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« on: March 14, 2011 11:31:49 AM »

I was trying to figure out where to post this --- amigurumi?  no, it's not a stuffed toy.  crochet? ya, but I think it oughta be here: home, sweet home.  This mushroom is crocheted in jute and parcel post twine --- both materials are biodegradable and can be found at the local hardware store.  I've been using it to scrub the dirt off shoes.  It's easy to wash, and once it's all worn out I can toss it in my compost bin.





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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011 12:24:57 PM »

Absolutely brilliant!
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011 12:32:15 PM »

cute, crochet, eco AND useful!?!?!?!   Shocked

Wow, I'm loving this - you could make a fortune selling the pattern for this to someone like Lakeland or Betterware (and having them source a place to have them made in quantity)

Great stuff!!   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011 04:09:24 PM »

What a clever idea. Definitely ticks the boxes for the Home sweet home section.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011 09:12:51 AM »

thank you!  these mushrooms are sprouting all over my house  Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011 07:17:07 AM »

totally loving this - tutorial ?
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011 11:16:00 AM »

totally loving this - tutorial ?

So sorry, don't have a tute yet.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2011 08:07:28 PM »

I'm nuts for fungus, so clearly I had to click this thread! What a simple yet brilliant idea! Love it Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011 01:35:41 PM »

Cool!  Did it hurt your fingers to work with that material? 

Also, I can't help but think it needs some Googley-Eyes... Grin
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