lilacelephant

Quilted Children's Wall Hangings, Cloth Books, Bunting

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom · 291 Sales

lilacelephant

Quilted Children's Wall Hangings, Cloth Books, Bunting

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom 291 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Last updated on Aug 5, 2016

I'm currently away until the end of August. Thank you for your patience.

Jo Kingston

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Jo Kingston

About

I have a confession.....

....I’m a fabric addict. There, I’ve said it. I’m an addict and I can’t get enough of the massive selection of fabrics available. I also hoard any fabric however small the scrap. I can’t bring myself to throw even the smallest bit away in just in case I find a use for it.....

I’ve always been creative and enjoyed making things. As a child I devoured any practical kit given to me and I did many tapestries and cross stitch pictures while growing up. I’ve always found (and still do) fabric shops fascinating - an Aladdin's cave of fabrics waiting to be discovered and turned into practical and decorative items.

I strongly believe every child should have something handmade with love from beautiful fabrics in their room; not just a bland, identikit nursery set from a store. I think more and more people agree with this philosophy and I love that the items I make on my sewing table at home end are ending up all over the world.

I’m qualified teacher (which seems to overflow into my choice of designs as many of them are educational!) and worked full time for a few years, during which I had very little time to craft. When I became pregnant with my first child my passion for fabric was reawakened by the wonderful possibilities of making her something for the nursery. I made my first alphabet wall hanging, some pretty bunting and an advent calendar (she was born in December!) I was hooked again and began making things for friends and family and Lilac Elephant was born.

I now combine teaching part time, looking after my girls and creating items at my sewing machine, working on expanding Lilac Elephant to become even more successful.

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  • Jo Kingston

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hi, my name is Jo and I've loved fabric, sewing and making things for as long as I can remember. I live in Worcestershire, England with my two young daughters, a sleepy cat, a lively kitten and regular visiting Guide Dog puppies.

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Last updated on January 26, 2012
Hello, thank you for looking at my shop. I hope you find something you like. Please send me a message if you have any additional queries.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I only accept paypal at the present time.

I expect payment within 48 hours of making the purchase. If for any reason this is not possible, please let me know and I'll be happy to extend the timeline if informed first!

I reserve the right to relist any unpaid orders after 4 days after purchase date without prior notice.
Shipping
My items are packaged carefully and I ship promptly as soon as I have received cleared payment.

I am happy to ship internationally anywhere in the world

Items with a purchase price over $20 will require a signature on arrival. When shipping outside the EU I use 'Airsure' where possible. This enables the parcel to be tracked from door to door, allowing greater security and added piece of mind. This also may mean the shipping costs are a little higher but it will ensure you receive your item safely. I will also send you the tracking number once the parcel has shipped so you can follow its progress too.

If you would prefer a cheaper shipping option, please convo me and we can work something out. I am not responsible for items lost in transit.


Please note that international customers are responsible for all customs, duties and taxes associated with shipping to their respective countries.
Refunds and Exchanges
I would like my customers to be happy with their purchases. If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason please email me as soon as possible to discuss returns/ refunds.

Generally the item must be returned within 30 days of purchase date.
Items must be returned in same condition to receive the full refund.