ghunterhamilton on Oct 14, 2016
Excellent service, made as requested so that I could have matching brother/sister outfits. Delivered as advised. Thanks!
Natasha Fox on Oct 13, 2016
Love it! Such a nice seller, great communication and the item packaging was lovely. Thanks again x
Katie Brown on Oct 11, 2016
My dad loves it was very happy with it
You name it, I'll stitch it!
Textiles from The Daphne Tree are sourced from here in the UK, no cruelty or poor conditions involved. I draw up my ideas in my little home studio with a cup of tea by my side, and then stitch away, sometimes with my little girl Daphne or my cheeky cat popping in to give me their opinion.
As a child I loved reading books like The Faraway Tree and Swallows and Amazons, and making up stories and drawing characters. As an adult, after ten years of being possibly the hippiest primary school teacher ever (“spell how you want to spell!” “you'll learn more on holiday than you ever will in school!” "GET THE GLITTER OUT!" “run free my pretties!”) I realised that there was far too much imagination my little head to ever settle down to a normal job.
So here I am with my myriad colourful threads and buttons, piles of bright fabric, just waiting for you to ask me to create something new. Almost everything I do is customised/personalised, and hearing about a youngster who loves trains and wants pink ones on her t-shirt motivates me, because I can do that!
A little boy off to hospital would love a meerkat top? I can do that too!
It may seem small, but I can sew these things especially for them, and I remember every single one.
A few years into making children's clothes, when decorating our new home in Cambridgeshire, I realised that I didn't want run-of-the-mill furniture and textiles, so I tried making them.
I try to upcycle or make everything, resulting in a somewhat “eclectic” look which I'm not entirely sure my husband appreciates… So now, if you want your own little piece of eccentricity, you can also buy a cushion or wall hanging!
My Facebook page is www.facebook.com/TheDaphneTree, and I'm always up for a chat on Twitter @DaphneRoseCrafts :)
Hello! I'm Nic and I live with a small girl, a tall man, a mischievous cat and several fish. As a child I was obsessed with reading books and drawing, and as a "grown up" I design kid's clothes!
I like to demand certain designs on my clothing, such as "a kangaroo with a proper pouch and joey" or a "pink robot". Then I test the t-shirts by spilling spaghetti all over them, and fill the bags with raisins and crayons.
It has been a dream to have my own shop, so I'm doing everything I can to make it a great experience for you too! I buy materials from the UK and hand or machine sew the designs myself. Each item will probably be a one off.
It makes me so happy to hear of children and adults who are excited about their new t-shirts, so do let me know what you think, and photos are of course always welcome!
If you have a question, ask away.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I usually go for first class postage in the UK, and economy overseas, if you would prefer tracked/signed for delivery let me know as soon as possible and I will adjust the price for you.
PLEASE please make sure your address is correct on Etsy, I cannot take responsibility for parcels sent to a wrong address I am given.
Although times to make tshirts are stated as 2-3 weeks, this is usually just during busy times or if I need to find specific materials. Generally your item will be with you within 10 days.
Let me know when you need your item by and I can rush it through, I can be very accommodating! :)
Refunds and Exchanges
If an item does not live up to your expectations for any reason, get in touch and I will try my best to put things right. I want the recipient to be happy with their gift.
Additional policies and FAQs
As items are almost always one-offs, the designs can occasionally contain a fabric or thread that hasn't been used before. I always wash and prepare materials but if for any reason something does not wash well, please get in touch and I will make a replacement.
The nature of my stitching means that appliqués can have unfinished edges and some may fray slightly over repeated washing- this is intentional and part of the "look" I am a fan of. My own daughter has many of these tops and they withstand washing well and I think they look even better as they age!
If you're more a fan of neat, pristine edges, please let me know and I can work something out (it takes a bit longer but is doable! :))
Please bear in mind I have to order t-shirts if I do not have a size in stock which can take about 5 days, then the sewing itself can take up to a week. Let me know if you're in a rush and I can let you know what's possible :)