Thursday, February 10, 2011

Book Clutch - could you make one?



I saw a blog post on See Kate Sew where she turns a book and a clutch into one item, a book clutch.  I love it, love the idea that it looks like you are walking around with a book but you are, in fact, carrying a purse.

However, for a person like me who doesn't dog ear pages, who doesn't crack the spine on a paperback, and who likes her books to be read but in mint condition, could I actually bring myself to cut apart a book in order to make it a clutch?

What do you think..do you like the idea?  Would you like to have one?  Think you could make one yourself? Or can't you get past the idea of cutting a part a book?

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I would have trouble destroying a book too!

Kris said...

Bermudaonion - We are definitely alike in that sense.

Ladytink_534 said...

I wouldn't make one but I've always wanted one. They have some great ones that aren't clutches on etsy.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I could. And, I will, if I ever find the right ingredients. I would save the story and think of ways to reuse them into other crafts. Why not? It's a far better end for a book then one day being dumped by who knows who.

Kris said...

Ladytink - I like them too! I just think I couldn't possibly cut a book like that.

Su-sieee! - You make an excellent point! I would rather see the book have a 2nd use as something like this instead of ending up in a landfill. I just know that if I took the book home, even if planning to do this, I would end up adding it to my library. lol