Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fairy Purses

The fairy purses have been mentioned mentioned before, they are Avril's crochet creations that were inspired by an antique "miser's purse". This one was in my Christmas stocking just a couple of weeks ago. Not miserly at all, these are stylish joined pockets of ingenious design; the entire work is a single continuous chain of crochet from one pocket to the other. Hard-to-find silky thread of just the right weight is necessary for the pockets to hang nicely and to support the beaded fringe.

Each pocket is 2.5 inches wide. The multi-layered flowers are Avril's invention too, plus the slider ring to keep the cords from tangling.
Designed to hold a few coins, perhaps or a sovereign or two, they are small enough to hang stylishly from a belt or belt loop.

Coming soon to the Etsy shop are these, in silky aquamarine
and fairy green.
Little fairy purses are beguiling things to shape and consider.


  1. Oh my ! How beautiful these are - true fairy treasures and little purses are one of my favourite things too ^_^

  2. I LOve these small fairy purses!!!! In the beginning of my crochet experience i was making smaller things and little purses too!!!! Now that i saw your post with these lovelies i want to crochet a fairy one for sure!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!! Kisses! :o)

  3. Dear Frances,

    I came by way of your blog...hmmm...I'm not sure. Perhaps it was Carolyn from Little Gretel Dolls, or perhaps it was the old time fairy magic.

    I am Jacqueline from Once Upon a Fairyland. I love dolls, bears, toys from my childhood, gnomes and elves...dogs too and fairies too. Once Upon a Fairyland was my childhood home. You can read about it on my sidebar on my blog. I invite you to come visit.

    In kindness, I love the purses!

  4. Thank you for sharing with this beautiful fairy purse. This makes me want to block time to make one as well. I love crochet, now I will set a goal to make one by Christmas. Maybe with flower and butterfly on it... I will see how my imagination go..