byTheArtBug

DIY Felt, Paper & Sewing Craft Tutorials, Art & Prints

Bengaluru, India | 170 Sales

byTheArtBug

DIY Felt, Paper & Sewing Craft Tutorials, Art & Prints

Bengaluru, India 170 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars (34)
Megha Silvano

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Megha Silvano

Announcement    DIY Felt, Paper & Sewing Craft Tutorials, Art & Prints

Hi & Welcome to by The Art Bug, Let's craft together, Come make something beautiful with me!

I make and sell patterns and tutorials on
~ Paper Flowers ~
~ Felt Plushies & Accessories ~
~ Upcycled Crafts ~
~ Jewelry- Paper and Felt ~
~ Pet Portraits & Sculptures~
~ Holiday Crafts ~
~ Sewing- Machine & Hand ~

I also do Digital Art and Typography Prints, and digital cards which you can print in your custom size.

If you want any of my DIYs as a Craft Kit fell free to contact me.

If you like any Tutorial/Pattern but you are not up to making it yourself feel free to drop a message and get it made for you!

My shop is full of different things and colors and that’s who I am, I believe that “Variety is the Spice of Life” But I also believe in Quality along with Quantity. Each pattern/tutorial in my shop is original designed and developed by me from scratch, the physical products are all handcrafted by me. I make my items as if I was making them for myself so you’ll find love, care, patience and hard-work in each of them.

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I Opened this shop on Mar 22, 2011 from Dallas USA but I had to close up everything due to our move to Singapore. After remaining closed from December 2012 to April 2014, I reopened from Singapore from May 2014.
Now I am based in India.
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Thanks!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 8, 2019

DIY Felt, Paper & Sewing Craft Tutorials, Art & Prints

Hi & Welcome to by The Art Bug, Let's craft together, Come make something beautiful with me!

I make and sell patterns and tutorials on
~ Paper Flowers ~
~ Felt Plushies & Accessories ~
~ Upcycled Crafts ~
~ Jewelry- Paper and Felt ~
~ Pet Portraits & Sculptures~
~ Holiday Crafts ~
~ Sewing- Machine & Hand ~

I also do Digital Art and Typography Prints, and digital cards which you can print in your custom size.

If you want any of my DIYs as a Craft Kit fell free to contact me.

If you like any Tutorial/Pattern but you are not up to making it yourself feel free to drop a message and get it made for you!

My shop is full of different things and colors and that’s who I am, I believe that “Variety is the Spice of Life” But I also believe in Quality along with Quantity. Each pattern/tutorial in my shop is original designed and developed by me from scratch, the physical products are all handcrafted by me. I make my items as if I was making them for myself so you’ll find love, care, patience and hard-work in each of them.

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I Opened this shop on Mar 22, 2011 from Dallas USA but I had to close up everything due to our move to Singapore. After remaining closed from December 2012 to April 2014, I reopened from Singapore from May 2014.
Now I am based in India.
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Thanks!

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Finally the Pdf is ready, simply download and make lovely flowers for your loved ones! Just a few more days to Valentine's Day! A perfect last minute purchase! With more than 150 pictures and detailed step-by-step instruction anyone can make these!!

About

"Creativity is not just my Living but my Lifestyle"

I make Patterns and DIY tutorials for Paper Crafts, Felt & Fabric Crafts, Clay Modelling, Painting, Miniatures, Sewing, Best of Waste, Eco Friendly Décor and more. I also make Digital Art and Typography Prints
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Who am I
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To start with, Crafting is my greatest passion almost to the extent of being an obsession! Arts & Crafts have been an important part of my life. I can’t imagine myself without it. It is like “Therapy” that keeps me going, a Stress-buster & Mood enhancer!

After completing my PhD and teaching for a few years I left my job as a Professor and decided to pursue my passion for Crafts full time. I am a self taught artist and have been making things since I can remember.

Right now I am at a wonderful place trying to turn my “Passion into my Profession” and doing “What I Love to Do”.
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My Story
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Once upon a time there was a little girl, as soon as she learned to write her first few words, she was bitten by “The Art Bug”... since then she became crazy about art & crafts. As she grew up, this wonderful craziness never left her side but it got a bit lost somewhere between life’s other endeavors & norms.
But one day everything changed!
...She was finally able to pursue her passion.

Yes, this is my story in a few words. And thanks to Etsy for helping me live my dream.

My mom still can’t believe that after completing my Masters in Literature and holding a PhD I am making itsy-bitsy Crafts and Art.

I am passionate about Arts and Crafts since I was a little girl, always learning something new or making something creative in my free time. I started with Drawing when I could not even write, then moved to Sketching and Painting and later on took on many types of Crafts like paper, clay, felt, embroidery and so on.

I have been Sewing since I was in School, that is a sewing experience of more than 20 Years! It started with making dresses for my dolls and now I make my own dresses!

I love DIYs and Crafting, Decorating, Painting, Cartooning, Sewing, Cooking, Gardening, Designing, Collecting miniatures, Nature Photography & Bird-watching. And I am also a Pet lover!

I love Variety, but I also believe in Quality with Quantity. I have a lot of different things in my shop and so my tagline is “…Something Special for Everyone” , but when I first opened my shop I was a bit scared that this might create confusion or people may think that I am trying to be the Jack of all crafts and so on.

Some called me 'Oh, You are Miss Do it All' 'You and your 99 Crafts' and so on, some with genuine appreciation and some with sheer jealousy,

…But I finally decided to go along with who I am and what I am passionate about, following my dream & letting my art & my work speak for itself.

The Art Bug shop is full of pieces that would enchant everyone... starting from Silly Cuteness to Tasteful Elegance.
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Other Members
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My Hubby...
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He is the one who keeps me going! He helps me with almost everything, but most of all without his support and motivation this shop would have been just a dream.
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Hope you will find your something “Special” in my Treasure Trove!

Cheers!
The Art Bug

Shop members

  • Megha Silvano

    Owner, Designer & Maker, Photographer

    I create as if I am making things for myself. So you’ll find love, care, patience & hard-work in every piece. Above all I ENJOY what I do!

  • Ivon Silvano

    Soul-mate, Shipper, Moral Support

    His constant support, encouragement & help is what keeps me going.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 26, 2019
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MY GOAL
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All items are designed by me. All Photography & Art work is my own and original. I believe in uniqueness, novelty and beauty.
I always use good quality material and value customer satisfaction. You will surely see this reflecting in my items. In case of reused or recycled stuff I always use clean and strong material.

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WHERE I WORK
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I work in smoke free, pet free environment. I run this small business form my home as an independent individual artist.

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COLOR SHADES
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Please keep in mind that color of the item might vary slightly due to different computer monitor settings.

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CRAFTING MATERIALS
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I ALWAYS specify the type of materials used in an item.
I ALWAYS use NON- TOXIC and user-friendly stuff while making my Crafts.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I believe in quality service and customer satisfaction.

Please contact me within 1 week of receiving the item if you are for any reason unhappy with your purchase. I would be glad to work with you to resolve the issue.
But if you are still not satisfied, I will accept the product back and send you a refund of your money as long as you are willing to pay to ship the item back to me.
Once the return item is received in its original packaging, I will refund your money.
Shipping costs are non-refundable.

Custom made items can’t be returned due to their specific nature.
Please understand.

In case of Instant Download Prints and Patterns NO refunds are given.
However, If there are any problems please contact me so I can resolve them.

If the item is damaged in shipping take pictures and please keep all packaging materials and contact me within 3 days of receiving your item, in case of valid situation I will give a full refund.
Payment
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PAYMENTS
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I accept ONLY PayPal Payments.

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ORDER PROCESSING
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The item will be shipped when I receive the full payment.

Once you have placed an order and if payment is not received within 24 hours, I will cancel the order and re-list the item. No response to payment requests can result in negative feedback.

If you are having any difficulties with the payment process, please feel free to contact me.

For CUSTOM ORDERS payment must be completed before I start working on your order.

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TAXES
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I do not collect any extra taxes.
Shipping
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PACKAGING
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I take great care in packing to ensure that your order arrives to you in immaculate condition. For some items you may need to do a little assembly for which I will provide clear instructions. I use strong packaging boxes or bubble envelopes. I try to use recycled packages, this is a small way of contributing to Eco- friendly way of life, however, in that case I always use clean and strong material.

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SHIPPING/ HANDLING FEE
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Shipping Fee = Postage + Packing Materials + Transportation fee to the Post office.

*Should there be an over charge of $2 or more, I will refund the excess amount to you.

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INSURANCE
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Insurance is not included in shipping price. If you would like to add this option, please let me know before ordering so I may adjust the shipping cost.

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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
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I ship through India Post. I use registered mail to reduce possibility of your order getting lost.

If you would like to upgrade to EXPRESS shipping, let me know and I will adjust the shipping costs. Please note that it may be quite costly.

**Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. It is simple and understandable and covers the gamut of taxes and tariffs that various countries may charge. However I will assist you in following up with your package status by launching a feedback with India Post.

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ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIME
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Estimated delivery time with basic shipping rates:

India - 5 to 7 business days
Everywhere else- 12 to 20 business days (depending on your location).
**There may be a slight delay during festive periods, so do order accordingly.
***Delivery time is subjected to customs clearance, delays in destination country, missed or cancelled dispatches, which may require additional days.

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SIGNATURE REQUIRED FOR REGISTERED MAIL
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For items sent via Indian Post Office, I send the packages via registered mail so please use an address where you would be available or someone can sign for the package on your behalf. If no one is around a claim slip will be issued and you will have to contact the post office for re-delivery or pick-up.

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SHIPPING ADDRESS
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Unless otherwise requested, I ship to the ETSY address listed on your invoice receipt.

Please let me know if you want your order to be shipped to a different address.

Please double check your address information as I cannot be responsible for lost packages or packages not received because of incorrect or incomplete addresses.

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**Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. It is simple and understandable and covers the gamut of taxes and tariffs that various countries may charge. However I will assist you in following up with your package.

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ONLINE TRACKING
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You can track your order online at:
http://www.indiapost.gov.in/Tracking.aspx

Once it reaches your Country you can also check your local postal service to check updates on the package.

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GIFT SHIPPING
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I would be happy to ship your purchase to a different address. Let me know in the "message to seller" section and if you would like me to include a gift card or a short note. If you need any special gift wrapping let me know.

For more information on Gifting an item, see:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/363
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/28
Additional policies and FAQs
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CUSTOM ORDERS
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Regarding custom work please contact me if you have something in mind.

If you have any questions , feel free to Contact me.
Please allows at least 10 hours to get back.

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COPYRIGHT
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All art prints, photographs and paintings are copyright. Purchase does not transfer copyright or right to reproduce.

All quotes used are either my own, or are in the public domain, or used with permission.

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All artwork is original and is either hand painted or digitally created by me.

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All patterns,tutorials and DIYs are created by me and are my original.
Purchase does not transfer copyright to resale the patterns,tutorials and DIYs.

DO NOT COPY, reproduce, redistribute or resell any Pattern/Tutorial in part or in whole.

Do NOT SHARE the patterns, tutorials or DIYs illegally, electronically or by any other means.

If you wish to publish the finished product on your blog, facebook or other online site you must link to the pattern without exception.

HOWEVER YOU CAN SELL THE ITEMS CREATED USING MY PATTERN/TUTORIAL WITH THE CONDITION OF PROPER ACCREDITATION WITH A LINK.

***If you would like to sell items made from these patterns, you may do so in limited quantities. No mass production is allowed.

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OTHER
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I do reserve the right to refuse a sale to anyone with a history of malicious behavior.

Please read the product description carefully for information about product care, dimensions, concerns etc.