Announcement 5/21/16 -- I have survived another semester of school and will be adding a few more things to my offerings for the summer. I attempted to make hand lotion and the results were not great, but I have supplies left that may be useful to someone else. I'll be destashing yarn and fabric and am seriously considering offering up packages of down harvested from our ducks. I have to consider the best way to ensure that the packages won't be too bulky to ship!
5/21/16 -- I have survived another semester of school and will be adding a few more things to my offerings for the summer. I attempted to make hand lotion and the results were not great, but I have supplies left that may be useful to someone else. I'll be destashing yarn and fabric and am seriously considering offering up packages of down harvested from our ducks. I have to consider the best way to ensure that the packages won't be too bulky to ship!
Kristen VanWingerden on Oct 28, 2015
Very prompt shipping. Seller has wonderful communication and is great to work with.
Cheri C. on Oct 6, 2015
Love these. Bigger than I thought from the picture, and I can't wait to try these with our scouts.
Cheri C. on Oct 6, 2015
Thank you! Perfect for my camping gear.
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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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.
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.
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- Other Method
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Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
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.