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Arlington, Virginia

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About craftysassi

Sales 309
On Etsy since 2006

Mild Fabric Obsession

What better way to enable a habit? Partake in a cycle of procuring adorable fabric, making something cute, selling it for $$ and then starting the whole circle all over again! That's basically my current business model. BUT! I have big plans. When I'm not tending to a household and children that is.

I'm a mama with lots of ideas but also lots of responsibility so sometimes my little business here takes a backseat. Inspiration is always bubbling however and I try to create every week if not every day. I love making things with my hands and love it even more when people like my pieces enough to purchase them. I remain humbly excited of the idea that my items are out there in the world making people happy!

My business started out in 2006 under my old name Craftysassi. In 2007, I went through a name change. All of my items are branded accordingly with Little Red Birdie. You can also find my info at

Every single item in my shop is 100% made by me. I design, sew, applique, photograph, market, and ship everything from my DC area home. I use high quality fabrics and hardware. Most items are one of a kind or very limited additions. All leather components, accents, and accessories are re-purposed from other items.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks so much for your interest in my shop!

You can see more of my work and learn more about me in general by checking out my blog:

Shop members

  • Donna

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Shipper, Publicist

    Hello! I'm Donna and I adore making things. All types of things! I specialize in functional items like totes, purses, wristlets, makeup bags, and well, lots more. I'm a bit of a textile junkie. Look around and ask me any questions you may have! :D

Shop policies

Last updated on June 3, 2014

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I stand behind all of my work! Satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not happy with your item, send it back for the purchase price, minus the shipping fees.

All items must be in original condition.
Please notify me within 14 days of receiving your item.
All refunds will be in the form of paypal credits or if you'd prefer, something in my shop of equal dollar value.

Of course, all that being said, I do hope you love and enjoy and cherish and adore your new 'little red birdie' item.
Currently, I accept paypal only. I'm hoping to change this in the near future.

Sales Tax:

Paypal will automatically collect 6% VA sales tax to customers in VA only.
I ship all orders in the least costly way possible. Anything 13 ounces and under goes USPS first class. Those packages over 13 ounces will be shipped via USPS priority mail. If you would like for me to use another method (specifically for international orders), please contact me and I will work with you to meet your needs. I refund overages more than $1.00.

I ship within 1-2 business days from receiving your order excluding weekends and holidays.

Please contact me before purchasing your items if you would like tracking and insurance on your order for an added fee, I will set up a reserved listing for you.

All orders will ship within 48 hours unless otherwise noted.
Additional policies and FAQs
Smells and pethair:

All items are created by me in my pet-free, smoke-free apartment. All of my inventory is kept in plastic containers, which are kept smelling sweet by lovely lavender sachets.


A lot of times I like to include freebies with my orders. Most of the time it's buttons or magnets, or maybe some cute stickers. I have a healthy stash of cool items that I've purchased from other etsy sellers and this is where most items come from. If you have a question about where a particular freebie came from, send me a convo, I can usually figure it out!


I recycle as much as possible. Lots of times boxes and packaging materials will be reused. When you receive your item, please do what you can to continue the recycling ball rolling! :)