Frequently asked questions
Where are you located, and do you ship?
Victoria's Artisan Gifts is an Etsy shop located in beautiful, historic downtown Claremont, New Hampshire, USA! The Etsy shop has been online and serving great folks all over the USA and Canada since 2007! We don't have a "bricks-and-mortar" storefront, but all Chalkboard Mats, 80s Ribbon Barrettes, and other handmade novelties and accessories are handcrafted in a home studio in downtown Claremont.
Where do you source your materials?
So glad you asked! Victoria's Artisan Gifts makes every effort to source cotton fabrics, batting, ribbon, and other materials from within about 100 miles of our sewing studio in downtown Claremont, NH. Often, fabrics come from local, family-owned businesses right here in town or just a couple of towns over, and all are within New England -- from New Hampshire, Vermont or Maine. We keep it local!
I wish I'd bought that (Chalkmat / wristlet / pink-and-purple Ribbon Barrette) when I looked at your booth the other day! How can I get one now?
Easy! Just visit my Etsy shop and see if the item you're looking for is there. If it's not there, please send me an email (or you can click on "Contact" on my Etsy shop site) and let me know what you're looking for. If I have it on hand or can make it, I will let you know, and I can create a reserved listing for you that same day. :)
How do you give back to the community?
Community support is so important -- when we support one another, the "village" benefits. Victoria's Artisan Gifts is just a micro-business, but here in Claremont, we make small donations whenever possible to several local non-profit organizations that in turn help our regional community through the work they do.