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January 16, 2007

Duct Tape Envy

Purses When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When the life of the party gives you duct tape - make a purse!

It's time to lighten up this blog with a contribution from my gal pal Kate, a lifelong environmentalist and Collections Galley Manager at the Science Museum of Minnesota. 

She was at a party last weekend where the party-ers were given colored duct tape, foam, plywood, electric knives (probably a chain saw or two... it was Minnesota after all) and told to make something. Her husband referred to it as, "an Andy Warhol party, only without drugs and sex." (I miss Minnesota...)

Kate went for something useful. Voila! a 9" x 11" purse that's both decorative and waterproof. She quickly dubbed it her new lunch bag. It sure won't get mixed up with anyone else's.

Kate has set a new, creative high (or low) in handmade purses. Which got me thinking, who else is making purses of questionable material? If you have such an item, send me a picture along with note answering the question, "What on earth made you do it?"