pumpkinbear

Handmade Homeschool

Bloomington, Indiana 538 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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pumpkinbear

Handmade Homeschool

Bloomington, Indiana | 538 Sales

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Julie Finn

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Julie Finn

Announcement    Pumpkin+Bear crafts handmade homeschool and natural play supplies, quilting and scrapbook materials, and upcycled creations.

My lead time for creating and mailing your orders is three business days; if you'd like expedited shipping on your purchase, please Convo me first so that I can set up a custom order that includes correct shipping for you. If you like me to ship to a secondary address, you may simply note that in the Special Instructions with your order.

What's a handmade homeschool? We are! From dinosaurs to rainbows and crayon pops to chalkboard blocks, the two adult artists-in-residence in our family spend our days collaborating with the two child artists-in-residence to create the products that our children use for learning and play--at least, we do when we're not spending the day reading novels in the hammock, or playing with the cats, or making yet another batch of sugar cookies!

Sure, you'll find educational materials here, such as numbered beanbags and rainbow-order felt board puzzles, but you'll also find items inspired by kid passions--the kid who loves rainbows and the kid who's obsessed with bees both love to help me create our rolled beeswax candles--and by adult intellectual pursuits. Yep, comic books ARE an intellectual pursuit. Good to know, right?

Here's a brief and non-exclusive list of our passions, and yes, this is what you'll find crafted for you in our shop: dinosaurs, graphic design, fish, rockets, vinyl records, quilting, fairies, reading, video games, Tibet, multiplication, unicorns, Star Wars, vintage crafting supplies, Little House on the Prairie, ponies, cooking, crayons, chemistry, and cursive. And that's just this week!

For more antics involving homeschooling and the crafty life, check out my blog at http://www.craftknife.blogspot.com

If you're seeking a custom order, please start a Conversation. If you're local and would like to pick up your order, notify me in the comments section and after I confirm, I will refund your shipping charge through Paypal.

Shipping charges are my best estimates--if you'd like to know the actual shipping cost to you, convo me with your postal code. Otherwise, if I overcharge your shipping by more than a dollar, I'll refund the excess through Paypal.

Want your item gift-wrapped and sent directly to your recipient? No problem! Just tell me in the Special Instructions section when you order, and I'll make it happen.

For more on our handmade homeschool life, check out my blog at http://http://www.craftknife.blogspot.com/

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 21, 2019

Pumpkin+Bear crafts handmade homeschool and natural play supplies, quilting and scrapbook materials, and upcycled creations.

My lead time for creating and mailing your orders is three business days; if you'd like expedited shipping on your purchase, please Convo me first so that I can set up a custom order that includes correct shipping for you. If you like me to ship to a secondary address, you may simply note that in the Special Instructions with your order.

What's a handmade homeschool? We are! From dinosaurs to rainbows and crayon pops to chalkboard blocks, the two adult artists-in-residence in our family spend our days collaborating with the two child artists-in-residence to create the products that our children use for learning and play--at least, we do when we're not spending the day reading novels in the hammock, or playing with the cats, or making yet another batch of sugar cookies!

Sure, you'll find educational materials here, such as numbered beanbags and rainbow-order felt board puzzles, but you'll also find items inspired by kid passions--the kid who loves rainbows and the kid who's obsessed with bees both love to help me create our rolled beeswax candles--and by adult intellectual pursuits. Yep, comic books ARE an intellectual pursuit. Good to know, right?

Here's a brief and non-exclusive list of our passions, and yes, this is what you'll find crafted for you in our shop: dinosaurs, graphic design, fish, rockets, vinyl records, quilting, fairies, reading, video games, Tibet, multiplication, unicorns, Star Wars, vintage crafting supplies, Little House on the Prairie, ponies, cooking, crayons, chemistry, and cursive. And that's just this week!

For more antics involving homeschooling and the crafty life, check out my blog at http://www.craftknife.blogspot.com

If you're seeking a custom order, please start a Conversation. If you're local and would like to pick up your order, notify me in the comments section and after I confirm, I will refund your shipping charge through Paypal.

Shipping charges are my best estimates--if you'd like to know the actual shipping cost to you, convo me with your postal code. Otherwise, if I overcharge your shipping by more than a dollar, I'll refund the excess through Paypal.

Want your item gift-wrapped and sent directly to your recipient? No problem! Just tell me in the Special Instructions section when you order, and I'll make it happen.

For more on our handmade homeschool life, check out my blog at http://http://www.craftknife.blogspot.com/

About pumpkinbear

Sales 538
On Etsy since 2007

We learn, we play, we make stuff.

Pumpkin+Bear is on a short vacation! Please feel free to order items while they're still available, and know that I will resume production and respond to Conversations bright adn early on Monday, May 26.

Every weekday, my partner heads off to his day job as a graphic designer, and I get started on my own day job, which is to work, play, and learn with our little girls. We have a handmade homeschool philosophy, in which lots of academically rigorous schoolwork is combined with lots of creative, hands-on time: we finger knit, walk the streets of our town with map in hand, paint everything from paper and wooden blocks to our minivan and our front door, dissect some flowers and press others, and read everything we can get our hands on.

While my girls are jumping in and out of a wading pool that they've filled with dish soap bubbles, or conducting elaborate adventures with their toy ponies, I make the kinds of crafts that fit into our lifestyle...and then I make some more for our shop! Rolled beeswax birthday candles, rice pillows, colorful bean bags--all are duplicates of our own toys and household things that we regularly use. My girls also inspire me to craft things that I wouldn't have been interested in making before they were born. Notice lots of rainbow stuff in our shop? I can't believe that before I had a little kid who loved rainbows, I barely noticed them!

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Shop members

  • Julie

    Owner, Maker, Homeschooler, Momma

    I live in Indiana. I pretend that baking desserts is practically the same thing as making dinner. I garden. I play. I homeschool with my two girls. I spend a lot of time reading. I watch movies while I sew. I play original Nintendo.

  • Matt

    Supportive Partner

  • Will

    Fiesty Kid

  • Syd

    Fiesty Kid

Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2018
Thanks for checking out Pumpkin+Bear! I take a lot of care with my crafting, and I want you to be able to take a lot of care with your shopping, so please read through my shop policies.

For more on our handmade homeschool life, check out my blog at http://http://www.craftknife.blogspot.com/

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
You may request a refund of your purchase if I have made a mistake on your order.

I cannot accept refunds on items that you have used, or on items that I have personalized for you.
Payment
Paypal and etsy's Direct Checkout are such excellent payment methods!

If you would like me to set up a listing with an accurate shipping charge just for you, you may Convo me with what you would like to order and your postal code. I'll set everything up, Convo you back with a link, and boom! You can shop without fuss!
Shipping
Unless otherwise posted in a listing or in my shop's welcome message (sometimes I take a little vacation!), my turnaround time for creating your item and putting it into the mail is three business days. If you require something sooner, you may Convo me with a request. Also Convo me if you would like to set up expedited shipping for an order, before you place it. Since I create most items after they're ordered, I cannot accommodate expedited shipping requests that I haven't agreed to beforehand.

Unless otherwise posted in a listing, I ship all my creations by First Class Mail or Flat Rate, whichever works out more cheaply for you. In general, packages take about a maximum of four days to arrive, when shipped anywhere in the Continental U.S., although this is simply a prediction based on experience, since the USPS does not guarantee delivery times, unless you've paid for expedited shipping.

Sometimes a buyer gives me an incorrect address--it's okay! It happens! I know it's a bummer, but I cannot refund shipping if it's you who's accidentally sent your new treasure out on a wander of the country. When it makes its way back to me, I can refund the cost of the item (if it's not a custom order), or you can buy new shipping for it to make a more direct trip to you this time.
Privacy
Information I Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the US, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Julie Finn, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at clatterboot [!at] gmail.com.