meandmynan

Me And My Nan

Torquay, United Kingdom · 86 Sales

meandmynan

Me And My Nan

Torquay, United Kingdom 86 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(31)

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Note from shop owner Hey everyone, I have put the shop on hold for a little while, so I can focus on other stuff. I may still take on occasional custom projects so please do get in touch if there is something in particular you are after.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 4, 2016

Hey everyone, I have put the shop on hold for a little while, so I can focus on other stuff. I may still take on occasional custom projects so please do get in touch if there is something in particular you are after.

Alex Sim-Wise

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Alex Sim-Wise

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About

How It All Began...

Without going too in depth as to the birds and the bees I (Alex) was born into a very crafty family (as in makey doey, not steal your handbag) and was brought up learning how to knit and bake and just about make anything from an early age... skills I then promptly forgot about for 10 years before rediscovering my love of making in 2011.

Around about the same time, on a visit to my Nan's house, I discovered she had all of this really cool knitted stuff that she had made and didn't really know how to sell so I decided to help her sell it on Etsy while making some stuff of my own, and shazam - here we are!

We like knitting lots of stuff, but most of all we like doing custom items! The crazier the better. If you have any ideas for custom items, get in touch! You can see examples of some of our custom orders on our Tumblr!

Our custom policy is as follows:

We charge approx. £25 per day plus a one off pattern fee of £5.

For example, if you wanted a custom hat made, we'd estimate the time it would take to make it (usually 1-2 days depending on design) and quote you a price (incorporating the pattern fee) of £30-55.

In general, crocheted goods are quicker than knitted.

For a rough guide:

Gloves (crochet or knitted) - 1 day
Hats (crochet) - 1 day
Hats (knitted - plain) - 1 days
Hats (knitted - with letters) - 2 days
Baby Blankets (crochet) - 2 days
Baby Blankets (knitted) - 3-4 days
Knitted scarves - 3-4 days

These prices are intended as a guide and are negotiable, just bear in mind that knitting IS time consuming and the cheap prices you see on the high street are due to their products being machine made or knitted in less than favourable conditions in third world countries. If you want something lovingly made from an ethical home then look no further!

Other notes:

If your custom order is for an existing item but in a different colour way, then we waive the pattern fee, as we already have it on file. We also waive the fee for armed forces, students, and key workers (please mention when ordering).

The times quoted here are not a guarantee of how long your items will take to get to you, as in busy periods when we have a long waiting list, it may take a few weeks.

Any questions just get in touch, we'd love to hear from you :)

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  • Alex

    Owner, Maker

    I am Alex, co-owner of Me And My Nan. I like knitting, show ponies, and lard.

  • Pam

    Owner, Maker

    This is Pam. Back in the day. She is co-owner and maker at Me And My Nan, as well as the eponymous Nan of the title... except I call her Pam (confusing). She likes knitting, baking, and talking through TV shows.

  • Lesley

    Maker

    This is Lesley. She is my Mum and occasional maker at Me And My Nan, mainly of recycled ornaments and decorations. She likes bright colours, parrots, and the Eurovision Song Contest.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 9, 2014
Here at Me And My Nan we will showcase our various one-of-a-kind makes for you to buy with your hard-earned moneys, safe in the knowledge that you have made my nan smile.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Paypal and credit cards.
Shipping
UK SHIPPING

Unless otherwise specified, we send all our UK items via Royal Mail 1st Class.

US SHIPPING

We now offer our American customers tracked international shipping via Royal Mail Airsure, to offer peace of mind during the shipping process. You will be given a tracking number with your shipping notification which you can enter here:

http://www.royalmail.com/track-trace?track=track&default=default&imageRootPath=&gear=track&emt=emt&loc=en_GB

EVERYWHERE ELSE

Parcels are sent via Royal Mail Air Mail.

Please remember, shipping can be a temperamental process at times. Allow up to 10 days for UK shipping, and up to 28 days for international shipping.

If you are unsure about how much your shipping will cost, please contact us for an exact quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
Our items are lovingly handmade and one-of-a-kind so irregularities may occur. If there is a problem with your order please contact us and we will do our best to help.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any ideas for custom items, get in touch!

See examples of some of our custom orders here: http://meandmynan.tumblr.com/

Our custom order rates are very reasonable and are as follows:

We charge approx. £20 per day plus a one off pattern fee of £5.

Luxury wool (alpaca, cashmere, merino) incurs an additional surcharge.

For example, if you wanted a custom hat made, we'd estimate the time it would take to make it (usually 1-2 days depending on the design) and quote you a price incorporating any wool surcharges and pattern fee (if applicable).

For a rough guide:

Gloves (crochet or knitted) - 1 day
Hats (crochet) - 1 day
Hats (knitted - plain) - 1 days
Hats (knitted - with letters) - 1.5 days
Baby Blankets (crochet) - 2 days
Baby Blankets (knitted) - 3-4 days
Knitted scarves - 3-4 days

These prices are intended as a guide and are negotiable, just bear in mind that knitting IS time consuming and the cheap prices you see on the high street are due to their products being machine made or knitted in less than favourable conditions in third world countries. If you want something lovingly made from an ethical home then look no further!

Other notes:

If your custom order is for an existing item but in a different colour way, then we waive the pattern fee, as we already have it on file.

In general, crocheted goods are quicker than knitted.

The times quoted here are not a guarantee of how long your items will take to get to you, as in busy periods when we have a long waiting list, it may take a few weeks.

Any questions just get in touch.