Thursday, April 30, 2009

Book Bags

Oh Gosh! These are simply gorgeous.  They are all hand-made by Caitlin Phillips.

According to Nell Greenfieldboyce's feature
Judging A Book (Bag) By Its Cover on NPR, Phillips goes through 500 to 750 books every year. But not because she's a speed reader. Instead, she cuts out all the pages and replaces them with beautiful fabric, to transform old books into stylish purses.

Why purses?

"The book kind of pretty much decided what form it was going to be," she says. "The spine becomes the bottom of the purse, because I keep the cover completely intact." She adds handles and a vintage button to match."

I wouldn't want to say much. Just go to
Rebound Designs to view all the beautiful bags.  Prices range from USD130 - USD160.  Shown here are my favourite.

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