charismaticmegafauna

Our secret little fiber arts shop

Ithaca, New York

Announcement    Christi and Tammy are sisters who come by their sewing skills honestly. Our mom was a world-class quilter, and she taught us well. We are still working our way through her fabric stash! Welcome to our shop where we play with fiber. We have discovered that we love to play with colors and designs, and to come up with our own patterns to make useful and beautiful items, especially bags of all sizes. Everything here is handmade, functional, and one-of-a-kind.

Christi is an artist and scientific illustrator in real life, and has always wanted to mess about with wearables. She creates her work in her sunny studio in upstate NY, while fending off the curious studio cat. This sewing and fiber venture is a fun new side hustle. You might find some of her silkscreen experiments here as well. You can find her line of paper ephemera and artwork at christisobel.etsy.com.

Tammy is an educator turned homeschool mom. Now that the kids are older, she has more time to turn to a favorite activity: sewing. She loves to add embroidery to her creations, hopefully adding some pretty and fun to something functional and useful. She lives on the opposite coast, in Oregon.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 29, 2020

Christi and Tammy are sisters who come by their sewing skills honestly. Our mom was a world-class quilter, and she taught us well. We are still working our way through her fabric stash! Welcome to our shop where we play with fiber. We have discovered that we love to play with colors and designs, and to come up with our own patterns to make useful and beautiful items, especially bags of all sizes. Everything here is handmade, functional, and one-of-a-kind.

Christi is an artist and scientific illustrator in real life, and has always wanted to mess about with wearables. She creates her work in her sunny studio in upstate NY, while fending off the curious studio cat. This sewing and fiber venture is a fun new side hustle. You might find some of her silkscreen experiments here as well. You can find her line of paper ephemera and artwork at christisobel.etsy.com.

Tammy is an educator turned homeschool mom. Now that the kids are older, she has more time to turn to a favorite activity: sewing. She loves to add embroidery to her creations, hopefully adding some pretty and fun to something functional and useful. She lives on the opposite coast, in Oregon.

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About charismaticmegafauna

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On Etsy since 2014

Discovering that sewing is a superpower

Having a shop together came out of the COVID pandemic, a silver lining to an otherwise stressful time. Christi (that's me, writing) had time at home during the lockdown to learn some new things. After making great strides towards mastering sourdough, I made a few masks. My husband showed me how to use the sewing machine (we have my mom's machine) and this crazy muscle memory came back on how to use the machine. It feels like my new superpower, to be able to make whatever my mind can come up with. Tammy had always been a seamstress and experimenter with fabric, and has gifted many gorgeous bags to the whole family.

The time is right to collaborate together to bring our bag designs to you. We are also proud to be carrying on our quilter mother's legacy of creative expression through fabric, with a high standard of perfection and quality in the details.

Shop members

  • Christi Sobel

    Owner

    Christi is an artist and scientific illustrator working in upstate NY. She freelances in a variety of media, and also has a business making paper ephemera from her artwork, which you can find at christisobel.etsy.com

  • Tammy Walters

    Owner

    Tammy (the big sister) is an educator turned homeschooler, and now has time to pursue her love of sewing and making beautiful and functional items. She is located in Oregon.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 29, 2020

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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
Refund for the item price will be cheerfully given if it does not meet your expectations, after we receive the item in question by return mail.
Payment
Etsy payments yields instant shipping clearance, a personal check (made out to Christi Sobel) is also welcome and we will ship as soon as we receive the check.
Shipping
We ship USPS as soon as possible after receiving an order. Your item will come from either Christi or Tammy, depending on the maker.