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Sidonie Yang


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On Etsy since 2011

I found my material, I found myself.

The summer of 2011 saw my husband and I living in Vancouver, Canada... the beautiful ocean lapping at the beach in our backyard and views of snow-capped mountains from our living room. As beautiful as that all was, I needed to find something to call my own.

When I was at home alone with our cat, Kirin, I would sometimes put her in her carrier and take her to the beach... to just sit there, to think, to feel the world as everything in it continued on its way. I had no idea what my life was about, really. What was the meaning of it all?

Then one day, by chance, I was introduced to Etsy by a friend and was asked to participate with her in hand-making something and sending six things to six people by the end of the year. I made some simple pouches out of ironed-together plastic shopping bags (as seen on Etsy) and sent them on their way. My friends were very impressed and I was in love.

I explored using upcycled shopping bags as my main material, then cloth, then felt. I didn't fall in love with any of the materials I tried. One day, however, I discovered "washable paper" and my newfound love of creating things with my own hands had found a material to call its own.

At the end of Summer 2011, Shawn and I moved back to Taiwan. Although I missed the beaches and the mountains of Canada's west coast, we got used to things as they were in Taiwan; enjoying mountains that were green instead of gray and white, and enjoying the cheap and quick food of the night markets.

The beginning of 2014 saw us make the decision to move back to Canada. Yes, we seemed to be circling the planet, but we both now believe that Canada is the best place for us. First, we tried Calgary, and now, we're in Niagara Falls!

Nonetheless, it is here, or anywhere, that I continue my craft.

Shop members

  • Sidonie

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and moved to Taipei as an adult. That's where I met my husband, Shawn, and we've since lived in Toronto, then Vancouver... and after going back to Taiwan, we're now in Niagara Falls. It's great to settle down!

  • Shawn

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    I was born in Toronto, Canada and went to Taiwan... where I met Sidonie! From there, things just took off and today we're working on our handmade business day and night. Nothing brings us more satisfaction that creating something that people love.

  • Kirin


    Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 26, 2015
Welcome to my shop and thanks for stopping by! I hope you like what you see, and please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or enquiries.

I am dedicated to eco- and animal-friendly materials. Needless to say, all my items are Vegan! That means that everyone can enjoy them for what they are, but there's the added bonus that no cute (or ugly) animals were harmed in the making of.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you have any issues at all with my handmade creations, please do not hesitate to contact me - I'll try and make sure you come out satisfied!

If you would like to return your item for any reason, that is fine, but I only accept returns on unused* items. If I receive your item back in unused condition, I will gladly refund you the original purchase price (does not include the initial shipping charge). I do also ask that you pay to ship the item back to me.

Thank you, please let me know if you have any questions!

*The definition of unused in this case is that not a card nor a coin nor cash has been put into the item; and the item is returned with everything it came with. It is up to my sole discretion to determine whether or not the item is in unused condition!
Normally, payment is made immediately via one of Etsy's checkout methods; but if you are unable to do so right away (possibly due to technical difficulties), I won't hold it against you. I will start working on your item once your payment is received.
It takes me between 4 to 6 weeks to complete your order before being shipped out, so please hang in there while I dedicate the care to you that you deserve!

I ship all my items via Canada Post, Small Packet Air. Depending on what part of the world you're in, your item will take from 2-3 weeks to arrive.

All my items come with postal insurance and in the event of any lost packages, I will still be able to send you another.

Made-to-order lead time: 4 to 6 weeks
Shipping time: 2-3 weeks
Additional policies and FAQs
All my items come with a 365-day guarantee: during this time, if you have any issues with quality (e.g. thread comes apart, material breaks, etc.), please contact me to arrange for a repair or replacement. I will ship your repaired item back to you at no charge.