Vintage Parisienne Vampire Kitty (Mimi) Needle/Hook Gauge

+ $3.00 shipping
+ $3.00 shipping
Made to order
Preparation takes 8-10 business days
Arrives from the United States

Made in Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Item details

Our newest addition to our kitty needle gauge collection. Our little farm cat MIMI is our inspiration for our new Halloween tool. She can measure you needle size 1-11. She is made by us in our local workshop from local hardwoods and coated with chalkboard paint. She is about 6 inches tall at the full size, 3 inches at the fob and so cute you will want to set her out as part of your spooky decor.

Average review
This item smells very strongly of chemicals, I assume from the paint which I requested not to be used if it was very chemical-y since I am sensitive to the fumes. It is small enough I'm sure it will off-gas but I'm not thrilled about it doing that in my living space. Obviously this item was not fully dry when shipped as it arrived adhered to the back of the other painted item - I had to pry them apart using some force and now there is very obvious blue paint transfer onto the front of the black cat in two places. I cannot say I will shop with this store again as after purchase multiple attempts at communication were ignored and the items were only shipped after a case was opened with Etsy.
Apr 22, 2017 by Suzanne
The item itself is great. Mimi is super lightweight and fits comfortably in my hand. She came in a cloth bag which was nice. The details are sweet and I can tell she was made with lots of care! Perfect for any black cat/Halloween enthusiast. Item has an odor similar to pine tar soap but that may be from the paint, nothing an overnight with a sachet can't fix. Very beautiful and useful. Item took a month to be received. I contacted the seller when it had been a while & heard nothing. Opened a dispute requesting a refund & item was shipped two days before an escalation would have had to be done. I would not buy from seller again, but if you do, order something that isn't time sensitive.
Apr 17, 2017 by KJ Bazzle
Shipped very quickly. Great item. Thanks!
Dec 18, 2016 by Karen Schell
Well made and totally adorable. Thanks.
May 26, 2016 by jessfaraday
Love it. . my friend is going to love her Christmas gift. . fast shipping
Dec 19, 2015 by queenfan

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Arrives from the United States
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Items usually ship by USPS without additional insurance. If you need any changes from this please contact us. We do ship internationally. Additional charges may be necessary. We will contact you with actual shipping costs if they are significantly different from what we have listed.


Payment is made at time of purchase with either paypal or credit card. Items ship in about 8 - 10 days and once made, order is considered final.

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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.
Additional return information
All orders are considered final unless product comes damaged. We require a picture of damage within 24 hours of delivery of order.

Additional policies

We also have a wholesale business. If you have a tax id number and would like to sell our fripperies in your shop just contact us at Retromanticfripperies@ for details. Custom orders can be done if you give us enough time. We will set up a custom listing for you.