glowgirl16

Couponing/Budgeting Tools, Tote Bags, Zero Waste Items

Westminster, Maryland On Etsy since 2008

19,116 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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glowgirl16

Couponing/Budgeting Tools, Tote Bags, Zero Waste Items

Westminster, Maryland | 19,116 Sales

Announcement    Coupon Organizers - Fabric Grocery Market Tote Bags - Mesh Produce Bags - Wallet and Budget Management Systems - Non Paper Towels. Save money, go green and do it all with style!

I continue to make high quality face masks for as long as they will be needed.

Coupon Organizers to hold your coupons (and save you tons of money!), also GREAT as purse/receipt organizers. Custom wallet organizer systems to keep your life in order! Tote bags to carry your groceries, books, knitting, gym stuff, etc... Mesh bags for all your fruits and veggies - non paper towels to greatly refuse single use paper waste- and inexpensive ways to manage your store/credit cards and budget management.

I generally ship 2-4 days from purchase. All 6" and custom work may take 4-5 days.

My profile: http://www.etsy.com/people/glowgirl16
How my shop came to be: http://www.etsy.com/shop/glowgirl16/about/

Check out my other store - glowgirlfibers.etsy.com
Fiber accessories for you and your home!
And also glowgirlcraft.etsy.com - Destash and Vintage Craft

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 17, 2020

Coupon Organizers - Fabric Grocery Market Tote Bags - Mesh Produce Bags - Wallet and Budget Management Systems - Non Paper Towels. Save money, go green and do it all with style!

I continue to make high quality face masks for as long as they will be needed.

Coupon Organizers to hold your coupons (and save you tons of money!), also GREAT as purse/receipt organizers. Custom wallet organizer systems to keep your life in order! Tote bags to carry your groceries, books, knitting, gym stuff, etc... Mesh bags for all your fruits and veggies - non paper towels to greatly refuse single use paper waste- and inexpensive ways to manage your store/credit cards and budget management.

I generally ship 2-4 days from purchase. All 6" and custom work may take 4-5 days.

My profile: http://www.etsy.com/people/glowgirl16
How my shop came to be: http://www.etsy.com/shop/glowgirl16/about/

Check out my other store - glowgirlfibers.etsy.com
Fiber accessories for you and your home!
And also glowgirlcraft.etsy.com - Destash and Vintage Craft

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Deb Christian

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About glowgirl16

Sales 19,116
On Etsy since 2008

Business founded by necessity of changing economy!

UPDATE APRIL 2020 I don’t want to make face masks. I am looking forward to the days when we can again see our friends and families smiles, laughs, grins and grimaces. I want to be making new and creative things that are done for fun and joy. I want to yarnbomb the world!

BUT…now is not the time for that. I started making masks for donating to front line workers and those serving the homeless. Over 150 given out so far, and I gave fabric for more than 700 more to be made (our local mask making group is AWESOME, check out groups in your area if you’d like to donate/lend a hand)

Etsy reached out to existing shops that could transition easily to make masks to meet the very high demand in the country. My shop can certainly do that, as no-one is really thinking about couponing, green shopping products or yarnbombing right now. My big focus this year was doing farmers markets/craft shows and fairs. Without those to do now, I have the materials, the time and the structure in place to go full speed production to meet this new need.

SO…like it or not, I now have masks available. Currently I have only adults, in one style only. Fabrics are high quality cotton woven quilters/batik fabrics and lined with cotton flannel. Choose between elastic or jersey ties. Will be expanding to kids and other styles as I grow into this new line. Please contact me if you have special requests!



MY PRE-COVID 19 UPDATES -
BIG update - My husband has joined the business eff. Feb 2013! We are now 100% self employed makers and sellers! Should be interesting spending nearly 24/7 with each other!

After a major corporate job loss (Nov 07), I decided I couldn’t bear trying to find a job and work as hard as I do for anyone else. The additional burden of being 50 yrs young and competing for jobs in this economy was a big impetus for me to decide to open my own business.

Trouble was, I didn’t know what I wanted to do! I only knew I wanted to do something creative again (in the 80’s I’d made a living painting stoneware pottery, and also had jewelry and magnet businesses) I bought a sewing machine so I could learn machine quilting while I figured out what path I should take.

I came upon some great upholstery fabrics, and made up a bunch of grocery/carry all tote bags and hit the craft show circuit (April 08). A customer told me about etsy, and I opened my shop (Sept 08). Business was building and I decided I was going to throw myself into this and make it work.

I promised my husband I would clip coupons, and not buy shoes/bags/etc to keep our expenses down. I found that the coupon organizers I bought were cheap paper or plastic. Some were set up that made you sort soup and frozen food in the same section! Searching ebay, amazon, and the internet turned up nothing else that worked or looked better, just more cheap plastic/vinyl and those big ugly binders!

I designed my own, based on my needs and with some cool fabric – and by the time the 3rd person had stopped me in the store to check it out the light bulb had gone off! I fine tuned the basic design, and they were an immediate hit!

In Nov 09 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This business and specifically etsy became my rock. I spent 10 months battling cancer, and was unable to do shows or get around too much. Being able to focus on building my business on etsy, and learning and absorbing all the amazing resources here were for me, life saving. I will always love etsy for being there for me when I most needed it.

I am the original and premier maker of this style organizer! Funny that something I started to do just to save money is now making me money and allowing me to sustain this ever growing business!

My organizers have been featured in national publications and news reports. Couponing communities have been incredibly supportive and helpful in the development of exactly what is wanted and needed for the best couponing system for many.

Added to my line next were reusable sandwich bags and mesh produce bags - we are very committed to using as little plastic as possible, and encourage others to reduce their throw away plastic use!

With pages of ideas and new items in the pipeline, I see so much ahead for me to do that will also provide opportunities for others as I continue to grow and expand the reach of this business.

I LOVE MY LIFE!

Shop members

  • Deb Christian

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    When I'm not sewing, I'm playing with fibers - crocheting, knitting, felting and weaving. There are at least 10 projects going at any given time! The rest of my time is balanced as a wife, mom, cook, cleaner, gardner, etc. Never a dull moment!

  • Tony Christian

    Owner, Assistant

    After 30 years as a welder always exposed to the weather, it was time for a big change. This couldn't be bigger - working with my wife 24/7 - I must be crazy!!!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 16, 2020
Welcome to my shop!

This is both my husband's and I full time occupation - hand making you these very useful and cost savings products!

So look around, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Contact me if there is any problem with your order.

Happy to swap out for something else (did you order an organizer too small or too big for your needs?) - or refund if necessary.
Shipping
I ship daily with USPS, 1st class or priority mail, with tracking numbers on all packages.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me for wholesale and consignments.

More information

Last updated on Jul 4, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Don't see the perfect fabric for you? I have teamed up with a fabric supplier here on etsy to broaden the choices for you! https://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaFabrics

Also, some people find fabric on their own and send it to me, just contact me if you'd like to do this!

I do not have an embroidery machine, so I cannot monogram anything, but these are able to be done at your local monogram kiosk/shop.

If you'd like multiples or sets of anything, contact me for a multi item discount!

Sizing details

Most of the fabrics are available in any size or item I make. If I don't have a listing for it, just contact me and I can set up a listing for whatever you'd like, in whatever size!

Care instructions

My cotton and twill organizers are all machine washable, in cool cycle and low heat dry. Waterproof fabrics are wipe clean.

All upholstery/home decor fabrics can be machine washed and hung to dry. (slight shrink may occur in first washing of some of the tote bags)

If you'd like to further protect your fabric, you can use Scotch Guard or other water repellent spray.

Product Details - Coupon Organizers

I take great pride in making high quality items that hold up to heavy and often daily use your organizer can get!

Fabrics - All patterned cottons are 100% higher quality fabric. Linings are all kona or cotton couture fabric. Never a cheap thin cotton or poly blend fabric here!

Stitching is all double stitched and pressure points are super secure.

2" and 4" organizers have button and heavy duty elastic for closure. The 6" single and double wides have a heavier duty zipper that hold up to daily use with NO problem!

Dividers are a heavy card stock, with wider tabs that allow for larger print labels to be used!

Product Details -Market Tote Bags and Mesh/Bulk Bags

Market Tote Bags - fabrics are found at estate/yard sales, remnant shops and upholstery sources. These are very limited, many of the bags are one of a kind. Lots of odd fun finds, many vintage - and all to likely never be found again!

Mesh Produce Bags - heavy duty poly nylon, meant to be able to withstand tons of weight/pressure. They just won't rip open!

Bulk Bin Bags - Uncoated ripstop nylon for a practical and easy way to eliminate plastic bags for your bulk purchases.