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Welcome to Kermit's Daughter

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Note from shop owner Taking a break to finish college degree. Then catching up with a few things. Will be back soon.

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Last updated on May 7, 2018

Taking a break to finish college degree. Then catching up with a few things. Will be back soon.


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About KermitsDaughter

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On Etsy since 2006

"How did you think of that!?

That is a question Lisa hears often. Working in a, sometimes very messy, disorganized sewing/craft room she manages to create the many ideas that float into her head. From purses that look like tacos, zipper pull rings, bracelets and rings made from old, vinyl records. Most ideas come while driving in the car or in dreams.

Lisa wanted to major in art her whole life, but when her parents felt that it wasn't the best idea, she applied to nursing school just as a kind of a joke. To her surprise she got in. Still working full time as an RN in a pediatric hospital and is back in college. Art and sewing are still her first loves. She spends every spare minute on the many projects she has going. She started sewing at the age of 14 and knows how to do some classic techniques like smocking and heirloom sewing. But she also knows bead work, soldered jewelry, some knitting, crochet, silk ribbon embroidery, quilting and most recently, painting reborn dolls. So it is obvious there is many a project in some stage of completion laying around. That doesn't include the pages of ideas in her sketchbook yet to be realized.

She discovered etsy and with the encouragement of her husband Joe, decided to give it a try. Off to a slow start but starting to get some steam. She is learning from her mistakes and picking up tips here and there. She is surprised at the popularity of her food related accessory.

Lisa, unfortunately, suffers from interstitial cystitis of the bladder. It is a chronic and extremely painful disease with no known cure. Her creativity is what keeps her going during those hard times. She has 2 wonderful adult children. Eric, a talented musician and Alana,who is a fashon model in Japan.

Someday she would like to do this full time. In the meantime, even with the full time job and the chronic pain, you can still find Lisa in her studio. Her lovebird, Jingle as a funny little companion and the sound of heavy metal coming from her music producer husbands recording studio at the other side of the house. She looks in the fabric stash for the perfect taco meat fabric and the chocolate bar that got lost in the mess. She misses her late father, Kermit, whose crazy tie collection started her in the purse business and her mom, Dorie, who loved every crazy creation.

Shop members

  • Lisa of KermitsDaughter

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Dreamer, Seamstress, Chocolate Eater

    With a very wild imagination and, mostly, self taught skills I managed to find an outlet for my creativity.

  • MarlaE

    Maker, Designer, Sometime Model

    MarlaE is an well known artist. She worked with me on a line of purses. Using her talent for painting and her urban plaster technique, she helped me make purses that are a portable work of art.

  • Joe

    Cheerleader, Sometime Editor

    Joe has been playing guitar since his early teens. He is a longtime guitar teacher in the Central Florida area. He is the guitarist for the Grammy Award winning band A Flock of Seagulls and a music producer. Lisa & Joe have been married since 2003.

  • Jingle

    Shop Mascot

    Jingle is a peach face lovebird. He considers Lisa his mate and is the king of his domain. He is housebroken (a basket with coffee filters). Believes that the only reason Lisa exists is to pet his head.

  • Kermit

    Inspiration For Shop

    My father, now deceased. Born in 1919 to Norwegian immigrant parents in Minneapolis. Served in WW ll in the navy. Was married to mom for over 60 years. We all miss him very much. We lost him in 2006.

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Last updated on Apr 2, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I will customize the taco purse. It can be made with a shoulder strap or have no strap and be a clutch
Any other items, please contact me.

Sizing details

I will usually include the measurements for any clothes and the size. Baby clothes are listed by size.

taco purse shipping time

I list the shipping time as 4-6 weeks. It depends on how busy I am and if I am a hard college course. 4-6 weeks is the maximum amount of time, it could be shorter. If you require it sooner, please contact me about the actual time.