Iowa, United States · 349 Sales


Iowa, United States 349 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   I've re-opened my shop here - selling the same thing - and MORE! - I'm offering a July coupon - check it out!


I've re-opened my shop here - selling the same thing - and MORE! - I'm offering a July coupon - check it out!

Deb Fairfax

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Deb Fairfax


This might be wordy, but I have alot to say...

I've been making things for as long as I can remember. I think I will always make things. I'm not happy unless I'm creating something.

When I was little, my hangout was my mom's sewing room. It was filled with fabrics and half done projects and its where I learned to sew. Just by watching and trying and making. And I made some pretty scary looking things - but I got better. That was over 40 years ago and I'm still at it. Always learning and always thinking about what I can create.

I'm picky. Picky about the fabrics I use and the quality of my work. I'm also lucky. Lucky that there are great things to buy and sell here in the wonderful sea of Etsy. And lucky that I have great customers that I have gotten to know and look forward to hearing from.
This is not my full time job but its the job that I love the most.

Bliss - its a business that I literally had a dream about every night for a week. This was before the word was an "it" word like it is now. The signs were many and over a period of three days. I was in a book store and reached for a book and behind it was a book called Bliss. I went into a store and picked up a soap dish and turned it over and it said Follow Your Bliss. I turned a page of a magazine and it said enter the Bliss Sweepstakes. The book I was reading talked about a character with the last name Bliss.
I kept thinking about how to make that name work. While I was looking through some fabric scraps of dresses my mom had made me as a girl, I found lots of dotted swiss fabric. My mom hated sewing that lumpy fabric that raveled like crazy but she sewed it anyway because I loved it.
Why not turn that into Dotted Bliss? A nice play on words for the fabric I loved as a girl and for the dresses my mom used to sew. My mom - she's gone now - for a long time, but I think she's looking down on me - probably still shaking her head over that dotted swiss!

I do still sew under the Dotted Bliss label. And recently added my baby line called Little Dottie Bliss which has been so much fun to do. I hope you like it as much as I enjoy creating it. And I hope you follow your bliss too....

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  • Deb Fairfax


    owner, designer, maker, fabric lover and creator of bliss...

Shop policies

Last updated on August 25, 2014
Welcome to my store.. Dotted Bliss
I make colorful and functional zipper bags, accessories and bags.
Each of my items are ready for shipment. I love custom orders and will do my best to get you what you want.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept credit card or Paypal through Etsy checkout.

Sales tax will be applied to IOWA sales.
I use USPS to ship all items. Most items are mailed first class. If you order multiple items and its a heavier package it will be mailed out priority mail.
If you need your item in a hurry, please contact me and I can give you a price for priority shipping.
Items are mailed out either the same day or next day. If I can't do this, I will let you know.
I cannot be responsible for any damages that are beyond my control by USPS. I do my best to ship and pack as best as I can.
I will gladly refund shipping overages at my discretion. It's hard to judge what shipping will be if you buy multiple items of different weights. Once I have created a shipping label for you, I will let you know if you will be refunded any overages. This mostly applies to buyers purchasing several items at once from my store.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds on supplies.
If you're handmade item is not what you expected, please contact me and we can work something out.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS - After the custom order is finalized, payment is due before I make the item. I will give you an approximate ship date during our convos.

At this time I do not take wholesale orders. My prices are reasonable enough that if you want to sell my things in your store, let me know. I will gladly combine shipping for you. I like to know where my things are, so provide the name of your store and the town you are in.

ALL of my items are made with quality fabrics.
Item Care: For best results wash warm, delicate cycle and tumble dry low.
Zipper bags and bags can be ironed after washing.

If you have further questions about care, please contact me.