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« on: July 24, 2005 05:44:25 PM »

My husband and I are going to Finland to visit his family, and we were out shopping for gifts one day...I stumbled upon a purse made out of license plates that would be perfect for our 12-year-old niece, who's one of the coolest kids in the world.  She's into the whole punk thing at the moment and the purse would be perfect, but it was $40.00 for two bent-up license plates.  I put the idea out of my head, until one day I was at my parent's house and found the license plates from my first car...my old Plymouth Reliant K car that I drove 40,000 the year that I owned it, and died on the side of the road on the way back from a road-trip to the Zippo factory.  They spoke to me, and begged to be made into a purse.  I'm not super with sheet-metal work, but my husband is handy (until something needs to be fixed), so I put him to work.  He made the basic box, and then I filed down all the edges so it's not a tetnus shot waiting to happen, and lined it with red duct tape.  I think it turned out pretty cool!  It took us all weekend, but I think it's worth it....a purse that represents my mispent youth, a purse that tells a story, and hopefully a purse that she'll love.

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2005 05:49:18 PM »

oh good grief, every time I turn around there is something so very cool and handmade being posted on Craftster!!!!!   Cheesy

Wow and wow!! -that is amazingly cool - she's going to love it!  I bet you're tempted to keep it for yourself  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2005 05:50:44 PM »

Definitely the world's coolest aunt,  your niece will LOVE it, not only for its coolness and history, but also for the work you guys put into it. Totally awesome!

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2005 01:35:13 PM »

that is wicked cool!! Totally neat!! she'll love, i know i certainly do!!! Grin Grin Grin Cool Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2005 02:54:38 PM »

OMG you really really are the worlds coolest aunt- do you want to be mine?
that is the most amazing thing ever- i want one! loving it soo much

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2005 10:20:07 PM »

 Shocked THAT has got to be one of the coolest purses I have seen on here! You definately are the world's coolest aunt! Wish I had an aunt like that!
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