cousinpatty

cousin patty

6 Sales

cousinpatty

cousin patty

6 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Pat Kennedy

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Darlene Sessler

Darlene Sessler on Sep 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This seller is not to be missed! Beautiful work and fast delivery! I couldn't be happier:-))

peterson83

peterson83 on Jul 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality, good price and made with love! My friend loves it, now she can pick out her walker after meals. She loves the pattern. I could manage the rings, but perhaps velcro would be easier for challenged seniors.

Sarah Pressler

Sarah Pressler on Apr 2, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Simply AMAZING! This item was special for my sister who loves it ! She will cherish it for many years! The craftsmanship is wonderful and will last a long time and take lots of wear. You can tell Patty pours her heart in to each piece she offers and rest assured you are getting a high quality item! I cannot say enough how happy I am!! Thanks so much!

About

Sewing brings me joy and peace.

I have been a sewing person for most of my adult life. I learned in Middle School/Junior High School. My Mom also sewed when I was young. Mom was actually such a beautiful seamstress that she took sewing in as a part time job. I owe so much of my sewing talent to her influences.

I started out with a little old Sears Kenmore Sewing Machine in 1974. Finally, around 2000, it went to the great sewing machine Heaven in the sky- Mom sent me a check for a new one. I am thinking it was for a Birthday. Bless her heart. I have a second Kenmore. Yes I know there are many more kinds out there but the basics serve me well. Plus, in truth, I hate to have to read directions.....

I began in 1992, with a Quilt for my daughter Keri. My friend Deb and I took a beginners quilt class. The twin bed quilt ended up, on purpose mind you- being a queen size quilt of yellow and purple and pink with a beautiful fabric of swirling butterflies as its main focus. I took it over to one of the Church Quilting Ladies, Miss Frances. She ooh-ed and aahhhh'd over it . Then she asked my son, Matthew- "Matthew what color quilt is your Mama going to make you?" My immediate reply was that I was never making another quilt again. Well, Frances looked at me and as seriously as the proverbial heart attack, she said, oh ---if you made one, for one child you HAVE to make one for the other. Hence a quilter was born. I have now made 8. Of course one for each child, and one for Mom and my sister, Jean, and myself, of course. I have at least 4 in the "pondering stage". That means I have material I just have not decided exactly what pattern to use.

My favorite thing to do is actually, next to garden, and cook, is to sew. My sewing room is a small room, but I have a wall of plants in the window. They like the North East exposure. And I like their company. I can listen to an audio book, sew and enjoy the peace and quiet while I choose fabrics and create and invent new patterns for my table runners, or perfect a walker bag for someone. I have discovered I can find fabrics on line. Who-ooh! I used to trek all over just to find the precise one. Now, I have such great resources on line that I don't have to do that! For someone who did not use the computer till 10 years ago- I have come leaps and bounds.

My Logo, or the Avatar, I suppose is the better name, has been made by my niece, Kaylyn. She is an artist in the graphic area. I sent a picture of me at age 3 and this is what she came up with. And I was called Cousin Patty as a little person, which was long ago and far away. Perhaps quilting has been an influence, since I grew up in Bethlehem PA, and close to the Amish area of PA. I love the symmetry and design of quilts. I love blending fabrics and making a new picture with them. Some people think that cutting up perfectly good fabric to sew it back together is ridiculous. Well, they simply have not tried it! Sewing and quilting are an art as old as people themselves. There are so many possibilities, and so many quilts or projects that have yet to be done! When I look at something- I can picture it in a fabric version. Obsessive? Well, maybe a little. But it is such fun!

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 18, 2013
Welcome to my Shop!
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my handmade items. I make everything you will see as if I, myself were wearing or using it.

I love wearing aprons and you will see me in them if you came to my house quite often. I have worked on several types that I have tweaked them to the point that I am pleased with them well enough to make them to sell. I also found since they are double sided, your clothes under the apron is doubly sure to remain safe and clean!

When I started the bags for the Walkers, I made one for my own Mom to carry her things. I wanted it to be functional and definitely, attractive. I put little pockets on and drink holders stitched for the person's ease of management. Mom has been the tester for my walker bags. I have made a point of making them to celebrate holidays and seasons too!

Now, the table runners, I decided when I saw one on a friends table, I studied it and thought, "I am sure I can make one of those and make it prettier than that one too"!
I find that I can be very creative with the table runners and particularly when I try to find fabrics that just seem to belong together. Holidays are fun to celebrate and since I make the majority of my items reversible, they can be used for more than a few days, simply by turning them over

I have washed the fabrics before sewing them. Unless it is something unusual, it is washable and if laundered and treated properly should last for a long time. Of course, some of my aprons have become quite worn since when I find a favorite one I do wear it often.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
PayPal. I have found that it is an excellent service.
Shipping
Items will be shipped within 1 to 2 business days. I am fond of the USPS, and will use the Regular or Priority mail.
I will be making visits to the Post Office on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you need the item quickly, please let me know, and I may be able to expedite the shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you find that you are not pleased with your purchase,(which I hope that won't be an issue) I would respectfully request that you please, contact me. The information is on the card and in the package you received.
You must contact me, within 7 days of receipt of the parcel. I will be glad to speak to you about it, and to reach some solution/compromise that suits us both. Please also note that you are responsible for return shipping. However, in general, all sales are final.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each of my items is really a "One of a Kind Creation". I may differ on some of the fabrics and details but each and every one is and individual work of art.
If you are interested in a special holiday or style, for example I have a friend who has had surgery on her neck. She requested an apron that has criss-cross ties so her neck isn't rubbed by the ties.
I love to be able to make special things. If you have a hobby or interest, I will be happy to make something truly unique, and special just for you. I can make children's aprons also. My sister and I always helped Mom bake, and an apron was like a badge of ability. Convo me.

......................... Ditto for custom orders.
If I have to search for a particular fabric that I can not find locally, I will add the cost of shipping to the cost of your item.