RuthsGreenTreasures

Ruth's Green Treasures

Regina, Canada On Etsy since 2012

RuthsGreenTreasures

Ruth's Green Treasures

Regina, Canada | 364 Sales

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Announcement    So many patterns, so little time to sew. Thus, I am happy to offer these patterns for sale. Some are new, uncut, pristine condition; others are cut and in used but usable condition.

And what is a "green treasure" you may ask. I define it as anything and everything that is green and environmentally friendly, and that fits with my motto of: use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. Sometimes you will find rag rugs, totes, bags, and clothing made from upcycled materials, crocheted items, and vintage. And lots and lots of patterns so that you can nurture your creative side. Something for everyone. Check out my constantly changing collection of sewing patterns and other vintage items for sale. My handmade items are created from repurposed, restyled, reclaimed materials and upcycled into true green treasures.

Searching the local garage sales and thrift shops and my family's closets provides more than enough great "finds" to supply fabric and yarn. If you are "just browsing" or if you are seriously looking to acquire something new, I would love to hear your comments. I love creating beautiful earth-friendly items for your home or for gifts. If you would like a custom order, please contact me. Happy shopping!

Visit my Facebook page and say hello. https://www.facebook.com/RuthsGreenTreasures
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ruthsgreentreasures
http://pinterest.com/ruthgt/

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Last updated on Jan 12, 2018

So many patterns, so little time to sew. Thus, I am happy to offer these patterns for sale. Some are new, uncut, pristine condition; others are cut and in used but usable condition.

And what is a "green treasure" you may ask. I define it as anything and everything that is green and environmentally friendly, and that fits with my motto of: use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. Sometimes you will find rag rugs, totes, bags, and clothing made from upcycled materials, crocheted items, and vintage. And lots and lots of patterns so that you can nurture your creative side. Something for everyone. Check out my constantly changing collection of sewing patterns and other vintage items for sale. My handmade items are created from repurposed, restyled, reclaimed materials and upcycled into true green treasures.

Searching the local garage sales and thrift shops and my family's closets provides more than enough great "finds" to supply fabric and yarn. If you are "just browsing" or if you are seriously looking to acquire something new, I would love to hear your comments. I love creating beautiful earth-friendly items for your home or for gifts. If you would like a custom order, please contact me. Happy shopping!

Visit my Facebook page and say hello. https://www.facebook.com/RuthsGreenTreasures
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ruthsgreentreasures
http://pinterest.com/ruthgt/

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About RuthsGreenTreasures

Sales 364
On Etsy since 2012

Great new treasures from re-purposed materials

When my days working in an office came to an end, I decided what I really wanted to do was to create “new things from old” from items that may otherwise have ended up in a landfill. I create rag rugs, tote bags, and other items from re-purposed fabrics that I find in garage sales, thrift shops, and my own closet. My fused plastic items are made from plastic bags.

I have found more than just items to upcycle in those thrift shops and garage sales ...many great vintage treasures, more than I can keep for myself. Therefore, I have expanded my original shop idea to include items that I have discovered at sales, along with similar treasures from my own household.

Follow my blog at http://rgt-newlifefromold.blogspot.ca/ to learn more about my work, my shop, and life in general.

My home is in Saskatchewan, where bitterly cold winter days provide lots of time to sew and crochet. I like to try new ideas and crafts, so come back often to my shop to see new items.

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  • Ruth

    Owner, Owner/Designer/Maker

    My mission is to use upcycled, repurposed materials to create "new things from old". RuthsGreenTreasures features my handmade crochet rag rugs and my fused plastic wallets and change purses, and an assortment of eclectic green treasures.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 18, 2019
Ruth's Green Treasures is an eclectic mix .... both handmade and vintage, really just anything that fits within my definition of a "green treasure". The featured item is vintage patterns. My handmade items are created from repurposed, upcycled materials, literally rescuing the original materials from a trip to a landfill. Vintage items are already perfectly "green" and ecofriendly by their very nature -- interesting, beautiful, and useful items that are being reused instead of buying new.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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)
Returns and exchange details
If something is wrong with my handmade items ... and I hope that never happens .... please contact me with specific concerns. Ask questions before ordering because the cost of shipping makes it expensive to return items. I take pride in creating well-made quality items but there is a problems, contact me asap.

Refunds: Unused, unworn items must be returned within 14 days. I will refund the purchase price minus original shipping cost.
Patterns: Sold _as is_. Contact me before purchasing if you have questions or concerns_
Magazines, Paper Ephemera: No returns. Contact me with questions about item, condition, size, etc before ordering, please.


Refunds on not possible on any personal items such as lingerie or nylon stockings, due to their intimate nature and the fragility of vintage stockings. If you have purchased clothing, measure carefully before ordering. Convo me if you have questions

Custom Rug Orders: I will consult and provide photos of any custom work in progress, usually at the quarter-done and half-done stages. I want you to be happy with your order, so adjustments can be made if requested while rug is being made. Orders must be paid in full before I begin working on the item. Refunds will be considered if requested during the production stage, but I can not refund if you simply change your mind after that point.

Wallets, Totes, Bags: Contact me if there are issues with your order.

Damaged in transit: Items damaged in transit must be reported to me, so I can discuss a claim with courier or post office.


In no case will a refund be processed until order is returned to me.
Payment
I prefer PayPal but also accept credit cards for payment by direct checkout. I do not accept money orders or cheques. No order will be shipped until full payment is received.

Custom orders require full payment before I begin work on the order.
Shipping
Items in stock will be shipped within a day or two of receiving payment. Shipping is by Canada Post or FedEx surface / ground, unless expedited shipping is requested; this will increase shipping cost.

Patterns, magazines, and all other paper goods will be shipped in plastic to prevent damage during shipping. No returns on patterns, magazines, or paper ephemera.

I am willing to ship outside Canada-USA, if the cost of shipping is acceptable to you. Contact me before purchasing for a quote for countries not specifically listed before purchasing.

If you require expedited shipping, please contact me for a price quote that includes this option.

Customers are responsible to pay any custom fees, brokerage fees, duties payable, VAT taxes or other fees imposed by your country. I reserve the right to cancel international orders that may be too difficult to ship due to regulations and/or cost.

I cannot control delivery times once I have put your purchase into Canada Post or FedEx's system. Crossing country borders may delay shipments, and I have no control over that.

Interested in more than one item? Convo me to get a cost for combined shipping. It will be more cost efficient for you ... meaning, you save when you buy more than one item!

If you would like to purchase and I have not listed your country, please convo me and I will adjust the listing with an accurate shipping cost to the destination you specify.

Requests for clarification and questions are welcome. Send a convo and I will get back to you asap. Thank you for shopping at RuthsGreenTreasures.
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If you enjoyed looking at my shop, please stop by and "like" me on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/ruthsgreentreasures

Other social media contacts:
www.pinterest.com/ruthgt

Visit my blog at: http://www.rgt-newlifefromold.blogspot.ca/