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« on: October 04, 2008 09:10:04 AM »

Hi Craftsters!

I'm totally new to the site, though I have been a long time stalker. I saw this challenge and I couldn't help myself. And I've just been informed by the site that since I'm new, I have to post links to the pictures instead of the actual pictures. Sorry!

Long story short, I had just gotten a very special visit from Aunt Flo and was thusly inspired to make this bag that isn't so disgusting if you just forget what went into making it. I spent just under $15 at the store, and here is what I purchased:

Fabric softener sheets
A replacement mop head
Gummi worms
Peppermint candies
Lint traps
And...Tampons



And here is what I did:

-Sewed together a bunch of fabric softener sheets into a bag form
-Dyed the mop fibers with different colors - red, blue, yellow for the handle, and green for the grass
-Cut apart the tampon applicators into petal slices and formed them into flowers with the peppermint candies
-Made tulips with gummi worms
-Braided together the mop fibers into a handle and added lint traps
-Dipped the tampons in paint (paint, I swear). They bloomed right up like little roses.

And here is the end result!











Clearly, I had a lot of time on my hands.

Anyway, I'm thrilled to finally be diving into the Craftster community and can't wait to start posting more (I'll primarily be living in the crochet section). Thanks guys!
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2008 09:42:35 AM »

I love it!  It is hard to get past those red tampons at the bottom... Grin  Maybe use purple or another color next time for less stomach turning action!!! LOL!!! 
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008 10:20:40 AM »

I love it, it's adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008 11:19:04 AM »

Hahahaha
Leave it to a woman to notice what kind of tampon "blooms" hehehe
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2008 01:46:16 PM »

The tampon pom-pom fringe cracks me up  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2008 03:48:29 PM »

Bloody brilliant!
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2008 03:58:46 PM »

So I read the description and though I'm not normally squeamish, I was a bit concerned on what I might see if I opened up the links...
But it's really quite pretty! I like it a lot  Smiley
And what a way to introduce yourself to Craftster!
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2008 08:03:33 PM »

I too was a little worried, but I didn't notice they were tampons right away. They look like flowers. I love this tasteful and well done project!
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2008 09:44:39 PM »

It is really really cute!  And very happy.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2008 07:18:14 PM »

well I wasn't nervous at all! great job and very creative! Great work!
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2008 02:37:53 AM »

Very creative and awesome use of everything!  Love the rose fringe, way awesome!
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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2008 11:01:34 AM »

Welcome to craftster! you did a great job with this...and the tampons are a sweet touch! I was thinking this must smell good with peppermints & dryer sheets! Grin
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2008 08:25:09 PM »

You are CRAZY BRILLANT.
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2008 12:42:09 PM »

That is totally cute and really creative!
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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2008 08:24:22 AM »

This made me laugh, now I have to go pee before I wet my pants at work...not happy... Cheesy
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