The Simple Artisan

Buffalo, New York
| 1,714 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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95% or more recent reviews were 5 stars.

Announcement    Offering handmade, eco-friendly, affordable reusable options for those who want to save on unnecessary waste and money.

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Last updated on Mar 27, 2021

Offering handmade, eco-friendly, affordable reusable options for those who want to save on unnecessary waste and money.

Follow us on Instagram @the_simple_artisan


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About TheSimpleArtisan

Sales 1,714
On Etsy since 2014

It is our goal to provide the finest quality items, paying great attention to detail with the least environmental impact.

Offering a variety of quality, handmade items made mostly with natural, organic materials.

I most recently am concentrating on creating products that are reusable and as close to zero waste as possible for the home; helping people to reduce or eliminate paper products and the cycle of “purchase/used/throw away/repeat”.

I do some collaboration pieces with Ariel, from NewspaperBalloon. Her designs are featured on the exclusive fabrics that I use in my shop for nursery items. With our combined talents, we are able to offer both custom designs and custom made items for your nursery, newborn and toddler needs.

I love bags--I can't get enough--so, don't be surprised if you see some one of a kind bags in the shop from time to time made with re-purposed leathers, oil canvas and cottons.

The possibilities are endless, you never know what you will find here!

We appreciate your visit to our shop and since you took the time to read about us, you deserve a reward! Use 10OFF1ST as a coupon code at checkout today and score 10% off your first purchase! (Coupon valid for one initial purchase per person)



Shop members

  • DonnaRae


Production partners

  • NewsPaperBalloon

    Hamburg, NY

    Ariel illustrates the original designs, which are then sent to a fabric printer where the custom fabics are produced, then with that fabric I create custom clothing and nursery items.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thank you so much for visiting my shop and a special thanks for all of my repeat customers and those who have recommended my shop to friends and family. :))

I’m so grateful for the opportunity to provide others with items they need in their daily life while working from home so I can spend more quality time with my family.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Etsy Returns Policy

Buyer is responsible for the return shipping.

There will be no returns accepted on any items purchased during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Item(s) returned must be in the same condition in which they were received, ie. unused, unwashed, and in original packaging/labeling.

They must be packed securely in an appropriate shipping box with a clearly printed shipping label on the outside (a tracking number is advisable) and a packing slip on the inside with the buyers name and contact information and items listed.

In cases where a color match is of great importance, ie. wedding napkins, wipes to match specific home decor or diaper bags, etc., it is suggested that a request for a fabric swatch is made prior to purchase.

In the case of larger orders (over $50) there will be a 20% restocking fee. No returns are accepted on custom orders, including custom thread color on cloth wipes, or items made with designer printed fabrics.

Refund of purchase price minus original shipping and any restocking fees will be issued within 1-3 business days of receipt of items returned.
In stock items will be shipped and made to order items with begin to be produced once payment has been received, via PayPal (preferred) or Etsy Direct Checkout. I prefer PayPal as it is easy, convenient and offers protection for buyers and sellers alike. Your items ship to your confirmed PayPal address. You never need to disclose your personal financial information to me and PayPal keeps it discreet for you! You can use credit or debit cards, or even your personal checking account for payment. Etsy Direct Checkout is offered for convenience if you do not have a PayPal account or do not wish to sign up for one.
Please make sure that the address you currently have associated with your Etsy and/or PayPal account is the correct address your items are to be sent to. If for any reason, the incorrect address is associated with your order, you will have to place another order with the correct address and I can cancel the original order. Please try to avoid this confusion by verifying that your destination address is correct prior to placing your order. Thank you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Made To Order Items:
Please make your selections carefully, as these are made to order. I do not take returns on custom orders, but be assured, I am happy to answer any questions you may have along the way when you are deciding on what you would like to order :)

Vintage Items:
Vintage items have been used and loved…most often discovered carefully stored away in an out of the way closet for many years. It is not uncommon for pieces to show some signs of wear. I carefully inspect each piece to make sure that you get the most accurate and informed description possible. All items are sold as is – so please ask any necessary questions prior to purchasing. If a flaw accidently escapes my inspection, please let me know as soon as possible (and before leaving feedback!) and I will be happy to help remedy the situation. My wish is that you love your vintage item as much as its original owner!

Guide to Condition of Vintage Items:
Mint: Beautiful and perfect. Possibly never used.
Excellent: Little visible wear, lightly used.
Very Good: Normal wear for the age of the item. A few minor visible problems that will not detract from the overall look of the piece.
Good: A few obvious visible flaws.