tandmhandmade

T & M Handmade

Wichita, Kansas · 1138 Sales

tandmhandmade

T & M Handmade

Wichita, Kansas 1138 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(290)

Shop owner

M B Mader

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Announcement   Beautifully handcrafted knits and accessories

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Beautifully handcrafted knits and accessories

M B Mader

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M B Mader

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The Journey

I grew up in northern Wisconsin as one of eight children. I learned how to sew and knit at a relatively young age. I got the opportunity to go to college to become a nurse after graduating high school. While in college, I did make some money knitting and sewing clothing for other people. After college, I worked as a nurse for a while and eventually decided to join the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corp. That journey led me to Wichita, Kansas where I met my husband and continued my career as a nurse working as a perfusionist on a heart team. My husband and I had a daughter together, and although I continued my career, I would knit and sew a lot of her clothing. As she got older, I made her formal dresses for dances and prom and eventually her wedding dress. As she started her own family, I would make things for my grandchildren. As I began to approach retirement, my family knew that I have never been one to just sit around and do nothing. So, my daughter suggested that we start a crafting business together, and we did.
Originally, we made a lot of fun seasonal items for decorating to sell at area shows and festivals, but our local economy was not doing so well at that time. So, we discovered that what we tended to sell the most of were items that people could use like hats, scarves, bags, etc. We decided that we wanted to take our business online, and through trial and error discovered Etsy! Our very first online order was a knit hat that we sent to Paris, France. Never in my wildest dreams as a poor child in Door County, Wisconsin did I think I would be sending things that I created all over the world for people to enjoy.
While I loved my 40 years helping people as a nurse, the positive feedback, joy, & gratitude that our customers through Etsy express is unlike anything I have ever experienced before. It is exciting to get to connect with people from all over and know that the things I send them are being enjoyed for years to come.

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    We specialize in knit & textile bags, accessories, children & baby items, organizers, etc. Our clients appreciate our quality craftsmanship & all the one-of-a-kind personalizing we can do for them.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 8, 2011
Welcome to T & M Handmade online! We specialize in handmade knit, textile and jewelry items for adults and children. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for, we do take special orders. Just allow plenty of time between placing your special order and when you need it as special orders will be filled in the order in which they were received.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
Payment
We prefer PayPal. You may also pay with a money order, but expect a delay while we wait for the funds to clear.
Shipping
Items that are in stock will be shipped within three business days of receiving and processing your payment. Special orders will be mailed as soon as they are completed.
Refunds and Exchanges
We will provide a refund for defects due to a production error. You must return the item at your own cost. You will be refunded the cost of the item only.