Sarah Nichols on Oct 24, 2016
Beautiful stickers, easy customization and quick turn around. Looking forward to using them at my wedding.
albarranleslie on Oct 20, 2016
Asked for a special order & it came out perfect!
erika puebla on Oct 16, 2016
Loved the label seals for my mom's upcoming surprise birthday party. It's just what I needed to make the invitations perfect. She was able to customize the label by adding additional wording to way I needed her to and she succeeded. The labels came out better than I thought they would.
ETSY... a way to express my creativity and take a break from books and journal articles
This store has been a long time coming and must have been woven into my fabric from when I was a child. When I was younger, living in Puerto Rico, I didn't have elaborate toys, so I had to become pretty creative to entertain myself. I used to create different things with anything I could find. I would create random cards, boxes, dioramas from things you could find around the house (thank you Abuelita!!). Anytime it was someone’s birthday, or just because, I would seek basic paper, glue, leaves, dried flowers, plastics canvas or old magazines and create something personalized for that special person.
Somewhere along the way of being a child and pursuing my goals, my creative side was put on hold. However, I quickly realized that I needed that outlet as the life of a grad student, lab tech, wife, and mother of a beautiful energetic daughter needed a retrieve. Thus, I started making simple things here and there for friends and family, and eventually started posting "stuff" on Etsy after the encouragement I had receive a couple of years ago. So long story short, this is where the name of my Etsy shop came about.
After receiving my Master’s degree in [Experimental Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience] (2012), moving to the Midwest to complete a PhD in Biomedical Science (Molecular Biology/Biochemistry), quitting the PhD program earlier this year (2014) in order to spend more time with my baby girl and husband, and transitioning into the “real world", I have decided to focus more of my attention to my Etsy store. Thus, Hobbies from the Heart is changing from a hobby of mine to a small business that can serve any one in need of everyday wear accessories and personalized paper goods, satisfy my craving for being crafty/creative, while brining some extra income to help me pay for student loans. Pretty good, right?
If you have any questions, need additional information, or want something personalized, just contact me and I can craft something special for you. I would love to help out in any way I can.
Have a lovely day! (Que tengas un bonito dia!)
PS. My goal is to go back to school in the future to complete my PhD degree, but for now, I'm just enjoying my daughter, spending quality time with my husband, enjoying being my own boss through Etsy and working about 30 hrs a week as a Clinical Research Coordinator (I just cannot give up science). Your children will only be kids once, you will be a mom forever, so there is plenty of time for goals to be achieved. <3
hobbiesfromtheheart [at] gmail [dot] com
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What to know more about me? Make sure to read an interview I had with Melanie's blog from Modern Typography (http://www.etsy.com/people/ModernTypography) at: http://moderntypography.blogspot.com/2011/08/meet-artist-and-giveaway-mari-from.html
Check out the treasuries I've been part of: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search?search_query=hobbiesfromtheheart&sort=hotness&page=1
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
It all came back while in graduate school, when I realized I missed being creative. I needed to take a break from books and journals articles, and Etsy became that outlet.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you decide that you would like something and you would like to pay with a credit or debit card, you can choose the PayPal option in checkout or direct check out.
FYI: PayPal is a third party credit card processor that keeps all of your transaction information secure. You do *not* need your own PayPal account to use the service. If you have questions about how this works I'll be happy to assist you.
Orders will be shipped to the address that you supplied through Etsy (and in rare occasions, PayPal) so please make sure that both addresses are correct before placing an order. If you want me to send your order to a different address, be sure to send a convo/message immediately following the order. Otherwise, there will be no reshipment of the orders if it's shipped to the wrong or old address. Buyer will be responsible for shipping charges if resend is requested.
Most items are made to order so please allow up to seven (7) business days (Monday through Friday not including holidays) for your order to ship once payment has cleared. Custom as well as international orders may take longer (but not longer than 12 business days to ship).
IMPORTANT! International packages are NOT sent with a tracking number or with insurance in the listed shipping rate. For international orders the regular shipping charge paid at checkout is for USPS First Class shipping. While most orders arrive within 2 weeks, delivery time can be several weeks. USPS Priority Mail offers a more reliable 6-10 day delivery but is also NOT guaranteed. If you'd like a faster Service message me for a custom listing. [ If you would like your package to be traceable or to travel by Registered Mail, please contact me. Please keep in mind that registered mail by US postal service will add around $12.50 extra to your shipping. ]
Refunds and Exchanges
- Lost or Damaged Packages –
If your items arrive damaged, or if your package was shipped out but never arrived, please contact me. I will work with you to come up with a solution on a case by case basis.
I take great pride in my work and I hope that you love the things I make for you. However, if you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason simply notify me by email, send the piece back in good/unused condition within 14 days, and I will refund your purchase price minus shipping.
Unfortunately this DOES NOT APPLY TO PERSONALIZED orders; unless I never sent you a proof prior to shipping the item). THEREFORE, NO FULL REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN TO PERSONALIZED ORDERS. So please make sure you look very carefully at the digital proof sent. I will not be held responsible if you overlooked at the proof provided.
Additional policies and FAQs
Also, if any of the items you are buying are for a gift, let me know and i can gift wrap it at no additional charge.
****'PLEASE NOTE: All pieces are created by hand, so no two items are identical. That's the beauty of the product! Please allow for slight variances from what is shown in the made to order photos.****
****Reviews: Please do not give negative reviews because of the size/dimensions were not as expected. I do write the exact dimensions on the listing information and try to take pictures that show their size relative to familiar objects. Thank you!****
****You can feel free to purchase the listings made for customization first, and I will get back to you with a proof, or I can work on up to 3 proofs before the order is complete. If there is a need for more proofs, these will be done after the listing is purchased. Thank you so much for your understanding.