laurie evans on Aug 4, 2016
this is so comfy and such a beautiful job. thank you
Creating items that you will love to own or wear.
I love colour and design and incorporate both into my knitted and crocheted items. I love to recreate the feeling of a bygone era into my work, when working a crocheted owl tea cosy I am in the 1970's, a beret and I can almost hear the Beatles playing and Mary Quant mini skirt clad dolly birds rushing by. However I can be brought right back to the present with modern fashionable fingerless gloves or slouchy berets. I have so many ideas in my head but nowhere near enough hours in the day to bring them to life.
I learnt to knit when I was 5 years old and growing up in country Tasmania where the winters were brutal, staying indoors knitting in front of an open fire are some of my happiest childhood memories. After leaving high school in 1982 I found myself unemployed and bored to tears!! My mother told me to knit a jumper, which I did and all of a sudden my love of knitting grew into an obsessive hobby. I Found a job which was really just manning a desk and dealing with the occasional customer, my boss said to me "to save yourself from boredom bring a book or something". So I took my knitting, bonus I got to knit and get paid at the same time! I started to get asked by customers could you make me this or that, so I started taking orders..............years later and here I am on Etsy still making and selling my woolly creations.
I have recently began machine knitting and will also be offering pieces for sale made on my manual vintage knitting machine. I'm really excited as this has opened up a whole new world of creativity at Shazza's Knits.
I pinch myself each day that people on the other side of the globe own my items, that gives me the biggest buzz.
~All my items are made in a smoke free environment but I do have a cat that um er rules the household.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
~All listings are in $AUS
~For international customers I accept Paypal and credit card payments through Etsy's direct checkout only.
~All transactions must be finalised within 5 working days or the transaction will be cancelled.
~No added postage when purchasing two or more items in the one transaction. (This offer doesn't apply to larger items)
~Your items are sent airmail via Australia Post.
~If you require insurance you will need to contact me to arrange this.
~I only charge what Australia Post charge me to send my parcels, due to an increase in their standard rates my shipping prices may seem expensive but you will actually see when the parcel arrives the exact amount it cost and in most cases I am still undercharging.
~I do not include a paper receipt in domestic orders, if you would like one, please request one.
~Tracking is not included on overseas parcels, if you require this you will need to pay extra postage.
Refunds and Exchanges
~I offer no refunds on customised items.
~i offer no refunds on PDF patterns.