Terms and Conditions

This page serves as our terms and conditions page for both registration and post submission and our shop pages.

If you accept this, you acknowledge that you’ve read this as well as our privacy policy and our returns and refund policy (if you’re placing an order) as this is inclusive of both.

If you’d like to skip ahead to the applicable section, here are some links:

Registration

You have the option of registering on our website. Doing so allows you to submit posts, track orders that you’ve placed, submit returns, and subscribe to comments. We may add future features as well for registered customers and subscribers.

Registering and privacy

Please also review our privacy policies for more information.

When you register, you have two user pages: a user profile and an account. In your account page, you can choose whether to allow others to view your profile. Things like your purchases, billing information, login, etc. are always set to private.

Some items are optional and will be public, if you choose to add them because they are intended for post authors or anyone else who wishes to have a public profile on our website. These items are your nickname, social media links, and bio. We may also add more options in the future which will be for users who wish to share this information.

Your account page features your shop information as well as the option of setting up 2FA for more account security or deleting your account information.

We require you to choose a strong password to help secure your account and encourage you to set up two-factor authentication to further secure your account.

Email newsletters

We keep an email list of subscribers who’ve opted in. You have the option, on registration, of signing up for our email list.

To keep things simple, subscribers who haven’t configured any other options will get occasional newsletters featuring new posts, products, or special offers.

If you’d like to get notified, though, of every new post, or every new product, or get less frequent emails, you can find an update link in any email we send to the list.

And you can always unsubscribe by following an unsubscribe link in the footer of any email we send through the list or on this website on our unsubscribe page.

We use Mailchimp as our email newsletter service. If you unsubscribe and, later, wish to resubscribe you can do so on the website, but Mailchimp may require that you use a new email address to do so.

If you are reading this and have received an email to confirm you want to opt-in, and you never filled out a form in the first place, please do nothing and you won’t be subscribed. We use double opt-in precisely for this reason. Anyone can come along and enter your email on a website form. But we don’t want to subscribe you if some bot or troublesome human entered your name and not you!

Comments and website interaction

By registering, you agree to be a decent human being on this website and be respectful if you choose to engage in a comment discussion thread. We reserve the right to ban users for flaming, spamming, or anything else counterproductive to our managing this website or people enjoying this website. If we ever add forums to this website, this extends to forum discussions as well.

You can, of course, post honest reviews. If you hate our poo emoji embroidery patch, feel free to say what a pile of poo it is! We won’t remove a review just because we don’t like it. But do try to be constructive in your product reviews. We reserve the right to remove reviews if they’re spammy or unhelpful.

Post Submission

For more information about submitting a post, or if you have a question about this, please see our FAQ page.

As explained there, we do not offer payment, accept payment for posts (at least not at this time, we reserve the right to change this policy in the future), and we do not guarantee any “dofollow” links. We make that decision on a link-by-link basis depending on the link’s helpfulness to the content.

By submitting a post to us, you are stating that you have the right to the content you submitted and any images attached. Images from free sites like Pexels or Unsplash are fine to use, as are your own photos. If you use photos from a website like Flickr, make sure you know what the rights are and cite appropriately. For instance, if you find a photo on Flickr that you want to use, and see that it’s a “Commercial use with attribution” license — please add a citation of who the author is, what the CC license is (usually Creative Commons share-alike 2.0)and link to the original photo.

We publish posts from guest authors featuring tutorials and “how-tos,” DIY tips, etc. Please do not ask us to publish your post about gambling, martial arts, your morning routine. That sounds mean, but we’ve had other websites where people routinely asked about submitting content wildly unrelated to the topics of our website. If we want to go off-topic, well…ok, maybe. We reserve the right to decline to publish anything as we see fit and have no obligation to keep content on our website; we may remove posts at will (though we rarely do).

We auto-add affiliate links for certain terms. We stand to make a small commission on these links and links may end up in your post if we have a partnership with any brands to which you refer in your post. Likewise, if we decide at some point to use ads on our website, whether they be internal ads, affiliate ads, or personalized ads such as Adsense, ads may show up alongside or in the body of your post.

Shop Terms and Conditions

We sell a variety of items in our shop. Most are items we make ourselves and can range from downloadable embroidery files, to sewn items to laser cut goods to mugs.

Item Variations

As our items are not mass-produced, the images of most items (unless it’s truly a one-of-a-kind thing) are representative of the item and individual items may have small variations.

Affiliate Items

We prefer to spend most of our time pursuing our hobbies and making our own items. However, from time to time we may add items from outside vendors to our shop. Items that we like or recommend or are helpful to our products. These items will be clearly marked and it will be clear you’re going off-site to make the purchase.

If and when you do so, you are then subject to the privacy policies of the site on which you make the purchase and we have no control over that.

For affiliate items, we may stand to make a small commission if you make a purchase that helps to offset our website fees.

We also may add affiliate links to some of our posts. When a link is an affiliate link, we’ll always disclose it either by a tooltip or an in-post disclosure. If you click a link that then takes you off-site, you’re then subject to the policies of the new website.

Shipping

Shipping times

We aim to ship items within two business days of purchase. Often it’s the next business day.

Sometimes we go on vacation. However, if we do so, we’ll put the shop in “catalog mode” a bit before we leave so we can fulfill any orders before we go. You should be able to purchase downloadable items in our absence, however. Vacation, sadly, is not all that often!

Shipping methods

We ship via USPS. Shipping is calculated based on item weight, package size, and location upon checkout.

Shipping locations

We do ship internationally to some locations. There are some items we may choose not to ship internationally.

Free shipping

We currently offer free shipping in the US on orders over $100 and orders over $35 within Washington State. We may change our free shipping options in the future as we assess how things are going with free shipping.

Payment

Payment methods accepted

We accept most major credit cards, PayPal, Venmo, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and use Intuit payment if we ever happen to go to a craft show. We do not accept personal checks and accept cash only at in-person events.

Returns and Refunds

There’s a page for that! For more information about returns and refunds, please visit our returns and refunds policy page. In a nutshell, we do not accept returns on downloadable items and accept returns within 14 days of receipt on tangible items. We refund amounts to the original payment method. We do NOT accept returns on customized items.

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