fancyfreefinery

fancy free finery // felt flowers

Merrimack, New Hampshire | 18304 Sales

fancyfreefinery

fancy free finery // felt flowers

Merrimack, New Hampshire 18304 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
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Katie Krysil

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Katie Krysil

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About

Growing a business.

Fancy Free Finery started in my closet-sized "studio", if you could call it that, in my then boyfriend (now husband) and my first apartment. I have always explored creative media of one kind or another -- I have a degree in Arts Education, am an avid Pinterest explorer, and have a nervous habit of always needing something to do with my hands. One winter day, fighting boredom and seasonal depression, I tore into some leftover scraps of felt, created the first iteration of a felt flower headband, and the rest is history.

Fancy Free Finery has allowed me the flexibility and freedom to quit my preschool teaching job to stay home and tend to my family. I love being able to work in our home, watching my son Felix grow.

As a former preschool teacher, I have always been inspired by the carefree, playful spirit of a child, and have tried to find ways to carry that sense of wonder and open-ended freedom into my life as an entrepreneur. I am lifted up each day through the journey of motherhood, and I feel so privileged to be able to work alongside a village of confident, creative, and inspiring women, and the children they are raising, each day, both in person and through our social platforms.

My village includes a team of women across New England, who thoughtfully and carefully hand-craft each flower, made to be heirloom pieces to cherish as your little one grows.

We invite you to join our community + cultivate relationships with other women as our children grow by following along on our social platforms.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fancyfreefinery
Facebook Friends + Family Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/fancyfreefinery/
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/fancyfreefinery
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/fancyfreefinery

Shop members

  • Katie Krysil

    Owner

    Wife, mother, maker.

  • Caitlin Topham

    Maker

    When she's not designing and creating quilts for her own company, Salty Oat, Caitlin Topham does contract sewing for small, women-run businesses, including Fancy Free Finery. See more of her work at saltyoat.com.

  • Milvia Anastasiou

    Maker

    As a child I learned to sew using Mom's fabric scraps to make doll clothes. Creating with my hands has been my artistic outlet, and often my therapy, for my entire adult life. I'm grateful to use that skill to support women entrepreneurs like Katie.

  • Katelyn Baron

    Maker

    Hi, I am Katelyn. Mama to two little girls and a lover of laughter, the beach, peonies, and crafting. I work part time in early intervention and for Fancy Free Finery, which allows me to work in my home and watch my girls grow.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 25, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
-- What is your return/exchange policy? --
All sales are final. We generally do not accept casual exchanges, as your item may have been made to order especially for you. Quality materials are always used and great care is taken to create your item. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase, so please read information contained in each listing carefully and contact us via email with any additional questions or concerns before purchasing.

If we have made a mistake, please message us and we will try to make it right. Please notify us right away if there is a problem or defect with your product. Prior to sending a return, please contact us for authorization. Customer pays return shipping. We do not refund the original shipping fees.

In the event you need to cancel an order, please contact us immediately. refunds may take up to 5 business days to post to your account, and payments made via Paypal e-check cannot be refunded until payments are released, sometimes taking up to 5 business days.

All international orders and clearance items are considered final sale.
Payment
We accept all major credit cards and Paypal. All payments must be made at the time of purchase. You will receive an order confirmation via email upon checking out. Cancellations, combining of orders, or changes to orders may not be granted. In order for the production and shipping processes to run smoothly, your order will be made as placed at checkout.
Shipping
-- Do you ship world-wide? --
Happily. we charge a $13-$15 international shipping rate. All international sales are final.
Please note: Buyer is responsible for any import or customs fees that may apply.

-- How long will it take to receive my order? --
Each item has a different turnaround time (see below, or check for turnaround times within each listing:)

Single flower headbands or clips // 3-5 days
Pixie, mini + full crowns // 2 weeks
Party supplies (hats, cake toppers, leafy garlands) // 2 weeks
Felt flower garlands // 3-4 weeks

When your order is ready to ship, you will receive a shipping confirmation and tracking number to the email address provided upon ordering. We ship using USPS First Class for most orders. For domestic delivery, allow 3-5 business days until receipt, and for international shipping, please allow up to six weeks.

-- What if my package is lost or stolen? --
Fancy Free Finery is not responsible for lost or stolen packages. Please be sure to double check the address entered at checkout to be sure that it is your current address. Orders shown as "delivered" will not be replaced. Please check with your local USPS if you believe your package has been lost or stolen. Packages that are lost by USPS will be replaced after 30 days of non-movement for domestic orders and 8 weeks for international. Please note that refunds are not issued by Fancy Free Finery on lost packages.
Additional policies and FAQs
-- What are your headbands made from? --
Our felt flowers, leaves, and headband bases are made from a wool-rayon blend felt (between 20-35% wool content) sourced from right here in New England, and made in the USA. Our needle-felted wool berry balls are made by hand by women in Nepal, India.

-- Small parts disclaimer: --
Please note all items listed in my shop are intended for use only with adult supervision. Many of our headbands and hair accessories, by nature, are small, and may be made of small parts. By making a purchase, you agree to assume any liability for the items purchased.

-- Where are your products made? --
Fancy Free Finery headquarters is in my home in Southern New Hampshire. I love being able to pop in to work during my son's naptimes or on weekends for some free time to myself. (Having a creative outlet is good for the soul!) All of our products are made by myself (Katie) and a team of local women seamstresses in the New England area. I love our weekly meetups and cherish their friendship and support. It truly takes a village.

-- What size should I order? --
Our single flower bands arrive on a one-size-fits-all nylon band and stretch to fit newborns through adult. For crown sizing, our suggested sizing chart is below, but for a truly custom fit, please measure your child's head circumference before placing your order. (This is often measured at well baby checkups, so you may be able to look at your child's latest doctor's visit information!)

newborns // 14" circumference
3-6 months // 15" circumference
6-12 months // 16" circumference
1 year and up // 17" circumference
for teens + adults // 18.5" circumference

Crowns arrive on skinny elastic (pixie crowns) or 5/8" thick foldover elastic (mini + full crowns.)

-- How do I care for my felt flower headband or crown? --
Do not wash! Spot clean only with warm water and a damp cloth. If flowers get crushed in transit or through daily wear and tear, gently smooth and reshape.

-- Do you offer discount codes or coupons? --
We occasionally offer discounts + promotions to our Instagram and Facebook followers. There is also a bundle code for single flower headbands within each listing!