RandomActsofAmy

Modern & Eclectic Hand Embroidery & Decor

Romeoville, Illinois · 113 Sales

RandomActsofAmy

Modern & Eclectic Hand Embroidery & Decor

Romeoville, Illinois 113 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Amy Byrne

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Announcement   Hand embroidered hoops, necklaces, brooches, earrings, and home decor. Eclectic and beautiful hand embroidery and decor for everyone. Handmade in Romeoville, IL, USA.

Say Hello, Like, and Follow:

★ Visit me at randomactsofamy.com
★★ Instagram: instagram.com/randomactsofamy
★★★ Facebook: facebook.com/randomactsofamy
★★★★Twitter: twitter.com/randomactsofamy
★★★★★ Pinterest: pinterest.com/randomactsofamy
★★★★★★Signup for the newsletter: http://bit.ly/raanewsletter

Contact Info:
★ Email: randomactsofamy [!at] gmail.com
★★ Etsy Convo: http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?to_username=amybyrnehenderson

★ Pet Friendly Notice ★
Random Acts of Amy shares space with dogs and a cat. Please keep this in mind when purchasing. I thoroughly inspect and lint roll all items before they are shipped.

★ Copyright ★
I work hard to create unique designs and products. Please respect this and do not use any images, designs, or products without the express written consent of Random Acts of Amy. All images, designs, and products are my personal property, and are copyrighted.

★★★★ Visit me at http://randomactsofamy.com
★★★ Sign up for the newsletter: http://bit.ly/raanewsletter
★★ Follow on Instagram @randomactsofamy
★ Like on Facebook: facebook.com/randomactsofamy

Announcement

Hand embroidered hoops, necklaces, brooches, earrings, and home decor. Eclectic and beautiful hand embroidery and decor for everyone. Handmade in Romeoville, IL, USA.

Say Hello, Like, and Follow:

★ Visit me at randomactsofamy.com
★★ Instagram: instagram.com/randomactsofamy
★★★ Facebook: facebook.com/randomactsofamy
★★★★Twitter: twitter.com/randomactsofamy
★★★★★ Pinterest: pinterest.com/randomactsofamy
★★★★★★Signup for the newsletter: http://bit.ly/raanewsletter

Contact Info:
★ Email: randomactsofamy [!at] gmail.com
★★ Etsy Convo: http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?to_username=amybyrnehenderson

★ Pet Friendly Notice ★
Random Acts of Amy shares space with dogs and a cat. Please keep this in mind when purchasing. I thoroughly inspect and lint roll all items before they are shipped.

★ Copyright ★
I work hard to create unique designs and products. Please respect this and do not use any images, designs, or products without the express written consent of Random Acts of Amy. All images, designs, and products are my personal property, and are copyrighted.

★★★★ Visit me at http://randomactsofamy.com
★★★ Sign up for the newsletter: http://bit.ly/raanewsletter
★★ Follow on Instagram @randomactsofamy
★ Like on Facebook: facebook.com/randomactsofamy

Amy Byrne

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Amy Byrne

About

Random Acts of Amy: How I Came to Be

Way back in the distant past (2009), my then boyfriend (now husband), Todd and I started to get crafty together...

Well, back up just a minute, because I, Amy, have always been a crafter. In my younger days, you could find me slaving over my Sew Perfect sewing machine, looping bits of discarded nylon onto a loom for potholders, or gluing Flintstone's erasers to construction paper to create elaborate scenes.

I progressed to counted cross stitch and stenciling, making my home of the 1990s a truly country-crafted beauty...Unless you want to start hearing about my rag dolls and the country pineapples I used to stencil as borders, let's speed back up to 2009!

So, I taught myself hand embroidery (In 2013 I would later discover that I had tried hand embroidery when I was in the 10-12 age range by discovering pieces I made down in my parents' basement. I don't know why I can't remember making them, but, on second thought, given their "primitiveness" maybe that's why!). Todd quickly expressed interest in it when he saw all of the cool things I was making, and how masses of people wanted to be my friend because of it.

Enter, the Craft Assassins. That was the name we crafted under. We had a website (which has since be taken over by some medical company), and we posted about the things we were making. We had one craft night at our apartment in Rockford, IL (where one person came - thanks Brian!).

I should point out that I didn't really like the name Craft Assassins. I thought it sounded a little too harsh. But given the only other thing I could come up with was, "The Craftin' Couple", I made a compromise.

In May 2011 I wanted to break out on my own. (Plus I had let the domain name on Craft Assassins lapse, so that was gone.) I really like the Random Acts of Kindness movement, and I didn't want to be tied down to one "thing" that I did, so Random Acts of Amy (and Random Acts of Crafting - but that's a different story), was born!

I started out with a blog and Facebook page and I was going strong for a while. Then life as a busy library branch manager, a wedding to plan, moving and buying a house (with a pool! And we moved in the summertime!) happened, and my online professional presence took a back burner.

Until NOW (now...now...).

Today. Saturday, November 2, 2013, I, Random Acts of Amy, have become an Etsy seller (and not just a buyer anymore). It has taken me ALL DAY to research and write out my shop policies (go ahead and use them for your own shop!), and list ONE ITEM.

I'm full of all kinds of passion, and I'm ready to get this party started! I hope you enjoy the items in my shop (and buy from me often).

Say hello, and keep in touch with me online:

http://randomactsofamy.com

http://facebook.com/randomactsofamy

Twitter: @randomactsofamy

Instagram: @randomactsofamy

CHEERS! Amy

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Shop members

  • Amy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a hand embroidery artist who embroiders images and text that range from the whimsical, to the unexpected, to the evocative, on a range of playful and vintage-inspired fabrics. I love the texture and feel of different fabrics and stitches.

  • Todd

    Assistant

    As husband to Amy, I assist her in staining and painting hoops, getting items ready for shipping, taking them to the post office, and helping out at markets and craft shows.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 31, 2015
Welcome to my shop! Random Acts of Amy specializes in creating hand embroidered pieces featuring images and text that range from the whimsical, to the unexpected, to the evocative, on a range of playful and vintage-inspired fabrics. Hand embroidery makes a great gift for the important events in your life like weddings, anniversaries, graduations, housewarmings, and more. They are pieces that will last for many years, making them heirlooms to treasure.

RANDOM ACTS OF AMY is a one-woman operation, started in Rockford, IL! My journey has taken the girl behind the needle & thread to the wilds of a far southern suburb of Chicago. I feature an eclectic array of hand-embroidered items (and sometimes other things as the creative mood strikes me). I'm a life-long crafter who finds energy in being creative.

A Librarian by day, the process of creating and crafting allows me to express myself in a unique way. I like to try new things, and I’m always up for a crafty challenge.

The tactile nature of embroidery endlessly fascinates me. I love the texture and feel of different fabrics and stitches, and combine them in ways not only to better render and image, but also to entice the viewer to want to touch the surfaces, as well. Hand embroidering allows me the time to create and relax; there’s nothing so soothing as pulling floss through fabric.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal and credit card payments through PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can still use PayPal to pay with a credit or debit card.

Please pay for your item, even custom pieces, at checkout. After three days of non-payment I will cancel the sale so that it’s available for someone else. I will always try to contact you first before a sale is cancelled.

CUSTOM WORK & PAYMENT: Because of the amount of labor involved and the unique quality of custom work, I cannot begin work on a custom piece until payment is received. Even if a date is discussed for delivery, only payment secures that you will receive your piece by the requested date.

TAX: As it is required of me, sales tax of 8.5% is added to all transactions.

If you need help with the check out process:
http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
Shipping
Most Items are shipped within 1-3 business days of payment unless otherwise indicated in the description. Custom orders will be shipped upon completion, and the anticipated date of completion will be discussed and agreed upon between the seller and each customer.

I ship via USPS First Class Mail. A shipping confirmation and tracking information will be provided. Your item will be appropriately packaged, marked fragile, and you will be provided with a tracking number. PLEASE NOTE: I ship to the address you provide to Etsy during the checkout process. A shipment notification will be sent to the email address you have connected to your Etsy account. Please make sure your email address is up to date.

If you need expedited shipping or guaranteed ship by date, please contact me to discuss your specific needs and options.

For international shipments, Random Acts of Amy cannot be held responsible for delays or fees in customs. Random Acts of Amy will complete all necessary custom forms at the time of shipment, as recommended by the United States Postal Service. Packages are shipped first class internationally.

Shipping fees do not include insurance. Packages will be appropriately wrapped for safety. While I do not assume responsibility for lost or damaged packages, please contact me with questions or concerns so that we can work through the issue.
Refunds and Exchanges
Custom items are non-refundable. I will send you a final pattern proof prior to stitching.

Customers must contact me within 5 days of receipt of item to request return.

Item (excluding customs) must be returned (at the buyer's expense) in condition they were received.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM WORK: For custom embroidery the turnaround around times may vary depending on my current work load, but is generally 2-3 weeks, however they can be longer. I always try to accommodate your timeline, so be sure to let me know if there are any time concerns.

INTERNATIONAL BUYER? Don't see your shipping area? Just Convo me where you are, and I'm happy to update the shipping on the item you're interested in if I am able to ship to your country.