PanicInPolkadots

It's raining polkadots... did you bring your umbrella?

Alameda, California | 183 Sales

PanicInPolkadots

It's raining polkadots... did you bring your umbrella?

Alameda, California 183 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (62)

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Please check out what I have in store! When I am not working full time as a cake decorator, I love to create things. Panic in Polkadots features fun fabric animal friends, ice cream cones, cupcakes and candies! I also create custom t-shirt quilts, pillows, and wallhangings You'll also find tote bags, and hand sewn t-shirt rugs galore. Introducing handmade miniatures in 2019! Thank you for stopping by!

What people are saying about Panic in Polkadots:
http://www.etsy.com/people/PanicInPolkadots/feedback

Discover more about me and my creations here:
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/PanicinPolkadots
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/panicinpolkadots


<3Katie Umbrella XOXO


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Copyright © 2005-2019 Panic in Polkadots. All rights reserved.
"When it rains, it pours" -Morton Salt Girl

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 5, 2019

Hello!

Please check out what I have in store! When I am not working full time as a cake decorator, I love to create things. Panic in Polkadots features fun fabric animal friends, ice cream cones, cupcakes and candies! I also create custom t-shirt quilts, pillows, and wallhangings You'll also find tote bags, and hand sewn t-shirt rugs galore. Introducing handmade miniatures in 2019! Thank you for stopping by!

What people are saying about Panic in Polkadots:
http://www.etsy.com/people/PanicInPolkadots/feedback

Discover more about me and my creations here:
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/PanicinPolkadots
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/panicinpolkadots


<3Katie Umbrella XOXO


****************************************************************************

Copyright © 2005-2019 Panic in Polkadots. All rights reserved.
"When it rains, it pours" -Morton Salt Girl

Katie Umbrella McKinnon

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Katie Umbrella McKinnon

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Threads and where I keep my quilt lists! My sewing machines are directly beneath this photo. Their names: Laura Ashley and Tank Girl.

About

Panic in Polkadots!

One day I had a thought cloud that stuck with me, and made perfect sense to no one but me: "Panic in Polkadots!" It just seemed to roll right off the tongue, with fun, perky, bubbly persistence. I knew I would have a shop one day called "Panic in Polkadots." I just didn't know how it would come to be.

It all started when I began to made clothes for myself, since nothing ever seemed to fit right: to my body or my personality. I would modify clothes, buy clothes from thrift stores, cut them up and bleach them. I loved creating things, and I loved owning something unique that no one else had. Often, people would ask where I got my fashions. But, it seemed difficult to make clothes for anyone else but me. I didn't use conventional methods of measuring and drawing up patterns. I just went for it, cut and sewed until it seemed right, creating little masterpieces along the way.

Eventually, I was introduced to the world of collage. I made several collages of any size and theme, using paint, mod podge, old canvases, and magazine clippings. I would sit for hours and cut up zines into letters and little pictures and quotes, to fill a shoebox. Soon thereafter, I picked up the art of candle pouring. I bought candle tins but decided that they needed a little decoration, so I decoupaged them! These unique candles were decorative and functional. All of a sudden, people wanted to buy my product, and I loved to create the individualized, unique items!

Panic in Polkadots took off! I then began looking into what else to create, Bottlecap Jewelry! Wristbands made out of fabric scraps, camera cases with film camera prints! But once I started creating animal friends, I knew right away that these would be my signature product. One raccoon started it all, and I still have her to this day! So many animal friend stuffed animals have found amazing homes! I am over the moon about it!

Of course, now I am greatly inspired by my customers! I have had the BEST suggestions for plushies of all kinds: jellyfish, ladybugs, mermaids, clouds, ice cream cones, cupcakes! I have created some amazing one-of-a-kind tshirt quilts! I have created necktie attire that was showcased in a fashion show! I've made tote bags! Fabric Rubik's cubes! Pillows! Pet bowties! The list could go on.

So, let's keep this creativity going for many years to come. It's raining polkadots, did you bring YOUR umbrella?

<3 Panic in Polkadots

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  • Katie McKinnon

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer

    My Mom taught me how to sew doll blankets when I was a little girl. Later, I'd modify my own clothes and was always known as the girl with the one-of-a-kind outfits. Now, I love to create for my customers. Any day that's a sewing day is my favorite!

  • Lucykins

    Assistant Meow

    Lucy is the shop cat. She is a supervisor of all things Panic in Polkadots, to ensure that every detail is PURRfect. Lucy has also modeled for such products as Pet Bowties and Cat Dresses. A true inspiration, this orange kitty brightens my every day.

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