Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Literary Fashion Accessories: The BookPurse

Hello out there!

I hope the fall season is going great for you. Since my book launched in late August, I've been busy with book events.

Recently, I attended the Southern Independent Booksellers Association annual conference. Of course, I needed a new accessory for the event. I asked my wonder-hubby to help me make a new book purse. 

You have to be willing to disassemble a copy of your book. I'm going to use these
pages for another craft project.

These are the tools you need. Purse handles. An Exacto knife. And a
shopping bag or other fabric to line the purse. I found an orange and
black Halloween bag that had the perfect colors to compliment
my book cover. 

Here, we're measuring the amount of fabric needed to line the

We cut away the shopping bag's orange handles and used them
to connect the purse handles. Then, they are glued to the hardcover.
Apply glue to outside cover. 

Let glue dry for a full day. 

Voila! New purse for the SIBA event and for the fall season!

Reviews of the bookpurse are now in: "Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down." - The Book Purse Report

Then you model the purse with the Duck Dynasty cut outs at SIBA, which may also be a
sure sign of crazy...FUN!

For an actual review of the inside of SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY, check out 
Booking Mama's review, who says that "SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY would make an outstanding mother/daughter book club selection." 


  1. Wow that seems so easy to do! I loved the one you did for the GFW auction!

  2. I'm so bummed I missed SIBA this year. I would have LOVED to meet you!

  3. Thanks for the shout out!

  4. Wow, you are way more talented than I am! Those look soooo cool!


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