We moved! New Etsy location at Handmade Braids

16 Sales


We moved! New Etsy location at Handmade Braids

16 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars

Announcement   We've changed our name and moved! Come 'like' us at!


We've changed our name and moved! Come 'like' us at!

Laurie Persuitte

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Laurie Persuitte


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judithmar on Jan 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This rug is so wonderful… I love it! It is beautifully designed and crafted. I consider it a little work of art.

Judith Jones

Judith Jones on Dec 10, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I t arrived very fast and is really cute. Thanks

Anonymous on Jul 11, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Cutest little pincushion with vintage charm and attitude! Cleverly designed and well made. Fast shipping, well packaged and good communication. I'll shop here again.

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Only the best for you dear! Nothing else will do!

After twenty plus years of wholesale selling, Sew Be It Greta teamed up with sister sidekick Laurie and entered into a new adventure with the Etsy crew.

SistaSisu (pronounced sistah-sis-oo) was chosen for our shop name since we are sisters as well as best friends and are half Finnish. Sisu means 'having guts, determination, Finn power, go get 'em attitude. That's who we are, that's what we do.

Sista Sisu is devoted to bringing Laurie's rugs to the market place. Sew Be It dolls can be found at We hope you will visit both shops on a regular basis cuz people need people.

'Only the best for you dear' is our motto. We are God's children, called by name, to serve Him and be an example of His lovingkindness. May He find us ever faithful and bless the work of our hands.

Shop members

  • Laurie Persuitte

    Maker, Designer, Rugbraider

    Hey. This is Laurie. I taught myself how to braid rugs. I've never really been a 'hobby' type person but I'm hooked on braiding! I make them from wool fabrics that I find along the way and lace them with my heart strings just for you!

  • Greta Chirco

    Owner, Designer, Curator, Dollmaker Extraordinaire

    I am a self taught artist specializing in painting, drawing, and creating collectible dolls. You can see for yourself at Here at SistaSisu I manage Laurie's shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2014
Thanks for stopping by. Hand braided rugs are a labor of love which you will experience first hand upon receipt of your purchase of one.
We are unable to do custom orders but please enjoy what is available through our Sista Sisu shop here at Etsy.

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
This shop accepts PayPal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards.
We ship all orders within 1-3 business days
All orders are shipped via USPS or UPS with delivery confirmation

We will happily ship our U.S. made products internationally. Simply convo us with your order request and destination and we will inform you of your shipping fees. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
Our items are individually handmade with unique charm and character. Please consider when ordering online that colors may appear differently on different monitors. Except in the event your order is damaged upon arrival at your door, all sales are final. Should this occur, please notify us immediately by convo and include a photo of the damaged piece and we will gladly set things right. Our customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance!
Additional policies and FAQs
Sew Be It by Greta Chirco has been in business for over 20 years with an excellent reputation nationwide. Laurie Persuitte is a trusted e-Bay seller with positive feedback. You can be assured you will always be treated well when you shop with us!