Handmade & vintage love in the USA

Croswell, Michigan 122 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Handmade & vintage love in the USA

Croswell, Michigan | 122 Sales

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Michelle Campbell

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Michelle Campbell


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About BlackRiverCraft

Sales 122
On Etsy since 2014

Handmade and vintage is my passion

Hello and thanks for stopping by! A little about myself: I'm a 30-something married mom of my beautiful shop model, Callahan, and my first baby, Cheech the long haired chihuahua. I was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and moved to Michigan to be with my boyfriend-turned-husband back in 2011. It was a tough transition, being 1,800 miles away from everything I had ever known on top of being a new wife and 5 months later, a new mom! (Not to mention the climate change!) I had a lot of down time when I was pregnant, so I really started crocheting A LOT! I like making beanies the most and living in such a cold place, you can never have too many. Our first Christmas together, my hubs asked what I wanted. I told him I had always wanted a sewing machine. Well, I got it, but I was so intimidated by it that it sat for almost a whole YEAR before I broke that bad boy out and taught myself how to use it. And so began my love affair with sewing and fabric...

A few passions of mine: sewing, crochet, coffee, my family and friends, my dog, rock n roll, sunshine, blue skies, boots and platform shoes, jeans, vintage and hand-screen printed graphic t-shirts, vintage quilts, fabric, yarn, traveling, live music, Hispanic food, my grandmas cooking, the smell of the ocean... I could go on and on.... I am a new member of the CGOA (Crochet Guild Of America) and I'm so excited to see what unfolds for me now that I belong to this wonderful group of like-minded crocheters and designers!

My ol' man is a union tool and die maker (who recently received his journeyman degree) and he works a minimum of 60 hours a week (his commute is 90 miles 1 way to work!). I am the newest member of the Mary Maxim family which is a fourth generation family-owned yarn and needlecraft business & there's nothing I'd rather do than be surrounded by yarn and talk knit and crochet all day! My daughter and I volunteer at our local humane society because we share a love of all animals, no matter how big or small. I ALWAYS root for the underdog. I do not tolerate unfairness or unkindness at any degree. As an INFJ personality type, I am complex, intense, and I can at times be a perfectionist. I am also caring, empathetic, compassionate and creative. This shop is not so much to make money (which would be WONDERFUL!), but more of an artistic and creative outlet for myself.

So-my family definitely understands the value of a dollar and any purchase from my tiny shop, no matter how big or small, is so greatly appreciated! I am ALWAYS open to new or custom ideas, and if I feel like I can not do the job, I know many different artists and creators that I can point you in the direction of.

"These things are good: ice cream and cake, a ride on a Harley, seeing monkeys in the trees, the rain on my tongue, and the sun shining on my face. These things are a drag: dust in my hair, holes in my shoes, no money in my pocket, and the sun shining on my face." ~Rocky Dennis

Shop members

  • Michelle Campbell

    Owner, Designer, Curator

    I hope you share my love of all things handmade and vintage! Michigan by way of Florida. I enjoy time with family and friends, shopping for yarn and fabrics and jammin' out to 60s-70s classic rock. Born in the wrong era for sure!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 5, 2016
Welcome to Black River Craft! Tucked deep in the Michigan woods runs the Black River, where we live and stay busy designing, making and shopping for vintage treasures. We hope you share our love of all things handmade and vintage!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you buy one of our handmade beanies and it doesn't fit, we will gladly replace it with a different size as long as buyer ships original unworn piece back to us (buyer pays return shipping and I will pay for the new shipping fee). If your purchase is a handmade item and gets lost in the mail, I will check the tracking info before making a replacement to send out. Vintage purchases are final. Each item is sent with tracking information. I strive to give excellent customer service and I consider myself a fair seller. If you are unhappy with your handmade purchase, please contact me so we can work together to give you exactly what you want!
I accept Paypal and credit card and will be preparing to ship as soon as payment is cleared.
Ready to ship items are usually shipped next day. Made to order items will generally be ready to ship in a few days, just depending on the item. I can usually begin working on a custom order within 1-2 days of your purchase. Please leave a message to buyer if you need something quickly and I'll be in touch ASAP to discuss any deadline you have in mind. The majority of the items I sell qualify weight wise to ship first class with USPS. Tracking number is automatically sent to you when I ship your purchase. I do offer international shipping, although those prices are quite higher.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do welcome custom order ideas, but I can not guarantee it will be something that is in my creative realm. If it's something I feel that I can not pull off, I will happily make suggestions to point you in the right direction to get you what you want!