penandthimble

Children's Placemats & Cloth Napkins - Montessori Kids

Amherst, Massachusetts | 1567 Sales

penandthimble

Children's Placemats & Cloth Napkins - Montessori Kids

Amherst, Massachusetts 1567 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(455)

Announcement   CHRISTMAS ORDERS INFORMATION:
December 11- 14 - No longer making aprons for Christmas delivery. I will mail all other purchases by December 17th, but choose Priority or Express Mail if you're still worried about packages getting to you on time.
December 15+ - Your order will likely not arrive in time for Christmas. I'll extend turnaround times in the shop to indicate purchases won't be available for Christmas delivery, but I'll still be around working on orders as they come and answering any questions. Happy Holidays!

*NEARLY GUARANTEED SHIPPING = I cannot control what USPS does once a package is in their hands. But I can guarantee that orders made by the 12/10 will be shipped by 12/15 giving your package 7 business days to get to you. Orders placed 12/11-12/14 will be shipped by 12/17 giving your package 5 business days to get to you. Which is cutting it close during the busy mail season so choose Priority Shipping if you're worried.
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Handcrafted placemats and cloth napkins for waste free schools and households. Plus kid's aprons, reversible superhero capes, and crowns for your little one's creativity to shine!

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, like lunch note printables and color-your-own bookmarks, and exclusive coupons that I only share via email!

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

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 12, 2018

CHRISTMAS ORDERS INFORMATION:
December 11- 14 - No longer making aprons for Christmas delivery. I will mail all other purchases by December 17th, but choose Priority or Express Mail if you're still worried about packages getting to you on time.
December 15+ - Your order will likely not arrive in time for Christmas. I'll extend turnaround times in the shop to indicate purchases won't be available for Christmas delivery, but I'll still be around working on orders as they come and answering any questions. Happy Holidays!

*NEARLY GUARANTEED SHIPPING = I cannot control what USPS does once a package is in their hands. But I can guarantee that orders made by the 12/10 will be shipped by 12/15 giving your package 7 business days to get to you. Orders placed 12/11-12/14 will be shipped by 12/17 giving your package 5 business days to get to you. Which is cutting it close during the busy mail season so choose Priority Shipping if you're worried.
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Handcrafted placemats and cloth napkins for waste free schools and households. Plus kid's aprons, reversible superhero capes, and crowns for your little one's creativity to shine!

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, like lunch note printables and color-your-own bookmarks, and exclusive coupons that I only share via email!

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

Gillian Freeman

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Gillian Freeman

Updates

Have a red and green holiday season! And by green I mean the color and eco-friendly! Only a few more Children’s Christmas Napkins left! recycle
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.