Stitchin' Traditions

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  • Anonymous on Dec 9, 2012

    5 out of 5 stars

    Anna is one of the nicest sellars here at Etsy. She made my shopping experience one of the nicest I have hade. The St. Francis Doll was for my niece's First Reconciliation and she just loves him. Anna's skill is superb, and she has put her heart and love into this creation. I recommend Anna's Play with me Saint dolls for all children. They are so beautiful and a perfect way for children to play and pray, and to have their favourite Saint look after them. Thank you Anna for your kindness and for making your St Francis doll for my neice...he will be cherished and much loved.

About StitchinTraditions

Sales 21
On Etsy since 2011


We are Stitchin' Traditions, a Catholic, homeschooling family of 11 (only 7 of us contribute to our shop) who live in Australia.

Some of us are handy with needles, while others are just as handy with paintbrushes and pencils! We all have our "creative specialties" and like to improve them all the time as well as learn new ones.

We are still fairly new to Etsy and started our shop when Dad lost his job as a help on the side, Dad is now studying and so still doesn't have work as of yet. Our newest items in the shop are "Play-With-Me-Dolls" made by Mum (Annamaria), she is working on more saints and famous literary characters at the moment.

Most of our creative ideas and inspiration come from spending hours in each others company crafting, going on nature rambles, thrift shopping, reading aloud or having "craft" days while listening to music, sipping tea and eating goodies!

Some of our favourite authors and illustrators who inspire us are: Herge, Beatrix Potter, Jill Barklem, Marguerite deAngeli, Tomie dePaola, Eve Garnett, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Pauline Baynes, Arthur Ransome, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Enid Blyton, Gene Stratton-Porter, Elizabeth Enright, Noel Streatfeild, Henry Garnett, Elizabeth Goudge, Mary Grant Bruce, Louisa M. Alcott, Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Flora Thompson & Charles Dickens.

Shop members

  • Annamaria

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Packer, Shipper

    Wife to 1, stay-at-home, homeschooling mama to 9. Always making things in any spare time either by: sewing, embroidering, felting, knitting, crocheting, dyeing, spinning, doll-making, drawing, painting, candle-making, lace-making or cooking.

  • Emma

    Maker, Designer, Curator, Technician, Photographer, Packer, Shipper

    Age: 20 yrs. Enjoys making things either by: sewing, knitting, embroidering, stumpwork embroidery, doll-making, patchwork, quilting or lace-making.

  • Tarcisius

    Maker, Designer

    Age: 15 yrs (twin to Francis). Is always learning new skills. Enjoys making things either by: knitting, crocheting, weaving, dyeing, spinning, tatting or lace-making.

  • Francis

    Maker, Designer

    Age: 15 yrs (twin to Tarcisius). Nature and bird lover. Enjoys making things either by: sketching, drawing or painting.

  • Michael


    Age: 13 yrs. Carpenter-and-handy-man-in-training. Enjoys making things either by: woodworking, crocheting, french knitting, sewing or felt-craft.

  • Elisabeth


    Age: 7 yrs. Likes learning what everyone else is doing. Enjoys making things either by: knitting, crocheting, french knitting, weaving, sewing or felt-craft.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 8, 2012
Welcome to Stitchin' Traditions!
We are a homeschooling family of 11 (but only 7 of us contribute to our little shop), who love making things and learning new skills all the time. We hope that you like what we offer and will come back often as we hope to add more items regularly and spread the word about our little shop!

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not happy with an item and would like to make a return please contact us within ten days of purchase. Item must be sent in condition it was bought in. Shipping fees are non-refundable. If you have any problems please send us a convo or email and we can work something out.
Payment is via Paypal. Please pay within two days of purchasing item, if payment is not received within two days of purchase we will relist the item. If you do not have a Paypal account and need to make other arrangements, please contact us and we will see if other arrangements can be made.
We use Australia Post for all our orders. We will ship the item usually within two business days.

We are happy to ship international. Please note that custom fees are the responsibility of the buyer. As it is hard to work out the right amount of postage as it is continually changing, we sometimes over charge on certain item/s so we will refund the appropriate amount after processing.

Registered Post and Insurance cost extra.

Please specify if your address is different to the one listed in your Paypal or Etsy account.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note all items are hand crafted; variations and imperfections are to be expected and are part of the charm and character of a handmade product.

We make all of our items in a smoke-free environment.

We love to do Custom orders. Please convo us to make arrangements. Most small items will take 1-2 weeks, larger items 2-4 weeks. This may change depending on the item and/or if materials are available, etc...

We retain the copyright to all of our creations. Purchasing an item from us does not give you the right to copy or reproduce our work in any form. Thank you for respecting and adhering to this policy.

Please feel free to send a convo or email if you have any questions.