fripperiesnbibelots

Super Snag Free Stitch Markers & Knitting Accessories

Derby, United Kingdom · 20245 Sales

fripperiesnbibelots

Super Snag Free Stitch Markers & Knitting Accessories

Derby, United Kingdom 20245 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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(8669)
Shop owner

Sarah

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Announcement   ~~~PLEASE NOTE! I WILL BE AWAY FROM 27TH AUGUST - 3RD SEPTEMBER. ANY ORDER RECEIVED AFTER 3PM (BST) ON 26TH AUGUST WILL BE SENT ON MONDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE AND THANK YOU! :D ~~~
19/8 ~ Simple Solid Rings restocked and the VERY LAST of the Summer Games ringOs are in the shop! :D
12/8 ~ It's the summer holidays, my kids are off school and I'm juggling looking after and entertaining them with working on a HUGE shop restock of ringOs in all sizes, dangly stitch markers (old favourites and new!) and some Stitch Safes. Stock should start appearing in the shop in a few weeks towards the end of August/early September. :D

Welcome to fripperies & bibelots!

I am based in the UK and have a passion for knitting! I make beaded stitch markers and other knitting accessories.
I'm also a trained jeweller and silversmith and eventually you may find some of my jewellery in the shop too.
Please feel free to convo/message me with any requests or comments about items.

ALL STITCH MARKERS (except ringOs) CAN BE MADE WITH LARGER/SMALLER RINGS OR WITH CLASPS FOR CROCHET OR ROW MARKING! JUST ASK OR MENTION IT IN THE BUYER NOTES SECTION OF YOUR ORDER! :)

Please take the time to read my policies section before ordering, especially if you need your item sent registered (with a tracking number).

Thanks and enjoy browsing!

Sarah :)
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Join the facebook group here:
http://www.facebook.com/sarahpixie#!/pages/fripperies-bibelots/284199086746
Follow f&b on Twitter: @fripandbib
Join the Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/fripperies--bibelots
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Announcement
Last updated on Aug 26, 2016

~~~PLEASE NOTE! I WILL BE AWAY FROM 27TH AUGUST - 3RD SEPTEMBER. ANY ORDER RECEIVED AFTER 3PM (BST) ON 26TH AUGUST WILL BE SENT ON MONDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE AND THANK YOU! :D ~~~
19/8 ~ Simple Solid Rings restocked and the VERY LAST of the Summer Games ringOs are in the shop! :D
12/8 ~ It's the summer holidays, my kids are off school and I'm juggling looking after and entertaining them with working on a HUGE shop restock of ringOs in all sizes, dangly stitch markers (old favourites and new!) and some Stitch Safes. Stock should start appearing in the shop in a few weeks towards the end of August/early September. :D

Welcome to fripperies & bibelots!

I am based in the UK and have a passion for knitting! I make beaded stitch markers and other knitting accessories.
I'm also a trained jeweller and silversmith and eventually you may find some of my jewellery in the shop too.
Please feel free to convo/message me with any requests or comments about items.

ALL STITCH MARKERS (except ringOs) CAN BE MADE WITH LARGER/SMALLER RINGS OR WITH CLASPS FOR CROCHET OR ROW MARKING! JUST ASK OR MENTION IT IN THE BUYER NOTES SECTION OF YOUR ORDER! :)

Please take the time to read my policies section before ordering, especially if you need your item sent registered (with a tracking number).

Thanks and enjoy browsing!

Sarah :)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Want to keep up to date?

Join the facebook group here:
http://www.facebook.com/sarahpixie#!/pages/fripperies-bibelots/284199086746
Follow f&b on Twitter: @fripandbib
Join the Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/fripperies--bibelots
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Sarah

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Sarah

Plywood Sock Blockers ~ INFANT/TODDLER
US$5.41
Sliding Tin for Simple Solid Rings
US$1.35
T-Pins for Blocking Knitting with Slimline Case
US$3.38
Paper Washi Tape for Marking Knitting Charts
US$3.38

About

Frustrated & bored stay-at-home mum to f&b Etsy shop owner!

I'm a huge knitting fan and general arts and crafts lover. My main background is in Silversmithing and Jewellery, making wedding rings, tiaras and bridal jewellery in which I had a small business for a while but found hard to run alongside a full-time teaching career.

After I got my degree I took a PGCE in Art and Design but ended up teaching happily in the primary education sector for seven years before having our first baby boy in 2004. I didn't have a job to go back to as I had been in a temporary-contract position so I enjoyed being able to spend time at home bringing up baby and began knitting again.

We moved in 2006, I thought about going back to work but we decided to try for our second baby to complete the family. He arrived in 2007. Two years later in the summer of 2009 with our eldest in his first year at school and youngest nearly two years old I was getting frustrated at not being able to contribute to the 'family funds'. I was lucky enough we could and had been just surviving on my husband's income for the last five years though we didn't have anything spare for luxuries like holidays or having anything for a rainy day. I felt I wasn't going to have any luck applying for teaching jobs again due to my five years away and I needed something to 'do'.

I had made stitch markers just for friends in the past and after a trip to a local bead shop and a few days designing and making I took a little box of goodies to show my friends at my knitting group. They loved them and were convinced I could sell them. So I decided to set up an Etsy shop. My knitting friends even helped me come up with the shop name fripperies & bibelots which basically means showy, frivolous and small, decorative ornaments or trinkets. It worked for me, described the kinds of things I'd be making and I liked the shortened version f&b which mirrored my frustrated and bored feelings after being a stay-at-home mum for the last five years.

I opened the shop at the end of July 2009. It started slowly, then about nine months later I started a group on Ravelry (I had been a member for two years since it started) and paid for some advertising with them, a Twitter account and Facebook group for f&b and I started to get a following and lots of lovely loyal customers. I ran Mystery Stitch Marker clubs and I started making my popular ringOs in January 2011 and they are, by far, my best seller and I love making them. I have a core line of dangly type stitch markers and other knitting accessories such as my Stitch Safe mini crochet hooks and Pattern Safe magnetic pattern marking strips and I still run a Mystery Marker Club and a mystery Club ringO every few months.

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  • Sarah

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi I'm Sarah, owner, designer and maker of fripperies & bibelots. Knitter and arts/crafts lover, BA(Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing, ex-primary school teacher and Arts and Crafts tutor.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 12, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy shop!

I am always adding new designs, especially to match seasons and celebrations so add me to your favourites and visit often!

I'm a qualified jeweller/silversmith and hope to add some of my jewellery to the shop once I get back in the workshop.

Thanks for visiting! :)

Accepted payment methods

Payment
Payment is due via PayPal.

Simply follow the green Pay Now link on completing checkout to pay straightaway via PayPal.

Please make sure your shipping addresses on Etsy and PayPal match or make it clear in the Message to Seller box where the parcel needs to be shipped. Contacting you will delay your parcel.
Shipping
I post worldwide! :)

I will let you know as soon as your order is on its way through Etsy.

I ALWAYS aim to ship your order out to you within 24/48 hours from purchase and completed payment, but please bear in mind it may take me up to 72 hours in some cases e.g weekends, public holidays, bad weather, family commitments etc. MOST orders will go out the same day if received by 2pm.

UK ~ Orders are sent via Royal Mail 1st Class post and should arrive within 1-2 days.

EUROPE ~ Orders are sent Royal Mail Air Mail and should arrive within a week or two.

USA ~ Orders are sent via Royal Mail Air Mail and should arrive within a week or two, but can sometimes take much longer, depending on security at customs/frequency of air mail flights/holiday periods etc. There is no tracking number on standard Air Mail as in the UK we don't have the free Etsy tracking or the $0.20 PayPal tracking available to us.


REST OF THE WORLD ~ Orders are sent Royal Mail Airmail and should take a week or two to arrive but this can vary dramatically with some parcels taking three to four weeks.

I always obtain a Proof of Posting Certificate which can be used if items get lost in the post. I cannot deal with any claims for lost parcels until 15 WORKING (Mon - Fri) days have passed for UK orders, 20 WORKING days for European orders and 25 WORKING days for International orders. These are the guidelines set by Royal Mail (who won't declare a parcel as 'missing' until these days have elapsed) and I cannot deal with missing parcels until this time. I do hope you understand.

PLEASE NOTE: EXTRA TIME WILL BE NEEDED FOR ANY PARCELS SENT DURING THE BUSIER CHRISTMAS PERIOD OF NOVEMBER/DECEMBER AND PERIODS WHEN THEIR ARE ISSUES WITH YOUR COUNTRY'S POSTAL SERVICE DUE TO WEATHER/STRIKES/EXTRA SECURITY AND CUSTOMS ISSUES.

Once a claim has been made I will arrange to send you a replacement, an alternative if no longer available or a refund. The choice is yours!

If you would like your order sent registered (i.e. tracking number and signature upon receipt) then please contact me so I can let you know the postage cost and create a CUSTOM listing for you, currently for ALL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS this costs approximately £5-6 on top of the stated postage in the listing. Otherwise all orders will be sent as above, with a Proof of Posting Certificate.

A CN22 form has to be completed for all orders outside the EU and YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VAT/IMPORT DUTIES/TAXES incurred on receipt of the parcel into your country. I am not VAT registered and DO NOT CHARGE VAT on any of my items regardless of what Etsy puts on the listings about VAT being included. As stated above, you are responsible for any VAT or import charges incurred on receipt of this parcel into your own country. Thank you! :D
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy and satisfied with your purchase!

In the unlikely event that you are not 100% happy with your purchase please contact me and I will either exchange or refund the item (minus shipping costs) Items must be returned at your expense in original, unused condition with original display cards,pins or containers. This does not include any costs you may incur in returning the items unless, of course, they are broken or faulty.

Refunds for Missing Parcels ~ I'm afraid I am unable to offer a refund for a missing parcel until at least 25 working days have passed from postage to allow for any unusual delays to the postal system.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to do wholesale orders for yarn shops for resale (bricks and mortar or online) or for sock clubs. Just contact me with your requirements and we can take it from there.

I welcome custom and bulk orders and am happy to work out a discount to your needs. So if you see one design you love but need 20, no problem, just ask!

If you require a different size ring on your stitch markers or would like them all or just one with a removeable hook for counting rows or crochet, just ask!

Non-UK Buyers Please Note: All sales and dealings are subject to UK law/legislation and by making a purchase you are acknowledging this.