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About LifeWithTigers

Sales 1,319
On Etsy since 2007

Happiness is waking up to a warm cat, even it it's on your neck.

Life with Tigers is a craft and design studio operated out of New York City by Karen.

We cherish the idea of giving that magical gift to someone special. Aside from the carefully selected fine fabrics, hand-crafted quality and individually unique designs, a major part of our recipe is tender loving care. We value the animals, people and ideas that inspire us daily. We’re slightly maudlin in spirit, quirky in our humor and nostalgic for the moment when your loved one receives a sentimental gift.

All designs © 2021 Karen Brazell
All rights are reserved.

Shop members

  • Karen

    Creative Director

    Doll maker, cat wrangler, robot coordinator and beleaguered human behind the Life with Tigers studio.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
"Life with Tigers" was created from a phrase muttered quite frequently around our New York City design studio. We understand that happiness is waking up to a warm cat...even if it's on your neck.

Everything we create is one-of-a-kind and made by hand from original designs and patterns inspired by our own lives with tigers. We enjoy using repurposed, reused and recycled materials as well as quality new materials.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.


We accept credit cards through Paypal and Direct Checkout for your convenience! Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.

We mail to the address listed in your Etsy account. If you would like your item shipped elsewhere, please let us know in the comments section when placing your order.


We strive to ship all orders within 3-5 days of payment!

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Shipping is done through the U.S. Postal system with tracking. Most items go First Class to save you postage, which takes between 3-5 days for delivery. Dolls are usually shipped via Priority Mail 2-3 day service. We cannot be held responsible for misdelivered or delayed packages once they leave our studio. If a missing item is tracked as DELIVERED, we cannot send another item and recommend checking with your local post office for further information. If a missing item is tracked and is clearly lost along the way, we can send a replacement or issue a refund if a replacement is unavailable.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: International buyers are responsible for any and all Customs Charges, Taxes, Duties & Additional Postal Fees
Depending on location, international shipping may take anywhere from 10-15 business days for delivery.

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We do not accept returns unless the item arrives damaged. If that happens, send the item back and we will happily replace the item or issue a refund if desired.

Additional policies and FAQs

Our dolls are often made with buttons, ribbons or other small pieces. Please keep this in mind if you are purchasing a doll for a child. Do not put these dolls in a crib! We hope they can live on your shelf a while until the little ones are old enough to enjoy them responsibly.