ROBOT Inside

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Note from shop owner Hey all! On Holiday with The Doctor! If you really need something from me, send me a message and I'll see what I can do! Thank you for supporting ROBOT Inside!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 19, 2019

Hey all! On Holiday with The Doctor! If you really need something from me, send me a message and I'll see what I can do! Thank you for supporting ROBOT Inside!

Tara Heilman

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Tara Heilman


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About robotinside

Sales 80
On Etsy since 2010

My sewing machine has a purr like a kitten!

One of the most fascinating machines ever created and it hasn't changed all that much since it's first introduction- sewing machine, my love! I collect and adore vintage and gently used sewing machines! I love to teach other people how to use and care for them. In the process of such an obsession, I naturally started to sew. Curtains, pillows, household useful niceties, but after a session of making dresses my daughter wouldn't wear and another set of pillows for my bed, I decided to make a Mermaid for a gift for my friend's birthday. An art doll was kind of my vision.. I drew a pattern and hoped for the best! That was the very first Mermaid and she was quickly followed by more! Owls, Monsters, Seahorse...whatever came into my head is what I created and it hasn't stopped since! The first year I introduced my creations to the world, I sold out by word of mouth almost immediately! I quickly outgrew my home studio (half of my bedroom) and I couldn't find enough time to keep up. Next thing you know, I have a beatuiful studio inside my very own brick and mortar store! I work and spend my days creating monsters just for you! Today, I am preparing for a vintage handmade marketplace show (The City Flea) I do once a month in my beautiful, supportive hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. If you ever come for a visit, look me up! I'm the tiny gal with the cat eye glasses, the Mermaid tattoo and the feisty sewing spirit shining out of her face! I'd love to meet you!

I sell or have sold at:
The City Flea, The O.F.F. Market, Crafty Supermarket, Craft Menagerie, Sycamore Holiday Art and Craft Show, Dandy Haberdashery, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, The Spotted Goose, BROADHOPE and FOUND by Folksiders, Sharonville Community Center Holiday Show and Beats, Arts and Eats. I offer craft tables at shows, do wholesale and consignment- just ask!

Production partners

  • A DIY Printshop located in essex studios

    Cincinnati, OH

    DIY Printing screen prints our shirts.

  • Express Service Signs

    Reading, OH

    Express Service Signs prints my shirts

Shop policies

Last updated on July 22, 2016
I believe in supporting local art! I want to support the handmade marketplace! I want the world to love it as much as I do! For now, I buy handmade and encourage you to!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All of my items are original, handmade by me. The patterns are designed by me. I will always stand by my work. If you are not happy with, Please contact me- I will always make things right with you.
I accept Paypal and credit cards. If you live in Cincinnati or close by, we can make arrangements for cash payments, too!
I ship through my local USPS. I can include confirmation and insurance for $1.75 per package. Please let me know if you would like to add this to your shipping. All purchases will be shipped within two days of receiving payment. If you need a package faster than this, just let me know.

For international packages, I have rates listed for everywhere else.If your rates exceed the posted rates, I will contact you before shipping. Confirmation and Insurance is extra for those. Please contact me for those rates.

Thank you!!!!!
Additional policies and FAQs
My handmade originals are delicate and most should be hand washed. If there is a question, please contact me. I would love to hear from you! Send pictures of my friends in their new home! I love that!

Please let your friends know about ROBOT Inside!
Happy shopping!