whimsyneedles

Bath Beauty Kitchen Kids Eco Friendly Functional Art

Portland, Oregon · 298 Sales

whimsyneedles

Bath Beauty Kitchen Kids Eco Friendly Functional Art

Portland, Oregon 298 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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whimsyneedles is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Due to my son's continuing and severe mental health issues, Whimsy Needles will unfortunately be on hiatus until after the New Year.

Thanks so much to all who have supported my shop. I apologize for any inconvenience to my customers during the holiday season.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 11, 2011

Due to my son's continuing and severe mental health issues, Whimsy Needles will unfortunately be on hiatus until after the New Year.

Thanks so much to all who have supported my shop. I apologize for any inconvenience to my customers during the holiday season.

Rachel Runyan

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Rachel Runyan

Shop policies

Last updated on June 28, 2011
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About Me:

HI! I'm Rachel. I'm a stay-at-home mom to two teens with neurological issues. I've lost a lot of my self as I devoted all my time caring for them. It's paid off, and they are in good school programs. It's time for me to be creative again, enjoy what I'm doing, share my sense of fun with the world, and maybe make a little cash on the side. I have been knitting and crocheting since I was 8 years old.

All my items and their embellishments are hand- knit, crocheted, embroidered and otherwise stitched by me. My home is smoke and pet-free, and your purchase will arrive clean. (I have severe allergies, so I'm a stickler about scents and cleanliness.) Please allow for variations due to the handmade nature of the products. Each item you buy will be one of a kind! Also, please realize it is normal for knits to stretch a little over time.

My items are one-of-a-kinds. Pictures of items will be of the exact same item you will receive, unless otherwise noted. Please read product descriptions for the individual item's specs, dimensions, etc.

I use rescued, recycled and/or renewable materials as much as possible. I augment my new yarns with "rescued" yarns. I save clean, like-new yarn from thrift stores, garage sales, destash lots and other sources. I give it a home, a purpose, and keep it out of landfills. (Don't worry, I give everything a gentle wash to make sure it's dust free. If yarn is of cheap quality, ratty, smells weird, or is dirty, I don't buy or use it.) Please see individual item descriptions to see how much rescued yarn they contain. It will vary depending on my supply.

♥♥♥ IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT ANY OF MY POLICIES OR PRODUCTS, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I'M HERE TO HELP.♥♥♥

Item Information:

SOAP SAVER BAGS AND OTHER BATH/KITCHEN ITEMS: Hand knit in 100% NEW cotton yarn, grown in the USA and packaged in Canada (unless otherwise noted in item description). Cotton is a renewable resource. These items can also be made out of acrylic yarn upon request.

WHIMSICAL MESH REUSABLE MARKET BAGS: Being eco-friendly doesn't have to be boring or difficult! As the mom of two teen boys, I do a lot of grocery shopping. I started to feel guilty about all the bags I was accumulating. Plastic bags are bad for the environment, but paper bags use trees. I bought a few reusable grocery bags, but found them to be cheap, ugly and too small. I thought, why not make the kind of bag I'd like to carry, with both function AND style?

♥ I make my bags in striking color combinations, with handmade details such as flowers, leaves, skulls, and other popular motifs.

♥ Bags are knit as a single piece, including the handle. The wide handle segment reaches all the way around the bag in an unbroken loop. This gives the bag extra strength, and the user doesn't have to worry about handles popping off. Side seams are crocheted rather than stitched for extra strength, structure and good looks. These bags stretch A LOT and can hold quite a bit (see item pictures).

♥Right now my bags are made of good quality acrylic yarn, because it is long-lasting, durable, keeps looking nice over time and is easy to clean. I'm planning to add cotton options in the future. I use what I call "rescued yarns" as much as possible to augment the new yarn. This is clean, like new yarn that I rescue from thrift shops, destash lots, and similar sources. I give this yarn a home, a purpose, and keep it from going in the trash.

REUSABLE GIFT BAGS: These eco-friendly gift bags are so nice, they are a gift in and of themselves! To me, tackling paper waste from one-use wrapping paper and paper gift bags was the logical next step. Plus, no more worries about lead or other unsafe elements in mass-produced printed papers.

OTHER ITEMS: Eco-friendly reusable coffee cup/pop can sleeves, skinny fashion scarves, other items. See individual listings. Made of rescued and/or renewable materials as much as possible.

Washing & care instructions:

Your items will be easy to care for. Washing and care instructions will appear on label and/or hang tag. Appliques, mesh and long/drop stitches can be damaged by improper washing methods. I'm sorry, but I cannot accept returns on items damaged by failure to follow washing and care instructions.

Disclaimer:

Please use common sense when owning these items. Keep bags, long scarves, etc. away from small children and pets. Do not use any items in ways other than their intended uses. I cannot accept responsibility for any injuries or damage due to improper usage, neglect or unsafe conditions created by the user.

Please do not copy or buy to resell.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
♥PayPal only. PayPal will allow you to pay from your bank account, debit card or credit card. ("Other" option is for trades only; please convo me.)

♥Items are shipped within two (2) business days of receipt of payment. Items not paid for within seven (7) business days will be relisted.

♥I live in Oregon. NO sales tax charges apply. The list price and the shipping are all you pay! US shipping prices include tracking. All shipping prices include a small fee to help cover shipping materials. Overages of $1 or more are refunded via PayPal.

PLEASE NOTE: Estimating shipping on more than 2 items is a bit tricky, especially with different-sized items and/or international shipping. If shipping charges on a your particular order end up being $1 (or more) less than my listed rates, I will refund you the overage through PayPal.

♥If applicable, international customers are responsible for any and all customs, fees, taxes, tariffs, and/or duties for their individual countries. Such costs are NOT included in payment or shipping.
Shipping
♥Items shipped within two (2) business day after payment is received. Items not paid for within seven (7) business days will be relisted.

♥Items will be shipped to the PayPal address (as required by PayPal). Please make sure the address is current and safe to deliver to.

♥ Items will be packed to help deter soil and damage., using recycled and/or reused materials as much as possible. USPS First Class Mail and International First Class orders will be shipped in a padded envelope or box. USPS Priority Mail and International Priority will be shipped in USPS Priority Mail boxes.

♥I ship US and International. Charges include tracking service for the USA. All shipping charges include a small fee to help cover packaging costs. If your country is not yet on my list, please contact/convo me for a quote. I'm sorry, but I cannot ship to Italy due to its strict import regulations on textiles.

PLEASE NOTE: Estimating shipping on more than 2 items is a bit tricky, especially with different-sized items and/or international shipping. If shipping charges on a your particular order end up being $1 (or more) less than my listed rates, I will refund you the overage through PayPal.

If applicable, international customers are responsible for any and all customs, fees, taxes, tariffs, and/or duties for their individual countries. Such costs are NOT included in payment or shipping.

♥United States:

USPS 1st Class Mail with tracking.

I also offer 1st Class Priority (see listings for charges) and overnight shipping; please contact/convo me for these options. I'll quote the charges for you and change the listing to a custom one with your new shipping on it.

♥Other Countries:

USPS International First Class.

USPS Priority with Insurance.

If your country is not on my list, or you want priority , contact/convo me and I'll quote the charges for you and change the listing to a custom one with your new shipping on it.

PLEASE NOTE: Estimating shipping on more than 2 items is a bit tricky, especially with different-sized items and/or international shipping. If shipping charges on a your particular order end up being substantially less than my listed rates, I will refund you the overage through PayPal.

If applicable, international customers are responsible for any and all customs, fees, taxes, tariffs, and/or duties for their individual countries. Such costs are NOT included in payment or shipping.

♥ Items will be packed to help deter getting wet, soiled and damaged. I reuse packing materials and/or use recycled/renewable packing materials as much as possible. USPS First Class Mail and International First Class orders will be shipped in a padded envelope or box. USPS Priority Mail and International Priority will be shipped in USPS Priority Mail boxes.
Refunds and Exchanges
♥Any refunds will be issued through PayPal only.♥

♥Wrong Item Shipped or Item Arrives Damaged:

Contact me within 10 business days of receiving the item. You may exchange for correct item, exchange for a new item (*if new item is lower-priced, I will refund the difference; if the new item is higher-priced, the customer will pay the difference), or to obtain a refund.

If you opt to receive the correct item or a new item (*), I will pay the postage. If the correct item was sold before the error was found, the customer may choose a different item (*), or get a refund.

If the customer opts for a refund on a wrong or received damage item, I will send a postage-paid return label. After I receive the UNUSED item back, I will issue a refund, including the shipping. Wrong items and damaged items must be returned UNUSED to receive a refund or get an exchange.

♥Other Returns:

Contact me within 10 business days of receiving your order if there are any other questions with an item. I will gladly answer questions and help you out. That's what I'm here for.

I'll do my best to work out a refund, exchange (*) or repair to suit your situation.

♥Order Does Not Arrive:

Please contact me. I will be happy to work out a resolution with both US and International customers.

All US orders will have tracking. I'm sorry, but USPS does not provide tracking on International orders once they leave the US.

PayPal requires that I ship to the shipping address you have on your account. Please make sure this address is current and safe to ship to before ordering. Thank you.

♥Other Questions:

For all other questions, please contact me. I'm happy to help.

I'm sorry, but no refunds or exchanges for items damaged by customer, damage caused by customer misuse or neglect, or failure to follow the care & washing instructions.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders:

Would you like an item in cotton, in different colors, with a different strap length, different materials, different decoraton, etc.? Please convo me and I'll work out a quote and custom listing for you, or use the request a custom item button.

Have suggestions? I'd love to hear them!