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« on: April 04, 2011 12:25:34 PM »

I have just joined Craftster, so this is also my first craft challenge and I was really excited to get creative with materials I don't normally use.  I happened to see some pipe cleaners in the craft store I was in so decided to bring them home to play with.  Almost immediately I decided I wanted to weave them into something, so I used a basic basket weaving technique to make a little vase.  It was cute, but a bit boring for a craft challenge, so I took a break to go see my mum...and that's where I got my inspiration.  She happened to be making a cast of a little pottery cat she's had for years, which I've always liked because of his simple fat-bellied shape, and I thought it would be a cute shape for a pen holder.  So, before I new it, I had a fuzzy cat pen holder for my desk.  However, I thought he might get a bit lonely, and I was enjoying weaving the pipe cleaners so much I couldn't stop, so along came a little birdie.

These are my two new craft buddies, eager to hold my pens, paintbrushes etc. for my next craft challenge






I do have a lot more pens, pencils, paintbrushes etc that need a home still, so I think there might be some more fuzzy desk buddies joining them soon!
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011 01:36:52 PM »

Those are great! Cheesy I especially like the little bird.

Excellent work!
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011 01:59:11 PM »

I could not for the life of think of something to do wit the pipe cleaners. What a great idea.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011 03:25:59 PM »

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I'm right there with yzag -- on both counts. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011 04:04:58 PM »

Adorable!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011 04:01:17 PM »

These are just too darn cute, and until I looked at the close-ups I wouldn't have believed they were pipe cleaners!! Great job Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2011 01:01:33 AM »

Aw, the cat is so cute!

If it's alright to ask; how sturdy are they? I always found pine cleaners to be bendy, flimsy little things... does the weaving strengthen them up?
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2011 06:02:42 AM »

Aw, the cat is so cute!

If it's alright to ask; how sturdy are they? I always found pine cleaners to be bendy, flimsy little things... does the weaving strengthen them up?

They are actually very sturdy as the weaving really does strengthen them.  They have a really good feel to them.
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2011 01:03:01 PM »

These are adorable.  I love the cat's whiskers!
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