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Announcement    Always beautiful and one of a kind treasures from a forest home. Original Teddy Bears, Paintings, Unique Clothing & Caps, Slippers, and miscellaneous lovely things are offered with attention to detail. This is an artist's specialty shop.


Last updated on Jun 2, 2020

Always beautiful and one of a kind treasures from a forest home. Original Teddy Bears, Paintings, Unique Clothing & Caps, Slippers, and miscellaneous lovely things are offered with attention to detail. This is an artist's specialty shop.


Sigrid Clemens

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Sigrid Clemens


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About RockIslandTeddyBears

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On Etsy since 2011

One Wonderful Herb Fills a Garden with Butterflies, Bees, and Birds

My shop started out with the joy I feel each year as I watch my garden spring to life. It is filled with oregano plants. Oregano thrives in the sandy soil and heat, dryness, and cold winters of northern Wisconsin. Each summer, the garden becomes a dazzling carpet of lavender-purple flowers, with butterflies and bees dancing among them. I am an intruder, wading into this paradise of growing life. I do get stung by an unhappy bee now and then. Most of the bees move aside for me because they are far too busy collecting nectar.
I gather armloads of oregano flowers in July, August, and September. These flowers are bundled and hung inside to dry. The dried bundles are separated and carefully examined. From these, I create various types of dried dried and painted flowers, plus herbs.
I love being outdoors and collecting natural things. Some of these natural items find their way into my shop. My shop is always growing and changing because it follows the changing seasons. I am constantly experimenting with new uses for oregano.
Pine cones, acorns, ferns, moss, lichen, mushrooms, birch bark, and many natural growing herbs and trees are the basis for the items in my shop - but I am always looking for something new.

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    The name of my shop has changed to Alecka Schmoodles to reflect my own life lessons and growth in the Etsy world. It's more fun to present an alter-ego of a young-at-heart personality.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Thank you for visiting my shop. I strive to offer quality items - whether made by my hands & heart, collected from the beautiful forest, or vintage heirlooms. Orders are filled as quickly as possible. All packages have tracking numbers, and you will receive an estimated date of delivery.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I accept refunds for any valid reason. Please contact me within 7 days of receiving your item and we will arrange for the return. I will refund you the full purchase price when I receive the item back.
*The original shipping cost is non-refundable, unless I made an error in your order. *The cost of return shipping is the customer's responsibility.

*For items damaged in transit, please contact me to discuss the matter.
*I will require photos. Please hang on to all packaging materials.
*Damaged items will be refunded in full, including original shipping cost.

*I will work with every customer to resolve any issues.
I accept Paypal, Etsy Direct Checkout, and Etsy Gift Cards.
You can sign on as a guest if you do not have a Paypal account.
You can pay via Paypal or Etsy Direct Checkout using a credit or debit card.

Contact me for possible savings if you are considering combining several items in the same order.
I ship most packages with the American Post Office within 1-3 days after receiving your order and payment. Shipping rates include shipping, handling, and packaging costs. I take the necessary precautions when packing items. Effort is made to ensure that you will receive your item in pristine condition.
*I ship to the address that you have provided Etsy - not the address on your Paypal account. Please make sure that your address is correct.
*I recycle and reuse shipping boxes and shipping materials whenever possible.
*Delivery takes 2-14 business days, depending on destination.
*All packages are shipped with a tracking number. I will send you an email stating the estimated date of delivery.
Please Note: Most packages are shipped Parcel Post with the Post Office. Due to the destination, package routing in the U.S. can take up to 14 days.
*You can request a Shipping Upgrade to Priority Mail with 3-day delivery. Let me know your zip code before placing your order - and I will give you a quote for the additional cost. Some destinations are far more reasonable in cost than others.
*Some of the items in my shop can be shipped by using the Flat Rate Priority Mail Boxes. I am aware of them and will use them when it is economically feasible - and when my items fit in the boxes that are offered.
*Your can also request shipping with Fedex or UPS prior to purchase, and I will contact you with the information on any additional shipping costs.

Canadian Shipping: I do ship by Expedited Parcel or Oversize Lettermail by Canadian Post. The date of expected shipment arrival is not possible.

Any Other Country: Delivery takes 7-14 days by Airmail, or 4-8 Weeks by Surface Mail. Please contact me if you wish to make a purchase. i will handle this on a case-by-case basis and find the most economical and safe way to ship.

Please Note: All stated delivery times are approximate. It is very rare, but sometimes there can be slight delivery delays for reasons outside of my control. Contact me if you feel an item is taking too long to arrive. Transit times vary and are often out of my control. Weather, custom delays, and other variables affect travel time.

International Buyers: Please be aware that Duties, Taxes, and other charges are NOT Included in the item price or shipping charges. Check with your local Custom Office to determine these additional costs prior to your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
*Please be aware that the colors you see on your monitor may differ slightly from the actual colors of the painting, print, or sewn or handmade items in my shop.
*I do photograph in outdoor light and strive to show each item in true color.

*I accept custom orders and commissions for original paintings, handmade moss balls and birchbark signs.