Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just a quick note....

Some of you I've Facebooked with have asked if I make larger bags. I do, but only upon request. They do take longer to make and right now I am focusing on the fun little wristlets which my time allows for. However, I will get some pictures up soon of the bigger ones I've done in the past. Basically, if you like what you see in the wristlet versions, you can "super size" (the good ol' America way). I use one and a half inch wide crochet straps for over the shoulder, the size is a 10x9 and cost is $95. Just let me know if you are interested!!!

Hope everyone is feeling well this fabulous "hump day"!!! Headed out for a much needed haircut!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Grey and pink wristlet... too, cute!

I love grey in the winter... well, not the sky, but isn't that a different spelling? I love grey sweaters, grey flannels, grey long sleeved t-shirts and I really love grey with PINK! It just perks it up a notch, you know? Then again, pink perks up anything--you should see my perky-pink sweet friend Amy!
So this little wristlet, sans the bangle I'll add later, has a velvet baby pink ribbon tied in a bow, along with a silver pendant that offers a little touch of pink on the flowers. How delicate can I get! I've shown the sweet brocade on the inside which is a silk fabric in off-white with a subtle floral design.

I love this one.... someone should buy it before I keep it! It's only $40!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Funky Pink Wristlet

One of the wristlet shells I finished yesterday is completely finished now--see, here! It's adorned with a funky enamelled pendant and fuchsia grosgrain ribbon. The inside is a delicate floral brocade fabric--just at pretty as the wristlet itself! For any of you interested in purchasing this wristlet, or one similar, it will cost $30.

Now, just so we are all clear on what a "wristlet" actually is... because apparently some didn't get the memo:) A wristlet is a little purse with a small handle on it large enough to go around the wrist. In my case, I like to put a bangle bracelet on them--silver or gold, depending on the yarn.

Hope everyone is having a great Monday!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Crochet here, crochet there....

One can crochet just about anywhere. Today, on the way to one of my daughter's sporting events, I crocheted away! Stealing moments here and there is just about the only way I can actually get my wristlets and/or purses done. I successfully finished one shell (the outside yarn part) of a wristlet! Later, I headed over to a friend's house to watch the prerecorded MadMen from last week, and once again pumped out another wristlet shell! Go Me! So, forget the Granny basket heaped with yarn and needles... so not necessary. Just grab a ball of yarn and a crochet hook and you're solid!

Oh, and our soccer team won 2-0!! That certainly trumps my crochet any day! And MadMen... if you haven't seen it yet--watch it on AMC Sunday night at 10pm EST!!!

Look for pictures of the wristlets I started today--I'll have them completed very soon!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.....

Welcome to AnnMarieJolie! For some of you, the name change will be obvious--I had another daughter since I began making my purses. I had no choice but to change the name of my handcrafted crocheted purses and wristlets to reflect all of my daughters! I hope you will enjoy my blogs and find my purses irresistible. My inspiration comes from my daughters and believe me, they "inspire" me everyday!!

I love purses. I love wristlets. I love arm candy. So I figured out that my talent for crocheting shouldn't be limited to scarves and throws! Why not make the thinks I REALLY love and can use all year round, outside of my home. After fumbling around with several designs of purses, I finally reached the sizes that have sold the best and are most fun to design. While you can't find them in stores, nor on a site just yet, you can reach me if you are interested in purchasing!! Just send me an email and you, too, can own some fun arm candy!