CraftyTokyoMama

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Announcement    **PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING!!**
Japan Post has suspended airmail service to most of the world as of March 8, 2022.
Surface shipping (sea mail) is still available, which takes up to six months for delivery.
***Etsy will not let me set a shipping delivery estimate exceeding 45 days. If I must ship via surface mail, your package will take up to SIX MONTHS to be delivered.***
My shipping rates are set to Surface rates.
The Express option is not available.
Tracking is not available for surface shipping.
The list of countries on the no-fly list changes frequently.
I will check every order with the post office and ship it the fastest way possible.
Please take these points into consideration before ordering.
Thank you.
ALSO, any orders placed, paid, and then cancelled by the buyer will be refunded minus the PayPal fee, as PayPal still charges me their fee even if I refund an order.
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Welcome to my Etsy shop in historic Kyoto, Japan. I've used a wide range of eco bags myself and have designed my bags to combine the best features of all. If you walk to the market, these bags are great because they are strong, lightweight, and will not hit against your legs like plastic shopping bag designs do. The fabric handles are soft and will not dig into your hands like nylon handles. These bags fold up small so you can always have one on hand in your purse. Thanks for stopping in and I'm looking forward to your next visit!

日本語のお便り大歓迎で〜す!どうぞ、気軽に問い合わせてください。

Also, please surf on over to my sister's Etsy shop if you have a moment. She does fabulous paintings of animals. She happily takes commissions so if you have a favorite picture of your pet, she will paint a fantastic portrait for you! Her work is truly remarkable so please stop by her shop. My Bunnies 3 can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/mybunnies3?

P.S. I try to use pretty Japanese commemorative stamps to mail your purchase, so let me know if there is any particular design you would like. Japanese stamps are truly little treasures.

P.P.S. Many of my items are sold simultaneously in my Minne shop. There is a remote possibility that an item might sell out overnight there while still being listed in my Etsy shop. I appreciate your understanding in these very rare cases.

P.P.P.S SHIPPING TO GERMANY: Due to LUCID requirements, I regret to say that I can no longer ship to Germany.

Announcement

Last updated on May 4, 2022

**PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING!!**
Japan Post has suspended airmail service to most of the world as of March 8, 2022.
Surface shipping (sea mail) is still available, which takes up to six months for delivery.
***Etsy will not let me set a shipping delivery estimate exceeding 45 days. If I must ship via surface mail, your package will take up to SIX MONTHS to be delivered.***
My shipping rates are set to Surface rates.
The Express option is not available.
Tracking is not available for surface shipping.
The list of countries on the no-fly list changes frequently.
I will check every order with the post office and ship it the fastest way possible.
Please take these points into consideration before ordering.
Thank you.
ALSO, any orders placed, paid, and then cancelled by the buyer will be refunded minus the PayPal fee, as PayPal still charges me their fee even if I refund an order.
************************
Welcome to my Etsy shop in historic Kyoto, Japan. I've used a wide range of eco bags myself and have designed my bags to combine the best features of all. If you walk to the market, these bags are great because they are strong, lightweight, and will not hit against your legs like plastic shopping bag designs do. The fabric handles are soft and will not dig into your hands like nylon handles. These bags fold up small so you can always have one on hand in your purse. Thanks for stopping in and I'm looking forward to your next visit!

日本語のお便り大歓迎で〜す!どうぞ、気軽に問い合わせてください。

Also, please surf on over to my sister's Etsy shop if you have a moment. She does fabulous paintings of animals. She happily takes commissions so if you have a favorite picture of your pet, she will paint a fantastic portrait for you! Her work is truly remarkable so please stop by her shop. My Bunnies 3 can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/mybunnies3?

P.S. I try to use pretty Japanese commemorative stamps to mail your purchase, so let me know if there is any particular design you would like. Japanese stamps are truly little treasures.

P.P.S. Many of my items are sold simultaneously in my Minne shop. There is a remote possibility that an item might sell out overnight there while still being listed in my Etsy shop. I appreciate your understanding in these very rare cases.

P.P.P.S SHIPPING TO GERMANY: Due to LUCID requirements, I regret to say that I can no longer ship to Germany.

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About CraftyTokyoMama

Sales 1,166
On Etsy since 2008

I love bags!

I collected paper bags throughout childhood. It was when I had to make a tote bag by hand for my daughter when she started preschool that the bag making bug bit. Japan has beautiful fabrics that are perfect for my tailored tight’n’ tidy tote bags. As an American who has made my home in Japan, I have a special fondness for American Western prints and traditional Japanese designs.

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  • Janine

    Owner

    I’m an American living in Japan making tight ‘n’ tidy tote bags since 2005 and on Etsy since 2008. Each one of my bags is individually tailored to highlight the features of the remnant it is made from.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 14, 2022
Welcome to my shop policy page. I make my eco bags using remnants, making most of them one-of-a-kind items. If a particular fabric tickles your fancy, I recommend you grab it while you can!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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 hope you will not need to return an item, but if you are dissatisfied with your purchase, then by all means please let me know. Returns will be accepted, minus the postage. If your item is lost or fatally damaged in the mail, a full refund will be given.
Payment
I only accept PayPal for payment.
Shipping
***August 15, 2022 Update***
Airmail remains suspended to many countries including the USA and Australia. Only surface mail via ship is available which can take up to six months for delivery. Tracking is also unavailable. Please take the extended delivery time into consideration before ordering.

And now back to my pre-Covid shipping spiel…
Your item will be shipped from the Japanese post office via Small Packet (or surface mail if your country is not accepting air mail), Monday through Friday. This rate does not include tracking, so if you want your item tracked, let me know and I'll be happy to arrange it with the post office. Tracking costs an additional $4 and may be purchased as an option at checkout.

Shipping generally takes about 10 to 14 days to reach most places on the planet, however, recently I've had packages take up to eight weeks. If you would prefer EMS shipping to guarantee quick delivery, I would be happy to set that up with the post office and quote you the additional shipping fee.

I honestly recommend paying the extra $4 for tracking via registered mail. It is a small fee yet gives you so much peace of mind to be able to track your package as it travels around the planet. Just select Registered Mail in the Shipping Upgrade menu when you check out. Please note that registered mail can only be sent from a post office on regular business days, not weekends or holidays.

I am happy to ship anywhere in the world Japan Post can ship to.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love Japanese postage stamps and have quite a variety that I can use to ship your item. If you like any particular subjects (castles, flowers, cartoons, scenery, temples, animals, trains) let me know and I'll try to use some on your package.