Handmade gifts for knitters, spinners, and crocheters

Jackson, Michigan · 12826 Sales


Handmade gifts for knitters, spinners, and crocheters

Jackson, Michigan 12826 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

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winemakerssister is taking a short break


Note from shop owner The shop will be in vacation mode through September 3. Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 20, 2017

The shop will be in vacation mode through September 3. Thank you!


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Putting smiles on the faces of knitters since 2007

Winemakerssister is a shop that evolved out of my love of fiber arts and my need to create. I don't sell the materials (yarn, fiber, needles), I sell unexpected treats to make knitters smile.

My stitch markers are characterized by their sense of whimsey and fun. They're created out of a knowledge of knitting -- they're snag-free and practical and designed for specific projects -- but they're also fanciful and tell stories. I simply love that the knitting world has evolved to include fun and beautiful stitch markers, rather than just utilitarian ones.

And the mugs -- you can tell right away that I'm a collector of quotes, phrases, and snippets of prose. I taught calligraphy for many years, and I'm just charmed by the fact that I can now combine it with my love of knitting to make people happy.

My day job at a winery is very demanding, but I'm also drawn to the quiet, solitary work involved in creating items for the shop. Occasionally my day job intrudes into my Etsy time and I have to put orders on hold for a day or two, but usually the two past times work well together.

Shop members

  • Heather

    Owner, Crafter, Winery Manager, Spinning Addict

    I'm one of those people who aren't happy unless they have an artistic outlet. My hands need to be busy pretty much all of the time. My shop gives a purpose to my handiwork, and I'm ever so grateful that so many folks enjoy what I make!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 17, 2015
Welcome to Winemaker's Sister. I'm Heather (sister to a winemaker). My passion lies in the fiber arts and most of the items in my shop celebrate knitting, spinning, and crochet. I love making gifts for fellow fiber artists!

Everything is produced from natural products. I love recycled materials and will mention them if used. Everything is HANDMADE!

All items are made in a smoke-free home. My home, however, IS pet friendly. Please keep this in mind if you are purchasing an item for someone allergic to cats or dogs. This is especially important for fabric items, they seem to attract pet hairs the most.

I love trying all sorts of things, so you never know what you'll find here! If you have an idea for something you'd like that I don't make, please let me know. I am extremely open to new ideas! I love trying new things!

I am sorry but I am no longer carving rubber stamps.


Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment is due within 3 days. If you require longer time, please contact me to make arrangements.

I accept PayPal (preferred), credit cards through Etsy, and money orders. Sorry folks -- too many bounced checks. I am no longer accepting personal checks.
PLEASE NOTE: I work long hours at my RL job and that will affect the time I have to make and ship items. I have designated the approximate shipping time for each item -- look in the "Shipping & Policies" tab in the item listing for more information.

All international packages are sent international first class. Most international packages take 1-2 weeks to arrive, but if they are delayed in customs they may take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive.

Shipping charges are figured for 1st class postage for items that weigh less than 13 ounces and Priority for those weighing more than 13 ounces. If you'd like faster service, please contact me for adjusted shipping charges. The same is true with insurance. I would be happy to add insurance to your package -- please let me know if you'd like to pay for this service. Once you contact me, I'll set up a custom listing with your individualized shipping preferences.

SHIPPING PRICES: It's difficult to set shipping prices through Etsy's system and have them always be accurate. This is especially true with my painted china. If it works out that you pay too much for shipping, I would be happy to refund the difference. If you'd rather have me set up a custom listing with accurate shipping prices, please contact me. I am happy to do so. At this time, the shipping charges are less than it costs me to ship to some areas in the U.S.

Winemakerssister is not responsible for any damages that occur during shipping. Once your package leaves my hands, I can no longer control the handling.

SHIPPING DELAYS: I make every effort to ship out packages as soon as possible. But after the package leaves my hands, I no longer have any control over it. At that point it's in the hands of the US postal system, sometimes Santa Claus, and sometimes international customs offices. Unfortunately I have no other information than that shown by looking up the tracking number. Once a package is shipped, I send the buyer an email to let them know that it's on its way. The email includes the tracking number for the package. You can follow its journey by looking up the tracking number on the website.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am proud of all my work and guarantee everything I make. I believe that you will be happily surprised with the quality of each of the shop's items.

If you wish to return an item, returns are accepted within 7 days in a secure package with delivery confirmation. Please send me the delivery confirmation number. Refunds are less shipping charges. Items must be in the same condition as they were mailed to you.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns. I would hate to learn that you're unhappy by reading your review of the item! If you are not completely happy, PLEASE contact me -- I want to make it right!!!

Unless there are extraordinary circumstances, refunds/returns are not available for custom items.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am open to CUSTOM requests and wholesale orders. Please contact me to discuss anything you have in mind. Please note: with Etsy's new custom program, I am getting lots of requests for custom mugs. I do already have listings available for custom mugs:

If you would like larger quantities of an item, please feel free to contact me for a quantity discount.

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