owlsay

Embroidery Hoops Typography Prints Applique Patterns

Texas, United States · 11041 Sales

owlsay

Embroidery Hoops Typography Prints Applique Patterns

Texas, United States 11041 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   °º©©º° Welcome to Owl Say Designs! Practical products with stylish flair. I have recently taken OSD on a different path and am now offering custom Embroidery Hoops, Typography Prints, and Applique Designs. Please like my Facebook page to keep up with updates. Support Originality! °°º©©º°

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★ PRODUCTION NOTICE
Embroidered items listed are Ready to Ship unless otherwise noted in the listing. Typography Prints and Applique Patterns are instant downloads.

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Announcement
Last updated on Nov 18, 2015

°º©©º° Welcome to Owl Say Designs! Practical products with stylish flair. I have recently taken OSD on a different path and am now offering custom Embroidery Hoops, Typography Prints, and Applique Designs. Please like my Facebook page to keep up with updates. Support Originality! °°º©©º°

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~•~ WEEKLY SHOP ANNOUNCEMENTS ~•~
★ PRODUCTION NOTICE
Embroidered items listed are Ready to Ship unless otherwise noted in the listing. Typography Prints and Applique Patterns are instant downloads.

For answers to PAYMENT METHODS/SHIPPING INFO/SHOP POLICIES and other FAQs, check out the Policies on the left.
http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=7462848

Receive updates about my newest items via RSS Feed
http://www.etsy.com/shop/owlsay/rss

FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/owlsaydesigns
BLOG - http://owlsaydesigns.blogspot.com

Kelley Terrill

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Kelley Terrill

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Practical Products with Stylish Flair

**Please see my special shop note under my Public Profile here: https://www.etsy.com/people/owlsay?ref=owner_profile_leftnav

My day usually starts with 2 little boys jumping on my bed to wake me up. They don't realize I've listened to them planning their surprise attack. We love this game and it makes our day start off happy. At some point through the day, we eat, play, I homeschool my 1st grader, we make messes and then we clean them up...mostly. Some where in there, I answer emails, set up listings, make orders and package them. My little 1st grader likes to put on the shipping labels.

I started Owl Say Designs in 2009 as a way to help supplement our income so I could continue to be a stay-at-home-mom. I guess now I'm a work-at-home-homeschooling-mom. The idea initially came to me when my husband had to start traveling internationally for work. He was always dropping his passport (usually in puddles) or spilling something on it. He asked me to find him a passport cover. I discovered I couldn't find one for less than $20 until I finally happened upon the vinyl I use for my passport covers now. For my first passport cover, I cut a piece a comic book page to fit and called it done.
My husband got lots of compliments on his cover and people were asking where he got it. I realized I could change the inserts and have dozens and dozens of patterns. To date, I have over 200 passport cover patterns! It was my desire to offer a completely functional product without having to sacrifice fashion. And it was equally important for it to be inexpensive so that it could be easily affordable for a wide range of people. So while my shop started with Passport Covers, it was only a natural extension to add matching Luggage Tags, Checkbook Covers and Card Cases.

When my husband, son and I flew to visit family and fumbled so much through Airport Security that I lost our boarding passes, I was hit with the inspiration of my Travel Clutch. At the time, the only ones I could find were made of leather by high-end manufacturers and priced at $200. I spent weeks drawing a pattern and making prototypes before I came up with the final result. While I am sometimes too shy to toot my own horn, I'm proud to say my Travel Clutch has been featured in magazines from Canada to Hong Kong.

After I developed my Travel Clutch, a Travel Agency contacted me to modify it for their travel documents to give to their clients and that is how the Portfolio Clutch was born. I still make these for the same Travel Agency with beautiful fabric they send to me from Japan!

After developing the Portfolio Clutch, a customer asked me if I could make it large enough to fit an A4 size (letter size) paper pad so she could carry something fashionable at work. Since then, I've made dozens of stylish larger Portfolios for both men and women to carry in their daily business life.

My main customer base has always been people looking for inexpensive travel gear, so that is where my focus remained for several years. I am forever grateful for the exposure my Etsy shop has gotten, but, as is common with Etsy shops, it has led to some copycatting of my ideas and business model. Unfortunately with me, this lead to a significant decline in income. So I am in the process of slowing reinventing Owl Say Designs and one of the ways I am doing this is by offering custom embroidered bags.

My favorite bags are the upcycled Military Bags. They so perfectly follow my 'functional but fashionable' motto! I love making a drab Military Bag look amazing by simply adding an embroidery design. I purchased new embroidery software this year. I am slowly teaching myself how to use it and hope to be able to offer more and more of my own designs. I have also had lots of customers request different sized bags to carry laptops or iPads which lead to me adding the Messenger Bags and Canvas Field Bags.

Everything about my shop ultimately comes back to my family. Everything I do, I do for them. It helps that I have always wanted to own my own business. I started pretending I was a business owner when I was 10 - I pretended I owned my own grocery store! Again I will say that I am forever grateful for Etsy and the changes they have made in recent years. They have given me the platform to own my own business and made changes to make managing it easier than opening my own website.

But mainly I am here by Providential guidance. I have been amazed at the success of Owl Say Designs. From blog and magazine features to wholesale and travel agency orders to everyday customer purchases. I am thankful God provided this avenue to bless our little family with income when He knew we would need it. I am thankful for all the weird situations I have been in that lead to inspiration for a product. I am thankful that my problem is I have too many ideas of what to do next to narrow it down and focus on one!

"The Lord had done this, and it is MARVELOUS in our eyes." Psalm 118.23

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  • Kelley Terrill

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    My grandmother started teaching me to sew when I as 8. When I was 14, my mother made me take a Home Ec class and I'm so glad she did! It was there that I learned how to read a pattern and use a serger.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 18, 2015
My basic goal is for a buyer to be genuinely thrilled with something they have purchased from my shop. If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me and let me try to change that!

BLOG: http://owlsaydesigns.blogspot.com
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/OwlSayDesigns
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/owlsaydesigns

FYI - I work in smoke free environment. We do have a wonderful Basset Hound (Del). He is an outside dog until it gets too cold or too hot - then he gets to hang out in our utility room!

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All pictures, descriptions, patterns, photos and items are protected under copyright. © 2009-2015 Owl Say Designs

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Credit/Debit cards through a Direct Checkout process. NO Paypal account is required. I do also accept Paypal, if you prefer it. Upon checkout, you will be given the option to either choose Paypal or enter your credit/debit card info. In both cases, your credit card info is not shared with me. The only information I will see is your shipping address and your email address. OSD only uses this information to ship your order.

I can also process Credit/Debit card payments outside of Etsy and/or Paypal. This is usually reserved for wholesale customers and does not apply to the average customer. If you'd like to purchase wholesale, please read below to see if you qualify for a wholesale account.

Texas Residents will be charged an 8.25% tax rate.
Shipping
I typically ship the next business day.

All Embroidered Items are ready to ship unless otherwise noted. Typography Prints and Applique Patterns are instant download.

SHIPPING ADDRESS
• I ship to the address you provide with your Etsy order when you checkout. Please make sure the address you enter is the one you'd like for me to ship to!

SHIPPING TIMES
• I am a mom to 3 boys (8, 4 and 15 mths) and home school my 2 oldest (year round). In an effort to keep custom order lead times reasonable, I do not usually make daily treks to the Post Office. I generally use USPS Carrier Pickup and have 3 pick-ups a week. During peak season (Oct-Dec), I have daily pick-ups.

•Please note that as of January 2013, I have noticed a significant delay in USPS First Class Mail Domestic packages. What use to arrive in 2-3 days, now arrives in 4-5 days. This is something noticed and being discussed by fellow online small retailers (like me).

• If an item is purchased on a Friday, it will not ship until Monday.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING ~ Shipping prices quoted are USPS First Class Mail. When I have shipped your item, you will receive an email with your tracking information. EVERY US order will ship with a Delivery Confirmation number.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ~ International shipments (Canada included) are mailed using USPS International First Class Mail. A tracking number is not available via First Class Mail for International Shipments. If you require a tracking number, I can use Priority Mail at an additional charge. First Class mail packages usually take 7-10 business days to arrive, but can take as long as 21-35 business days. I WILL NOT be responsible for packages lost in the mail. Effective 12/17/09 I WILL NOT be refunding any money for packages that do not arrive to Canada or any other country. If you want a tracking number, you will need to pay for Flat Rate Priority Mail shipping (please inquire for pricing).

• Please note, as of January 2013, the USPS made significant changes to the cost of USPS International Mail. The highest increase I've noticed for me was in Australia. I love my Aussie friends and I'm so sorry for the inconvenience!


PRIORITY MAIL UPGRADE
• Any US order over $45 ships Priority Mail at no additional charge. You can choose to upgrade any order to Priority Mail for an additional charge. If you'd like to upgrade your order to Priority Mail shipping, please email me prior to purchasing so I can set you up a custom listing.

★ SUMMARY OF SHIPPING TIMES★
USPS Priority Mail: 2-3 Business days
USPS International Priority Mail: 6-14 Business days
USPS Express International Mail: 3-5 Business days

USPS First Class Mail: 2-5 Business Days / Varies
USPS International First Class Mail 7-35 Business days / Varies
Refunds and Exchanges
Yes, I will accept returns and/or exchanges. If are unhappy with your order, or what you ordered is not what you envisioned, you may return your item/items. Shipping the items back to me for return or exchange will be the customers responsibility. (I recommend you purchase tracking info when shipping it back to me.) I also charge a Restocking Fee for all items returned. Please see details below.

• NO refund will be given for Instant Downloads.

• You have 30 days from the date of purchase to contact me about a refund or exchange.

• NO shipping charges will be refunded.

• CUSTOM ORDERS cannot be refunded or exchanged.

• RESTOCKING FEE - all items returned have a 25% restocking fee.

• Refunds or exchanges will only be offered if the item returned to me is in resaleable condition. It MUST be returned unused!

• Please DO NOT send anything back to me without contacting me FIRST!

I do my very, very best to accurately describe each item listed. Please email me any and all questions about an item before you purchase!
Additional policies and FAQs
★ FAQs ★

• I have my own logo and/or artwork - can you make me a custom item from my own logo?

Yes, this I can do! If you have your own logo or artwork, I'm happy to try and digitize it into a custom embroidery for you. Caveats are you must be the owner of the artwork and you must be able to send it to me in a high pixel jpg or png format. Prices for items printed with your artwork will be higher than list prices. Please DO NOT send me images downloaded from the web or Copyrighted images like cartoon/comic book characters, etc. I will do a rough-draft of your artwork to even see if it will transfer well into an embroidery file. If so, I charge a $35 fee to digitize to your file. This is in addition to whatever project you have me embroider. If you simply want a file digitized into an embroidery file, cost is $50.

• What is the shipping time to my area?

I ship from Dallas, Texas. Depending on your US location, shipping travel time is 2-5 business days. International shipments (including Canada) sent USPS First Class Mail typically arrive in 7-10 business days BUT can take as long as 21-35 business days. Please allow for this shipping time in addition to the time needed to make your order.

• Who makes the items I ordered?

ME!! I'm a one woman show! I hand make all the items in my studio.

• What are your requirements for selling Wholesale?

◘ For accounting purposes, I must be provided with a Tax ID#, Name and Location of your brick and mortar store. Minimum dollar amount is $100.

◘ In other words, I will only sale Wholesale to businesses that can provide verifiable documentation you are a legitimate brick and mortar store. By inquiring for Wholesale prices, you agree to the polices listed above.

• I don't have a business, but I'd love to order in bulk for wedding gifts, etc. Do you offer discounts in this case?

YES! I actually offer significant discounts on large orders. Please convo (email) me the product you are interested in, the quantity and your location and I'll give you both a product and shipping quote.

-◘-NOTES-◘-
Handmade ~ All items are handmade by myself. Try, though I might, I have not mastered perfection. However, I do try very hard to make sure nothing leaves my hands without it being as close to perfect as possible.