Announcement Thanks for popping into my shop, Unexpected Treasure! Grab your favorite beverage, plop into a comfortable chair, and have fun browsing my quality handcrafted fabric handbags, wallets, pouches, coin purses and tea wallets.
Thanks for popping into my shop, Unexpected Treasure! Grab your favorite beverage, plop into a comfortable chair, and have fun browsing my quality handcrafted fabric handbags, wallets, pouches, coin purses and tea wallets.
fat32 on Feb 2, 2017
Anna mailed this for me so my girlfriend got it in time for her birthday! The customer service went beyond what was expected and really made me glad I found her shop. The product was well-made and is already being used, lovingly and with joy. Thank you Anna for doing the above and beyond!
Do What You LOVE! Love What You Do!
I learned to sew in a Home Economics class back in the 1970s but it was hardly love at first sight. The corduroy A-line skirt I made was super ugly and had crooked seams. LOL I didn’t sew again until my senior year of high school because I was determined to have the best prom dress ever. Well, let’s just say that was another epic fail and my beloved late grandmother wound up buying my prom dress. Never one to give up, when my children were born I decided I was going to conquer sewing once and for all. And I did! I’ve been sewing for about thirty years now. My favorite fabric to sew with is 100% cotton and other cotton wovens.
I love vintage sewing machines and own.....well, let me not say how many I own here because then hubby will find out! LOL I will say that my all-time favorite machine is a 1942 Singer 15-91 in the original cabinet. It's called "Farmer's Wife Model." I'm not sure why it's called that but it's a workhorse for sure and easily sews through six to eight layers of denim, leather, canvas and other heavy fabrics like butter.
I learned to crochet when I was eight years old. As is usually the case with many things in life I put down my crochet hook for a few years while raising my family. But as the children got older and more independent I started crocheting again. I’m sort of a non-traditional sort of crocheter and dislike following patterns. I usually look at a picture of an item I like and then do my own thing until I have something similar. I’ve often been told that I crochet wrong or backwards because I loop my yarn from front to back instead of from back to front. But that’s the most natural movement for me and I move along much faster that way.
As you can see from the photos I LOVE taking pictures of my six grandchildren almost as much as I love making things for them.
I also have two other shops on Etsy, UnexpectedTreasure2.etsy.com where I sell children’s clothing and accessories and TheSweetRetreat2.etsy.com which is currently empty because I can’t find time to bake. LOL
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Hi, my name is Anna and I’m the creative force behind Unexpected Treasure. I create, photograph, list and ship each item in my shop. I hope you’ll purchase from me with confidence knowing that the item you’ll receive is a genuine handmade product.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
This is our preferred payment method. Payment through PayPal can be made even if the buyer doesn't have a PayPal account by using your credit or debit card.
Direct Checkout is also available for buyers who do not wish to use Paypal.
Please be aware your country may charge additional customs, duty and/or import taxes. You are responsible for paying these charges. We mark all international orders as 'merchandise' on customs forms. We will not mark orders as a "gift" so please do not ask. Additionally, we do not accept returns or issue refunds due to customs, duty and/or import tax issues.
Delivery confirmation is included in shipping cost for most items (noted in item description). This service is limited to the United States as well as the countries which the U.S. Postal Service automatically provides tracking information for.
For international orders we'll include the customs declaration number which I understand can be traced but it's not the same as delivery confirmation.
Orders are shipped within 24 hours of cleared payment and are sent via USPS.* You will be notified via convo when your package ships and provided a delivery confirmation number.
*Custom orders will take longer to ship. Please read the item description for shipping time frames on custom items.
Buying a gift for someone? We'll ship your order to the recipient at no extra cost upon payment being cleared. Please provide the recipient’s address via convo or email when submitting your order.
FREE LOCAL DELIVERY or PICKUP is available in the greater Providence, RI area and nearby Massachusetts. Convo or email us BEFORE placing your order so I can revise the listing to reflect a $0.00 shipping charge. Also, please put "local delivery" or "local pickup" in the message to seller.
When choosing local delivery or pickup, you MUST complete your transaction on Etsy first by checking out and clicking on "COMMIT TO BUY." This ensures Etsy gets their contracted fee from our shop. All purchases must be paid in full before being delivered or picked up.
All orders over $75.00 (USD) will be sent with signature confirmation required.
Refunds and Exchanges
We will accept returns within 10 days of your receiving the item. However, the item must be UNUSED, in its original packaging and in sellable condition.
The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs and this cost is not refundable. However, we will refund return shipping if the item received was damaged in transit. Refunds will be made via the same payment method you used for your purchase.
INTERNATIONAL REFUND POLICY:
Please note that we do not accept returns or issue refunds due to customs, duty and/or import tax issues you may encounter in your country.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcomed and encouraged. If you see something you like but would prefer a different color, size, or quantity, contact me and we can discuss a custom listing for your item.