Santa Cruz, California · 23 Sales


Santa Cruz, California 23 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Nov 26, 2017

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petra fortes-schramm

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petra fortes-schramm


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

ajdoane on Jan 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Bitty loves her new hat almost as much as I do! Nicely crafted, thank you

jeremy meador

jeremy meador on Jan 3, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Great item, great seller, and excellent communication. I would definitely recommend this seller!

Samantha De Refler

Samantha De Refler on Apr 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you Petra for giving Sophie, Harry and Roscoe hours of playtime! Your toys are well made and safe! I admire your special talent... Will gladly purchase from your store again!

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Make play, make it fun, and make a difference

I started crocheting in earnest during my senior year of college when I decided to use fiber as the primary medium in my thesis project. Since then, my pieces have evolved from interactive sculptures to pet toys & accessories and home decor. I could not be happier! (I mean, who wouldn't love watching cat videos for research and prototyping crochet desserts for a living?)

Maria-Petra opened in 2010 as a way to make some extra income. Since then, it has become a small business that I am dedicated to grow.

My goals for Maria-Petra are simple: Make items for people and pets to enjoy, and Make a difference. I've got the making of toys and things down. No prob. And pets and people alike love them and I love sharing my joy with them! Now, I'm moving toward making a difference.

First, as Maria-Petra grows in size and profit, I aim to provide a living wage for myself and future contracted artists. Second, a portion of Maria-Petra's profits will go to benefit no-kill animal shelters.

I love people and animals, and I want to do what I can to care for them. I hope you consider joining me by purchasing items from my shop :)

Shop members

  • Petra Fortes-Schramm

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I'm an artist & maker based out of Santa Cruz, California. I love animals, crafting & a good laugh. Also, coffee. My favorite parts of this job are field testing toys with my friends' cats & dogs, and receiving emails from happy, furry customers!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 13, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
All sales are final, however If items are damaged or defected a refund or replacement may be given when return item(s) are received & processed. Customer will be responsible for return shipping.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or questions. I love that you love handmade goods. Let's work it out! :)
Regular items and prints are mailed within 1-2 business days via USPS First Class or Priority mail. Custom orders are shipped within 3-7 business days depending on the size and complexity of the order.

Recycled/reclaimed packaging will be used when available. Photographs will be wrapped in archival quality plastic.

If you would like delivery confirmation or insurance, please contact me prior to ordering
Additional policies and FAQs
For custom orders, always contact me prior to purchasing.

Yes! I would love to hear about potential consignment with small shops. :)

Sorry, wholesale is not available. I make each item by hand, in small batches, to ensure quality and durability.