thevanvolkinburgs

Patriotic Purse and Accessories

Byron Center, Michigan · 60 Sales

thevanvolkinburgs

Patriotic Purse and Accessories

Byron Center, Michigan 60 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(20)

Announcement   LOTS OF GREAT THINGS COMING. Finally getting settled after moving and ready for a fresh product page. Let me know if there is something you are looking to have created that you just can't find. I can help!! thevanvolkinburgs [!at] yahoo.com

Announcement

LOTS OF GREAT THINGS COMING. Finally getting settled after moving and ready for a fresh product page. Let me know if there is something you are looking to have created that you just can't find. I can help!! thevanvolkinburgs [!at] yahoo.com

Amber VanVolkinburg

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Amber VanVolkinburg

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(20)
Loren Sarver

Loren Sarver on Sep 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Another beautiful bear for my next little girl. My other two girls loved theirs so much I had to have one for my baby due next month

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I love that....can you make me one?

That is how this wonderful whirlwind started. I started making myself a purse from my husbands uniform that he had worn through the knees. I couldn't bring myself to throw away so much good material. I completed my purse and used it at our FRG meeting the next day and had so many, "Wow, where did you get that?" comments that a light bulb went off in my heart. I am a stay at home mom of active little boys so sewing is my outlet when my husband is gone out to sea for long periods of time. I started my signature cuddle bear by accident as well. I wanted to make something for my eldest son, who is autistic, to feel close to his dad during the up coming deployment. He carries around a bunny to comfort him so I thought I would make him a bear from the remaining uniform material. He loved it. I then thought if he loves it then other children and adults could benefit from the same comfort qualities he found in his bear. Today I am a budding shop and I also have my creations in our local base submarine shop. It has been truly a blessing.

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  • Amber VanVolkinburg

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Since I was a little girl I would express my emotions and find comfort in surrounding myself with my handmade goods. Now that I am a mother and a wife to a US Submariner I spend my time allowing my kids' personalities to shape my projects.

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