Frequently Asked Questions
Once I place my order, how long can I expect shipping & handling to take?
Shipping is done through U.S. postal service. For U.S. shipments, you can expect 5-7 business days under most circumstances. International shipping may take longer depending on country.
Do you ship internationally?
International shipping is accepted and welcome. The website allows for automatic calculation of the shipping per the country that the item is going to. Please order away!
Do you do all the work?
All the work on this page is mine from the knit booties knitted on three needles to the animal’s crochet by hand and of course the smocked dresses, pinafores and boy’s items. I have a sewing machine and a Serger machine for the smocked things. I have a studio in my house where all the supplies are located. Enter this room at your own risk. The plan for the future is to have a studio that that you can visit.
What if I don’t see the size or color that I am looking for?
If you do not see the size or color that you are looking for please chat or text or email. I would be happy to make just what you are looking for. A link to Contact Us is supplied at the bottom of the page.
Are the smocked items hand smocked?
All the smocking work is hand smocked, so each stitch is added individually. This may seem time consuming to some people but those that stitch for relaxation will understand. Smocking is a process, but as you see the design build it is exciting.
What kind of fabric is used?
The fabric used for the dresses, pinafores and the boys’ outfits is mainly cotton fabric with some cotton blends. These fabrics wash well and require only touch up ironing.
How are the angel ornaments made?
The angel ornaments both larger and small are made with #10 crochet cotton. This crochet cotton is crochet with metal crochet hooks from my great grandmother and are very precious to me. The finished ornaments are starched with straight liquid starch, allowed to dry, ironed and then the bows and hangers are added. The liquid starch allows the ornaments to maintain their shape. If you are concerned about any of the products turning yellow, a protective spray can be added to repel dust and dirt or whatever is at your house. In my case it is cat hair, but you know what I mean.
What kind of yarn do you use?
The yarn used for the knit and crochet items varies by the product. So, for the stuffed animals it is a worsted weight yarn, for the baby hats and bootees it is a baby weight yarn. A few of the knit items have a special kind of yarn. I spin wool or alpaca into yarn and used that yarn for the knitted baskets. Other things will join the yarn from this wool.
If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us!