Handmade Pincushion PAIR made from Vintage Linens and Denim
Photo 1: Right side of both pincushions Photo 2: Back side of both pincushions Photo 3: with ruler Photo 4: side view Photo 5: Close up
This listing is for a pair of pincushions. If you will purchase, you will receive two pincushions. Many of us find it convenient to have one pincushion next to the sewing machine and another at the ironing board, still another next to the chair we use when we do handwork. That was my thinking when I made these two pincushions, matching but not identical. Pincushion #1 4" x 3.25" x 2" Pincushion #2: 3.5" x 3" x 2" These pincushions were made in two layers. The inner layer is medium blue denim. The outer layer is white linen with pale blue cutwork and embroidery. The linen piece was a vintage pillowcase that had damage, although the section of fabric I used for these pincushions was still in perfect condition. These pincushions were sewn by machine, firmly stuffed until very plump with poly fiberfill as well as a small flat pocket with ground walnut shells (the walnut shells are completely enclosed so that they stay inside). The walnut shells are added because these pincushions are small, and without the shells I felt they were lightweight. They added just enough weight in my opinion.
For sales with a value of $50 or more, I send them "signature required" whenever possible. This protects both the buyer and the seller.
I ship through the United States Postal Service First Class International Mail Service. No insurance or delivery confirmation is available with this shipping method. The customs form number will only let you know that it has left the US. No further tracking is available. Delivery can take 3 to 8 WEEKS, so I ask you to be patient.
ALL ORDERS OVER $400 ARE REQUIRED TO SHIP INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS MAIL through the US Postal Service.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS - READ THIS BEFORE YOU PURCHASE!!
As the seller, I do not pay for any applicable duty, value added taxes (VAT) or import consumption taxes charged to you by your country. The recipient of the merchandise, that is, YOU, the buyer might be required to pay the duty or VAT upon delivery. Due to import duty valuation adjustments and currency valuations, we are unable to provide an estimate for duty or VAT. Please check with your customs/postal office to find out what those fees are.
I include an invoice with each package that corresponds with the customs form stating the full purchase price of each order. I will NOT lie about the value of items so that you can pay less, please do not ask me.
Your country may charge additional customs duty and/or import taxes. These are not my responsibility to pay.
** International shipping times do vary greatly depending on location. You can expect a package to take 3-8 weeks so please be patient. I will accurately inform you of the shipping date**
"Payment is required at check-out (NO ECHECKS PLEASE!). Except in the case of "processing" issues, where the payment does not quickly clear through no fault of the buyer or the seller, unpaid orders will be canceled within thirty-six hours, without notice, unless you make arrangements PRIOR to proceeding to check-out. Items not paid for are no longer available in my shop or to other customers. Thank you for understanding the need for this policy."
After using Paypal for years, I finally offer Direct Checkout through Etsy. I may accept personal checks or money orders on an INDIVIDUAL basis, so please make the request and I will consider your request, and if I agree to it, I will temporarily make that an option. I simply request your patience, it may take up to 5 days before they clear my bank.
I want to remind residents of the state of Minnesota, we have a 6.875% sales tax. It will be added when you pay with paypal. If you choose to pay by check or money order, please convo me and I will figure your tax. When you think about it, 6.875% is not such a bad deal. considering we enjoy warm tropical breezes all year here in Minnesota.
Returns & exchanges
If on receipt you feel an item doesn't live up to the description, please convo me and we will work it out. So far every experience I have had purchasing on Etsy has been wonderful. I want you to feel the same way! If there is a problem, contact me immediately - As long as I have been notified ahead of time and it is within 90 days of purchase, I will give a refund when the item has been returned in the same condition it was received. Return postage is the customer's responsibility.
Many of my painted items have the date they were painted on the bottom. So you might see things painted as long ago as 2001. Please don’t worry, these are brand new, unused items that have been in storage just waiting for their debut! All item have been stored in my non-smoking, pet-free home.