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I’ve been spoiling family and friends for years with handmade gifts, and now I’m sharing them with you. I listed my first item on Etsy in October of 2011. But I've been selling my treats in and around St. Louis for some time.

I am a graphic designer, dating both a Mac and a Bernina to create a line of whimsical handmade goodies for tots and homes. I sell my goodies under the label kakabaka, named by my baby nephew when he was learning to talk. When he said "Karen Tabaka" it came out "kakabaka". My baby nephew is in college now, but the name stuck around.

Each piece in my collection is inspired by friendship, then mixed with a pinch of creativity, a dash of color, and a lot of heart and soul. I am not a mommy, but I am a kid at heart. I love bright colors, bold patterns and clean lines - you'll see a lot of polka dots, stripes…

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  • Joined January 28, 2011

Favorite materials

rick rack, ribbon, cotton, wool, paper, game pieces, vintage finds, felt, wood, paint

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About

I’ve been spoiling family and friends for years with handmade gifts, and now I’m sharing them with you. I listed my first item on Etsy in October of 2011. But I've been selling my treats in and around St. Louis for some time.

I am a graphic designer, dating both a Mac and a Bernina to create a line of whimsical handmade goodies for tots and homes. I sell my goodies under the label kakabaka, named by my baby nephew when he was learning to talk. When he said "Karen Tabaka" it came out "kakabaka". My baby nephew is in college now, but the name stuck around.

Each piece in my collection is inspired by friendship, then mixed with a pinch of creativity, a dash of color, and a lot of heart and soul. I am not a mommy, but I am a kid at heart. I love bright colors, bold patterns and clean lines - you'll see a lot of polka dots, stripes and gingham checks in my shop. My favorite pieces are the silly ones, like my rainbow unicorn kitchen towel.

Thank you for stopping by kakabaka. Now... go ahead, treat yourself or someone you really like!

xo,
Karen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kakabakagoodies

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