Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wallets/Purses

Even after 11 years in the US, I still get confused sometimes at what to call things. For the most part I can translate words, but some things still get me. Like wallets and purses. To me, a wallet is something a man uses to keep his money in, and a purse is what a woman would use for the same thing. But it seems that in the US a purse is a bag, and a wallet is used for both genders? Will someone please enlighten me? I know the difference between biscuits and cookies, flip flops and jandals, swimsuits and togs, but wallets and purses? I STILL don't understand!

Which brings me to what I wanted to show you, and now I don't know what to call them, so I will call them money holder thingymajigs. How's that?!!

My friend Shannon is going to sell craft items at Market Square in Portsmouth NH this weekend and asked if I would make some wallets/purses/money holder thingymajigs for her to sell. She decorates them with crystals and makes them look amazing! So I spent some time the last couple of days and made a whole bunch. It was hard to hand them over to her - I wanted to keep them all! But I don't have enough money to fill them all so I guess I'll let her sell them :)




18 comments:

sharon said...

I call them wallets! Yours are great, love the colours! I am sure she will sell the whole lot out. Sharonj.

kristen said...

So Cute!!! You are so talented, i am so jealous!!!

Lori Holt said...

I love them Joanna...I would want to keep them all too...but I don't have enough money to fill them either.
Well, maybe I could put a quarter in each one!
x
lori

Jessica said...

Gorgeous! Yes, the purse is the bag in which you keep your wallet :)

Both genders carry wallets. They're used to hold cash, credit cards and the like. A woman would carry a purse to carry her wallet, lipstick, a brush, and any other thing (sippy cup, snacks, etc..) that finds it's way in there! I hope this helps!!

upstateLisa said...

these are wonderful!

Kathie said...

these are just beautiful
you should sell them on your blog!
Kathie

Karen said...

I call them wallets. Wallets are used to carry money, credit cards & photos. Men's and women's wallets are styled differently. Women's wallets sometimes have extras to them. Such as a place for a check book, a pen, a loop for keys, a little mirror. A purse or handbag is what carries the wallet and everything else a woman carries.

Tracy said...

Those are adorable! I can think of so many things that would be well-carried in these little pouches (not to add to your confusion!). My iPod earbuds immediately spring to mind!!!

Barb said...

These are lovely!
They look so sweet like candy.
I'd buy one immediatley!

busy lizzie said...

Those little purses are just too gorgeous. I think purse for a lady, wallet for a man, and a handbag is what you keep it all in. Unless you are a man that found "man-bags" very handy in the 80's!

Michelle said...

I would call them a coin purse to pop in my handbag! My husband has what I would call a wallet, I'm with you girl!
Besides that they look really cute!!!

Kyra said...

Very cute coin purses!

Amy Seven-Stitches said...

They look wonderful. I hope that they were all snapped up and sold.

Don't get me started on regionalisms in english. I'm sure I'd get a funny look at the stationary shop asking for a rubber and pad,for writing, you know.

Shelly said...

...lovely change purses (coin purse)....hopefully not adding to your confusion. Agree with Jessica's explanation. Miss you!! xo

sgillmanorr said...

For the record I call them Pocket Purses. They fit just right in my back pocket when I need just a few things, but I think their uses are endless! I've even added schmancy swarovski crystals to some of them...GORGEOUS~! Theyare up for sale too, they did pretty well at the craft show and got loads of great feedback!

wishes, true and kind said...

Beautiful wallets in great fabrics!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well they are really cute and clever. I would call them card holders. Lots of cute names could be made up though. You're funny. But they are so darling, keep making them.

anniebeez said...

I love these "coin purses" Ha! Ha! Hows that for more confusion!! LOL! But seriously they are to die for!!!