SweetheartsStitches

Fangear - for Cosplay and for Everyday.

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SweetheartsStitches

Fangear - for Cosplay and for Everyday.

217 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Em

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Announcement   I love to make pieces inspired by things I love, from Doctor Who to Downton Abbey to all things Steampunk!

I use only high quality yarn that I would use to make pieces for myself. If my prices seem higher than, say, Target, that is why. You're also not getting a machine made, mass-produced product when you buy from me (or from anyone on Etsy). You're getting a piece that I make with my own two hands, often thinking happy thoughts of you as a customer while doing so. Target can't top that, right? Because of these high-quality yarns and the time I take to craft each piece, I believe the higher price is worth it. If cared for correctly (which I'll also give you instructions for), my pieces will last you for years to come. I hope you'll consider this worth the price as well.

A note: I take photographs of many of my samples on human models or outdoors, but don't worry: your piece will not be used for a photo shoot! It will come to you clean and ready to wear.

I'm always willing to do custom designs--if you have a concept in your head of the perfect knit or crochet accessory for your style, please send me a note. I'd love to work together to make you the piece that will make your dreams a reality.

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Last updated on Feb 18, 2016

I love to make pieces inspired by things I love, from Doctor Who to Downton Abbey to all things Steampunk!

I use only high quality yarn that I would use to make pieces for myself. If my prices seem higher than, say, Target, that is why. You're also not getting a machine made, mass-produced product when you buy from me (or from anyone on Etsy). You're getting a piece that I make with my own two hands, often thinking happy thoughts of you as a customer while doing so. Target can't top that, right? Because of these high-quality yarns and the time I take to craft each piece, I believe the higher price is worth it. If cared for correctly (which I'll also give you instructions for), my pieces will last you for years to come. I hope you'll consider this worth the price as well.

A note: I take photographs of many of my samples on human models or outdoors, but don't worry: your piece will not be used for a photo shoot! It will come to you clean and ready to wear.

I'm always willing to do custom designs--if you have a concept in your head of the perfect knit or crochet accessory for your style, please send me a note. I'd love to work together to make you the piece that will make your dreams a reality.

Em

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A House Greyjoy scarf. Every stitch is knit and embroidered by me! Usually while watching an episode blush

About

Welcome to Sweetheart's Stitches!

I learned to crochet when I was twelve years old. My grandmother, Helen, whom I dubbed "Grandma Sweetheart" due to her propensity to call me Sweetheart all the time instead of by my actual name, crocheted all her life. She made afghans and clothing for friends and family for every occasion: baby showers, wedding showers, birthdays, holidays, and just because. Her handmade gifts made the recipients feel warm, comforted, and loved. I like to think that I'm continuing her tradition, and contributing in some way to make your shower, birthday, holiday, or ordinary day a little more special, a little more warm, a little more comforting, and a little more love-filled.

The items I sell are mostly my own designs or heavily modified versions of others designs. I am a lover of all things Victorian and all things Jane Austen, so my tastes trend more towards those types of items. My favorite things to make are fingerless gloves and shawls, although I also like making items that are based on fun characters; I've made things from Downton Abbey, Firefly, Pokemon, and some internet memes.

Interested in following me on my blog or on Twitter for news of new items, sales, and what's on my mind?

Find my blog at danceswithyarn.tumblr.com or follow me @SweetheartsSts on Twitter. You can also sign up for my quarterly email newsletter by clicking this link: http://eepurl.com/E0Tvv

Also, check out mentions of Sweetheart's Stitches on the interwebs:

The super amazing Winter is Coming site was kind enough to link to my Game of Thrones sigil scarves in their 2014 holiday gift guide. Just try perusing this list without spending half the money in your bank account. Seriously. Try.
http://winteriscoming.net/2014/12/07/game-thrones-gift-guide-know-wear-like-armor/

Downton Abbey Cooks kindly mentioned my Downton Abbey Fingerless Gloves:
http://downtonabbeycooks.com/2013/06/04/tea-tuesday-more-rhubarb-baked-as-a-gem/

Anastacia Zittel of anastaciaknits.com did a lovely write up of my Asymmetrical Shawl:
http://anastaciaknits.net/2013/03/07/featured-etsy-seller/

Appraising Pages blog features my Steampunk Lace Up Fingerless Gloves as part of their Halloween special, Month of the Macabre:
http://wp.me/p3FaF2-T9

Look for my Time For Tea Teacup Pincushion in the Fall 2013 edition of Jane Austen Knits:
http://www.interweavestore.com/jane-austen-knits-2013?cid=2500&CAPCID=34384007270&cadevice=m&gclid=CJq6qtbomLoCFVNo7AodFzQA4w&CA_6C15C=400009260000175453

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  • Em

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    P.G. Wodehouse wrote that "Women like her...the ink gets into their heads." I often think to myself that, rather than ink, yarn has gotten into my head. A day without knitting is a day wasted! I love my shop and my designs, and I hope you will, too.

  • Dan

    Assistant, Photographer

    My brother Dan is my all around wing man. He stages pictures and does the actual photography, helps me choose colors and yarns, does some finishing work, and tells me if my items are good enough to sell or if they need some tweaking. He rocks!

  • Handmade By ME

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Handmade By ME is a movement on Etsy since the new rules allowing factory-made items has gone public. This badge shows that a shop is run by actual artisan who designs, creates, and crafts truly BY HAND. I'm proud to be a part of that number!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 9, 2015
Thanks for stopping by Sweetheart's Stitches! I'm so glad you're spending time in my shop. Please read through my shop policies and let me know if you have any questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal, major credit cards, and Etsy gift cards. I will not begin work on or ship your item until I receive payment in full.

8% sales tax applies to all orders, including shipping, that are shipped to and/or purchased in Ohio by state law.
Shipping
HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES 2015
Domestic - Ready to Ship: 12/21/2015
Domestic - Made to Order: 12/16/2015
International - Ready to Ship: 12/9/2015
International - Made to Order: 11/30/2015

Feel free to send me a conversation if you aren't sure if the item you want can be ordered for Christmas delivery. I reply to all conversations within 12-18 hours, often sooner. Please make sure to check if the piece you are ordering is READY TO SHIP or made to order. Ready to ship items will have that information as part of the title and in the description. If you are unsure, please contact me prior to ordering. I respond to all Etsy conversations within 24 hours during the holiday season!

I ship USPS First Class or Priority, which delivers in 2-3 business days domestically. All international shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Some countries outside the United States levy fees, duties, or customs/import taxes on incoming shipments. As the buyer, you are responsible for all such fees; these policies vary by country and I have no way of anticipating what they may be. You may want to contact your local post office/customs office for more information prior to ordering. Problems related to customs clearance may affect delivery dates.

Please make sure you have your correct name and address in your Etsy and Paypal accounts. Failure to do so may result in orders being delayed or lost. If you do not have the correct information in your Etsy and Paypal accounts and your package is lost or returned, you assume liability.

If you have a specific deadline and need expedited shipping, please contact me prior to ordering regarding rush fees.

*I offer an upgrade to overnight shipping for ready-to-ship items. Overnighting a package is quite expensive - I do not make any money on this transaction. The fee is exactly what the post office charges me.

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I offer complimentary gift wrap and/or a handwritten card if you are sending one of my items directly to someone as a gift. You can select this option under Shipping Upgrades. Please make sure to write what you want in the card in the NOTE TO SELLER section of your order!! If you do not write anything there, I will attempt to contact you via Etsy message. If you do not reply within 24 hours, I will gift wrap the item but will NOT include a card, since I will not know what you want me to write in it. If you select the gift wrap upgrade, I will not include a receipt with the package, either.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want all my customers to be happy! Please contact me before your purchase if you have any questions. Items are not shipped without careful inspection. I put my best effort into each piece, and will not send you anything I would not consider worthy of wearing myself. If your item is damaged during shipping or is unsatisfactory on a quality level, please contact me immediately and we will resolve the situation to your satisfaction and to mine. Under these circumstances, I will require photographic evidence before I will issue a refund. All items are packaged carefully to avoid damage; shipping costs cannot be refunded. Normal wear and tear and item damage due to inappropriate care are your responsibility; if your item needs patching or some other form of repair and I am capable of fixing it, I'm willing to do so for a repair fee.

Once I have received your payment and begun work on your items, the sale is considered complete and the order cannot be cancelled.

If you'd like to return your item, refunds or exchanges are accepted within 7 days of receipt provided that the items are in their original condition and unused (by this I mean that you must contact me and ship the item back to me following my instructions within 7 days of your receipt of the item). Postage will not be refunded, and the customer is responsible for return shipping charges. Please contact me before returning any items so that shipping instructions can be provided.

I regret that custom items cannot be exchanged or refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are made in a smoke free home. I do, however, have a cat who keeps me company while I work.

I make every effort to present images of each item that are as close as possible to the original piece. However, your item may vary slightly from the one in the photo due to it's handmade nature; but it will be as close as possible!

CUSTOM ORDERS: Payment in full for custom orders must be made and have cleared in advance. Often I have to order special yarn/supplies for custom orders, and I cannot do so until payment has been remitted. Details of the customization will be discussed for each individual order. Timetables for ordering of special supplies, creation, and finishing will be established with you prior to payment. Custom orders are non-refundable and non-returnable (only refundable in the case of creations damaged upon arrival due to transportation -unworn items refundable only- see refund policy section for details).

I love doing custom orders and making your dream item a reality. I will work my hardest and my best to make that happen. What I ask in return is that you have an open mind, are polite and understanding, and are willing to work within the parameters I've established.

Order turn-around time may fluctuate with the volume and complexity of open orders. Please let me know if your item is needed by a specific date and I will do my best to accommodate. Rush orders may be possible with an additional fee.