ruddawg

The Menagerie of Items from feathers to survival needs

Wisconsin, United States · 4113 Sales

ruddawg

The Menagerie of Items from feathers to survival needs

Wisconsin, United States 4113 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(2370)
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Brenda

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Announcement   3/27/16: Two weeks ago, my brother passed away. This was not unexpected, as he had battled alcoholism and drug addictions for decades. The cost for the funeral was plopped on the laps of my parents who could ill afford ANOTHER cost due to my brother. But here we are, faced with a $2,000 bill to bury him.

In order to help out, a Go Fund Me page has been set up. Honestly? None of us can afford to do this, but we will help out Mom and Dad as much as we can. I've got a stash of knitted items I've completed over the years that I will be putting up for sale. The proceeds will go into the Funeral Fund and sent to my parents. Look for items with "FF" in the description. Many thanks.

And seriously, folks. If you're battling addictions, don't put this kind of thing on your parents. Get help. STAY clean and you will live longer and better for it.

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Last updated on Aug 27, 2016

3/27/16: Two weeks ago, my brother passed away. This was not unexpected, as he had battled alcoholism and drug addictions for decades. The cost for the funeral was plopped on the laps of my parents who could ill afford ANOTHER cost due to my brother. But here we are, faced with a $2,000 bill to bury him.

In order to help out, a Go Fund Me page has been set up. Honestly? None of us can afford to do this, but we will help out Mom and Dad as much as we can. I've got a stash of knitted items I've completed over the years that I will be putting up for sale. The proceeds will go into the Funeral Fund and sent to my parents. Look for items with "FF" in the description. Many thanks.

And seriously, folks. If you're battling addictions, don't put this kind of thing on your parents. Get help. STAY clean and you will live longer and better for it.

Brenda

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Brenda

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2370)
Kristen VanWingerden

Kristen VanWingerden on Oct 28, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Very prompt shipping. Seller has wonderful communication and is great to work with.

Cheri C.

Cheri C. on Oct 6, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Love these. Bigger than I thought from the picture, and I can't wait to try these with our scouts.

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About

I always said I'd be a bag lady..

As a senior in high school, I had a number of good colleges vying for me. My ACT scores were great but my funds were low. After answering a lot of phone calls, I declared that I was not going to college. I was going to become a bag lady!

Fast forward twenty years. I was in tech school trying to become a Physical Therapist Assistant still struggling financially. This family needed funds. I looked at the bag I had sewn for my knitting one day and asked myself, 'Could I sell that?" and I did. Over 7000 KIP bags are now out there happily encasing knitting projects. The PTA program was a washout, but the bag business thrived and allowed me to be a Stay At Home Mom during those difficult teen years of our Son.

My KIP Bag sewing days are over, but I do offer the pattern for sale. My focus has turned from Knitting Bag lady to working feverishly on a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. The kid is now graduated and on his own life path. I still knit, spin and sew but less than before. I find that I knit a lot of garter stitch hats while reading my Math books.

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  • Brenda

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Bag Lady

    Engineers are considered problem solvers. They take an issue - a problem- and find a way to solve it. In 2007 I took a problem with a bad knitting bag and designed one that fits all my needs. Now, I'm the KIP Bag lady.

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Last updated on April 8, 2015
Yes, I did really, really REALLY intend on closing the shop for good. All my excess inventory was packed and stashed in my sewing room. I still believe that KIPs are a good buy, and I still believe there are people out there that can benefit from them. So in order to keep the happiness flowing, I've written out the procedure for making the KIP bag and you can purchase your own copy. There was really never a set pattern for them, but more of a procedure with a few dimensions on it.

I still have about a dozen KIP bags here that stash my projects. I wistfully made the decision about a month ago to delete all the old sold orders as there were some people still thinking that I sold them. It was a fun flashback. There were a few fabrics that I truly loved sewing every day. A few I wish I would have kept a bit of that fabric for myself! A few I was very very happy to see gone.

Since the closing of the shop, I've been in school, and raising a flock of poultry: Geese, Ducks and Chickens. We do it for self-sustainability as well as hoping to expand to be able to provide locally-grown poultry to local restaurants and people.

If you have issues with something, let me know.
Thanks! Brenda

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
I prefer paypal or direct buy, but I do take checks I deposit check within a day of receiving it and wait for it to clear first. I also consider barters....if you've got something to trade, (I like sock yarn and fibers) message me!!
Shipping
I ship worldwide!! The Countries that I've shipped KIP Bags to are: Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, and South Korea. Please contact me if you have any concerns about International Shipping.

PLEASE NOTE: CHECK YOUR PAYPAL SHIPPING ADDRESS AGAINST YOUR ETSY ADDRESS. If the address submitted on the Etsy receipt does not match the one on your Paypal account, I will not ship until I confirm via email which address is correct.

For issues with address correction on Paypal, call their Customer Service hotline at 1-888-221-1161.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you're not happy with the bag, please let me know before sending it back. If possible, I'll work with you to get the problem taken care of before sending back the bag.
Additional policies and FAQs
NOTE NEW POLICY ON RESERVED LISTINGS:
If your name is NOT on the reserved listing, DON'T PURCHASE!!! After one person ruined a sale to a very good customer, I've changed my policy on this situation. If you attempt to snag another person's reserved listing, I will cancel the sale.

The solution to this problem is simple: If you see a reserved listing that you fancy, CONTACT ME! I will work out details of creating your own bag + reserved listing.