Talk Me Out of This

by Erin on October 18, 2010

Dictionaryclutchpurse

So George S. sent me this link to Peppermint Designs' Etsy store, and I am soooo tempted to hit that little "add to cart" button, despite never really using clutch purses, like, ever.

But it's dictionary-themed! How cool is that?

Any other dictionary-related stuff I should (or shouldn't) be looking at on Etsy?

 

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Lrutley October 18, 2010 at 5:43 am

i love your dresses. watching u on the early show now, you need to link to a facebook and etsy page – i would buy your stuff!

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Nett October 18, 2010 at 5:47 am

It is really cute. If you really like it, you could use it for something else… like a makeup case, coupon wallet, registration keeper in the car…. it is adorable.

Could you make one?

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Jennifer October 18, 2010 at 5:56 am

You can make one. Those clasps are available and you can print fabric with your favorite dictionary entries…. it will be custom-sized and custom purposed. Or use the scrap of something you loved – like wearing your favorite fabric every day, which is a bit like perfect. Go on. Try it.

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Anan October 18, 2010 at 6:45 am

I can’t talk you out of this one… NOW I WANT IT. THANKS. I’ll buy your book before I buy this though…

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kjean October 18, 2010 at 6:53 am

this clutch is cute..u could b out @ the bar with your girls and some guys will b hitting on you..you tell them to get lost politely..they don’t get it..repeatedly..so you can ask them if they don’t understand would they like to look up the meaning of “annoying” or “no thank you” or “goodbye”…or if you prefer use a thesaurus print and offer them alternitive words to “creepy” or “personal space”!!!

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Lisa Simeone October 18, 2010 at 7:01 am

Erin, did you also see she has this one:

Drip paint clutch – new season Liberty print

It has a chain, so more practical than a plain clutch, which, while lovely, is hard to hang onto.

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A Peppermint Penguin October 18, 2010 at 7:13 am

sweetwater for moda had a dictionary print as part of their Au.then.tic range (possibly got the periods in the wrong place there).

You can get metal frames for bags with holes to attach a strap, so might be the better way to go.

and I agree that you could spoonflower your own dictionary print.

Then finding someone to do it for you, (if you don’t have time! not that you can’t) wouldn’t be too hard.

Cheers,
AJ

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Beangirl October 18, 2010 at 8:25 am

Why would someone need to be talked out of that? Huh? (Unless you have time to make your own and really wouldn’t that time be better spent doing… almost anything else? Like, making dresses? Or reading books? Of course it would.)

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Jane October 18, 2010 at 9:28 am

Ooooooo… I totally can’t help talk you out of that. I think I need one myself!

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evalyn October 18, 2010 at 10:30 am

I think you should just learn to use the cluthc because it’s way to perfect to say no to. Or it could be a gift to someone you know who would appreciate it – Christmas is coming you know.

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Cookie October 18, 2010 at 11:01 am

Why don’t you order 5 of them, then have a contest here so we can win them? I think that would be a very extra special nice idea!

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Kat October 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Not on etsy, and sadly, only 3XL is available in this style anymore, but it is dictionary-themed and awesome:

http://cameesa.com/buy/design/30/take-me-to-your-reader

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bani October 19, 2010 at 1:20 am

Oh that’s lovely. *doesn’t help*

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Lavon October 19, 2010 at 4:45 am

Wow that is so cute! No do not buy it you do not need a purse that cute it will only clash with all the beautiful dresses you have.

Really it is cute. Don’t you have a cross word dress, but you don’t need a dictionary purse to go with it.

No really don’t buy it.
:)

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Michelle October 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Do it! Push the “proceed with checkout” button….you can come up with something useful for it later!!!

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Lindsey in AL October 20, 2010 at 4:34 am

I seem to recall you usually just use your pockets rather than a bag. If you had a big bag (like the kind I use to carry diapers and sippy cups and Star Wars action figures) you could use this as a bit of personal space inside the larger bag. I do that a lot. Now I think this needs to go on my elfster wishlist. Thanks, Erin!

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Stephanie October 20, 2010 at 7:15 am

Absolutely adorable! I’m not helping either! Convo the shop’s owner, and ask if they can make one custom for you with a chain strap so you can use it hands free! Or as previously suggested, use it in a bigger bag. I have small bags like this, one for my mp3 player and headphones. I’d probably use this, or one like it, to corral the loose change that collects in the bottom of the bag. Instead of just throwing it into the depths of my bag, I could slip it all into an adorable little clutch like this one and empty it out into a coin bank every now and then.

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Ariane Dreysse October 20, 2010 at 7:46 am

Hi Erin,
A HUGE THANK YOU for featuring one of my clutch purses!! It was a lovely surprise and great to read the comments!
I have to admit that kisslock purses are not too difficult to sew as such, only a little fiddly at first (I’m a designer maker and teach a purse workshop too).
They can be used as clutch bags or as organisers in larger bags, to carry all sorts of small essentials and bits and bobs. They also make well-received presents!
Many thanks again,
Ariane

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Pepperminttwist.blogspot.com October 20, 2010 at 7:54 am

Hi Erin,
A HUGE THANK YOU for featuring one of my clutch purses!! It was a lovely surprise and great to read the comments!
I have to admit that kisslock purses are not too difficult to sew as such, only a little fiddly at first (I’m a designer maker and teach a purse workshop too).
They can be used as clutch bags or as organisers in larger bags, to carry all sorts of small essentials and bits and bobs. They also make well-received presents!
Many thanks again,
Ariane

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Typography Professor October 20, 2010 at 9:45 am
Theresa October 20, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Oh my G! Typography professor! I thought typewriter key jewelry was cool but LETTERPRESS! My little journalist heart is leaping for joy!

And yes, Erin, by the clutch and use it as a BIG wallet or to carry sewing supplies in your purse.

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Sheila / Out of the Ashes Collectibles October 21, 2010 at 10:28 am

Oh it looks so easy to make! You can even take an old beat up clutch or purse and replace the fabric with some unique dictionary or even crossword material – oh my imagination is running wild

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oldpatterns October 22, 2010 at 4:55 pm
Dee October 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Oh, that clutch is too adorable! I am quite smitten with things of this type right now with cursive writing. That is wonderful.

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