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Title: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: leah on May 22, 2006 07:54:48 AM
One of the "new but retro-inspired" projects in my new book was contributed by Craftster member somavenus. If you search for "book clutch" here on Craftster you can find lots of variations on this idea. Anyway, somavenus came up with totally clear instructions and diagrams for my book. (Thanks somavenus!  :-*) It's a really fun project and a total attention grabber.

Here's a variation that I recently made. I don't know what attracted me to that particular hardcover book. But I love the juxtaposition of it with the happy homemaker fabric. :)


 


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: roxybadoxy on May 22, 2006 08:43:27 AM
o wow! beautiful! i love it!


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: witness on May 22, 2006 12:40:47 PM
That's gorgeous! What a beauty, i love the colours and the fabrics


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: panda on May 22, 2006 02:05:14 PM
OMGoodness....How beautifully put together. 

I love everything about it Title fabric and the ribbon.  :)


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: RockWaterFalls on May 25, 2006 01:32:29 PM
That is my new favorite book purse. Your fabric is too awesome.


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: udhillb on June 06, 2006 08:16:49 PM
Awesome! This is one of my up and coming projects! My sister, Whiskey, and I want to do one from the nancy drew books because we used to read them so much as kids! I can't wait!


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: Chicaboomboom on June 08, 2006 08:08:01 PM
wow thats neat!! So cool :)


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: Zarbelli on July 04, 2006 01:34:40 AM
In the words of Paris Hilton "That's HOT,"


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: bookishgrrl on July 07, 2006 05:10:52 PM
Ohmigosh! It's so cool! I especially love that it still looks book-like---as though one is always carrying a book around rather than a purse. love the pairing of the fabric, ribbon, jewel and cover.

it's still hard for me to maul books, though, no matter how cool the project or old and useless the book. . . sigh.


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: chimerix on July 13, 2006 04:19:26 PM
This is so great!  What a cool idea for a gift!

I just started here, so for me seeing it today, the timing couldn't be better - there is a huge library booksale I am going to tonight! ;D


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: sgr8hse on July 18, 2006 11:49:07 AM
I love the clutch!!!  I've decided this will be my first project from the Craftster Guide. Now deciding which book I want to destroy...lol!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: Megami on July 26, 2006 12:59:34 PM
i need to get the craftster book! rawr! my dad won't let me spend any money right now though >.< darn him. as soon as i can though :) because i really want to make this (and the other awesome projects in the book!)


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: reneecarol on August 25, 2006 12:10:41 PM
That is SO amazing.  I...I just have no words.  I love it and want to make one immediately.


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: Moo2u2 on November 23, 2006 04:19:36 PM
that is AMAZING! It's so stylish-ly nerdy! I love it!


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: jetsetoff on November 27, 2006 05:00:59 PM
pretty pretty! its an awesome idea. thank you!


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: rabbithorns on December 12, 2006 11:04:42 AM
I love purses from books. If someone doesn't get me your book for Christmas, I'm going to have to get it for myself. I need good directions for making these.

Thanks for the inspiration.


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: brianaknits on December 15, 2006 07:45:12 PM
that is beautiful. really beautiful.


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: The_Dane on December 21, 2006 11:33:51 PM
Very beautiful work!


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: craftADDchick on December 23, 2006 05:47:45 PM
Okay, this project has convinced me that I must buy the book. Now, all I need to do is to hit the thrift stores for a book to rip the guts out of!  ;)



Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: laced_with_k on December 24, 2006 12:21:04 AM
I love the ribbon and jewels. super duper cute that's for sure


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: DangitJess on December 27, 2006 04:45:28 PM
 :DWow! That is so cute! The fabric carries out the homemaker theme!! Cute!


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: McJulie-O on February 25, 2007 06:27:45 PM
What a perfect combination of fabric and title!


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: saintlexi on February 26, 2007 09:07:56 AM
this is so great!  i have an antique book along the same lines, i think it is called The Woman's Handbook.  it is so dated it hurts!  i just had to have it.  but sitting on my book shelf just isn't doing it justice!  i am definately going to have to try this!! :D 

great job!!!



Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: Sharla on March 16, 2007 09:06:22 PM
Has anybody seen these purses:
http://www.femmesud.com/xcart/product.php?productid=16136

When I first saw it, I thought hey, that reminds me of Leah's book clutch, but much more expensive. I don't mean to hijack the thread, I just thought it was neat  :)


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: lariarocket on April 02, 2007 07:25:16 PM
I think I may have just drooled on myself - that is fabulous!


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: arimethia on April 04, 2007 10:05:59 AM
When I worked retail an old lady came in with a purse like that. When I complimented her on it she brought in the other ones she made that she just happened to have in her car. She was one of the coolest old ladies I've ever met. She explained how to make them and everything. Such an awesome idea.


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: tatdarlin on April 04, 2007 12:25:37 PM
that is a gorgeous clutch!

but breaks my heart you destroyed a cookbook that i could have had!

i collect vintage cookbooks.

but i will forgive you since you did such an excellent job. i really love it.

but you destroyed..shut up dana!



Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: silversiamese on April 21, 2007 07:27:49 AM
This is the greatest purse EVER!  I would buy the book solely for this project...I LOVE IT!  I know I'm out of the loop somehow, but where is the fabric from?


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: zparkleys on May 02, 2007 12:56:23 AM
i've been wanting to do these. i saw them on an episode of carol duvall. not sure, but it was awhile ago. [i love her show].

i got some old reader's digest books, the ones with the flowers and print all over them. and took them apart, and that's all the farther i got. that was almost a year ago.

this kinda inspires me to finish them at some point in my life.

:)


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: porfavoray on May 03, 2007 10:50:44 AM
That is my new favorite fabric.

Next to my cowboys.


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: WIPs on May 30, 2007 08:46:26 PM
You're so talented, Leah.


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: amyracinrose on May 31, 2007 09:26:07 PM
Oh my goodness I love love love love love love love love love.. I can't say enough times how much I LOVE this clutch!  It is too cute.. and so unique


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: rosemaryhill on June 11, 2007 01:16:11 AM
I love this! Ever since I first saw it I having thinking about it. It's inspirational!


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: cyngr on May 26, 2008 12:33:32 PM
oooohhh, ,itīs so cute!!!


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: greenfaerie on June 01, 2009 07:00:50 PM
OOOH I love this idea!


Title: Re: Happy Homemaker Book Clutch Purse
Post by: RESINATIONjewelry on June 10, 2015 09:02:43 PM
How clever! Thank you for sharing!!!!