madwhimsy

Victoriana, art, accessories, and trinkets

3 Sales

madwhimsy

Victoriana, art, accessories, and trinkets

3 Sales On Etsy since 2008

0 out of 5 stars
(2)
Shop owner

Madelyn

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madwhimsy is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner NEWS FOR 2013 ::
► Since February 2013 the madwhimsy shop has been closed and I am uncertain if it will reopen. I currently have too many irons in the fire, and much soul searching to do. If you have a question or a suggestion, please feel free to drop me a kind note and I shall reply as soon as I can. My shop is currently inactive, but I'm not.

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► Art and craft combine in jewelry, accessories, and accoutrements in techniques including crochet, painting, beading, sewing, and collage. Favorite materials range from cotton thread to wire, fabric to buttons, acrylic paint to animal bones. This shop houses items that soothe, things that bring happiness, and pieces reminiscent of decorative eras past, whether it’s something to wear, something to look at, or something to use.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 2, 2013

NEWS FOR 2013 ::
► Since February 2013 the madwhimsy shop has been closed and I am uncertain if it will reopen. I currently have too many irons in the fire, and much soul searching to do. If you have a question or a suggestion, please feel free to drop me a kind note and I shall reply as soon as I can. My shop is currently inactive, but I'm not.

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► Art and craft combine in jewelry, accessories, and accoutrements in techniques including crochet, painting, beading, sewing, and collage. Favorite materials range from cotton thread to wire, fabric to buttons, acrylic paint to animal bones. This shop houses items that soothe, things that bring happiness, and pieces reminiscent of decorative eras past, whether it’s something to wear, something to look at, or something to use.

Madelyn

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Madelyn

Reviews

No reviews in the last year

Anonymous on Sep 30, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

I love it :-)

Anonymous on Sep 30, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

What could be cooler than ants crawling on an electrical outlet? I love it!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 28, 2012
Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome! Fremde, etranger, stranger. Gluklich zu sehen, je suis enchante, Happy to see you. Bliebe, reste, stay!

Alright, life isn’t really a cabaret but it sure is fun to pretend that it is. This shop is a venue for my handmade sewn and crocheted items, artwork on canvas and applied on things, and designs I’ve come up with used in different ways. So, I guess it’s actually more like vaudeville with several acts that all relate to one whole.

Below are answers to some common questions, but as I’m pretty approachable, feel free to ask me anything you like. Sometimes, and usually during the summer, I keep weird hours so don’t freak out if you get a reply time-stamped at 3am.

I can’t seem to stop making things so if I’ve gone a couple of weeks without adding anything to this shop it means either I haven’t stopped long enough to get photographs or I’ve been working on custom orders.

<--- If you want to know more about me, personally, click on “Profile” in the sidebar on your left.

~NEW TO ETSY?~
Here’s information to help you get started: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

~MY SHOP~
Go back to looking at pretties: http://www.etsy.com/shop/madwhimsy

Accepted payment methods

Payment
~PAY WHEN~
Within 2 days is fine.

~PAYMENT METHOD~
When you check out, please pay via PayPal. It’s crazy safe.

~NEW TO PAYPAL~
This should help you out: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

~LAYAWAY~
For items over $150 I will consider Layaway. You’d need to pay 30% down, non-refundable, and pay off the balance in a short while; the time frame depends on the price of the item and your circumstances. So long as no one takes advantage I'll keep this policy.

<---Got Qs? Click the blue “Contact” button on the left underneath my icon photo.
Shipping
Your package will ship out within a couple of days after you pay for it.

~SHIPPING COST~
The shipping prices in my listings are computed as best I can figure them. No one hates inflated shipping costs as much as me so I try to keep them as low as possible. If the actual shipping cost is $1 or more LESS THAN what I quoted I’ll send a refund of the difference to your PayPal account. If it ends up being a little bit higher, no worries. If it’s a crazy amount higher or you request Expedited Shipping or any add-ons then I hope you understand if you receive an invoice for the difference.

~PACKAGING~
I’ll ship your item in a new or like-new box or envelope. With so many mail orders being placed every year, I try to not clog up landfills any more than I have to so reuse clean packaging when I can. Please let me know if you prefer brand new packaging and I'll be sure to use that for you.

~INSURANCE~
Shipping insurance is available; just ask at checkout. Sometimes I already include insurance, in that case it'll be mentioned in the item's description. madwhimsy is not responsible for items the postal service loses, damages, or delivers late.

~WITHIN THE UNITED STATES~
Packages are sent via the US Postal Service First Class Mail, which should arrive in your hands within 1 week. If you need something expedited, please ask before you buy to make sure I can make that happen for you.

~OTHER COUNTRIES~
Packages are sent via the US Postal Service First Class Mail, which should arrive in your hands within 1-2 weeks, but occasionally can take 3-4 weeks. Expediting outside of the US can be very expensive, but if you need something quick, please ask before you buy to make sure I can make that happen for you. Please note that buyers are responsible for any duties and customs charges that may be incurred via international shipping.

~ADDRESSING~
I use either PayPal or the USPS to create shipping labels for items sent within the US and use the address you registered with PayPal. If you want an item sent to someone else as a gift, I can do that but know that the protection PayPal offers will be null.

All items will be gone over with a fine-toothed comb before being wrapped for shipping. If you happen to find a cat in your package, please kindly ship him or her back to me. Thank you.

<---Got Qs? Click the blue “Contact” button on the left underneath my icon photo.
Refunds and Exchanges
Sometimes it’s tough committing to buying things when you can’t hold them in your hands, so you hesitate clicking that green “Add to cart” button. And I do my best to photograph and describe the things I make as true-to-life as possible; but hey, sometimes things happen and you just aren't as happy as you thought you would be.

~DON’T LIKE IT~
If you get something from madwhimsy and you really don’t like it after all, please hit the “Contact” link to reach me and let’s discuss it. Every shopping experience is unique so I don’t want to give a firm “You have to do this.” If we decide that you’ll send it back, please only do so if the item is unused. There will be a teenie restocking fee. So long as no one takes advantage I’ll stay pretty lenient. See the next bullet about money.

~STORE CREDIT or REFUND~
Credit or refund of the purchase price of the item(s) will be issued after I've received the return package and gone over the item(s). Each experience is different so I don’t have one policy I try to cram on every situation. Only the purchase price will be credited/refunded, not the shipping, unless otherwise arranged.

~SOMETHING BROKE~
I use a double-threaded method for hand-stitching on all fasteners and at junction points of crochet or sewn motifs. Metal pieces are fastened tightly, seams are sewn strong, and I use the strongest adhesives I can get my hands on. If a joint breaks or a fastener comes loose and it’s not something that’s just easier to repair yourself, contact me and we’ll work out arrangements so I can fix it for you. I do my best to make things that last but realize that sometimes life intervenes with even the strongest work. As above, so long as no one takes advantage I’ll be pretty lenient.

<---Got Qs? Click the blue “Contact” button on the left underneath my icon photo.
Additional policies and FAQs
~WHO MAKES THIS STUFF~
madwhimsy is a company of 3: me, myself, and I. Everything is made by me, Madelyn Zimmerman. I also do my photography and retouching, write my copy, design my marketing materials, and haul packages to and fro. It’s a good thing I love to wear hats.

~MADE-TO-ORDER ITEMS~
Sometimes I list things I’ve designed that are made to order, as in when you buy it, I make it. If that’s the case you’ll see that written clearly in the item’s description. I will contact you as soon as I receive your payment to let you know when I will complete your item and give you an approximate ship date. If you're on a deadline, please contact me to make sure I can meet that deadline before committing to a purchase; it sucks but occasionally my health gets in the way of schedules.

~WHOLLY CUSTOM ITEMS~
If you’re looking through my shop and an idea sparks for something wholly original, contact me and let’s chat about it to see if I can make it happen. Depending on the project, I will require a 25-50% of the purchase price up front (to cover materials and as good will) and the remaining balance by the time the project’s complete and I list the item here on Etsy with your name on it; right at the beginning when we have the details worked out you’ll get a spiffy contract outlining the details.
<--- Click “Request Custom Item” on the left.

~SPECIAL SERVICES~
Need something gift wrapped? Want something in a different color? Prefer a different type of clasp? Simply ask and likely you shall receive, sometimes for a nominal fee and sometimes gratis.

~OOO, PRETTY~
Love it but you aren’t sure if you want to buy it yet? Here’s how you can “Favorite” an item, it’s like bookmarking it so you can come back to it later (if it’s still there!): http://www.etsy.com/help/article/77

<--- Click “PROFILE” on the left to learn how I got my start.
~SHOP~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/madwhimsy
~CREATIVE BLOG~ http://madwhimsy.wordpress.com
~FACEBOOK~ http://www.facebook.com/madwhimsy
~TWITTER~ http://twitter.com/#!/madwhimsy
~PINTEREST~ http://pinterest.com/madwhimsy
~EVEN MORE~ http://madwhimsy.com for a portion of my portfolio
(as you read this I am completely overhauling my website, too)
<---Got Qs? Click the blue “Contact” button on the left underneath my icon photo.