Handmade Purses & Bags | Knitted, Felted Bags for Women

San Clemente, California

TheCelticKnitter is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hey shoppers,
Thanks for stopping by. We have sold out of almost all our handmade felted totes. We are going to take a short break from Etsy while we knit more.

Thanks again,

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Hey shoppers,
Thanks for stopping by. We have sold out of almost all our handmade felted totes. We are going to take a short break from Etsy while we knit more.

Thanks again,

Maxanne Durkee

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Maxanne Durkee


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About TheCelticKnitter

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On Etsy since 2013

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A prodigal knitter, curiosity lured me back to this passion.

When people (the unknowing) think of knitting, they immediately think of their grandmother rocking in a chair and knitting the day away. The result would be a new set of booties for the newest arrival to the family or maybe a beautiful scarf to use in the upcoming winter months. Although all that is still available from us grandmothers knitting has come a long way from then.
The new yarns feature textures and fabrics our grandmothers never got the opportunity to try out. When you stroll through a small town craft show or visit the county fair, you will see amazing products and wares that you can't imagine were dreamed up and constructed using knitting needles.
I was curious to see if I still knew how to knit after taking about a 30 year break from the craft. When I was younger and having my children, I could crochet and knit but since I hadn't touched any needles for a few decades, I had my doubts. After digging around in the drawers of the garage, I found some knitting needles. I looked around the Internet and found a free pattern to make an adorable purse so I thought I would give it a try. It turned out great and it was so relaxing, I was hooked.
Before I knew it I had around 10 purses sitting around the house. My family was expecting that soon all the TP rolls would be covered in knitted covers or something so they started to suggest that I find a way to move the inventory out.
I decided to give about half of those away at Christmas time to friends and family but the purses just kept piling up around here. I tried my hand at a few accessories but always returned to the purses.
My husband decided that he really must enter some of the items in the county fair. I was a little fearful but he was confident and we ended up coming home with a few ribbons. Someone contacted me and asked if they could buy one of my bags so I have decided that I should just open a shop and sell them as I make them.

You may find a few additional styles available here - from time to time.

Shop members

  • Maxanne Durkee

    Owner, Shop Owner And Artist

    I'm a bit of a computer geek, a grandmother of one precious girl and if there is ever any time to completely devote to the task I love to quilt and knit.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to my little Etsy Shop. My name is Maxanne and I am happy to offer a few handmade knitted and felted purses for your collection. Every girl needs a luxury bag at one time or another so I thought I would share a few of my own with you.

I hand knit each of these heirloom quality purses. They are made with 100% wool yarn and high quality materials/accessories that may add a little pizzazz. I take great pride in the handmade techniques and quality of each purse, bag or tote. By way of a reminder, when the items are handmade, that means there will be slight imperfections that are part of the unique charm found in each purse.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All my hand knitted purses, bags and totes are thoroughly inspected before they leave my shop so you can expect top quality merchandise with each purchase. However, if you are dissatisfied with your purchase please contact me within 30 days of the purchase to request return authorization.

- Customer satisfaction is extremely important to me -

Any returned item must be in its original condition with all packing materials and tags, unused, not damaged, and free of all odors, stains, and pet hair. You will be required to pay the return shipping expenses and must include the return authorization number with your package. Once I have received and inspected the item, I will refund the full purchase amount, minus shipping fees.

Customer waives any refund if merchandise is returned without a return authorization number or if items are not returned in original condition.
PayPal is my preferred method of payment.

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Please make your payment as soon as possible. Once received, I will process the order for shipping. If payment is not received within 3 days of purchase and there has been no communication the order will be cancelled.
Currently my store is set up to ship within the USA only.
International Shipping IS available but you will need to contact me for a quote.
Buyer is responsible for any customs fees or other fees incurred from your country.

I ship via United States Postal Service