Brass Bird Designs

Binghamton, New York · 16 Sales


Brass Bird Designs

Binghamton, New York 16 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars

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Ashley Livingston

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Ashley Livingston


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Anonymous on Aug 22, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Such an adorable hippo. Parents adored the gift, I am sure the baby will too. Again Ashley is a great Etsy seller with a wonderful Shop. I hope to work with her again.

Anonymous on Aug 22, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

The family loved their blanket. I am sure their little one will love it also once he or she is here. Ashley has a great Etsy shop hope to work with her again.

Anonymous on Jun 28, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Decorative, fun, and functional! Seller shipped this super fast.

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The "Enthusiast"

In March of 2011, I spent most of my time staring at a blank document in Microsoft Word, desperately willing my master's thesis to write itself. I purchased a sewing machine on an impulse to fill my time with something (anything!) other than writing. The sewing machine arrived two days later, and I took it out of the box, and set it on my desk. I wanted to make a dress.

And then I realized I knew nothing about sewing, fabric, thread, garment construction or even how to put the darn thing together.

But in just a little over a year, my talent and passion for sewing have grown tremendously. (And yes, I finished the thesis!). I'm continuing to learn and challenge myself every day, and two months ago I decided to take the leap and go at this full time.

My main goal with Brass Bird Designs is to bring more creativity and beauty to the world. I am considering opening a second shop to do these things, while simultaneously raising funds for the American Cancer Society. My inspiration stems from my wonderful Aunt Mary Ann, who passed away from cancer in 2007. This disease has taken too many people from life, and I want to use my abilities to give back and find a cure.

I'm also a farmer apprentice and want to one day open my own winery/agro-tourism farm, and own alpacas galore. My master's degree is in city planning, and I love all things design, planning, architecture, sustainability, and food. I've always had a knack for creative writing as well, and since I made the decision to take some time off and redirect my life's focus, I've started working on a novel!

This is my life, my business, and my creativity all intertwined, and I work hard every day to be successful in this journey.

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Shop members

  • Ashley Livingston

    Owner, Designer, Sewer, Photographer, Idea Generator, Shipper, And Accountant!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 4, 2012

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
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For payment, I accept paypal only. I will accept cancellations of your "ready to ship" order within 3 hours of the sale, and cancellations of custom orders within 24 hours.

Customers in the State of New York: Please contact me before you purchase the item (include your shipping address!), so that I may create a custom listing that accounts for your sales tax. I cannot ship to customers in New York unless sales tax is charged. I'm happy to work with you through this process!
All "ready to ship" items will be shipped within two business days of the sale. Because I allow cancellations of "ready to ship" items within 24 hours, I will typically wait that period before shipping. For made to order items, please allow up to 2 weeks for production and shipping. You will be notified via paypal when your item has shipped.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING, AND APO/FPOs: All packages are shipped via USPS with delivery confirmation, and will be shipped priority mail in almost all cases. In general, I use flat rate shipping materials and your shipping fee includes the cost of delivery confirmation (with the exception of APO/FPO addresses) . For domestic sales, if you have not received your package within two weeks after it's been shipped, please contact me. For overseas shipping, allow up to one month.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I will not provide delivery confirmation services for international shipping. I will purchase a certificate of mailing, included in your shipping fee to signify that your purchase has been shipped.
Refunds and Exchanges
All unused items, in the same condition they were received, are eligible for a refund within 21 days of receipt. You may ship the item back to me at your cost, and providing the item is able to be resold, I will refund your money via paypal.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcomed and encouraged! Just about every item listed can be made in a different fabric or size, please contact me! If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please return it according to my refund policy.

Don't forget to contact me BEFORE purchasing a made to order item, so that I can craft a custom listing for you. You must purchase the custom listing, not the made to order listing!