YOUR NAME AND LOGO SEEM VAGUELY FAMILIAR...?
In the late 2000s, Robot In Bloom made and sold posh paper flowers. Perhaps you remember me from that?
Anyway, I'm into weird yarn art now! Wheeeeee!
HOW DO I BUY THE WEIRD STUFF YOU ALREADY MADE - YOU KNOW, ALL THAT ART I SAW ON YOUR INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK?
You're in the right place, chum!
Just click on PRODUCTS at the top of the page to see what's currently available in the shop.
CAN I GET SOMETHING CUSTOM MADE?
Absolutely, you can!
If you have an idea of a custom piece you would like to collaborate with me on, reserve a spot by clicking on "Custom art deposit", add the desired one to your cart, and check out.
After you pay the non-refundable deposit (or, in other words, once your payment goes through on the shop "item" labeled "Custom art deposit,") I will reach out to you via the email address you provided upon checkout.*
Then, we'll work together to make sure you get the personalized pet pillow, the salty welcome mat, the massive entryway rug with your small-business' logo, the chic one-of-a-kind piece for the weird 3rd floor corridor just begging for a splash of color, etc.
After your piece is finished, I'll create a personalized listing for it in the shop so you can pay the remaining balance** plus shipping costs and I'll get it shipped off ASAP!
* If I don't reach out within 2 business days, please email me at [email protected]. It might mean I'm a Missing 411 case or I'm trapped under something heavy - or both - oh no!
** The remaining balance equals the total cost we agreed upon via email minus the deposit you already paid
SPEAKING OF SHIPPING...?
Here's the thing: I'm worried about the Earth, but I'm not always sure what I can do to reduce my personal waste... I do know, however, that I usually have a bunch of cardboard boxes and that I can most likely construct a custom shipping vessel out of them to mail your art with. The packaging won't be pretty, but the art will be!
In-stock art pieces will be shipped within 2-4 business days and custom pieces will ship within 4-6 weeks.
(If you need your item sooner than that, email me at [email protected] at the time of purchase.)
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
Everything Robot In Bloom sells is handmade by me (Sandy).
Despite the shop name, I am not a robot... so I can guarantee that the item you receive will contain slight imperfections and will, therefore, be one-of-a-kind. (Huzzah for independent art!)
I do not accept returns or issue refunds at this time.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WOOL AND ACRYLIC YARN?
Well, 100% New Zealand rug wool costs about 2.5 times the price of acrylic yarn - which means that pieces made with wool will be more expensive. If you want a custom piece, it's up to you which material you prefer.
Here is a handy chart to help you decide!
WOOL RUG YARN
A natural fiber from sheep in New Zealand
A human-created fiber from science
Ideal for long-lasting floor art
Not the best option for high-traffic areas, best for wall art or seldom-used floor areas
Might be considered a bit scratchy for couch art?
Fluffier, softer for couch art
Good for wall art
Great for wall art
Many great colors available
Wide array of colors from cartoonishly vivid to subdued neutrals
Higher price of materials means higher quality of product, rug wool has been used in heirloom-quality pieces throughout history
Affordable, attractive, and soft - which also means that it must be handled relatively gently over time
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY ART?
Do NOT clean your art in the washing machine
Do NOT immerse your piece in water
You may vacuum your art piece, but ONLY with a suction attachment; vacuums with beater brushes (those spinning rod thingies) are not recommended for use on your art
Though a professional-grade carpet adhesive is used when finishing each piece, your art may shed a bit and that's totally normal. I vacuum and lint roll every item before it gets packed up, but you will likely notice some occasional stray yarn upon receipt and over time.