Sewing Machine


The Story

Crystal Squirrel was born from an idea two friends had to repurpose and give new life to discarded items. It has turned into a personal goal to use as much recycled fabric and materials as possible to create new, useful, and fun accessories and gifts! 
The name was created by my friend and I through a combination of events. We used to watch squirrels in the park during our lunch break and comment on their scavenging tactics, and then on one of our thrift store 'hunts', we found a small crystal squirrel figurine and felt like it was fate.
In 2013, I started putting my sewing skills back to use by making mittens from repurposed wool sweaters. My friend, who has since moved away, graciously allowed me to use the name to carry on our dream. My interest in sewing can be attributed to my aunt who taught me to sew when I was young. She also provided the guidance to get started in this venture.