karne

Cotton Spice

Burney, California | 140 Sales

karne

Cotton Spice

Burney, California 140 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Welcome to Cotton Spice!

You can learn more about me on my blog
http://livinginserendipity.com
Questions? Convo me - I'd love to help you out.

Shipping can be priority mail or first class on smaller items. Let me know your preference!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 22, 2016

Do you have a favorite saying or Bible verse? We now offer custom orders featuring your favorite - send me a convo!

Welcome to Cotton Spice!

You can learn more about me on my blog
http://livinginserendipity.com
Questions? Convo me - I'd love to help you out.

Shipping can be priority mail or first class on smaller items. Let me know your preference!

Karen Saari

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Karen Saari

About

A Lifetime of Sewing and Everything Else

I was born sewing. Pretty much, I started sewing my own clothes when I was 9 yrs old, and now I'm over 50. Then I started designing, and writing quilt patterns. I have published one Quilt Book called Log Cabin Quilts: A Brand New Story by Karen Murphy. You can still buy it on Amazon. Yes, Karen Murphy. As soon as it was published, I got married! So much for all that name recognition!

I've also written a novel - Morningshine available on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback. It's the first book in a 3 book series. The second book is Morning Glory and I'm currently writing the last and final book in the series. https://www.facebook.com/KarenMurphyGass is my official Author Page.

Normally, I sew, or embroider. And you can still find my patterns in my store (with instant download! how about that?) :) However, life has some hairpin turns in the road now and then. The end of May 2013, my husband went home to be with Jesus. He had liver cancer. But now, although I miss him terribly, I'm overjoyed that he is completely healed, very healthy and as my grandson says, "Playin' third base in Heaven!" (Mike was a big baseball fan, the St. Louis Cardinals especially.)

I have also gone back to school to get my degree in Creative Writing! I started in Sept 2013, online, and I'm VERY excited about that! I also moved back home, to be closer to my family. I need them at a time like this. Been very busy! Currently, I'm in my second year now and have a 3.8 GPA.

But I will always sew, right now I'm sewing for myself - how strange is that?

Being a girly girl (and a grandma of 15 and another on the way), I do love dolls! Combine that with my love of sewing, and you get Doll Clothes. Not just any old doll clothes, but couture doll clothes. Yes, I do have couture training, I can legally use that word :)

My doll, Riley Madison, has a life of her own, and she is very busy. She is involved in a lot of school activities, many requiring special outfits or costumes. (her clothes will be back in the shop soon)

I use good fabrics, and hardly to never use Velcro on anything. I prefer other closures, such as snaps, hooks and eyes, zippers or buttons. However, I have found this incredibly thin velcro that will convince me to use it now and then :)

The clothes I make for Riley Madison come from a variety of sources. Some of them I design completely. Some of them are made from Liberty Jane patterns, and some are a variation of a Liberty Jane pattern. In each description, I'll tell you which is which.

These are not clothes for the little girls to play with, but they are for older girls on up to the more serious collector.

If you need a special outfit for your doll, I'd be happy to accept your commission.

I'm glad to meet you :) Karen Gass

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  • Karen Gass

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm Karen Gass and Cotton Spice is the name of my business. I'm a writer, pattern maker, business owner, Editor of The Quilt Pattern Magazine and dressmaker extraordinaire! Yes, I wear a lot of hats, but it's okay, I love hats!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 28, 2014
Hi :) I'm glad you stopped by my shop. I am a big fan of textile crafts in all forms but primitive embroidery seems to be my fave at this time. Knowing I couldn't actually stitch enough pieces to keep them in stock, I decided to go for PDF patterns. And now that Etsy has instant download - buying them is a breeze. Almost like a vending machine - insert your paypal, gift card, check - and the pattern comes out at the bottom. Or in your email!

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Returns and exchanges
I have a no return policy on all PDF items.
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All patterns and ebooks are paid for in full first and then the download begins. If you choose to pay by check, the system will wait until your check clears. I have a no return policy on all PDF items.
Shipping
All PDF items are shipped the instant your payment clears to your email inbox. You can also find it available for download on your own Purchases page.