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Topic: Coffee Creamer Cozy- and a resultant injury  (Read 16124 times)
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« on: September 03, 2008 12:00:12 PM »



This is my first contest entry! As such, I didn't expect it to turn out amazingly well, but I did want to start entering these contests. I am on a limited meal plan at my college, and as such I tend to abscond with extra fruit or cookies, but almost alway I take coffee creamer to save a bit of money on the coffee I make at home. But I've accidentally exploded them in my bag before, which isn't too awesome. I've been wanting to make a container for one for a while.

So I got out the sheep-wool and wet-felted this:



I used felting needles to clean it up, then I dyed it with coffee (it just seemed appropriate) added a button, and did a little whip stitch on the edges to clean it up further.



It still needs a little loop of elastic, but I couldn't find any in time for this contest submission, so I probably won't use it for a little while.

This is what it will look like when closed.

Anyhoo, the part of this that actually is a bit ironic is that this dang cozy injured me! Not directly. I normally keep my needles in a container, but I had a couple loose ones on my desk when the RAs came to do inventory of the apartment, which was recently remodeled with wonderful plush carpet. Long story short, a needle got knocked on the floor and I stepped on it and it went through my foot.

If x-rays bug you, don't look.














After an adventure just getting over to the emergency room, I was told that it was nearly impossible to do what I did, as that's one of the hardest bones in the body. They got the thing out without too much trouble, but being high on vicodin and limping to classes has been a heck of a way to start school. I'm mostly healed now, and I've recovered really well so that's a bright spot to all of this.

thanks for looking, and I hope my injurey didn't make anyone too disturbed Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008 12:07:36 PM »

Holy Moley!!!!  One for the records.  Ouch!!

Hope you'll soon be feeling better without the aid of pharmaceuticals.

Cute cozy, btw.

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008 12:16:58 PM »

YeeeOOOOOWWWCH!!! Great cozy though!
Remember the saying that goes something like "It takes pains to be beautiful"
Well, I can definitley say that "It takes pains to CRAFT beautiful"
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008 12:30:41 PM »

Remember the saying that goes something like "It takes pains to be beautiful"
Well, I can definitley say that "It takes pains to CRAFT beautiful"
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heh, I'll remember that one. Now it means I actually have to get really good at felting, it's like the injury has challenged me Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2008 12:56:11 PM »

argh!! oh my - good to hear that you are almost better, but that is a crazy stick with a needle!

sweet cozy too!
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2008 01:06:39 PM »

That cozy is so cute!  I've stepped on a tiny sewing needle before, but that is one monster needle!
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008 01:19:17 PM »

Wow and I thought I was cool for getting a dpn in my foot. But I didn't have to go to the hospital. You win!
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2008 01:53:07 PM »

I thought I was the only one who had a crazy semi serious needle felting injury story!  I am glad you are okay though ... those things can be dangerous, I have lost copious amounts of blood to that craft.

Very cute cozy! 

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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2008 02:31:49 PM »

I'm crying inside for you. Geeze. Awesome idea though!
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2008 02:47:31 PM »

it's so little and cute!

your injury, not so much.  ouch.  i hope you're ok!
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