Anonymous on Dec 9, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
Age: 18 yrs. Reader and artist. Enjoys making things by either: drawing, painting, sculpting or candle-making.
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.
Age: 15 yrs (twin to Tarcisius). Nature and bird lover. Enjoys making things either by: sketching, drawing or painting.
Age: 13 yrs. Carpenter-and-handy-man-in-training. Enjoys making things either by: woodworking, crocheting, french knitting, sewing or felt-craft.
Age: 7 yrs. Likes learning what everyone else is doing. Enjoys making things either by: knitting, crocheting, french knitting, weaving, sewing or felt-craft.
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
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
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.