Simple Designs for the Simple Life

Crescent, Oregon · 121 Sales


Simple Designs for the Simple Life

Crescent, Oregon 121 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner Taking some time off. Hoping to return this fall with lots of new creations! Please check back then!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 18, 2014

Taking some time off. Hoping to return this fall with lots of new creations! Please check back then!

Jan Flenner

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Jan Flenner


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Jo Scullin

Jo Scullin on May 8, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Ohhh this is amazing!!!! My kids love it its so perfect!!!! Would recomend this seller to everyone very very helpful and such an amazing craft person :-)

E Porter

E Porter on Apr 12, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love this fish! I had Jan custom make it for my son's fishing lodge room and she responded quickly to my request. I would definitely purchase from her again!

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Simple Designs for the Simple Life

I discovered knitting a few years ago while caring for my Mother-in-Law who was living with us at the time. There was a lot of stress at home during that time of caring for a grieving woman who also suffers from dementia and a host of physical ailments. I needed something quiet to do in the evenings after a day of homeschooling, answering the phone for my husband's pastoral ministry, and care giving. Knitting was the perfect stress reliever. After learning several different stitches, supplying my friends and family with more hats and scarves than they could ever desire, I discovered Etsy, and a chance to sell my creations on line. By this time, Mom had moved to a nursing home, and we had a whole lot of her jewelry available to sell as well.
My fibromyalgia symptoms have gotten dramatically worse over the past couple of years, and knitting continues to be a great outlet for me in my diminished capacity.
The latest change to my shop came recently when my oldest son and his wife started the process of adopting sibling orphans from Uganda. Now 50% of the proceeds from children and baby items go to help them in this pursuit.

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  • Jan Flenner

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    This is my life. My family on the last day of our summer children's ministry. Exhausted, in desperate need of a shower and a nap, grieving the loss of my best friend to cancer earlier that week, but sustained by faith and family then and always.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 17, 2012
I only list items that are ready to ship in order to serve my customers in a timely manner. All items will be shipped within 2 weekdays of payment recieved.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
I currently accept Money Orders and Personal Checks and PayPal.
When paying by personal check or money order, payment is expected within 7 days of purchase. Order will be shipped when the check clears the bank, usually 3 business days after receipt of the check. Money orders are cleared right away. If not received within the allotted time, the order will be cancelled, and the item relisted in my shop.
Refunds and Exchanges
Items may be returned for a full refund within 30 days, if undamaged. (Shipping is not refundable) Refund will be made within 30 days of receipt of returned item.
Additional policies and FAQs
When a custom order is completed, the item is listed in my shop as a reserved listing and customer is notified. Customer then has 7 days to purchase and pay for the item, or it will be listed for general sale.