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Topic: Creating Purses out of Gourds

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Subject: Creating Purses out of Gourds
Date Posted: 6/28/2009 3:49 PM ET
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For those of you who like gourds, this book shows you how to make purses out of canteen gourds.  Shows you 10 different styles and complete instructions. 

I teach gourd crafting and have a great deal of gourd books, but don't part with too many, as I need them for my students.  But they have all learned this and I'm ready to pass it on to someone who wants to do something besides make a birdhouse out of a gourd.

Shirleyt

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/205996-Gourd+Purses

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 10:40 AM ET
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Here's a link to a neat place near me that sells all manner of wacky stuff made out of gourds.  People are so creative.

http://www.gourdshop.com/

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 1:14 PM ET
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OMG i want a gourd birdhouse for decoration purposes only...for my kitchen..... i am willing to buy / pay for it....... do any of you do this craft?

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 4:34 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/1/2009 5:03 PM ET
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Yvonne, my daughter went on a field trip to Meadowbrook Gourds and came home with a gourd birdhouse that she had painted blue.  If I still have this, and you like blue, I will send it to you.  If you want a really super nice one with a less-primitive paint job ( in a color other than blue), Meadowbrook Gourds will sell you one online, per the link in my post above.

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 6:14 PM ET
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PM'd you susan  ;  D

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 6:15 PM ET
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susan, OMG the link....the halloween URSULA witch gourds...they are to die for.....