Here is what my customers say about the things they have ordered and the service they received. Did I happen to say that they are the best?!
I feel compelled to spoil my customers because so often they give my work to the special people in their life and that makes me happy. However, for those who buy for themselves....I want to spoil you even more. Of all the shops on Etsy, you chose mine. Wow.
Oh well. On with the wonderful goodness. Many orders are a collaboration between us. Those who order, often come back. I can think of no greater compliment. I feel like we have a lovely synergy. You all make having a shop pure joy! Thank you to all. If you haven't ordered...give me a try!
Whenever I add a new item that has the potential for artistic interpretation of my clients ideas, I am thrilled. A new energy is infused into the creative process and I am so happy to have the chance to try something new. I listen carefully to my clients. I then go to their profile and look at the things they love, the colors they choose in their favorite items and then I go to work.
Here is one of my newer needlecases and what happens when my work meets with an original idea from my customer.
The original design holds either business cards or floss bobbins and needles.
Mary told me a bit about herself when she ordered. I took a bit of liberty to surprise her with a needle case that reflects her story-
Ella found a needle book I made long ago and a velvet rose she saw appealed to her. She wondered if it could be used on this smaller design. I love a challenge so we came up with this together. This is what she said, "i LOVE LOVE LOVE IT-- it is so artistic!"
Lynn loved the needle case too but she wanted flowers on hers. She didn't stop there. We created a matching round wool pincushion to match! I am working on another custom order for a round version of my leaf pincushion as I type. I love that my clients are so creative! It makes my job so much fun. Here is Lynn's set.
"I think this is one of the best items I have ever purchased online and will certainly be a repeat buyer. I view this overall transaction as an opportunity to work with one of the most talented artists ever. Jill was professional, timely and delivered a magnificent made to order item that any seamstress will cherish forever. 5 star rated seller."
Don't be afraid to ask for something new. I'm usually up for a challenge. The only exception is during the holiday rush, so summer and fall are great times to contact me for your original design!
Pamela- Crazy Quilt on Feedsack Vintage Fabrics
"Definitely one of my favorite pincushions from Jill! The pictures do not do it justice. Beautifully crafted and much larger than it appears. A beautiful cushion to add to my collection. Thanks so much!!"
Dawn- Birds on Linen Pincushion
"This is a beautiful pincushion. It is well made. Shop owner gives plenty of attention to detail. Her desire to put her time and heart into her pieces shows. Lovely packaging and prompt shipping. I will be back for more purchases.AAA+++ transaction."
Denise- Patchwork and Free Motion Banner Pincushion
"I love her work! I just received three pincushions from her to give to three young women in my life and her work is heirloom quality. And she custom designed a small strawberry for me which drove me to buy one for myself and I don't sew. Amazing!"
Diana - Large Vintage Style Tomato Pincushion
"I love my pincushion and received it much quicker then expected! I am blessed to have a nice sewing machine that sits in a beautiful custom white table and this pincushion looks so pretty sitting on it beside my machine. I use pins regularly so why not have a beautiful pincushion with the added bonus of emery to keep my pins sharp and easier to work with. Jill was such a sweet lady to correspond with and I know I will think of her often as I use this pincushion through the years as I'm sure it will be with my the rest of me days. Thank you Jill for creating such a lovely item and making my etsy experience so wonderful!"
Joanne - Summer Garden 6 Flower Linen Pincushion
"It was lovely doing business with the delightful Etsy shop fiberluscious. This great shop is full of the most incredibly beautiful, hand-embroidered, hand-made pin cushions and pins I have ever seen! All the designs and hand-work are the genius of Jill O'Leary, the owner, and her eye for colour, design and detail is evident everywhere in her lovely shop. Jill is warm and very easy to talk to and made a great transaction even more pleasurable and fun. She also customizes any of her gorgeous designs and will work with you on original custom ideas too! It is amazing and I am so glad I decided to purchase one of her pincushions and a selection of her incredible, colourful hand-made flower pins. I was looking for a special thank you gift to give a quilter who created a lovely, large quilt for me and once I saw this pin cushion, I knew I had found a gift I would be very proud to give her. Not only is it an incredible object of beauty, but also something she will use and keep out in the studio everyday and so I thought it might be perfect…and it is!!! The colours are amazing and the stitching is exquisite and I am so, so happy I found Jill's shop. I know I will be ordering one for my self in the near future as it was a little bit hard sending it on it's way to my friend, but the joy in her voice when she called to tell me she received it made it all worthwhile. She was as over the moon about it as I was and still am. The style of pincushion I chose was 'Summer Garden' which looks like a fully blooming flower garden from above and with the 'flower pins' that were created in all the amazing colours - well it's just gorgeous. My purchase was well-packaged for the journey and arrived in excellent condition, safe & sound. I couldn't be happier with my purchase from fiberluscious and I know I will be back to order more embroidery delights soon."
Wool Leaf Beaded Brooch
Your brooch is so LOVELY!
So rich with texture and color! I had admired it in the photographs, but to hold it in my hands allows me to observe far more of it's textures and detailing!
The size and weight could not have been better. I quickly decided that I'm not going to wait for my niece's wedding to wear this lovely brooch -- I'm going to wear it to the museum next Monday morning! Just to show it off :)
(I'm a 14-year docent at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.)
I believe your design, with it's natural oak leaf shape and hand-stitched bead embellishments and artistic embroidery, will attract considerable attention (and coveted conversation!) from my fellows and museum visitors.
Thank you, Jill!
It is a tiny work of art I can hold in my hand and wear. What I am calling "Jill's brooch" is simply marvelous!
Wool Owl Brooch
Beautiful as always!! Thank you so much Jill, your attention to detail is amazing. Love my little owl! Don't hesitate to purchase one of Jill's creations, you will treasure them!
Stick with Me Pins
Custom Order Brooch
It's beautiful, Jill. I love it! Thank you for creating yet another luscious lovely for me.
Susan (My Top Collector and generally all around wonderful person)
Sweet Little Critters, One of a Kind Pincushion
"Of all my pin cushions from Jill (and I have lots!) this might be my favorite. I love it, thanks so much!"
Here is her sweet feedback for another new pincushion- Vintage and Linen Embroidery
"This sweet, summery pin cushion is a beautiful addition to my Fiberluscious collection!"
Wini - Wool Leaf
"I am absolutely speechless! This pincushion is gorgeous, it has the look and feel of an heirloom!! You are wonderfully talented!!! Thank you!!!!"
Cynthia Pins and Blue Cashmere
"Oh, my goodness! What lovely and talented workmanship! Jill, I just LOVE my assorted pins you made to go with my sweet pin cushion! They are so pretty and unique, and I've given them pride of place next to "Belinda" my vintage Kenmore. I'll take pleasure now in making her a cover to complement her cushion and lovely pins."
Susan Yellow Vintage Roses
"My 10th pin cushion purchased from Jill. The fabric is beautiful on it's own but she enhanced it with a sprinkling of tiny glass beads, it's Very pretty!
Connie Terrier Strawberry
"Truly a work of art in stitch form! I am amazed by the detail in this lovely pincushion! The wee terrier is as cute as a terrier can be. This pincushion is sure to be a family heirloom, as I have 2 daughters-in-law and 4 grand-daughters! Many kind thank yous, Jill !"
Pamela, one of my wonderful regular clients has left so many wonderful comments for me, this one is extra special, "I am again delighted with Jill's work! Her creativity inspires me to complete my own projects but I can't always help myself when I see hers. It's much too difficult to wait:-). Thank you, Jill, for my special gift of the "peas". You are most kind and I smile every time I pick up the needle book. You know I will return for more!!"
Robin said, "Wonderful, kind, super-talented and creative Etsy seller!!! Her little strawberry emery pin cushions are small works of art!!! They are tiny treasures! The colors and patterns and embroidery and beadwork are little feasts for the eyes! Amazing!!!"
Eileen contacted me asking for a very "workable" workhorse of a pincushion. She's a busy sewer, Etsy shop owner, BabyCricket and a busy mom. She gave me some great perimeters to work with and all the artistic freedom I desired. We chatted back and forth throughout the process and I ended up creating 5 choices for her to choose from! I don't normally work that way but it happened to be the best way for this order. It was fun to create something functionally beautiful. Being a working fiber artist, I know how important good tools can be.
Eileen said, "Oh! It came today and I instantly put all my pins in it and started using it! They are nicer pins already due to the wool and the emery, and they do glide in like butter! I think I will use it differently than I used to with my old little one, already I can just poke them randomly and they go right in without me stopping to look. I really do love it. I am delighted, thank you so much! That and it is beautiful. you do amazing work. Take care!"
Robin...well her compliment is better than any words. She has ordered a total of 69 items from my shop! She has 66 pincushions in her collection. I've heard that it is amazing! Robin and I work as a team on many of her items. We sometimes choose fabrics, discuss new designs, she suggests things I would have never thought of. I often think of her as my muse. She is always patient and gracious and offers me valuable and supportive feedback. I love the collaborative process and Robin makes it fun and challenging. Thanks so very much Robin!
"I am beside myself with joy! Not only was your art work fabulous (almost too pretty to use) but the wrapping was a wonderful surprise. It is obvious you put your soul into you art. If everyone had to sign their name to what they do, things would be done with a lot more quality. You have put your very best into you work and have no problem with saying "I, Jill did that". Your attention to even the smallest detail is obvious. Thank you so very much."
"What can I say...Jill is an "artist". If you're lucky enough to own one of her treasures you will understand what I mean. Whimsy and attention to detail go hand in hand. And her communications skills make transactions with Jill a Joy. You can't go wrong with Fiberluscious!"
"oh wow, this is by far the cutest pin cushion I have ever seen! It's easy to see the high quality materials and amazing amount of love that have gone into this little house! There's a generous amount of emery as well, which helps it stand up nicely and the details are just sooo adorable! I used to think one pin cushion is enough for anyone, but now I want to fill my sewing corner with Jill's gorgeous creations!"
Another awesome experience and wonderful pincushion from Jill. It arrived very quickly, packaged in it's own hatbox...so cute and well protected.......just right for a strawberry:-) Thanks, Jill, for motivating me to return to my earlier days and dig out my embroidery supplies!!
more from Pam...
"I didn't think Jill could please me more but this pincushion is the best so far. So feminine yet functional, a little bit different and so well crafted. The colors are so pleasant and the feel of the pincushion just right! The icing on the cake is the gift of the little strawberry. What a treat! Thanks again Jill. You know I'll be back:-) "
this is absolutely beautiful -- the stitches are amazing and beautiful. This is definitely one of the most original and incredible pieces that I have ever bought from etsy. Your talents are just amazing -- thank you so much for this piece --- I love it more than I can ever say!
"Amazing item, exactly as pictured. Also a pleasant transaction with no problems whatsoever. Its a pleasure doing business with you, and I will recommend to all."
"The flower came today in the mail and it is absolutely gorgeous! I am hoping to wear it on many dresses and cardigans. The packaging was also lovely too. Thank you very much and keep up the outstanding work. I really love your designs and will be back for more!!"
"Jill, the gorgeous Pandora Box Pincushion Box arrived safe and sound. It is so lovely and my sister will be so amazed when she receives it as part of her Christmas gift. I love all the creative flair that you always put into your pincushions, which is why I love them all so much. Thank you for all you have done Jill...it is just beautiful!
A+++++ Seller...Great Delivery time and beautiful handy work on this most creative pincushion box."
"I dont know how but this little gift has brought me so much joy into my heart...I love it and the feel and texture of it just makes me smile every time I see it and just want to keep holding it! Thank you Jill for your extraordinary art and your gifts....always a treasure!
"This seller and her work is a piece of art and is so much fun and beautiful too! Loved working with her and her fun spirit! Thanks for making my weekend with the girls extraordinary!"
"Such a pretty assortment of fibers! I can't wait to use them for dollmaking. The blues were beautiful too. Thank you for adding those. I'll be back to buy more! Excellent seller. Neatly packaged and shipped quickly."
"Jill, these are absolutely the prettiest, happiest little things I have ever seen...my favorite is the green one! I am a beader and I will keep these handy with my bead stash so I don't have to hunt down my beading needles. They bring me joy and I will treasure them forever. Thank you very much."
"ABSOLUTELY Luv this! My hubby said.."how does she KNOW youThis onion IS YOU!" So.. Thank you SO very much..she willbe tattered and cherished in our home forever!"
Mamabird2 said, of the many orders she has received.
"I am in awe when I open your creations!! - Excellent seller, very creative products. - Very creative artist and excellent service. - What a wonderful delight, I love it !!!'
I'll be adding more soon. I am blessed to have heard so many wonderful things from the people who shop with me. Some feel like friends. Some have inspired wonderful things I would have never thought of. Its always a joy to know when your work is appreciated. That makes me the happiest shop owner on Etsy!