Custom order – Three *Card purses

The journey of creating big(ger) purses

(Please take part in my survey)

I’ve had a couple of people mention that I’d might want to think about purses which could hold credit cards. In these ‘modern times’ (I’m told), more plastic is held in purses than actual coins / cash. TBH, I had thought about conducting a bit of market research but I stashed it away in the back of my mind as an item for review, later on… little did I know… 😝

I was just getting into the making of my Mystical Blanket. I nearly completed one strip of lanterns when I had a message – a custom order for 3 purses. Although she loved the coin purses as they were, she wondered if I could alter them in some way to fit a credit card or two inside. Challenge Accepted….

I decided to hall out that idea in the back of my mind, shake it out and dust it off. My first thoughts were of trying to lengthen the current purse shape (to store credit cards in portrait orientation). I thought of making a *coin purse but with a little larger circumference (same “fishbowl” / cauldron shape). This way it can store credit cards in landscape orientation. Both would still have plenty of room for lipsticks, coins and the all important credit cards.

I showed her a few photos of the two shapes made – probably not very good to judge on a photo, but I wanted to keep her involved and updated her with my progress. My client was happy with the longer shape of the updated *Blue Cherry Blossom purse, but she preferred the larger “fishbowl” shape of the *Yellow Cherry Blossom and so decided she wanted the third in this same shape.

As I’ve been working I’ve been thinking of what I’d change for the next. Both yellow and blue purses have had several frogging sessions (those of you who do not know – frogging is simply the crochet worlds’ way of saying “pull out”). I concentrated on finishing the longer blue (first) and fishbowl yellow purse (second) before I’d embark on the third to make sure I’d ironed out any design elements which bugged me and for my client to approve on the shapes she preferred.

As they are ultimately being ‘designed as I work’, I suppose it still could be considered a bit of a WIP (Work In Progress). I’d love to have your thoughts on the new designs and please take a moment to complete my survey below.

UPDATE:-  Please see below completed works – I’m so excited and I’m very pleased that my client is as excited to receive them 😉

Please don’t forget to take part in my survey… thank you 😘

Blue Cherry Blossom *Card Purse (completed)

Yellow Cherry Blossom *Card Purse  (completed)

Forever Spring Garden *Card Purse (completed)

9 thoughts on “Custom order – Three *Card purses

  1. Tami says:

    I love this little survey! What a great idea! You know I adore your coin purses, but it is true that cash and coins just aren’t carried around much anymore, so I think that the design tweaking will be more popular. 😀

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  2. PaperPuff says:

    I think your work is beautiful. It makes me want to learn to crochet although I could never produce anything so pretty. I voted for coin purse as it is, because I don’t think many people just pop a credit card in with their coins. Therefore may as well have a gorgeous purse and put the credit cards somewhere else!

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    • madebyninafairy says:

      Thank you 😊 it’s difficult changing something that ‘works as it is’ so I’m so glad to be able to host a survey – see what sort of ‘majority’ voting would come of it . I’m not sure if I’d be able to fit in a card ‘slot’, but worth a go on popularity voting to get a view on what the current market wants 🙂

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  3. Designing Us says:

    These are gorgeous! I am one that carries some cash but all my coins get dumped in a jar at the end of the day. That is if I dig them out of the bottom of purse, lol. The embroidery you’ve done on them is so spectacular!

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    • madebyninafairy says:

      Im the same as you 😊 cards and coins are kept separately but I’m quite open to requests 😊 (and new ideas). Everyone works differently. Thank you – I think the embroidery on this one has been the most intricate to date – larger space and I think a little more focussed – hopefully I improve in time too 😘💕


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