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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.

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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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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2008 03:34:26 PM »

You most definitely win the biggest injury for your cozy!  OUCH!!

But, the creamer cozy is very cute too, I like it, and what a great choice to dye it with coffee!!
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2008 05:03:02 PM »

You most definitely win the biggest injury for your cozy!  OUCH!!

But, the creamer cozy is very cute too, I like it, and what a great choice to dye it with coffee!!

Glad you like the idea, and yeah, not only do I win for cozy injuries, now I win in my family for most interesting injuries ><
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2008 05:22:15 PM »

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how did you do that!! (the pierced heel i mean) can i steal your x-ray? i study medicina and maybe i could use it for a presentation or something Smiley
(if it doen's bother you of course Wink
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2008 05:34:07 PM »

precious.  you should made about 10 of those, go out to breakfast, and leave the entire little dish of creamers cozied.
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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2008 05:39:12 PM »

omg your foot is a cozy for the needle!

(sorry i had to say it.. i'm lame like that Wink )
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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2008 06:25:43 PM »

OH MY JESUS. be careful! yikes!

still, your coffee creamer cozy is awesome.
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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2008 06:43:02 PM »

OMFG. That hurts just to look at it!!  Shocked
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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2008 09:29:36 PM »

I love your cozy! I never would have ever thought of putting thoes little creamers in one if not for you, thank you! Hope your foot feels all better fast ( I had to show my mom the xray twice before she would beleive that someone could get a needle in their foot like that.) Thank you!
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« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2008 10:14:09 PM »

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(if it doen's bother you of course Wink

All I did was step on it, I wasn't even stomping >< my theory is that it hit a foramen or something. Go ahead and use the image, it's a bit blurry but it is for the name of science Smiley Actually, I've been meaning to make some art out of my old x-rays for a while now (I'm not lying when I say I win for injuries in the family) because I'm an art and a biology student and I like melding the two...
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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2008 10:17:10 PM »

I love your cozy! I never would have ever thought of putting thoes little creamers in one if not for you, thank you! Hope your foot feels all better fast ( I had to show my mom the xray twice before she would beleive that someone could get a needle in their foot like that.) Thank you!

Heh, and this is how I get internet fame ^^ No, I'm doing good, a week later and I barely limp. I'm really glad you like it (the cozy that is)!
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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2008 10:18:50 PM »

precious.  you should made about 10 of those, go out to breakfast, and leave the entire little dish of creamers cozied.

That's a really good idea Cheesy

I do know a guy who drinks creamers like they were shots... maybe I should make a couple for him.
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« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2008 10:41:03 PM »

OH MY GOOOOOOOOD!!!!!! That's very scary. Very. Cute cozy but wowzers! i hope your feeling better and heal fast!
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« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2008 11:33:28 PM »

I love the concept.  I love the dye job.  I love how cute and useful your cozy actually is. 

Ironic that those little creamers are sometimes half and half.  And that needle was half in, half out, of your foot.  Honestly, that is the most creative injury to an artist I have ever seen.  You must have felt(ed) awful!
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« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2008 09:07:03 AM »

Having a pin go through your foot must completely suck.  It helps that day before I went back to school last semester I swallowed a straight pin.  Let's just say that it wasn't one of my brighter moments!
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« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2008 09:11:28 AM »

cool, that's got to be one of the best craft related injuries i've ever seen, the cozy is quite good too Tongue
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« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2008 12:04:00 PM »

I'm mostly healed now, and I've recovered really well so that's a bright spot to all of this.


haha! mostly healed! heeled! get it? hah.

but really...this is so cute. i love that you coffee-dyed it too. and i hope after all your pain and bills you at least win that pretty book.
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« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2008 12:36:49 PM »

Love the coffee dyed cozy! Makes sense too...odds are it'd get accidentally coffee dyed at some point anyway.

omg your foot is a cozy for the needle!

(sorry i had to say it.. i'm lame like that Wink )

Ha! I was thinking the exact same thing!

Maybe you should make a cozy for your needles - I don't think you want to use the heel one anymore.
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« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2008 01:25:42 PM »

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But as for the cozy- it's super cute, and a really neat idea. Great job!
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« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2008 02:07:40 PM »

Love the coffee dyed cozy! Makes sense too...odds are it'd get accidentally coffee dyed at some point anyway.

omg your foot is a cozy for the needle!

(sorry i had to say it.. i'm lame like that Wink )

Ha! I was thinking the exact same thing!

Maybe you should make a cozy for your needles - I don't think you want to use the heel one anymore.

teehee, craftster people make my day just a little better Smiley I do keep them in a mini m&m's container, it's pretty much a perfect size. Prescription bottle might also work. I could always make the container prettier though...
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« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2008 02:15:18 PM »

Super cute cozy!  Yikes to the injury!
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« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2008 04:45:13 PM »

The cozy is awfully cute.
I am havign sympathy pains for you right now.  I've never stcuk a needle all the way into my bone, but I have lodged them in my heel twice.  Both times were in a new-to-me house right after a move.  The second time I took it as a sign that I was "home".
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« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2008 04:50:23 PM »

Holy cow!  Please tell me you have at least one of those x-rays framed along with the needle!
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« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2008 05:19:41 PM »

*cringes* holy crap, that's nuts. I love the cozy. I hope your heel is feeling better though.
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« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2008 12:42:52 AM »

OMG your poor foot!! That went in your bone?! *gags* I can relate because I somehow got a sewing needle in my knee when I was much younger. I don't remember if it went in the bone or not but it sure felt awfully deep in there.

Cute cozy. I think it would be extra cool to be able to hold several creamers, kind of like a carton of eggs, because I personally need at least two in a cup of coffee if not three. And something for sweetener packets.
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« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2008 08:07:44 AM »

You should bring your cozied coffee creamer with you to the dining halls! Glad you're recovering well-- crafting is a very dangerous hobby!
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« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2008 10:58:04 AM »

I'm glad you're feeling better!!!  Shocked

oh...and cute cozy!  Cheesy
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« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2008 11:01:54 AM »

Holy cow!  Please tell me you have at least one of those x-rays framed along with the needle!

not yet... I'd have to scan them because I think I'm supposed to keep these on file for legal reasons... but that's a good idea Cheesy
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« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2008 11:05:11 AM »

Cute cozy. I think it would be extra cool to be able to hold several creamers, kind of like a carton of eggs, because I personally need at least two in a cup of coffee if not three. And something for sweetener packets.

I'm thinking that this is the next thing I'm going to cozy, I originally wanted to make like a six pack because the coffee I make at home is strong enough to need like, 3 or 4 creamers and I do have a tendency to get my creamer from the cafeteria

You should bring your cozied coffee creamer with you to the dining halls! Glad you're recovering well-- crafting is a very dangerous hobby!

You know... I think I will Cheesy People at school are used to me doing things like this by now ^^
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« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2008 11:41:14 AM »

Can I just give you a sympathy vote?  Oh man, that's gotta hurt!  Shocked
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« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2008 04:13:07 PM »

OMG, how could you make something as cute as a creamer cozy and follow it up with the most painful x-ray ever?! That'll put the fear of crafting into anyone!!  Grin

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« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2008 06:33:11 PM »

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have a tendon injury in that part of my foot which kills, but I cannot even imagine how much that must have hurt.   You poor thing!!!!!  I love your cozy tho- it is so tiny and sweet  Cheesy  Hope you are doing better. 
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« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2008 08:56:34 PM »

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have a tendon injury in that part of my foot which kills, but I cannot even imagine how much that must have hurt.   You poor thing!!!!!  I love your cozy tho- it is so tiny and sweet  Cheesy  Hope you are doing better. 

Well, the nice thing about this was that my recovery time was maybe a week, I'm doing quite well now Smiley hope the tendon injury gets better, that doesn't sound fun.
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« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2008 05:29:01 PM »

I *love* the creamer cozy!!  Soooo cute!

I once stepped on a big sewing needle, and that hurt all crazy like.  I thought that was what had happened to you as well, till I saw the xrays!  Yikes!  glad you are feeling better!
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« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2008 05:38:23 PM »

Ouch!

Great cozy though....


I'll never go bare foot again... LOL Shocked
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« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2008 10:25:58 PM »

Ouch!

Great cozy though....


I'll never go bare foot again... LOL Shocked

I know... the worst part was that I almost left my shoes on because it was a short lunch break. I so love going barefoot too. Oh well Cheesy
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« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2008 11:06:48 AM »

My face was like D: when I saw the x-ray, and kept going, OH! AHH! UUHHH AHH!!! OW!

The cozy is really cute though Smiley
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