penandthimble

Children's Placemats & Cloth Napkins - Montessori Kids

Amherst, Massachusetts | 1608 Sales

penandthimble

Children's Placemats & Cloth Napkins - Montessori Kids

Amherst, Massachusetts 1608 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (475)

Announcement   Handcrafted placemats, cloth napkins, reusable snack bags, and more for waste free schools and eco-friendly households. Less waste is a bright idea!

FREE SHIPPING

Free domestic (US) shipping always because YAY FREE SHIPPING!

PERSONALIZATION

Personalization is rolling out shop wide. See something and wondering if you can add a name or monogram to it? Just ask! Let's do it!

CONTACT INFO

→ Convo me here: https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=26837965
→ Email me here: gillian [!at] penandthimble.com

SEE ME MAKE YOUR PURCHASES IN REAL TIME!

If you’re on Instagram, find me @penandthimble and you may just catch me working on your purchase in my Stories! I love to share parts of the creative process  and work-in-progress over there. You can see firsthand the care and love that goes into making each pen&thimble item. 

→ Copy and paste this IG link to find me quickly: www.instagram.com/penandthimble

ARE YOU A PEN&THIMBLE EMAIL INSIDER?

Oh, and if you like freebies and coupons, join the pen&thimble email insiders! Snag freebies -- lunch note printables, plastic-free produce storage cheat sheet -- and exclusive coupons that I only share via email!

→ Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/bONjJD

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 16, 2019

Handcrafted placemats, cloth napkins, reusable snack bags, and more for waste free schools and eco-friendly households. Less waste is a bright idea!

FREE SHIPPING

Free domestic (US) shipping always because YAY FREE SHIPPING!

PERSONALIZATION

Personalization is rolling out shop wide. See something and wondering if you can add a name or monogram to it? Just ask! Let's do it!

CONTACT INFO

→ Convo me here: https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=26837965
→ Email me here: gillian [!at] penandthimble.com

SEE ME MAKE YOUR PURCHASES IN REAL TIME!

If you’re on Instagram, find me @penandthimble and you may just catch me working on your purchase in my Stories! I love to share parts of the creative process  and work-in-progress over there. You can see firsthand the care and love that goes into making each pen&thimble item. 

→ Copy and paste this IG link to find me quickly: www.instagram.com/penandthimble

ARE YOU A PEN&THIMBLE EMAIL INSIDER?

Oh, and if you like freebies and coupons, join the pen&thimble email insiders! Snag freebies -- lunch note printables, plastic-free produce storage cheat sheet -- and exclusive coupons that I only share via email!

→ Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/bONjJD

Gillian Freeman

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Gillian Freeman

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Reviews

Updates

Nine NEW animal snack mats in the shop! They are adorable and fun and still have that waterproof backing you love! heartpulsepanda_facebearcatrabbitfox_facedogmonkey_faceowlheartpulse
I made 64 aprons (mostly personalized) in the 2018 holiday season! Wow! That’s definitely a record. Thank you! More apron styles and sizes coming in 2019!! sparkling_heart
Sale time! I reached 1500 Etsy sales this week, so I’m saying thanks and celebrating with Cyber Week Sale! #EtsyCyberSalesWeekend
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About

It's About Bringing More Bright, Fun, & Happy Into The World!

Thank you! Pen&thimble exists because of customers like you! Customers who value the quality, care, and love sewn into handmade goods. Customers who see our carefully-chosen bright and happy fabrics and think of their children!

Creating is my passion. I thrive creating useful and effective items. And while I do that, I'm striving to make moms happy -- happy that you got what you paid for, that you can buy and gift assured it's always quality product. I always want to know how can I help you.

How can I make your day brighter? Seriously! Feel free to tell me! I'm happiest when I'm playing with my girls, sewing in my studio, and thinking up new ways to make my customers happy!

Everything  I offer online and in select retail shops are made with my two hands (and my sewing machines) and are carefully handcrafted and triple-checked to ensure quality and durability. My main goals when creating items:
-make children & their caregivers happy
-they do what they’re supposed to do
-they are safe (all items are CPSC certified for Children’s Products)
-easy to care for
-last well beyond your first kid
-fun & bright

To check out more of my story, meet my little creative inspirations, and join our online community to laugh about the trials of raising little ones, check me out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @penandthimble everywhere!

Shop members

  • Gillian Freeman

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Creator of pen&thimble. Dedicated mom and maker who believes ALL children are bright, curious, and uniquely gifted. Inspired by laughter, giggles, and bright prints!

  • Phee

    Assistant, Customer Service

    Creative genius and my constant studio companion!

  • Ivy

    Shipper, Marketer

    Our youngest shop elf! Always brings the smiles (and lots of toys) to the studio!

  • Patrick

    "The Board"

    Husband, rock, cheerleader, listener. Doesn't spend much time in the studio, but always down to hear all about what's happening there!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Dec 5, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Care instructions for all items can also be found in the item listing and are also included on a tag with item.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are carefully wrapped and we are happy to send a short gift note with your item. Just leave the gift note wording in the "note to seller" section at checkout!

Sizing details

Sizing details are included in the listing of each item. Measure your little one if you are concerned about fit/sizing.

Custom and personalized orders

I LOVE fulfilling your custom or special requests!
See a placemat pattern you wish was a snack pouch?
Love my designs but want something to go with a specific theme?
I want to help! :)

Custom/Special Order Prices Are As Follows:
-Additional $5 fee for all special orders that require fabric search and purchase.
-No additional cost if the fabric is already in-house!

The $5 fee helps me offset the time and costs associated with finding your dream fabric and having it shipped to the studio.

Wholesale availability

Want to place a wholesale order? Let's talk!

What does it mean that our shop items are compliant with CPSC and CPSIA for Children's Products?

It means different things for different products.

In short, it means that our resin snaps have passed tests for phthalates and lead content. The fabrics we use have passed flammability tests for clothing textiles. The organic wood rings we use have passed heavy metals, small parts, and mechanical hazards testing.

We have collected federal standards compliance documentation for every item used to create a product in the shop and, in turn, carry certification of each item we produce.

So you can rest assured you are getting handmade quality that meets federal safety requirements.

Safety compliance is important to us. And small handmade businesses aren't exempt from these requirements.

Lost Packages

This has only happened once so far while I've been in business and is such a rare occurrence because USPS is pretty amazing!
But if you are worried about your contents being lost/stolen, choose Priority Mail. It ships with insurance so we are all covered and no one loses!
At the end of the day, my policy is to figure out a solution that makes everyone happy!

Wrong Address

Make sure to check that you are sending items to the correct address BEFORE you place your order. My job is considered complete when I create your items and ship them to the address provided. And USPS has done their job when they deliver a package to the address provided. We aren’t responsible for items you don’t receive because of a successful delivery to an address you provided.
If items sent to the wrong address are returned to me, I’ll happily redirect them to the proper address. And the buyer is responsible for the shipping fees.