Marmalade Forest: Hand made items full of love

TheMarmaladeForest is taking a short break


Note from shop owner During this time of uncertainty we will be closed and tending to the needs of our family and community. Stay safe, healthy and happy!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 18, 2020

During this time of uncertainty we will be closed and tending to the needs of our family and community. Stay safe, healthy and happy!

Keelie Duncan

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Keelie Duncan


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About TheMarmaladeForest

Sales 437
On Etsy since 2008

It began with Love...

My shop began by chance. I've always had crafting in my soul. It has always been a part of me and something that I do to fill my own cup as well as gift to others to fill theirs. It wasn't until I became pregnant with our first daughter that I decided to sell the beauty salon I owned and stay home to raise her. This opened up the door to having time to create for other people as well! Not to mention, my new baby girl inspired me to create cute, new items I had never thought about before. Marmalade Forest began organically on a cold October day. We were leaving in a few hours to take our daughter to the pumpkin patch and at that time, Oregon was quite chilly. I wanted a warm hat for her but she wouldn't keep a knit hat on. I grabbed what fleece scraps I had and quickly fashioned a bear hat with a bow on the ear that velcroed under the chin. She loved wearing it and we received comment after comment on it. I realized then that other moms wanted warm, cute hats for their littles too! I designed several more kinds (as you see in my shop, from unicorns to foxes) and thus began the start of Marmalade Forest. (fun fact! Our Rottweiler mix is named Marmalade, hence the shops name!) From hats I extended out into children's clothing, accessories and some non-children items as well. With the birth of our second daughter, I continue to be inspired to create more fun and whimsical items for all ages to enjoy!

Shop members

  • Keelie Duncan


Shop policies

Last updated on March 2, 2018
I'm a stay at home who is inspired every day by my two wonderful daughters. I've always had a sort of love affair with the 1960s and it shows up in a lot of my work. I like to create one of a kind pieces that can be cherished and passed along.
I try to use vintage and recycled fabrics as often as I'm able and because of this and the way I prefer to work, I don't often offer up the exact same dress, outfit or accessory all that often. I like to change up the fabric choices and design details to make a truly special item.
With that said, I am not against taking orders for similar or like items to what you have seen in my shop.
Although making child sized frocks is my favorite pass time, I find myself being drawn to other art forms once in a while. Because of this you may find an array of accessories, paper art, plush toys and other odds and ends when my mind gets to cookin'!
Whatever you are searching for, I'm confident you will find whimsy in all that I create.


Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I am not responsible for damaged or lost merchandise. Please ask about other shipping options if you would like tracking, insurance or any shipping extras.

All custom order sales are final, no exchanges. please ask all questions before purchasing your custom order. Exchanges are available on all other items within 14 days of purchase if the item is returned in as new, clean, re- sellable condition with no distinct odor (ie pet, smoke, etc), non-washed and all tags attached if applicable. Shipping cost (to and from) on an exchange or return is the responsibility of the buyer. Thank you!
Ask all questions about sizing beforehand. I am happy to answer you and provide measurements if needed.
please see my info and policy section for information on return/exchanges. please ask any and all questions before purchasing.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to work with you to make a custom item of your choice. please contact me for info.