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« on: May 18, 2009 12:40:19 PM »

My sister's birthday was last month and I had a glorious idea for her birthday present. She has a love for all things 1950's- particularly I Love Lucy, Elvis, and Marilyn. So, I went to the planning board, checked out my wool stash, and voila! This is what I came up with:



Isn't that gorgeous?!? That's not all, my friends- you can't have just one Warhol-esque Marilyn- you need at least two! Here's the other side:



I didn't want to give it to her, quite honestly. I LOVE IT AND I WANT IT! She absolutely adores it and has proudly worn it everywhere- she's a great billboard. Smiley

I got the inspiration from Becky from beck's blog- you've probably seen her Marilyn afghan- absolutely freaking gorgeous!

This was the first time I felted Tunisian crochet- worked really well! It was also the first time I put a zipper in a purse:




SQUEE! I had to figure out how to do it all by my lonesome, but I did it. I don't know if it's done the "correct" way, but it does work and actually came out decently. The lining is absolutely beautiful. It has a shiny silver backing to it that makes it shimmer. It also makes it a bear to hand sew!! Seriously- sewing those handles and the lining into the bag was probably the hardest thing I've done- I went through 2 needles! But, it was worth it- so gorgeous. Smiley

Here is a pre-felting pic so you can see just how big this sucker was:



Yeah- freakin' huge!

Now....to decide whether or not to make one for me....hmmm..... Smiley

http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/05/marilyns-birthday-greetings.html
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009 12:45:38 PM »

Wow!! That is so cool, the felted texture is great with the image, I want one. will you be my sister?!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009 02:06:54 PM »

 Shocked That is beautiful! I love Marilyn and I'm really jealous of your sister right now. You have mad skills with the hook! I'm wisting this.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009 03:12:20 PM »

You're sister is so lucky.  I can see why you had a hard time parting with it. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009 07:22:53 PM »

OMG! I LOVE IT!!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009 05:19:47 AM »

WOW!!!!!!
I absolutely LOVE this!!!!!
You felted it too!!!
Awesome!
I love the colors too!
Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009 03:38:59 PM »

Thank you everyone!!

WOW!!!!!!
I absolutely LOVE this!!!!!
You felted it too!!!
Awesome!
I love the colors too!
Great job!

Thank you!!  As soon as I saw your amazing blanket, I felt the creative juices flowing.  LOVE your work!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2009 04:54:15 PM »

I tried to knit the exact same thing for my sister!! It turned out really wacky though so I had to scrap it :S But yours looks GREAT!
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Useful art rocks! Wonderful job! BRAVA! @;)
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