Years ago I was in St. Louis and found a hippie shop that sold these cute patchwork coin purses made from old clothes. I got one and have been carrying it with me as my wallet ever since. That was until....my dear sweet innocent husband went to get something out of it and promptly broke the zipper. All his talks about fixing it and the subsequent battles with "the light", hammers, chainsaws and blow torches and still...broken coin purse zipper.
Unable to say goodbye, I've still been carrying it around (fully open) praying my ID, credit card and pocket change don't try and jump ship. I finally cried uncle and since I'm not planning any trips to St. Louis in the near future, I knew I wanted to try and find a handmade quirky something or other new coin purse. The first place I thought of was Etsy and 4 hours later I had 2 coin purses, one crochet pattern and about 100 sellers on my favorite list. Love at first purchase!
So rest in peace sweet friend:
You will be missed.
And move over to make room for your younger cuter Japanese replacements!
Don't cry, it did take two to replace you!
And please remember me in your prayers as I try to crochet this:
Unfortunately my forays into the world of amigurumi have been...let's see if I can find a delicate way to put this...uh...SUCKY. lol But I have faith that anything I buy on Etsy (including this pattern) has magical properties to make me awesome!
Viva la Etsy!