Yarn With a Purpose

Yarn With a Purpose

Yarn With a PurposeYarn With a Purpose

AMETHYST - healing
SOTERIA - Greek Goddess of safety, deliverance & preservation from harm; personification of recovery

♫You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Handmade Treasure♫


Custom Handmade Items

Custom Handmade Items

Custom Handmade Items


 Scarves can be made in many colors and yarn weight. The yarn weight will determine how thick/warm the scarf is.  ​ Choose if you would like one of the Infinity styles (usually for the gals) or the Traditional style (perfect for anyone) Customize the width, length and color of your scarf then email the details.


 Choose your favorite color, something that matches your decor, or even your school colors! Regular blankets are approx 42"x46" the perfect size to curl up in, baby blankets are approx 32"x36", our newest couch shawl is fashioned like a large shawl (triangle shaped) perfect for curling up on the couch with a good book .  As with the scarves, all blankets are on a first come first serve basis and all sizes are subject to change based on design. Please email for a custom quote based on your special blanket requests.  Contact me with the details of what you are looking for and we will work together to come up with something special :) 


Michelle Ferguson has created this versatile bag that is great for everything from a quick trip to the market, a day at the beach or anything in between. I use mine as my everyday on the go bag. Toss my wallet,  my tablet, and a few other essentials and I'm out the door. Best of all,  they are made with cotton yarn so they are easy to care for! After a day on the beach just toss them in the laundry,  reshape flat or hang dry and you're go to go in no time!  Color choices are endless! 

Standard size - $25.00 

Extra large - $30.00

Mini - $20.00


The sky is the limit! See something you like, just ask me about it. Send me a link or a picture and I will try to track it down. This winter it was Ear Wraps, last year it was bookmarks. If I check it out and think I can make it, I will. (prices based on yarn and work required to make the item)

Have fun exploring yarns and colors at my favorite local shops:


About Me

Custom Handmade Items

Custom Handmade Items

Many of you may remember me from my adventures on Broadway in "Annie". I began as the orphan Kate in the original cast and then took over for one of my best friends, Andrea McArdle. You may also remember that a few years after leaving the show, at 16 years old,  I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). I spent 6 weeks at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSKCC), on their Pediatric floor. Although I was battling a very serious, life threatening illness, I have such fond memories of making cookies in the playroom and sneaking downstairs to the cafeteria for sesame chicken at all hours with Andrea when she would come hang out after the cabaret show she was doing. 

It is amazing what comes out of facing difficult challenges. While recovering from surgery recently, I was unable to do much other than just sit and relax, no driving, no exerting myself. I found myself crocheting and creating all different kinds of scarves, blankets and whatever my friends came up with. I had the idea to market them as a way to give back to the one place that is dear to my heart, MSKCC, the place that made it possible for me to grow up and raise 2 amazing children of my own. The more I crochet the more I create! You never know what will show up on the site. 

I personally hand make each item so if you have an idea for a new item, let me know! . The best and most rewarding part of this is that 10% of each item purchased will be donated to pediatric cancer research. The Infinity scarf can be worn as a long infinity scarf, wrapped around to create a warm snugly scarf close to your neck, wrap it twice and pull one half over your head for those snowy/rainy days. The Traditional scarf is great for guys and gals and can be tailored to the length of your choice. I use a variety of yarns and stitches so you'll never be at a loss for choices. So come join me on an amazing journey to give a little something back to the kids!

​ xoxo

Shelley Bruce


Pricing and Shipping

Custom Handmade Items

Pricing and Shipping

All items are handmade by me and will be done on a first come, first serve basis. All listed sizes are approximates and vary depending on yarn. If you need a rush item, please contact me to discuss it. If you need your item in a specific time period please let me know upfront so I can be sure to have it ready on time.  

Scarf pricing:
Infinity Cowl length - $25.00
All Infinity scarves  - $35.00
Traditional scarf - $35.00 

Blanket pricing:
regular sized blankets start at $80*
​couch shawl start at $70*
baby blankets start at $60*
* prices vary depending on the yarn chosen and work required for your project.

Scarves - $2 shipping  
Blankets - $6 per blanket (additional shipping may apply depending on size/weight)
All items shipped First Class through USPS

I will email you an invoice and your item will be started as soon as payment is received. All transactions processed through PayPal for security. if you do not have a PayPal account you may use a credit card. Full payment instructions will be included in your invoice.

10% of your purchase (not including shipping) will be donated to pediatric cancer research.

Item/s will be shipped w/in 2 business days of completion (weather permitting). Every item includes a special thank you for your contribution to Pediatric Cancer Research.​

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Let me know how I can help!

Do you have a question about my products or my process? Send me an email or text. I'll get back to you soon!

Amethyst Soteria

Morris County, NJ

(973) 970-0045 - text me


email any time, text messages answered from 9am-10pm