Nostalgic Novelties - A Way of Remembering
I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and never knew any of my grandparents. They all passed before I was old enough to remember them, my parents never really spoke about them, and nothing was passed down from them either. Naturally I gained a curiosity about my past, which in turn grew into a love of all history and traditions, so when my mother offered to teach me to crochet when I was a little girl I jumped on the chance. And well, I've been an avid and passionate "hooker" ever since!
Once I began to make things from patterns, I came to realize why no one else around me shared my passion... I had put in all that hard work for an outdated piece! I didn't want to use or wear anything I could find to make, and so I began to design. Spending all my time on crocheting left me lonely until I moved to Louisiana and met my husband and his wonderful Maw Maw. Her passion was children, and she ran a daycare out of her home for decades. She crocheted too, and for the first time I had someone to share my passion with. My grandparents passed before I ever got to know them, so she became the grandmother I always dreamed about having: constantly trying to feed me, never ending hugs and love, and most importantly encouraged me in my craft. Sadly she had passed, and only days after we discovered we were going to have our first child.
He came quite early, and anyone who brings a preemie home knows it's beyond full-time work. So home is where I stayed, crocheting all the while and basking in the wonderful time I had to spend with my son. Then I could hear that strong little old lady's words in the back of my head telling me that if she could make a living doing what she loved from home, so can I. She is the main inspiration for starting my shop, and in honor of her memory I use the down comforter she passed down to us as the backdrop for all my photos. It's perfectly befitting of how I remember her now: ever present with her loving warmth, embracing and enhancing every piece I make.
And what an amazing experience this venture has been too! Not only to live a dream, but have the means to devote all my time to a cause I've been passionate about since the beginning: prolonging the life, tradition, and meaning of crochet in a way that everyone can enjoy.
So whether you're buying love-filled, heirloom quality, products or reminiscing during the time it takes to pull every little loop yourself, I believe that everyone loves to have that little piece of Maw Maw with them - a Nostalgic Novelty to warm the heart and remember who you are, where you've been, and what you've learned.
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This Buddhist is crazy mix mash! I love to ride, and live to crochet. Tradition and history are important to me and try to honor them in everything I do, all while blazing my own wild path.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
DOMESTIC ORDERS: All orders are shipped by First Class or Priority Mail, whichever the item requires. All items will be shipped with Delivery Confirmation. Items will arrive within 2-5 days of shipping. Please keep in mind that this is in ADDITION to the processing time that's stated in the item description. The Post Office does not deliver mail on Sundays or Federal holidays. Remember that shipping times will be longer during holiday season as well. All orders over $100 will include Signature Confirmation for your security.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: All orders are shipped via United States Postal Service First Class or Priority Mail. USPS now requires a PHONE NUMBER for all international packages. Please include this in the "message to seller" section of your checkout if it's not stated in your profile information. Shipping takes approx. 6-10 days (with the exception of the holiday season, which will be longer). Any customs fees (if applicable) will be the responsibility of the customer. Orders over $100 USD will be sent by Registered Mail with signature confirmation for your security.
PATTERNS AND KITS:
Kits will be shipped within 24 hours of payment. All e-patterns are in PDF format.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you aren't satisfied with your handmade item, please e-mail me so we can work out a return/refund or exchange. The request must be made via e-mail within seven (7) calendar days of its arrival and the items must be free from odors (smoke, perfume, etc.) and pet hair. The cost of return shipping will be the responsibility of the customer. Eligibility for custom orders to be refunded will be determined on an order to order basis and are held to the same policy as other items.
Additional policies and FAQs
*You may NOT sell finished items online
*You may NOT sell finished items in the Lake Charles, LA and surrounding areas.
*You MAY sell finished items in person and locally (with the above restriction)
LIFETIME GUARANTEE: If any of your handmaade items ever need repair, simply ship them back to me and shoot me an e-mail so I know it's on it's way. Turn around time will vary depending on the extent of the repair and my own current orders. Once the item has arrived I will send a reply e-mail with the estimated return date. You will receive a second e-mail once the item is shipped with a tracking number.
Please be aware that colors change from monitor to monitor and may not be an exact match to what you receive. Feel free to contact me to negotiate a refund/exchange if necessary.
The beauty of handmade items is that they are exactly that: human made. I pay exquisite attention to the quality of my work, however keep in mind that not every single stitch will be even, and woven ends may reveal themselves eventually. A care guide will come with all applicable items to ensure their longevity.
All the items that you see in my shop can be custom made to your specifications, so don't be afraid to ask! If you have any questions about any of my items, or any items you have already received, feel free to e-mail me or send me a convo right here on Etsy. I like to think I'm pretty easy to talk to, and I love to get to know my customers, so drop me a line about anything you may need, or any ideas you may have!