Southgate, Michigan · 2217 Sales



Southgate, Michigan 2217 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars

Shop owner



forkeepsamanda is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am temporarily closing my shop. Feel free to message me on facebook or through Etsy. Though you will receive an automated response, I will still see your message and respond asap.
I will open back up ASAP.
Amanda :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 7, 2016

I am temporarily closing my shop. Feel free to message me on facebook or through Etsy. Though you will receive an automated response, I will still see your message and respond asap.
I will open back up ASAP.
Amanda :)


Contact shop owner



A piece of me

I find it very satisfying to be able to make the things I want to have. I also love making things that are functional, quality, made with care and can be used for a long time. This is the idea behind my shop.

Nothing stands alone in my life. My work, my craft, my kids, my friends and everything else in my life, tangle together and represent as one. There is a little bit of every part of my life, in each purse that I sew or pattern that I create. When someone buys something from me, they receive a moment of my life sewn up into their new item. I bought the fabric with my son in the cart. I ironed and cut it while helping my oldest with her homework. I left it under the needle when one of my kids called, or put it away unfinished to make dinner. My life happened while I made that purse or bag or tea wallet. I am so happy to be able to share pieces of my life with people who appreciate the craft that I love.

I am a divorced, single mommy to three young kiddos. I do this for them as much as for me. I usually sew during nap time and after bedtime, but I do it everyday. This shop is a way for me to share my craft with many, but it is also so much more. It represents an opportunity to work hard for a fantastic now and a bright future.

*WET BAGS*- I've added this little section about wet bags because it has occured to me that these are an interesting addition to my shop. How do they relate to purses? Well, I don't know, lol. But, I make wet bags because I use wet bags. I run an environmentally aware household. My kiddos and I are almost entirely paperless. We use real napkins, towels and cloth diapers. I try my best to avoid using things that are made to be thrown away (plastic baggies, paper towels, etc) and we renew, reuse, recycle everything we can. Wet bags are used almost daily in my house so I thought, "why not bring them to my customers".

Around the web

Shop members

  • Amanda Troutman


    I am a single mother of 3 kiddos. I like to have fun, work hard, love unconditionally and laugh often. Sewing and this shop, for keeps, in particular, has played such a huge role in the lives of me and my kids. Thank you so much for your interest.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 11, 2015
Thank you so much for considering a purchase from my shop. My items are handmade, by me, in my sewing studio off the back of my house. I live and work in a smoke free/pet free environment. Because my items are handmade, there may be variations and imperfections in my work, but please know that I take pride in my craft and do my very best to offer only excellent work.
I love to do custom orders! If you see a design that you like but are looking for different colors, a different vibe or multiples (bridesmaids gifts, for example), please convo me. I would love to work with you!
If you have any questions please feel free to convo me as I am happy to answer.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept paypal. Please pay promtly so that I can ship and you can receive your item as quickly as possible.
I hand make all the items in my shop after they are ordered to allow for customizations. :) When an item is ordered it goes on my production schedule. The wait time varies with the time of year and robustness of my business at the time of your purchase but I do all that I can to keep it less than 7 business days. If you are concerned about time, please message me to discuss your deadline.
I ship USPS first class (2-5 business days). You will receive an email with a confirmation number when your package ships.
Please convo me if you need upgraded shipping or would like insurance. I will be happy to discuss it with you.
I have estimated international shipping. If the cost of shipping is less than the estimate by more than $1, I will refund you.
I do not wish to make money on shipping :)

Please convo me with any shipping questions. I am always happy to answer. :)
Refunds and Exchanges
If you feel unsatisfied with your item, I will accept a return/exchange if contacted within 15 days of purchase. Buyer pays for return shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are a shop owner and are interested in wholesale, please contact me. I will get you my wholesale kit straight away and answer any questions you may have.

Custom orders are more than welcome! I love them, actually! Please convo me to set your custom order today. I will create a custom listing that will be for half of the total price (less shipping), then after work is complete, I will present you with pictures and create a second listing for the remaining cost, plus shipping. Easy peasy ;) Please, convo me with your questions :)