whimsywendy

Thoughtfully creative personalized goods and gifts.

Minneapolis, Minnesota On Etsy since 2007

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

whimsywendy

Thoughtfully creative personalized goods and gifts.

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 2,017 Sales

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Note from shop owner Thank you for stopping by and I'm so sorry I missed you. Unfortunately I am currently on pause due to a Covid quarantine. I will be closed today and hopefully back right before Thanksgiving weekend. Please check back or message me directly. I will be checking my emails.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 17, 2020

Thank you for stopping by and I'm so sorry I missed you. Unfortunately I am currently on pause due to a Covid quarantine. I will be closed today and hopefully back right before Thanksgiving weekend. Please check back or message me directly. I will be checking my emails.

Wendy

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About whimsywendy

Sales 2,017
On Etsy since 2007

Whimsy Wendy

Whimsy Wendy was created out of a creative itch in 2007 that came to me by way of my maternal grandmother. She could cook, bake, sew, embroider, crochet and knit with perfection learned from necessity of life.

Whimsy Wendy began in a windowless and cramped laundry room over ten years ago. My two girls were both attending school full time and I wanted to do something with my hands. I started creating children's costumes and soon expanded into other homemade imagination-stimulating products. In 2007, a wise friend pointed me in the direction of Etsy. I've been a member ever since. My product line has changed substantially over the years but I still get a thrill of someone falling in love with something I make.

My studio now has three large windows, overlooking downtown Minneapolis. I get such a thrill when my products are sent around the world. I often wish that i would have kept count of how many products and gifts I have made and sold over the years and where they were shipped to.

Shop members

  • Wendy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Whimsy Wendy specializes in affordable and well constructed sewn products created with craftsmanship and a commitment to the consumer. I focus mainly on personalized products for today's Etsy shopper; looking for that extra special touch.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 21, 2019
THE WHIMSY WENDY PHILOSOPHY ON QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY:

I ship items all around the world and very quickly... you shouldn't have to wait for things you love.*

All items will come gift wrapped because special things should arrive like little treasures.

You will receive a full refund on purchased items if you are not pleased... (but you'll be pleased).

I, like most consumers, am passionate about knowing whether my clothes and accessories have been made with fair wages and environmentally safe working conditions.

Whimsy Wendy is dedicated to both social and environmental good by making products from up-cycled, re-purposed and reused materials whenever possible.

By reusing materials, I have the opportunity to be ethically creative in my approach to developing products. Most clothing on the market today is manufactured at a high environmental cost. By finding new uses for material, we can take a little more pressure off of the earth.

Here's a sample of some of my materials and how they are sourced:

Cowhide and leather:
Sustainable and readily available material from the over 25 billion pounds of beef that is consumed in the U.S.A. every year. Recyclable...I use leather and cowhide scraps for the majority of my products. Cleans best with green cleaning (water and gentle detergent or deodorized with baking soda).

Packaging:
Whenever possible, products are shipped in recycled brown paper. (Currently searching for a more sustainable adhesive tape). Re-purposed fabric and recycled twine are used in product packaging.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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
Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order
Payment
I accept credit cards, debit cards and Paypal.
Please know you do not need a Paypal account to pay for you product through Paypal. Chose the Paypal option upon checkout. After you submit your order, click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll down and you will see the option to pay with a credit or debit card without having to sign up for a Paypal account.
Shipping
Whimsy Wendy gift wraps almost all her products because special things should arrive like treasures.

Most products ship via USPS mail within 3 days of placed orders. Shipping options include first class/ parcel and Priority. Please contact me directly if an item needs an extra speedy arrival.

Returns are always accepted but unfortunately shipping costs are not.

Processing time
The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, see individual items.
Estimated shipping times
Canada: 8-10 business days
The Netherlands: 1-2 business days
United States: 7-9 business days
North America: 3-5 business days
Europe: 4-12 business days
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 10-12 business days
Asia Pacific: 7-18 business days
Latin America and the Caribbean: 7-18 business days
North Africa and the Middle East: 7-18 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me for any custom order requests. I will do my best to accommodate your requests, however sometimes custom orders may require a bit more time between the day or order and shipping.