kristinaprattdesigns

Made in the USA! Hand-crafted accessories

Bunker Hill, Illinois · 74 Sales

kristinaprattdesigns

Made in the USA! Hand-crafted accessories

Bunker Hill, Illinois 74 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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dezeray smith

dezeray smith on Nov 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Loved my purse very Well made despite the trouble with the postal service it was shipped ahead of scheduled date! Loved working with her great communication I highly recommend this shop! Thank you so much again

sherrbfam

sherrbfam on Sep 7, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for these OOAK handbags! Very cute item to accessorize your game day attire. Love that you included a button to secure it closed. It was so nice getting to know you through this process. Thank you again!

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About

"A calm sea never made a skilled mariner." - Unknown

In 2006 I had undergone a total hip replacement, and no one could really say why my hips were deteriorating at such a young age.

In February of 2012, I was finally diagnosed with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. I found out at the that time that my hips weren't the only parts of my body affected. The joints in my hands and wrists had begun to succumb to the disease. Thankfully none of my organs have been involved up to this point.

It was after this diagnosis that I was in a really dark place. That's when I remembered that I needed to fight this disease no matter what. It was then that I decided to take my need to fight and keep my hands moving and combine it with my love for fashion and sewing.

It dawned on me that purses are fabulous because no matter your age, height, weight or disability you can always be in style and enjoy really cute and chic handbags. I decided to start hand-making purses to fight my RA and raise money to cover my ever increasing medical bills.

I'm thankful to all of my friends, family and future customers for their support!

Right now I'm working out of my small dining room, but I hope to move into the guest room soon and have a real studio!

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  • Kristina Pratt

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Chief Creative Officer :)

    After being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, I had to re-invent my life, and I needed an outlet for my creativity - so my Etsy store was born. I love making purses because no matter your age, weight or disability a great handbag ALWAYS fits!

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