fabiusmaximus

Cute baby shower/baptism decorations for girls and boys

Zurich, Switzerland · 1148 Sales

fabiusmaximus

Cute baby shower/baptism decorations for girls and boys

Zurich, Switzerland 1148 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
(289)

Announcement   Now taking summer baby shower custom orders for my gorgeous hand knit mini bootie decorations - perfect for your event decor in pinks, lilacs, yellows and blues, or your choice of colourway. These decorations are mini and not big enough for a baby to wear but I also have a range of full size baby shoes too. Please browse my shop and convo me if you have any questions,
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I'm in Switzerland so shipping to the US/ Canada/ Australia can take up to 10 days after production. Sending gifts to Europe? Let us do the wrapping for you, include a card and ship direct faster and cheaper - just let us know on check out and we'll do the rest.

Tracking does not come as standard with SwissPost. The service is generally very reliable but if you want more peace of mind around your event, you can purchase tracking at the cost price of $7 with this listing https://www.etsy.com/listing/169580577/add-international-tracking-with?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=tracking

I love custom orders. If you think something would look fabulous in a different colour, design or size, just convo me to discuss.

All items are created in Switzerland in a dust, smoke and pet-free environment.

Announcement
Last updated on May 7, 2016

Now taking summer baby shower custom orders for my gorgeous hand knit mini bootie decorations - perfect for your event decor in pinks, lilacs, yellows and blues, or your choice of colourway. These decorations are mini and not big enough for a baby to wear but I also have a range of full size baby shoes too. Please browse my shop and convo me if you have any questions,
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I'm in Switzerland so shipping to the US/ Canada/ Australia can take up to 10 days after production. Sending gifts to Europe? Let us do the wrapping for you, include a card and ship direct faster and cheaper - just let us know on check out and we'll do the rest.

Tracking does not come as standard with SwissPost. The service is generally very reliable but if you want more peace of mind around your event, you can purchase tracking at the cost price of $7 with this listing https://www.etsy.com/listing/169580577/add-international-tracking-with?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=tracking

I love custom orders. If you think something would look fabulous in a different colour, design or size, just convo me to discuss.

All items are created in Switzerland in a dust, smoke and pet-free environment.

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4.5 out of 5 stars
(289)
Carmyn Martin Boone

Carmyn Martin Boone on Jul 1, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

I was disappointed at the actual size of shoes

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fabiusmaximus responded on Jul 3, 2016

Gosh - I'm sorry to hear you're disappointed, but I'm not sure what size of item you were expecting. The listing says this is a decoration and 2 inches in size. And you can see from the first photo how big they are in relation to someone's hand. It also specifically states "This item is a decoration and is too small for a baby to wear." It's a shame that this review has pulled down my overall * ratings, but - on the positive side - hopefully this will help to emphasize that many of my listings are for mini decorations. I have separate sections in my shop for full size baby shoes.

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About

The 'eureka' moment

Fabius Maximus came about in December 2009 when - of all things - I was cleaning out my closets. My eureka moment came when I realised that I just had to do something with the stash of yarn, ribbons and buttons I'd been stockpiling over the years.

I was reading India Knight's 'Thrift Book' at the time which pointed me in the direction of etsy. And Fabius Maximus came to life just a few weeks later. It began with me trying to sell my aforementioned stash, but over time I've branched out to sell my own pieces. It was nerve-wracking at first but the positive feedback I've received has really helped me develop my creative confidence and I've had wonderful ideas from many of my customers which have taken my shop in a totally new direction from its humble beginnings.

My shop is a real labour of love. I love the idea of creative 'connectedness' - the thought that something I've enjoyed designing and making could bring pleasure to someone else halfway across the world, or right next door to me.

Knowing that there are babies in far flung places like Korea, Canada and France wearing my booties, or that a customer in LA is carrying her Blackberry around in exactly the same case as someone else in London (yes you all know who you are!!) somehow makes the world feel like a smaller and warmer place :0)

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    A Brit living in Switzerland who is addicted to knitting and to etsy....

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Last updated on June 30, 2012
Fabius Maximus is a real labour of love. I love the idea of creative 'connectedness' - the thought that something I have enjoyed designing and making could bring pleasure to someone else halfway across the world, or right next door to me. Knowing that there are babies in far flung places like Korea, Canada and France wearing my booties, or that a customer in LA is carrying her Blackberry around in exactly the same case as someone else in London somehow makes the world feel like a smaller and warmer place :0)

While I am not a professional, everything in my shop is made with a lot of care, attention to detail and love. This also means I am prepared to go that extra mile for my customers. I have even been known to hand deliver purchases to customers who live close to me :0)

Fabius Maximus is a custom-friendly shop and as my business has grown, many of my orders have been one-off designs requested by customers. So if you see an item you think would look fabulous in a different design, colour or size or have a wonderful idea you'd like to make a reality, just drop me a line to see what is possible - just send me a convo. I'll be happy to discuss your special order with you.

I donate a percentage of my profits to kiva.org which provides microfinance to entrepreneurs around the world. My focus is to support women who are working in arts and crafts (for example dressmakers or artisans).

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Items are shipped after receipt of payment.

Any discount offers are valid for all products in the shop (ex shipping but including custom orders).

Custom orders should be paid for when the order details (production time and price) are confirmed.
Shipping
I ship Swiss A Post everywhere normally within four working days of receipt of payment and will email you to confirm when the item is on its way with an estimated shipping time.

In Europe delivery normally takes about 5 working days, outside Europe can take up to 10 days so a little patience is needed.

My items are not shipped registered OR with tracking codes, however this can be arranged for an additional USD 7 per order (expensive I know but it goes straight to the Swiss post office). Please convo me before purchase if you'd like to arrange this and I can adjust the relevant listing for you to include this extra charge.

Please note that I ALWAYS ship to the address in your etsy invoice unless otherwise arranged.

Fabius Maximus is not responsible for any customs or other locally incurred charges. Some US customers have contacted me with concerns about whether these will be incurred when ordering from a non-US shop. There is no hard rule here but I am not aware of any of my items that have shipped to the US having received these charges to date and this covers the whole range of items in my shop from smaller cards and cozies to large bags.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am a small shop but I do want my customers to be delighted with their purchases. If there's a problem, please contact me directly and promptly to discuss.

In the event of non-receipt of a delivery, our general policy is to offer a replacement (if available) or a full refund three months after the date of dispatch.
Additional policies and FAQs
+ Wholesale + Some of my items may be available as wholesale orders if they are in small volumes (maximum 6-8 items). I also accept customisation for wholesale orders - please convo me to discuss.

+ Gift shipping + For a hassle-free solution, I will happily ship your gift direct to the person of your choice, free of charge at your request. It will be beautifully wrapped in cream and brown Italian paper and purple or gold raffia. I can also include a small gift card - just let me know your message on check out and confirm the recipient's name and address if this differs from your PayPal address. Please note my standard shipping times and liability for customs charges info above when requesting gift deliveries.

Gifts sent this way will include one of my business cards stating 'A special gift sent on behalf of [YOUR NAME]'. This is not designed to be a marketing ploy - it simply avoids any confusion for the recipient who is probably not used to receiving packages from Switzerland. Just let me know if you'd prefer to have this card left out.