on Feb 25, 2016

"A handmade gift is a unique treasure." - My Motto!


I love what I do and want to share with you. Have fun and get what you want. I do custom work, too - SO if you don't find your color in any item, custom request and I'll be happy to help. Happy shopping!! All items in my shop are made in a smoke free environment.

Shipping is automatically calculated for your convenience.

Barbara J. Shobe

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Barbara J. Shobe

Amigurumi GigaWatt Resistors - crocheted
US$4.00
Button Crocheted Bracelets
US$3.50
3" Straw Hat Lapel Pins in Yellow and White
US$4.25
3 Inches Straw Hat Lapel Pins
US$4.25
Women's Lapel Pins - 2 inches - straw Hats
US$3.50
Straw Hat Lapel Pins - 2 inches
US$3.50
Angels with Winged Sleeves
US$7.50
Clothespin Angel to Cheer the World!
US$7.50
Bathroom Decor' Set
US$9.50
Blue and White Afghan -43" x 39"
US$25.99
Hat with Ear Flaps in Hot Pink and Purple
US$15.00
Snowflakes/Stars In All Their Glory - in Beads
US$4.50
Yellow Scarf with pockets 50" (127 cm)
US$8.00
Bookmarks for Harry Potter Fans
US$4.00
Hat for Winter crocheted in Clouds Yarn
US$15.00
Winter Hat - Safari Trek in Crochet
US$15.00
Hat with Snowflakes in Blue and White
US$15.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(40)
Kim

Kim on Mar 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Pattern came immediately with excellent communication from Seller. The graph pattern was well laid out and easy to follow. The finished product is beautiful.

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About

From Hobby to Business

I started crocheting as a hobby about 21 years ago after a rough divorce. It calmed me and helped me to focus on things that I loved to do. When I remarried, Steve, my new wonderful husband, encouraged me to do more and sell things. I was giving things to friends and family and hadn't really thought about selling anything. My first sale was to a secretary in the school where I worked as a substitute in Caddo Mills, Texas. She saw me crocheting on my lunch hour when I wasn't on cafeteria duty. She was so excited to buy some doilies from me that she started spreading the word. Then she told me about a shop in a nearby town that took things on consignment. That's when I started to sell things for real. I printed my own business cards and left them at the shop also. I got calls for orders and was having a lot of fun.

We moved from Texas to Virginia and I kept up my business there, selling only through word of mouth. People "catching me" crocheting while waiting for the doctor, or at lunch or on my break. I was now selling afghans and taking orders for more. My one love was to make Barbie doll fashion gowns, like Victorian gowns and bed doll type gowns. I also made other fancy dresses. I was making a Liberty Angel at a loan office where I worked part time. One of the male loan officers asked if I sold my dolls. I told him that I did, but the one I was working on was not finished. I never sold my dolls without underclothes. He laughed and said that his mother crocheted afghans a long time ago and had stopped to learn painting. She was in the hospital and he wanted to surprise her with this beautiful red, white and blue angel. She would crochet the underclothes. I was touched and sold him the doll. I later received a lovely note from his mother. She was so excited to receive the doll, she made the underclothes right away. She told me how talented I was and encouraged me to put my dolls in the Virginia State Fair. Wow, that was really a new thing for me. I never won awards for my crocheting - so I did. Each year for 3 years I entered my dolls and won first place every year. In 2003 I entered my all time favorite. I crocheted a purple and white pineapple pattern bed doll. I even chose a Paradise doll to represent Barbie. A Paradise doll is well shaped and the hair is easy to style. The underskirt was purple, the over skirt was the pineapples. I decorated it with crocheted flowers topped with pearls in the center of the flower. She had a beautiful hat crocheted in Lavender and purple, enhanced with feathers and flowers. I was so excited when it was finished. My finest job ever! I entered her into the Virginia State Fair and took 1st Place and Best of the Section. No, I didn't sell it. I gave it to one of our granddaughters for her birthday. The next year I decided not to enter. There was another lady who entered each year who always took 2nd or 3rd place. I thought that perhaps if I didn't enter she might get her 1st place prize. My husband reminded me that it was the competition that was fun as well. So I entered a simple gown doll made of rainbow colors. She had a lovely hat, too. When I went to the fair, I got 2nd place, but the lady who had been competing with me all those years got 1st place. She had taken some of my ideas - starching and primping - and put it into her new doll. It had a hat and parasol. She was beautiful. When I saw it, I said to my husband, "Look, she's beautiful. I'm glad she got 1st place." I didn't know that the lady was standing nearby. She came up to me and asked which doll I had entered and I showed her. She said, "That's not your best work. I've seen your dolls every year. Thank you for giving me the chance to shine. I will never forget you." We hugged and cried together. I felt like my special God given talent had inspired another artist to do her best and beyond.

One year I made each of our granddaughters Easter Dresses with matching Barbies. That was fun. I love experimenting on new things. I very seldom do the same thing twice - unless it is a special order.

I'm still in business. Not selling as much as I used to. I live in Lebanon, Missouri, USA now and have sold about one thing a month for about a year. I came on Etsy while I was in Virginia and am keeping it up here. I love to crochet - experimenting on all sorts of things now. A talent isn't buried if you use it and improve it. The Lord blessed me with ideas, skills, and learning.

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  • Barbara J. Shobe

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    Born in Camden, NJ - 1944, Married to Steve 25 years. Graduate of Deptford H.S. Attended Dixie College and Idaho State University. Have 15 year old daughter. 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Live in Lebanon, MO

Shop policies

Last updated on December 27, 2014
Welcome to Klassic Kreations!

You are purchasing a unique treasure. I love what I do, so there is much love behind everything! All items in my shop are made in smoke free areas. When possible all material purchase from US companies - made in USA.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payments by credit cards using PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout.

My payment policy is the same as Etsy's Buying Policy, payment is due in 3 days. Check it out here: http://www.etsy.com/dosdonts.php#a3
Any order not paid within 3 days will be cancelled.

Taxes only apply to purchases located in the State of Missouri.
Shipping
US Shipping:

Items are shpped within 1-3 days after receipt of payment via USPS First Class, unless it is over 1 lb, then it is shipped Parcel Post. Delivery time usually is 2-5 business days, though it sometimes may take longer. If you prefer to have your item shipped quicker, please notify me and I will calculate the new shipping charges.

I use delivery confirmation for purchases over $50.00 and will insure purchase if requested, for an additonal fee.

If your purchase is a gift and is to be mailed elsewhere, please note the "ship to" address. I also can gift wrap it for you, if you desire.

International Shipping:
Items ship First Class Mail, unless otherwise noted, in 1-3 days.

Customer is responsible for any customs fees, duty fees, or other country related fees upon delivery. These fees are NOT included in purchase price. Custom forms are filled out by me and will always be honest. Please do not ask me to do otherwise or your order will be promptly canceled.
Refunds and Exchanges
Most of the items that I make are not breakable. I do, however, package all items as if they are very fragile to avoid any damages.

Refunds or returns are not issued unless product is damaged during shipping, at which time I should be notified within 48 hours. Notification should include a picture of damaged item. After proper notification, I will let you know when and where to return the item. Your item and refund of return shipping charges will be processed within 5 business days. After receipt of the damaged item, an additional 30 days may be needed to remake your item.

Lost package: I will make every effort to ensure your package reaches you in a timely manner. If it has been confirmed that your package is lost, I will resend your order. Again, please allow time for remaking your item, as I do not keep additional stock.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will consider special orders. These orders will need to be paid in advance, after we have discussed the details.