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« on: March 05, 2009 09:35:11 AM »

My cousin, Raymond, is a job recruiter who recently wrote an article titled "How To Land and Protect a Job in a Down Market". From his article:

    "Apply for jobs in 'recession-proof' sectors like vice. People tend to gamble, drink and smoke more when theyre stressed."

With that helpful advice, here are my handmade vices:


The beer bottle is decorated with an oval pattern from Edie Eckman's book, Beyond-the-Square Crochet Motifs. The dice were stitched together from six square pieces each, stuffed, then embroidered with white dots. The cigarette pack has a firm cardboard box inside, and its outside is decorated with red yarn stitched around a plastic bone ring. Each cigarette contains a wooden dowel for support.

I rarelyif everindulge in these vices, but my alter ego, Woomi, has been known to overindulge:


He'll never land a job in that condition!
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009 09:49:32 AM »

Love it! I love when vices are cute.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009 09:55:56 AM »

fantastic, I'm continually impressed by your vision!

Thanks for the Lol and the smile!
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009 10:04:23 AM »

Wonderful! I love seeing traditional women's crafts used in a subversive fashion. Great.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009 10:20:41 AM »

I love how when he overindulges, he overindulges a lot. He could probably bathe in that beer bottle  Grin So awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009 10:32:12 AM »

That is brillant!! 
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009 11:02:06 AM »

Oh, it's so cynical! I love it! This rocks!
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009 03:55:09 PM »

Awesome (neato, brilliant, !!!) work, although may I be the first to suggest that Woomi needs an intervention?  He's a mess!  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009 05:02:26 PM »

I so want a crocheted cigarette now! I smoke like a chimney, as it happens...

Amazing work, as always. I love seeing new posts from you :-)
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009 05:34:10 PM »

See ...  Roll Eyes I told you every time I see something crocheted I like it's one of your creations  Cheesy

Awesome stuff! Keep on crafting  Wink
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