crabbychris

FINE HANDCRAFTED ALL-CLIMATE PILLOWS Since 2009.

Washington, United States · 5245 Sales

crabbychris

FINE HANDCRAFTED ALL-CLIMATE PILLOWS Since 2009.

Washington, United States 5245 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(993)
Shop owner

Chris

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Announcement   Wow -- customers are ordering Christmas stuff already, and it's not too early. Now is the best time to put in your order for the stockings and tree skirts of your dreams! With dozens of Christmas designs in the shop, you're sure to find what floats your boat -- check out my shop section called "Christmas at the Coast". Many of my pillow designs would look terrific on stockings, so don't be shy about asking about something made just for you!


NOTE TO MY VALUED CUSTOMERS: Yes, Crabby Chris uses standalone PayPal, so you may wish to purchase using that payment processor to avoid having your payment processed by Etsy through WorldPay, which has been problematic since late June. You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to purchase through PayPal; they accept one-time purchases, and they take plastic. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at chris [!at] crabbychris.com.

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Dear friend, how is your summer going so far? Crabby Chris has repainted the Adirondack chairs and is enjoying fresh Dungeness crab from the deep, cold waters of Puget Sound. The taste is indescribable! And the crabbing adventures are great fun, as always. Let me know if I can make some pillows for you to enhance your summer experience!
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PUGNAS. TENACITAS. IRRITABILITAS. Welcome to Crabby Chris & Company™, home of unlimited numbers of gorgeous, colorful, hand-painted all-climate throw pillows, individually handcrafted for your lounging and gift-giving pleasure.

CUSTOM ORDERS AND PERSONALIZED ORDERS WELCOME! Crabby Chris™ is more than pleased to work with you to help you get just what you want. Color changes are possible at no additional charge. Personalizing stockings and tree skirts with names can be done for a modest upcharge. However, please note that uniquely-colored or personalized items are NOT RETURNABLE OR REFUNDABLE as such custom items cannot be marketed to others.

GENUINELY HANDCRAFTED AND STUDIO-DIRECT from me to you! My pillows always have been, always are, and always will be individually hand-painted, one at a time, by me. They are also designed by me, sewn by me, stuffed by me, and even labeled and packaged by me. Crabby Chris™ pillows are handcrafted by the artist. If you like my work, please help me spread the word among your friends and family who appreciate true handcrafts.

All designs, images and text copyrighted 2009-2016 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved. Contact artist regarding licensing.

If you are less than thrilled with your pillows, please tell me immediately so I can make it right. If you love it/them, feel free to leave feedback in this shop.

Parcels are shipped without any transaction documents, so you may send your gift with confidence directly to the recipient.

Thank you all kindly for your patronage!
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NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Due to high shipping costs, customers outside of North America receive COVERS ONLY. Shipments outside of the U.S. may be subject to import taxes, customs tariffs, and/or fees imposed by the destination country. Such charges are the SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CUSTOMER. Please do not ask me to mark a purchased item as a gift, or to reimburse taxes or duties; both of these are illegal.

Crabby Chris™ does not ship to Spain. All attempts have failed miserably.
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BTW, if you'd like to send me a note after you order, P L E A S E use the Etsy convo system. Just go to the shop and hit the "Contact seller" box. Another way is to go to your own Etsy homepage, hit "Purchases", and send a note to the seller. If you do either of these, I am sure to get your note!


IN CRUSTACEA VERITAS

Here at CRABBY CHRIS™ you will find handcrafted, functional, attractive items of the crab, by the crab, and for the crab in all of us. Crabby Chris™ is the largest micromanufacturer of hand-painted indoor-outdoor pillows on Camano Island, Washington, where Dungeness crab outnumber humans by about 117 to 3. Some of the crab's associates as well as other motifs and beautiful lifeforms from his environment have been included in the collection, plus a few eclectic goodies thrown into the mix. Because Crabby Chris™ loves lots of things.

If you want two or more of something and the listing indicates only one in stock, don't worry -- I can make any quantity. Just send a note and I'll update the listing for you! All pillows are available with or without the stitched flange around the perimeter. For those of us who like to "chop" our throw pillows, only a knife edge will do. Just indicate your request in "Note from Buyer" when you order.

I ship smaller orders in recycled content (and recyclable) strong polypropylene mailing envelopes, and larger orders in 100% recycled corrugated boxes. Please reuse whenever possible, then recycle.

My hand-painted pillows have appeared in Coastal Living, Cottages and Bungalows, Romantic Homes, Southern Lady, Florida Design, and Ocean Home magazines. More importantly, they appear in thousands of homes around the world. Thank you kindly!

No solicitations, please.

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 13, 2016

Wow -- customers are ordering Christmas stuff already, and it's not too early. Now is the best time to put in your order for the stockings and tree skirts of your dreams! With dozens of Christmas designs in the shop, you're sure to find what floats your boat -- check out my shop section called "Christmas at the Coast". Many of my pillow designs would look terrific on stockings, so don't be shy about asking about something made just for you!


NOTE TO MY VALUED CUSTOMERS: Yes, Crabby Chris uses standalone PayPal, so you may wish to purchase using that payment processor to avoid having your payment processed by Etsy through WorldPay, which has been problematic since late June. You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to purchase through PayPal; they accept one-time purchases, and they take plastic. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at chris [!at] crabbychris.com.

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Dear friend, how is your summer going so far? Crabby Chris has repainted the Adirondack chairs and is enjoying fresh Dungeness crab from the deep, cold waters of Puget Sound. The taste is indescribable! And the crabbing adventures are great fun, as always. Let me know if I can make some pillows for you to enhance your summer experience!
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

PUGNAS. TENACITAS. IRRITABILITAS. Welcome to Crabby Chris & Company™, home of unlimited numbers of gorgeous, colorful, hand-painted all-climate throw pillows, individually handcrafted for your lounging and gift-giving pleasure.

CUSTOM ORDERS AND PERSONALIZED ORDERS WELCOME! Crabby Chris™ is more than pleased to work with you to help you get just what you want. Color changes are possible at no additional charge. Personalizing stockings and tree skirts with names can be done for a modest upcharge. However, please note that uniquely-colored or personalized items are NOT RETURNABLE OR REFUNDABLE as such custom items cannot be marketed to others.

GENUINELY HANDCRAFTED AND STUDIO-DIRECT from me to you! My pillows always have been, always are, and always will be individually hand-painted, one at a time, by me. They are also designed by me, sewn by me, stuffed by me, and even labeled and packaged by me. Crabby Chris™ pillows are handcrafted by the artist. If you like my work, please help me spread the word among your friends and family who appreciate true handcrafts.

All designs, images and text copyrighted 2009-2016 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved. Contact artist regarding licensing.

If you are less than thrilled with your pillows, please tell me immediately so I can make it right. If you love it/them, feel free to leave feedback in this shop.

Parcels are shipped without any transaction documents, so you may send your gift with confidence directly to the recipient.

Thank you all kindly for your patronage!
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Due to high shipping costs, customers outside of North America receive COVERS ONLY. Shipments outside of the U.S. may be subject to import taxes, customs tariffs, and/or fees imposed by the destination country. Such charges are the SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CUSTOMER. Please do not ask me to mark a purchased item as a gift, or to reimburse taxes or duties; both of these are illegal.

Crabby Chris™ does not ship to Spain. All attempts have failed miserably.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

BTW, if you'd like to send me a note after you order, P L E A S E use the Etsy convo system. Just go to the shop and hit the "Contact seller" box. Another way is to go to your own Etsy homepage, hit "Purchases", and send a note to the seller. If you do either of these, I am sure to get your note!


IN CRUSTACEA VERITAS

Here at CRABBY CHRIS™ you will find handcrafted, functional, attractive items of the crab, by the crab, and for the crab in all of us. Crabby Chris™ is the largest micromanufacturer of hand-painted indoor-outdoor pillows on Camano Island, Washington, where Dungeness crab outnumber humans by about 117 to 3. Some of the crab's associates as well as other motifs and beautiful lifeforms from his environment have been included in the collection, plus a few eclectic goodies thrown into the mix. Because Crabby Chris™ loves lots of things.

If you want two or more of something and the listing indicates only one in stock, don't worry -- I can make any quantity. Just send a note and I'll update the listing for you! All pillows are available with or without the stitched flange around the perimeter. For those of us who like to "chop" our throw pillows, only a knife edge will do. Just indicate your request in "Note from Buyer" when you order.

I ship smaller orders in recycled content (and recyclable) strong polypropylene mailing envelopes, and larger orders in 100% recycled corrugated boxes. Please reuse whenever possible, then recycle.

My hand-painted pillows have appeared in Coastal Living, Cottages and Bungalows, Romantic Homes, Southern Lady, Florida Design, and Ocean Home magazines. More importantly, they appear in thousands of homes around the world. Thank you kindly!

No solicitations, please.

Chris

Contact shop owner

Chris

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(993)
Danielle Barsness

Danielle Barsness on Aug 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

She did 5 Beautiful Stocking for me! They are just Amazing! Love them all and I appreciate her working with me because I asked for custom ones! Wonderful and can't wait for Christmas! Thank you Chris!

msim5591

msim5591 on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This green sea turtle pillow is the best ever! Looks great on my deck chair and does well in the sun! Thank you so much for providing this pillow on ETSY!

msim5591

msim5591 on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love Crabby Chris' custom pillows! Very professionally made and something you will not find in stores! Thanks so much for providing your pillows on ETSY!

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About

Outdoor pillows handpainted and handcrafted with loving care.

Our beach house deck chairs needed pillows, so I made some. It got out of hand.

Here on this little saltwater island in the Pacific Northwest, we are inspired by the fascinating and beautiful life forms all around us. When The Mister and I moved to our beach house full time, it became immediately apparent that our Adirondack deck chairs lacked appropriate pillows, so I set to work painting, sewing and stuffing. First appeared big crabs (Dungeness, of course, la crème de la crabbe), then sea stars, seagulls, ferns, bald eagles, salmon, octopus, squid, followed by a bunch of very tongue-in-cheek and somewhat schmaltzy designs.

Other people seemed to like them and asked me to make more, and now my designs number in the hundreds and my customers in the thousands. I paint nearly every day and introduce new designs nearly every week. May my work bring a smile to your face and add something lovely to your life. Thank you kindly for your patronage. My web landing page is crabbychris.com. Find me on Facebook and Pinterest as Crabby Chris, and have a snappy day!


Copyright 2009-2016 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved.

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  • Chris

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Chief Crab Catcher

    Born. Raised. Married. Raised kids. Enjoying life at the seashore, especially with family. Busier as a retired person than when I was working. Fond of crabs; they're delicious!

  • Sheri

    Extraordinary Sewist And Right-Hand Man

    An accomplished and talented gal with special skills in creating, innovating, renovating and multi-tasking. Enjoying opportunities in self-expression while raising a large family. As Chris says, sometimes the best man for the job is a woman.

Local

Find crabbychris at the following upcoming market!

  • Camano Island Marketplace

    Camano Island Marketplace, 848 N. Sunrise Blvd Building C

    Camano, WA

    Apr 15–Apr 15, 2017

    A delightful spot at Terry's Corner for unique gifts, art, ethically-sourced coffee, handcrafted chocolates, locally produced condiments, baked goods, ice cream, light dining and soaking up the Island flavor. Come see Crabby Chris's handpainted all-climate pillows in person!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 14, 2016
If you are a crab, know a crab, feel like a crab, or just like crabs -- hey! Me too!

Crabs are interesting -- feisty, colorful, varied in shape and size -- and are found all over the world. Having been blessed to live on a sand spit and two islands, and having spent childhood summers at the seashore, I appreciate the appearance and behavior of crabs; I love to depict them and their salty sidekicks and environs in fun and functional works. In my shop you might also discover some random, non-crab-related ideas that demanded to be actualized once they entered my brain.

My design inspiration comes from a deep love of nature, which I try to honor in depicting the beautiful animals and plants found in this part of the world, as well as the places I dream of visiting. May you find these designs to your liking.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
Plastic, PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout are welcome. Please remit no later than five business days after the purchase. I also accept USPS money order, cashier's check or personal check, cash and dark chocolate. Payment by check does slow things down a bit due to the time required for the transaction to clear. Washington State residents get to donate sales tax, so that is automatically collected.
Shipping
Most orders are shipped by USPS Priority Mail with Tracking, which generally takes two or three days' transit time within the U.S. If you need to have an order shipped to more than one address, please order separately for each address. You will receive a shipping notification with tracking number.

Orders outside North American are shipped WITHOUT PILLOW INSERTS to save on the high cost of shipping and the likelihood of inspection delays at destination. Please convo the artist if you have questions regarding this option. I do not ship to Spain; all previous attempts have been futile.

Customers are responsible for any customs, tariffs, taxes or inspection fees levied by their local or federal agencies. Crabby Chris has no control over the amount of time a parcel may be in the hands of customs agents of any country.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is ever a problem, talk to The Crab and we will work out an agreement that is to your satisfaction. In the event a return for refund is requested, Crabby Chris must receive such request in writing within THREE DAYS of receipt of order; and customer must return the product within FOURTEEN DAYS of delivery. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RETURN SHIPPING COSTS. In no instance will a refund exceed the amount of the original transaction.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am pleased to do special orders that are reasonably within the realm of what I ordinarily produce; such things as a simple color change usually involve no additional charge. Other adjustments such as a custom size, shape or motif are usually very do-able; drop me a line and we can discuss.

NOTE: If requesting design changes or a custom colorway, please be advised that CUSTOM WORK IS NOT RETURNABLE as it is not marketable to other customers.

More information

Last updated on Jun 14, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Crabby Chris™ is pleased to render almost any of her designs in almost any color on almost any shape of pillow. If you would like to discuss your ideas or request adding a name or text to your order, please convo the artist.

Sizing details

Pillows can usually be made smaller or larger to fit your needs. Please feel free to inquire of the artist to work out the details.

Care instructions

Every handcrafted Crabby Chris™ textile item has a sewn-in care label for easy reference.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are enclosed in a sealed cello bag and shipped in a sturdy recylable polypropylene mailing bag. A matching wide grosgrain ribbon and bow can be added to your purchase at your request. If you would like a short personal message hand-lettered in a greeting card, make your request in "Note from Buyer".

Customizing your order

Please feel free to inquire through Etsy convos as to whether your order can be customized to your specifications. Once details are worked out, Chris can create a custom listing, the purchase of which starts the project. Customized and personalized items are non-returnable and non-refundable as they are not marketable to others.

Copyright

All designs, photographs, descriptions, images and other contents of this shop are protected by copyrights of the designer/shop owner under U.S. and international law. For licensing information please contact the artist.

Your privacy

Your information will not be shared with anyone, or used for any purpose other than to complete your Etsy transaction. Crabby Chris is a confirmed anti-Spamite.

Is Chris really as crabby as they say?

No; the nickname started as a joke. Like many things, it simply got out of hand.



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