Michelle Bevis on Aug 20, 2016
Love the berry lining I ordered for the inside of this tote. It is very sturdy and so far has 2 of my journaling bibles in it!! It is just lovely!
Michelle Bevis on Aug 20, 2016
Beautiful workmanship! So pleased with this cover. This shop is awesome!
arlene woods on Aug 16, 2016
Love the bible cover custom order! It fits perfectly! Thanks so much! I Love it❤️👍🏻
It's All About the Craft
This is what I do for me. What I do for fun.
I make fun purses, wallets, and a few other things to make life more enjoyable. I really believe that functional things should be beautiful, and beautiful things should be functional. Everytime I pick up my own purse or wallet and I see the fun fabrics, it makes me smile. Life is too hard and too long to not take the time to make it enjoyable and pretty!
I named my shop *The Pokey Rose* because I think it defines my style well. I love old fashioned elegance, but it just isn't me. So while everything here MUST be beautiful (like a rose), most of my items have a little spunk and quirk to them, kind of like a very pokey little rose!
I made my shop motto, "Sweet, Simple, Fun", to remind myself daily that that is my goal. I am not here to make a huge name for myself. I am here to make sweet things, to keep it simple, and to have fun.
♥ Hopefully along the way I can brighten someone else's day with something I made. :-)
My hobo purses, wallets, and key fobs are all things that I use myself on a daily basis. And I love using them all so much and so believe in their functionality as well as their beauty that I am sewing them for the Etsy community. So when you see one of these items, know that I am not making them just to "make a sale". I truly desire to bring the same softness, quality, and prettiness into your day as I enjoy in mine everyday.
EXPERIENCE & QUALITY
I have been sewing for more than 20 years. My sewing has always reflected where I was in life; in my teens I made clothes for myself.. When in college and when I bought my first house, I made blankets, pillows, and curtains. When friends began having babies, I made clothing, blankets, and toys. Now my sewing reflects the needs of a busy working woman, but also one who loves being at home and loves the crafty arts. My purses and wallets constantly get attention when I am out and about; people always want to know where I got them! That really makes me feel great, because I feel like I have found kindred spirits in those moments - people who understand the beauty I see in these otherwise mundane objects.
I did a lot of my early sewing in haste, just to get to the finished product. I cut a lot of corners. In fact, I was taught a lot of short cuts when I learned to sew; that was just how you did it. I have spent the last 12 years or so unlearning all of that! I have disciplined myself to slow down, make it quality, and make it to last. You will see this labor of love in everything I make now. When you get something made by me in your hands, I hope you will feel the love, joy, and skill that I put into it. I am proud of everything I make because when I look at these things, I see the years of experience, the triumphs and the popped stitches, not just a key fob or a purse or a wallet. I see how I have trained myself to expect only the best, and to take my time in getting there.
I have searched out quality materials from start to finish. I take the time to design my products so that they look finished and elegant. I use lots of topstitching for reinforcement. When I make my wallets, I check and recheck for squareness. I don't skimp on the interfacings, the parts you don't see but can tell when they are missing. I try to make any handstitching clean and neat. A shabby job makes me feel shabby, so I really aim for a professional finish on every item. :-)
That being said, these are definitely still *handmade* things, and intrinsically have imperfections. Many have said that is the charm of a handmade object; that it isn't cookie-cutter perfect and sterile. I will have to agree!!!
I am definietly open to custom work, just contact me through the the convo system here on Etsy. We'll see if some fabric I have on hand suits you or if we need to order some!
JUST FOR FUN
I used to be attached to patterns and maybe even handicapped with out them! I saw so many sellers on Etsy designing their own patterns and I felt stumped. I finally said to myself, "This can't be so hard!" And gave it a chance. Now, I am happy to say, all my sewing patterns are my original ones (not that anything I am sewing is super-complicated), but it is a fact I am proud of. I used to be so intimidated about sewing without a pattern!
One more thing about me - I LOVE the photo-taking aspect of Etsy. I had never done much photography before I started here, so I've had to read up on it and hone my skills. But nothing excites me quite like a well lit, up-close photo of a great Etsy item, be it mine or someone else's. I love that pretty pictures and treasuries are a part of the Etsy experience!
The Pokey Rose
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Shipping, EVERYTHING!
I love crafting and creating! I read once that hobbies release endorphins into your brain, and it must be true for me! I also love all the people I've met here on Etsy. This is a community of people who UNDERSTAND!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Thank you for visiting my shop!
I ship First Class Mail on all small items, like my bible covers, wallets, and key fobs. This does not offer tracking. I ship Priority Mail on the purses and totes, and you will receive an email with a tracking number when I ship. Either way you will get your item in 2 to 7 business days (of course this is really up to the Post Office, not me). ;-)
I also use First Class International for all my international shipping. Expect two weeks for international delivery.