pumpkinbear

Handmade Homeschool

Indiana, United States · 431 Sales

pumpkinbear

Handmade Homeschool

Indiana, United States 431 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(151)

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/

I'm a proud member of the INCrowdTeam! Check us out at http://www.etsy.com/teams/5306/incrowdteam.

Announcement
Last updated on Nov 6, 2015

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/

I'm a proud member of the INCrowdTeam! Check us out at http://www.etsy.com/teams/5306/incrowdteam.

Julie Finn

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Julie Finn

Carnival of Feltmaking Craft Book
US$3.00
Waldorf Ring Candle Set of 12 Candles
US$26.00
Waldorf Ring Candle
US$3.00
Rainbow Beeswax Taper Candle, 6"
US$8.00
Breastfeeding Symbol Pinback Button, 1 Inch
US$2.00
Rainbow Bean Bags, Set of Seven
US$17.00
Rolled Beeswax Birthday Candle
US$1.50
Number Bean Bags, Set of 10 with Numbers 0-9
US$32.00
Rainbow Beeswax Taper Candle, 8"
US$10.00
8" Taper Candle, One Rolled Beeswax Candle
US$9.00
Make Your Own Waldorf Ring Candles, Set of Four
US$5.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(151)
Jen Beauregard Shah

Jen Beauregard Shah on Sep 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

They are beautiful. Thank you. ❤️

Goji Narelle

Goji Narelle on Aug 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These candles are so beautiful! Even came in a bag to keep them!!

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About

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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  • 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 May 17, 2015
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/

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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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.