The Vocabulary - Upcycled Clothing Et Cetera

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
The Vocabulary exists because despite having a whole separate career as a writer, I can’t stop making things.

Most of my crafting is inspired the materials that attract me. I love re-purposing vintage sheets and other textiles to create upcycled clothing items, accessories, pillows, wall art, and gifts for adults and little ones. A lot of my work also incorporates embroidery, especially of words and phrases that interest me.

My wonderful husband serves as mailing clerk and customer relations specialist for this venture.

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My items are all made by me (a human being) and most of them incorporate vintage materials -- which means that minor flaws are normal and should be considered part of the charm of buying handmade.

However, I do stand by my work and I want you to have a lovely experience. If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, simply mail it back to me within 20 days. Contact me for mailing information. Items must be in original condition. I can either credit your PayPal account or offer you store credit in the amount of the original purchase. Let me know what you prefer. I cannot reimburse your shipping costs.
I accept Paypal for payment. If you cannot use Paypal, I will also accept checks and money orders from US customers. Your order will not ship until the check has cleared.

If I do not receive your payment or any contact within three days I will CANCEL the transaction and re-list the item.
I ship via USPS First Class mail. In-stock items will be mailed within 3 business days. Custom orders may take up to 3 weeks, but can usually be completed faster if all materials are in stock.

If you're in a hurry and would like to pay extra for Priority Mail service, contact me.