Memories found and memories made.

Washington, United States · 50 Sales


Memories found and memories made.

Washington, United States 50 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Marita Ward

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Marita Ward


One day at a time, one smile at a time.

I'm Marita Catrina.

I have been collecting and creating for years and years. Someone told me about this place called Etsy and how I could actually make money selling my finds and creations, and the rest is history!

By day I'm a horticulturist. I grow and sell plants and trees, and teach people about gardening and landscaping. When I'm not doing that, I'm spending time with my daughter, and sometimes I squeeze in a moment to do a little sewing, crochet, jewelry, or a number of other crafty things. Most of what I make becomes gifts for friends and family members- many things I make that never get listed can be seen at Every now and then I get a chance to make something to list, or go through my never ending collection of vintage goodies around the house and list.

I like to sew a lot. I have a large collection of vintage one of a kind fabrics that have been passed down from Gramma that I like to use. I like to make simple and one of a kind things. I work in my sewing room/laundry room, usually with Harry Potter on in the background. I enjoy cuddling on the couch and crocheting to my favorite shows in the winter time too.

I used to make quite a bit of jewelry, but that has waned over the years. I do still have a fairly large collection of beads though, and now and then I get in a mood and create something. I prefer organic materials like shell, wood, antler, or natural stones.

As far as vintage goes, I enjoy collecting things that remind me of my childhood: toys, housewares that I remember seeing in my mother/grandmother/aunts homes; vintage sewing or kitchen stuff, just... things that speak to me in some way.

My shop is primarily hobby, but it is nice to be able to earn a little extra cash to put towards my daughter's school tuition, or maybe even buy myself a rare treat from another etsy shop!

Thanks for taking interest in my shop- feel free to convo me anytime!

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  • Marita Catrina


    I run a nursery by day, growing and selling plants and teaching people about gardening and landscaping. When I'm not out in the dirt, I like to craft. Sewing, crochet, jewelry, and more! I like vintage and the thrill of the hunt for it!

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Last updated on January 20, 2014
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Payment must be made within 2 days of sale through paypal only.
All items are shipped as pictured.

If you live outside the U.S. please convo me and we can work out shipping on a per order basis. I am not responsible for customs fees or any other fees incurred with international shipping.

All items are shipped USPS Priority or USPS Priority Flat Rate- whichever works out to be the better deal.
If shipping price on your received item is more than $2 difference from the price you paid I will refund the difference.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns must be made within 1 week of purchase. If item is not as pictured, I will refund upon return of the item. If the item is damaged I will refund after seeing photos of the item and it's damage and/or return said item. I will refund minus cost of shipping upon receiving item back in same condition it was shipped for any other reason, such as buyer's remorse.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are made and/or stored in a smoke free pet free studio.

All my vintage fabrics and trims are from known sources, meaning I did not buy them at estate sales, yard sales, thrift stores, etc. They have been passed down through family and friends and have been stored and cared for appropriately.

All handmade items are designed and made from start to finish by me and me only unless otherwise stated in the listing.