Children's Placemats & Cloth Napkins - Montessori Kids

Amherst, Massachusetts · 1213 Sales


Children's Placemats & Cloth Napkins - Montessori Kids

Amherst, Massachusetts 1213 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
Gillian Freeman

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Gillian Freeman

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5 out of 5 stars

jasmijn on Feb 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Very cute pouch. Wide selection of fabrics, nicely finished product, thank you Gillian!

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Spring Fever is happening! So glad I get to join you on your spring travels!! Well, I don’t get to, but these to-go zipper cases do! And I live vicariously through my products sometimes! joy
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How can I make your day brighter?

Shortly after my first child was born, five years ago, I convinced a few of my girlfriends to take a sewing class with me so I could learn to hem pants. (We are a short-legged family.) At this point I didn't even know how to thread a needle and I was more than a little intimidated by the sewing machines. I was by far the worst in the class. But that didn't matter. I was so in love!

I left that class, bought a sewing machine, taught myself to sew by sewing nearly every day. Any pattern I could find--bags, dresses, iPad cases, anything my toddler would like. Making things with my own two hands (and my trusty machine Maggie) was so empowering, entertaining, and satisfying. I finally had found "me."

But sewing really became my passion when I started designing and crafting useful items--bibs that covered my toddler and kept her dry while she ate, teething toys that engaged my second baby, bibs that absorbed tons of teething drool! I was like, "Whoa! I want to make these for other moms too!"

I love Etsy as a platform to share my passion with you! I thrive on creating useful, effective items for moms who just need the baby and kid things to do what they're supposed to. And while I do that, I'm striving to make moms happy--happy that you got what you paid for, that you have one less ill-timed outfit change to worry about. I always want to know how can I help you? How can I make your day brighter?

To check out more of my story, meet my two little creative inspirations, giggle at/roll your eyes at my puns, check me out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @penandthimble. Just as a heads up, I've gotten super into IG stories!

Shop members

  • Phee

    Assistant, Customer Service

    Tiny shop boss.

  • Ivy

    Shipper, Marketer

    Our newest shop elf!

  • Patrick

    "The Board"

    Husband, rock, cheerleader, listener.

  • Gillian Freeman

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Creator of pen&thimble.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Aug 21, 2017
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 bib?
Love our designs but want something for 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? I'm on Etsy Wholesale too!

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!