Thus Spake Zuska

Fab reader Penny Richards has a Handmade Geekery site on Etsy with this stunning Rock Diva purse that can be YOURS! Do not click unless you are prepared to drool and desire said purse. Penny says that thanks to the Smithosonian’s Flickr Commons project, there will be plenty more of these delicious goodies coming. Mayhap you could request your fav????


  1. #1 Penny
    April 28, 2009

    Mayhap you could! Glad to take requests. I love working with portraits–and the ones at Flickr Commons aren’t under any known copyright restrictions, so those are my favorites.

  2. #2 Carlie
    May 1, 2009

    Now to figure out how to parlay one for my birthday…

  3. #3 Carlie
    May 1, 2009

    Turned out it was as easy as clicking on it and buying it myself! 🙂

  4. #4 Penny
    May 4, 2009

    Thanks for the purchase Carlie–it should be at your house on Friday.

    A special preview for very diligent Zuska readers: The next fabulous scientist purse will feature a neuroanatomist, Elizabeth Caroline Crosby (1888-1983), first woman to hold a full professorship in the University of Michigan’s medical school…. it’s in progress right now, should post to the Etsy site by Friday.

  5. #5 Penny
    May 5, 2009

    The Elizabeth Caroline Crosby purse is now posted:

  6. #6 Zuska
    May 5, 2009

    ohmigod that’s frickin’ wonderful! you are a GENIUS!

  7. #7 Carlie
    May 5, 2009

    Also, I don’t carry purses around, EVER, as in not for the last 20 years since I was in high school. It just hit me last year that now my kids are old enough that I don’t have to haul a huge bag around, but we sometimes need more than can fit in my pockets, and now and again it would be nice to have something other than a laptop bag or the like. It was freaking me out trying to figure out what kind of this “purse” thing to get, so quite fortuitous.

  8. #8 Afsaneh
    May 5, 2009

    Carlie, you sound like my friend Suz, back in the 90’s when I first met her, about not carrying purses…

  9. #9 Carlie
    May 8, 2009

    It came today, is FABULOUS, and was in a gorgeous little birthday bag. 🙂

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