lilecreations

Let's Go Play!

| Portland, Oregon

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This seller sets a shining example for providing a great customer experience, with a history of 5-star reviews, on-time shipping, and quick replies to any messages they received.

Announcement    Happy Halloween! All costume orders have shipped.
Costume listing will be restored for purchase again on November 7th.
I am taking a half-holiday, getting all my holidays gift bags up and listed.
To this end I am respond to Convos once a day in the mornings.

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VIEWFINDER orders: Viewfinders ship within one week. Please email your photos to lilecreations.erin [!at] gmail.com and include your Etsy name in the email.
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GIFT BAG orders:
Shipping within one week.
2021 Gift Bags will be available in November!

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COSTUME orders:
Everything is shipped!
All items will be available again for purchase on November 7th.


**COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to Covid-19 some packages may experience delivery delays. Domestic First Class (usually 3-5 days) can be taking over a week. Domestic Priority Mail (usually 2-3 days) can be taking up to five days. First Class International (usually 2 weeks) is now sometimes taking 3 weeks to Canada and 4-6 weeks to Europe and elsewhere.**

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My other shops:
weddingfunbylile.etsy.com: Wedding themed Party Favors and Save-the-Dates
imagesbylile.etsy.com: Heart images found in life Greeting Cards

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PS I go unplugged on Sundays for my own sanity. All orders and Convos will be answered on Monday when I turn my computer back on.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 21, 2021

Happy Halloween! All costume orders have shipped.
Costume listing will be restored for purchase again on November 7th.
I am taking a half-holiday, getting all my holidays gift bags up and listed.
To this end I am respond to Convos once a day in the mornings.

__

VIEWFINDER orders: Viewfinders ship within one week. Please email your photos to lilecreations.erin [!at] gmail.com and include your Etsy name in the email.
___

GIFT BAG orders:
Shipping within one week.
2021 Gift Bags will be available in November!

__

COSTUME orders:
Everything is shipped!
All items will be available again for purchase on November 7th.


**COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to Covid-19 some packages may experience delivery delays. Domestic First Class (usually 3-5 days) can be taking over a week. Domestic Priority Mail (usually 2-3 days) can be taking up to five days. First Class International (usually 2 weeks) is now sometimes taking 3 weeks to Canada and 4-6 weeks to Europe and elsewhere.**

♥ ------------- ♥

My other shops:
weddingfunbylile.etsy.com: Wedding themed Party Favors and Save-the-Dates
imagesbylile.etsy.com: Heart images found in life Greeting Cards

♥ ------------- ♥

PS I go unplugged on Sundays for my own sanity. All orders and Convos will be answered on Monday when I turn my computer back on.

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About lilecreations

Sales 6,976
On Etsy since 2009

Crafting, rivers and costumes: that’s what lil e’s are made of...

Crafting, rivers and costumes. I couldn’t tell you what love came first in my life. My family bought a river outfitting company the year I was born, but I was eight before my first 6-day river trip. By then I think I was already making milk carton “candy dispensers” and gumball machines out of the recycle. And I was definitely concocting all purple ensembles, positive I had found my first-day-of-high-school outfit.

It wasn’t until high school I cashed in my then-current interest of Fimo beads and found the sewing machine, altering any vintage clothing I could find to fit my still growing 5’11” frame. Though I do confess my first sewing project was back in fifth grade, an amazing pair of neon shorts, which was consequently lost at the bottom of the river that same summer when a boat wrapped. This remained the only correlation of my crafting and costumes to the river until I began guiding at 18.

Not long after I became a river guide, “Phyllis” made the scene. Stocked with my wigs and skirts, hats and bobbles, Phyllis the party bag turned our weekly river margarita party night into a menagerie of alter-egos. And THIS is when it all synthesized for me: I love crafting costumes that bring out the playfulness in others. I love watching people laugh and celebrate in ways that they couldn’t in their everyday wear.

In college, my summers were spent river guiding, toting Phyllis along on every trip, while my school year was spent at The Evergreen State College, working towards a BA that focused on fiber arts, arts & crafts and welding. It was during this time that my childhood nickname “lil e” became my craft business name. Even then it would take a germination of ten years before I decided to dedicate myself to making “lil e creations” my full time business.

Since opening my Etsy shop in 2009, focusing on costumes, kid’s toys and nostalgic viewfinders, I have loved the community I have joined. My wing collection started with one idea: how about a pair of wings that could withstand rowdy play without bending out of shape. Add to this other Etsians wing ideas that need a creator and what comes out are custom wire-free wings made with love and joy and ready for flight. I love a challenge and I love custom orders… got a fantastical idea? Bring it on!

In sum, I am so happy to be creating and outfitting the alter-egos of people around the world through Etsy. It is an utter blast and I am a lucky lady. Here’s to encouraging and inciting playfulness in the everyday!


Shops:
lilecreations.etsy.com: wings & costumes
weddingfunbylile.etsy.com: wedding favors & save-the-dates
imagesbylile.etsy.com: heart-themed greeting cards from images found in life

Facebook: facebook.com/lilecreations
Twitter: twitter.com/lilecreations
Pinterest: pinterest.com/lilecreations

Shop members

  • Erin Ridle

    Owner, Designer, Craftress

    My entire life I have loved crafting and dress-up. When my childhood nickname “lil e” became my craft business name it was only natural that I would create things that encouraged and incited playfulness in the everyday...

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Oct 21, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Current Lead Time:

VIEWFINDER orders: Viewfinders ship within one week. Please email your photos to lilecreations.erin [!at] gmail.com and include your Etsy name in the email.
___

GIFT BAG orders:
Shipping within one week.
2021 Gift Bags will be available in November!

__

COSTUME orders:
Everything is shipped!
All items will be available again for purchase on November 7th.

Halloween Rush Production information:

COSTUME PURCHASES:
CLOSED TO NEW ORDER

Shipping by October 24th.
Please add the below RUSH listing to your order if you need your costume item shipped before October 24th.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/562412521

Shipping October 4th: $30
Shipping October 11th: $25
Shipping October 15th: $20
Shipping October 20th: $15

Please note, this is just for jumping the order line and rushing the actual production of your item. Shipping charges and speed of shipping are shown at checkout.

Stnadard Halloween Timeline:

Last day for custom Halloween orders: September 1st*
Last day to order for Halloween arrival: October 1st*
Last day to ship for Halloween: October 24th

*These vary slightly from year to year