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Cast On Magazine

Product Review – by Penny Sitler, The Knitting Guild Association

CastOn review Koala Caddie

“Have you ever been sitting in a waiting room working on a knitting project, only to have your yarn roll off your lap and across a not-so-clean floor?  How about when you’re knitting away at home and the phone rings?  You madly scramble to collect your project, set it down without the needles slipping out, and rush to the phone, only to have it stop ringing before you can get there.”

“Avid stitcher Mary Shooshan has developed the most brilliant project container I’ve seen – the KOALA Caddie – because of those same scenarios.  Part craft apron, part project bag, the KOALA Caddie wears like an apron, and has a pouch to hold your project.  Snap it shut, and your supplies stay put.  Untie it and everything is protected till you’re ready to get back to work.  Each is uniquely handcrafted of lovely fabric, with a matching satin lining.”

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Sweaterbabe.com Review

Product Review – by Katherine Lee, Founder and Owner of Sweaterbabe.com

“Recognizing that many knitters and crocheters are productivity-lovers (AND like to protect their time and $ investment in their projects) like me, Mary Shooshan designed and developed these craft tote/storage bags called the KOALA Caddie Knitting Bag Apron and here is my official review!”

“I was very impressed with Mary’s website, as it has extensive photos on the many ways to use the Koala Caddie. This just proves how thorough she was in designing it, as the photos visually explain all the ways the tote can be easily converted for use in different situations and by different users.”

“The workmanship on these Koala Caddies is gorgeous. I can barely sew, but I certainly can recognize a pro! These bag/aprons are meticulously cut and sewn together, with beautiful satin linings to protect your knitting and yarn. Mary uses pretty snaps and toggles that allow you to convert the bag/apron as needed.”

Read full review at sweaterbabe.com

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Kona Bay Fabrics

Product Review – by Douglas Eagleson, Founder of Kona Bay Fabrics

Koala Caddie in gold

“The Etsy Community boasts nearly 2 million members and growth doesn’t seem to be slowing.  Each seller has their own shop where you can buy their products and learn more about them.  It’s boutique shopper’s paradise!  I’ve also heard that it’s a source of inspiration for many.  I wanted to share a few fun products I found today.”

KOALA Caddie has developed a unique craft apron for knitters and crocheters.  I think these clever aprons could be appreciated by handywomen (and men!) of all kinds.”

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Cultured Expressions Fabric Challenge

Winners Announced on the Cultured Expressions Website
By Lisa Shepard Stewart

“Grand Prize Winner is Mary Shooshan.  Mary’s Craft Apron/Tote is an original design, primarily for use by knitters and crocheters, but equally useful for many other activites, even as a great casual handbag.  Notice how the cowrie shell section of the stripe is highlighted along the opening panel.”

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KOALACaddie.etsy.com
KOALA Caddie Knitting Bag Craft Apron holds two patents:
US Design Pat. D602230 & US Utility Pat. 7636949.