Monday, November 17, 2008

Orwell’s Animal Charm

One hasn’t truly explored the outer regions of irony until she’s tucked her capitalist credit cards and currency into a shiny dog-shaped leather clutch named for the novelist of history’s most famous satire of Communism. Of course, George Orwell was a clever Englishman, not a seer, and though the latter suggests he’d have had no idea that decades later Tsurubride Arts & Crafts would celebrate his legacy in leather, the former quality assures he’d have found such humor deliciously rich. And here’s something else that’s rich: finding a world of offbeat, lit-smart flights of fancy, a world occupied by ipod cozies with gaping monster mouths, whales and snails who swallow business cards, and whatever else crosses the capacious imagination of the maker.

Don’t have time to appreciate the literary value of Tsurubride’s line? No need to fear the thought police. Just tuck your Silver Kitty Purse under your arm knowing that you’ve done something to further the cause of independent crafting. And by the way, a little birdie tells me Tsurubride will customize by animal or color for the right price, so don’t be afraid to let your own imagination run wild. While you’re at it, imagine this: The winner of today’s giveaway will receive one cute’n’compact Silver Whale Curiosity Card Holder free from Tsurubride. To qualify, visit www.tsurubride.etsy.com, then come back here to tell us about your favorite product. Tell us in a second post if you happen to subscribe to Wishing Willow, since our subscribers receive an extra entry in the contest. To post without a Google account, just click “anonymous.” Be sure to also leave your email address. The winner will be chosen randomly. Contest ends 11/25/08.

**We have a winner! Roberta who said, "I love the sad panda change purse - adorable!"**

186 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh wow. Curiosity Card Holders - Owl Edition is such a cute card holder. Definitely great for putting all my cards!

Crystal(manhattandolls@gmail.com)

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

I really like the Orwell Clutch - Puppy Purse - Limited Spotted Edition. The spots on his back adds a real nice cute touch!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheers,
Melody
mel_88_88@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

"Orwell Clutch - Blue Puppy Purse" is such a delightful bag to look at! The color used is electrifying!

H.S.
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Anonymous said...

AWWWWW. Animalia Change Purse - Sad, sad panda would be gladly adopted by me! Thanks for the chance!

Mel

dancerinthemaking@gmail.com

Shel said...

I like the Animalia Change Purse-Sad, Sad Panda...I'd make him happy if he was mine.

shel704[at]aol[dot]com

Shel said...

I am a subscriber, too!

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Jingle said...

Well, being a huge fan of Animal Farm, the Orwell Clutch is my favorite, but I do love the Owl curiosity Card Holder, too! I love the creativity in this shop!

Jingle said...

I'm a subscriber!

Carolyn said...

I liked the Monster Pod Shark Ipod holder. Since my last name is Sharkas,lol..


thanks for sharing. very interesting stuff in her store.

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Carolyn said...

I am a subscriber.

thanks again

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kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

The Orwell clutch is hilarious! My second fave would be the Curiosity card holder. Thanks for the contest!

kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

Also, I happily subscribe!

Kelly F said...

The sad, sad panda change purse is so adorable it hurts. I love that in her item description she writes, “I’m a sad panda… won’t you adopt me?”. haha, that is just great.

Kelly F said...

I am a subscriber :)

Jenn S. said...

I like the Animalia Change Purse - Sad, sad panda and the Snail Curiosity Card holder.

AmandaSue said...

I love the Curiosity Card Holders - Owl Edition so cute!

Amy said...

The moster pod is sooo cool.

Jamie said...

The owl card holder or the panda change purse. SO CUTE!

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Jamie said...

also a subscriber.

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nanja said...

I like the Story Clutch

Keyomi said...

I love the Story Clutch a lot! very unique and classy.
thanks

Keyomi said...

i am also a subscriber

nanja said...

I'm a subscriber

Andreah said...

I like the Curiosity Card Holders - Owl Edition the best.

Andreah said...

I subscribe.

cathyhall said...

I love these, especially the Animalia Change Purse - Sad, sad panda. he doesn't look that sad to me, he's beautiful.

cathyhall said...

I am an email subscriber also, thank you.

Shannon said...

I like the curiosity card holder in the owl edition.

torinem said...

I love the Animalia Change Purse - Sad, sad panda and the Curiosity Card Holders - Whale Edition.

torinem said...

I am a subscriber

judybrittle said...

I really love the Curiosity Card Holders - Owl Edition. That is adorable! Thank you so much!
judybrittle at aol dot com

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.
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Tanya W. said...

I like the Animalia Change Purse - Sad, sad panda

Annie said...

I love the Monster Pod!
What great products!

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I'm a subscriber!

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Melody said...

The owl card holders are pretty much the cutest thing ever.

Melody said...

I subscribe too!

retc said...

I like the monster pod.

Fangirl Jen said...

The "Animalia Change Purse - Sad, sad panda" is adorable

Fangirl Jen said...

I am also a subscriber.

kathy55439 said...

Monster Pod - MP3 Holders - Toothy Shark

Millie said...

OH what cute things! I love the limited edition spotted poch purse :) Thank you for giving us a chance to win :)

Millie said...

I am a subscriber :)
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Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Orwell Clutch!
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Anonymous said...

I'm a Wishing Willow subscriber!
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- Marybeth I. said...

Love the story clutch! Her items are so cute

- Marybeth I. said...

I am a subscriber and here is my email addy

misaacmom [at] gmail [dot] com

Randall said...

I really like the Monster Pod.

Hil'Lesha said...

I love the Story Clutch.

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mverno said...

i like the Monster Pod - MP3 Holders - Toothy Shark

crystal said...

Awwww, I love the Story Clutch it is shaped like Moon!!!

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zoe hunter said...

I love the Monster Pod, for the ipod. Great contest. thanks :)

zoe hunter said...

I am a subscriber :)

Sandy said...

Animalia Change Purse - Sad, sad panda mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Sandy said...

subscriber mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Jax said...

Very cute! I am subscribed.

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Naomi said...

It's hard to beat the puppy and kitty clutches but the Story clutch is just gorgeoud.

Naomi said...

I subscribe in my reader, too!

vboackle said...

i like the puppy clutch.

Tonya said...

the panda change purse is my choice

lisagee said...

Orwell Clutch - Pink Persian Cat Purse is meowy cute!

sito50 said...

That Story Clutch is pretty impressive!

sito50 said...

I subscribe.

Ashley said...

I love the: Story Clutch!

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windycindy said...

I adore the "Story Moon Clutch!" Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a subscriber. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - My favorite is the Pink Persian Cat Purse!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - For an extra entry, I'm a proud subscriber to Wishing Willow!

Anonymous said...

I love the Animalia Change Purse. It's adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.

skylergrotz at hotmail dot com

idahomom said...

The Monster Pod Shark Ipod holder would be fun.

Roni said...

I'm a big fan of the Silver Kitty Purse. Great etsy shop!

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Smiles Across Miles said...

I like the Monster Pod - MP3 Holders - Toothy Shark

kawaii crafter said...

The owl card holder is very cute.

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Kristen Taylor said...

I love the Monster Pod for your ipod! Very cute!

Jenna said...

I like the Monster Pod Shark Ipod holder. So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather said...

These are great!
I love the Monster Pods - toothy Shark. Too cute! Awsome idea!

mogrill said...

The Monster Pod is too cool!

Alisha said...

Everything is so cute, but I love the toothy shark MP3 holder the most.

Elsie said...

Once in a blue moon do I see a Moon Story Clutch, so perfect for me and my moonlight strolls...I'm wishing upon a star!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Alice H said...

I love the story clutch (that looks like a moon) - thanks for the chance! alicedemske at hotmail.com

Alice H said...

Also I'm a subscriber - thanks! alicedemske at hotmail.com

Shelley said...

Curiosity Card Holders - Owl Edition would be my pick but I did like the Pink Persian Purse too and the Owl change purse so I pretty much liked a bunch of stuff. LOL!!

thanks for a great referral.

tskrush AT cox DOT net

littlelatina said...

I am stuck between the Monster ipod holder and the curiosity snail card holder. If I must choose a fav it would be the Monster but it was a very hard decision. I'm exhausted!

Hanna said...

I love the Curiosity Card Holders - Snail Edition! Very cute.

Hanna said...

I'm a subscriber.

Roxanne said...

Ohhh, love the snail curiosity card holder. Way too cute!

Charlotte said...

I love the Owl Card Holder. I am an owl collector, and I definitely don't have anything like that!

Michelle said...

my fave is the story clutch. very cool purse!

Michelle said...

oh..and I'm a subscriber

my7kids said...

The Curiosity card holder - snail edition is just too cute!

jesus_iscomin at yahoo dot com

My Etsy shops
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and my own giveaway! Come see!
http://mysevenkids.blogspot.com/2008/11/go-green-for-holidays-giveaway.html

Thanks for a chance to win!

Nikki

GothBarbie said...

i LOVE the story clutch
it is so pretty!

what a fun giveaway!

killercancer {at} hotmail.com

Kate Etue said...

the monster pod ipod holder

umlauf said...

oh how cute! i love all the mini card holders, but my favorite item is definitely the panda change purse.

Stephanie Sullins said...

Definitely the Owl card holder, since I have this thing for Owls!

stephenandsteph@earthlink.net

Rachel said...

Oh I love the owl card holder! Super cute!

Rachel(creativeborders@hotmail.com)

Roberta said...

I love the sad panda change purse- adorable!

rhubbert(at)socal.rr.com

cathyhall said...
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Roberta said...

I am an email subscriber also,

rhubbert(at)socal.rr.com

hazel said...

I love the Monster Pod - MP3 Holders - Toothy Shark! It is so cute!
mitanari[at]yahoo.com

dowhatyoulove said...

I LOVE the owl card holder. I just got an owl purse, and how perfect would that be for in the purse?
enchanted_wart(at)yahoo(dot)com

Allyson Hill said...

I have a love for whales so please enter me in! I love the clutches too, my favorite is the elephant "Orwell":

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=11447730

Allyson Hill said...

happy subscriber!

Tackyhandmade said...

I have to say that my favorite item is the whale card holder, I'm a huge whale fan. If a whale is your totem animal he will bring out the creativity in you!

Thanks!
parrotsale@gmail.com

atethirteen said...

Oh wow! I totally love the Monster Pod iPod case. That is so adorable. If I had a nano I would definitely get it. :D

atethirteen@gmail.com

Dorothy Cheng said...

Oh my god, the Orwell Clutch is too cute- the corkscrew tail is perfect.

merytaten@gmail.com

Dorothy Cheng said...

also a subscriber!

merytaten@gmail.com

Vivien said...

The Toothy Shark is so cool!
puffpastryshop(at)gmail(dot)com
puffpasty.etsy.com

Shannon said...

I like the animalia change purse.

poodlemom said...

Cat or pup as I am an animal lover. Thank you!

mverno said...

my favorate is the monster pod

DieselMonkey said...

the Orwell Clutch - Copper Piggy Purse is sooo cute. my sister who likes pigs would totally dig this.

Karen said...

Love the orwell clutch :)

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Kari said...

the Owl curiosity Card Holder is great! I am really loving owls at the moment so this is perfect :)

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!

AllieOop said...

The snail curiosity card holder is adorable! Thanks for the giveaway.
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Jenna said...

Snail card holder is adorable!

Christina said...

My favorite is the Animalia Change Purse - Sad, sad panda!

Christina said...

I'm a subscriber!

drming said...

My wife loves the Orwell Clutch.

cathirushing said...

Animalia Change Purse

Meg said...

The monster pod-mp3 holder is really cute! That's listening to music in style!-thanks!
gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

Marigold said...

I love the Monster Pod Toothy Shark Ipod Holder. I can't get over how adorable this is! This has definitely moved to the top of my wish list.

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Marigold said...

I'm a subscriber!

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Alli said...

I like the story clutch!

mommyjen99 said...

My favorite item is the Curiosity Card Holders - Owl Edition. I love this shop, its so original.
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mommyjen99 said...

I am a subscriber
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Ardy22 said...

The Animalia Change Purse - Sad, sad panda is cute

ARDY22 AT EARTHLINK.NET

ladyspy79 said...

Why is it that we humans never get tired of incorporating our love for animals into every aspect of our lives?

I love the Pink Persian Cat Purse (Orwell).

He's wonderful, and I wish could own something from this inspired shop!

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Jamaise said...

How cute! I like the Orwell Clutch - Blue Elephant Purse. Love Etsy.

Jamaise said...

I am a subscriber:)
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rosannepm said...

Like the owl card holder
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M.A. said...

Jeepers, I can't get beyond the Orwell Clutch - Gunmetal Kitty Purse because I love cats!

confiance2087 said...

LOVE the owl card holder....

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confiance2087 said...

i'm a subsriber :)

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Suzanne said...

I like the Monster Pod - MP3 Holders - Toothy Shark. I really like everything but I would use the Monster Pod frequently.

Lisa said...

My favorite is the Curiosity Card Holders - Owl Edition.

herbiets said...

My gf would just die for Orwell Clutch - Pink Persian Cat Purse

herbiets at aol dot com

Tanya W. said...

I like the Animalia Change Purse-Sad, Sad Panda

Loopy said...

I subscribe!

Loopy said...

And if I HAD to pick ... (because this is a tough one!) I'd pick Orwell Clutch - Copper Piggy Purse! His name is Orwell! How could I NOT pick him!?

justicecw said...

I like the shark monster pod! justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I just subscribed!
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SeahorseLady said...

Great produts with a sense of humor. I love the Orwell Clutch - Gunmetal Kitty Purse. I would carry that around just about anywhere.
I also like the card holders.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

blueviolet said...

The blue elephant purse is so completely cute!
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blueviolet said...

I'm subscribed too!
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dhunt said...

The moster pod is sooo cool.

cpullum said...

I like the Curiosity Card Holders - Whale Edition!!!

Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

AmandaSue said...

I subscribe to your email

sx2143 said...

I love the curiosity card holder- owl. It is so cute.

Tonya said...

the Monster Pod Shark Ipod holder is really neat

Gabriel said...

I like the monster pod.

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Laura said...

The Orwell Clutch - Puppy Purse - Limited Spotted Edition is adorable! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Kitty said...

I like the Sad Panda change purse

chazvgo said...

Love the Story Clutch!!

Salleefur said...

Everything is just so adorable - but I would especially love the Orwell Clutch either the Pink Persian Cat or the GunMetal Kitty would make my god-daughter gleefully happy!

kristin-mason@hotmail.com said...

who can resist the cat purse in gunmetal

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Monster Pod - MP3 Holders - Toothy Shark is one of my favorites, these are so unique!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a subscriber!

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Leah said...

The Orwell Clutch - Blue Puppy Purse is so brilliant that it sparkles!!! : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

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Leah said...

You'll love that I'm subscribed to your AMAZING BLOG.

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Petite Ace of Spades said...

Hehe ! The monster Pod is really funny ... My borther, big fan of sharks would ADORE it !

I quite like the whale Curiosity Card Holders :)

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___m___

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Petite Ace of Spades said...

PS : I do suscribe
PPS : "my brother" not "my borther" doh !

Brooke said...

I'm a subscriber

Brooke said...

Orwell Clutch - Gold Long Haired Chihuahua! My stepdaughter would FLIP for this!

Samantha P said...

the Monster Pod - MP3 Holders - Toothy Shark is sooo cute!

Samantha P said...

also a subscriber!

klp1965 said...

i love the Curiosity Card Holders - Owl Edition

purango said...

The Story Clutch is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I like the Orwell Clutch--my daughter would love the card holder you're giving away.

vboackle said...

i like the toothy shark.

Xenia said...

What a great shop, I think the Orwell Clutch - Blue Elephant Purse is really cool.

Thanks!
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Taylor said...

awww, I *love* cats so Im saying the silver cat purse. skyxsky27[at]gmail.com

Taylor said...

Curosity ones, thanks. Something we can use here. skyxsky27[at]gmail.com

Ginny said...

Love the Curiosity Card Holders - Owl Edition

Ginny said...

I'm a subscriber

donna444444 said...

I like the blue elephant.
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donna444444 said...

I am a subscriber.
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Helen said...

I love the Orwell Clutch - Gold Long Haired Chihuahua.

masonsgranny59 said...

I like the curiosity card holder in the owl edition.

lilyk said...

I love the Orwell Clutch Blue Puppy Purse!

Swtlilchick said...

I like the Monster Pod - MP3 Holders Toothy Shark.Besides liking
sharks this is too cute.Please
enter me and thanks for the giveaway

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Gianna said...

I love the Orwell Clutch - Gold Long Haired Chihuahua :)

R M said...
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lilyk said...

I subscribed to your blog.

Amander said...

*LOVE* the blue elephant purse.