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My crochet purses and pouches are handmade by me. I love the process of pairing the yarn and the vintage button. It’s amazing the way one beautiful button can become the unifying element that makes the color and texture of the yarn pop.

After experimenting with many size purses and pouches the size that most customers prefer is the six inch square. It seems to be the most versatile size for carrying your I.D., a little cash, lipstick, credit cards and driver’s license. The six inch square is also perfect for your iPhone, iPod or other small electronics.

My friend Ellen bought several last year as gift card holders. A gift inside a gift!... the perfect twofer!... this year she is getting married and using them as gift wrapping for her bridesmaid's gifts and her other helpful wedding planning ladies. I will be crocheting the…

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  • Born on February 2
  • Joined August 17, 2008

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Yarn and buttons, vintage Japanese silk

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  • obi1
    Vintage Japanese Fabric, Kimonos and Dolls

About

My crochet purses and pouches are handmade by me. I love the process of pairing the yarn and the vintage button. It’s amazing the way one beautiful button can become the unifying element that makes the color and texture of the yarn pop.

After experimenting with many size purses and pouches the size that most customers prefer is the six inch square. It seems to be the most versatile size for carrying your I.D., a little cash, lipstick, credit cards and driver’s license. The six inch square is also perfect for your iPhone, iPod or other small electronics.

My friend Ellen bought several last year as gift card holders. A gift inside a gift!... the perfect twofer!... this year she is getting married and using them as gift wrapping for her bridesmaid's gifts and her other helpful wedding planning ladies. I will be crocheting the pouches in her colors using dark blue and silver yarns. A different vintage button will adorn each one to make a one of a kind very special gift wrapping a gift!

I would be delighted to work with you as you plan your wedding, or any special event. Convo me with your colors and date of your event and let’s see what we can work out.

If you have buttons from grandma or grandpa’s favorite sweater or coat send me the size (small buttons can be clustered together to create a large one) and a photo, I would love to create very special little purses for your sisters, aunties or cousins with the memorable button closure…. What a thoughtful holiday gift or family reunion memento!

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