The Boutique

Our boutique has unique artisan quality hand knitted handbags. All our handbags are hand crafted and made in New Jersey. The handbags are all unique designs and not mass produced, but knitted by Lisa, so her boutique is the only place you can find them on the internet. Custom orders welcomed!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'm selling on Etsy too.

I have an app. Check it out.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Some Updates

I've Been Featured on Our Milk Money Blog! Our Milk Money is a national search directory that lists ONLY self-employed parents. We are also a community resource dedicated to helping parents who want to stay at home find financial opportunities and support.
Many thanks to the folks at Our Milk Money! You've made my day!

I've been busy working on an Autism Handbag. The handbag will be covered with knitted brightly colored puzzle pieces. So stay tuned for updates!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Knitting in the Summer Time

Yes, you can knit in the summer time. Most people think  knitting is just for the fall or winter seasons using heavy yarn, or wool. Not so! You can knit with cotton yarn, silk, rayon, and linen are some good choices. These yarns come in a variety of yarn weights and a price ranges.

Cotton makes a good choice for summer wear. It is light and absorbs moisture. So if you are out in the hot weather it will help to keep you cool by wisking away moisture.So try knitting a tank top or skirt. Here are a couple of great free patterns I found.

Arabesque Top

Laurelhurst Shell

Tina's Skirt


The King of natural fibers is Silk. Silk is a natural protein fiber.The best-known type of silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm. Silk's absorbency makes it comfortable to wear in warm weather and while active. Silk yarn is expensive. Here are some yarns that are either silk or have silk with another fiber.

Artyarns Beaded Pearl & Sequins

Silk Garden by Noro

"Recycled Silk" Yarn

Linen made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is labor-intensive to manufacture, but when it is made into garments, it is valued for its exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather.

Linen was sometimes used as currency in ancient Egypt. Egyptian mummies were wrapped in linen because it was seen as a symbol of light and purity, and as a display of wealth. Some of these fabrics, woven from hand spun yarns, were very fine for their day, but are coarse compared to modern linen. Here are some linen yarn sources.

Euroflax - Louet North America

Punta Del Este Yarns: Montoya Beach Yarn

CotLin DK Yarn


Rayon is a manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber (comes from plants). Rayon is known by the names viscose rayon and art silk in the textile industry. It is considered a semi-synthetic or artificial fiber. Some major rayon fiber uses include apparel. Rayon is a very versatile fiber and has the same comfort properties as natural fibers. It can imitate the feel and texture of silk, wool, cotton and linen. The fibers are easily dyed in a wide range of colors. Rayon fabrics are soft, smooth, cool, comfortable, and highly absorbent, but they do not insulate body heat, making them ideal for use in hot and humid climates. Here are some rayon yarns.

Berroco Seduce Colors

Dune Yarn by Trendsetter

"Rain" Yarn

 So now you have some yarns to choose from. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Happy Knitting!





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