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« on: August 24, 2005 06:14:58 PM »

Okay so, sad as it be, this is my entry..  *waits for laughing at its pitifulness to cease.*   I just wanted to be included, and prove that toilet paper can be used alternatively..

Im big into tree -love/recycling..and so this projects was inspired by my friends, who have decided that toilet paper usage is probably one of the ways we waste trees.. i think they may have been teasing me..
So i decided that giving up toilet paper is something that no one should have to give up.. so ive been trying to create ways to reuse it (dont worry, im y experimenting with clean tp) .. and therefore..

Its a bracelet, *yay.*

please ignore my fat wrist..

and look at pony, who is a way pimper model..


A close up of texture


I have determined that when reinforced it can be knitted!


First I stole the toilet paper from the potty at my home, then i used scotch tape to reinforce it, because the sheets kept ripping apart. Then i played around for a bit, and realized loose knitted was the best technique. (I used size 6 metal kneedles.)

It was originally going to be a cuff, but it just seemed right so i stopped.
Its not properly bound-off, as im uber untalented, but i incorporated dental floos, so you'd never have known if i hadnt told you. Maybe ill get points for ingenuity now?

SO yes, comment please, cause id feel special then..
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2005 07:03:33 PM »

lol haha its a cute idea? i might think of making something like it if you don't mind? just the idea but not the way you made it. but i know what you mean on the waisting trees! i am not a tree hugger but when i see people waste paper i scream at them! i mean do they want to kill the environment!! haha well anyways cute idea
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005 07:09:19 PM »

yay, im glad im not the only tree lover..

And i wouldnt care it you sopied the idea, as long as you spread the tree love..

thanks for being the first person to comment. I, as promised, feel special now.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2005 07:25:43 PM »

aww i'm glad you feel special! everyone deserves to feel that way because everyone is!! i'll be sure to post some pics once i make whatever i'm thinking of!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005 07:38:25 PM »

http://www.zefrank.com/giveaway2/index.html

That's so funny. Made me think of Ze Frank.
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2005 09:52:27 PM »

very ambitious, you should send that into zefrank.

i forgot about his site, thanks for posting that!  too funny.  great minds think a like i guess.
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2005 07:29:51 AM »

I think you should get extra credit for most imaginative raw material.  That's too funny.  You could make a whole collection for different outfits using markers and paints and things.  Probably not, though.  Wink

I just looked at that Ze Frank site.  Interesting.  How many of the people in those pictures are drunk, do you think?
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2005 10:23:24 AM »

I think you should get extra credit for most imaginative raw material.  That's too funny.  You could make a whole collection for different outfits using markers and paints and things.  Probably not, though.  Wink

I just looked at that Ze Frank site.  Interesting.  How many of the people in those pictures are drunk, do you think?

I would be willing to bet most to all of 'em. The rest of his site is hysterical too. I could waste hours looking at that stuff.
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2005 11:21:26 AM »

Okay so, sad as it be, this is my entry..  *waits for laughing at its pitifulness to cease.*   I just wanted to be included, and prove that toilet paper can be used alternatively..

Im big into tree -love/recycling..and so this projects was inspired by my friends, who have decided that toilet paper usage is probably one of the ways we waste trees.. i think they may have been teasing me..
So i decided that giving up toilet paper is something that no one should have to give up.. so ive been trying to create ways to reuse it (dont worry, im y experimenting with clean tp) .. and therefore..

Its a bracelet, *yay.*

please ignore my fat wrist..

and look at pony, who is a way pimper model..


A close up of texture


I have determined that when reinforced it can be knitted!


First I stole the toilet paper from the potty at my home, then i used scotch tape to reinforce it, because the sheets kept ripping apart. Then i played around for a bit, and realized loose knitted was the best technique. (I used size 6 metal kneedles.)

It was originally going to be a cuff, but it just seemed right so i stopped.
Its not properly bound-off, as im uber untalented, but i incorporated dental floos, so you'd never have known if i hadnt told you. Maybe ill get points for ingenuity now?

SO yes, comment please, cause id feel special then..



AWWWW, bless your heart!!!  Have you tried using the paper for mache projects?? Used with pva glue (elmers) watered down a little, its far superior to ripped newspaper pulp, takes food colouring brilliantly as dye, can be made into beads and baked on the lowest oven setting for half an hour (keep an eye on these tho!!) The list is endless!!!   
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2005 11:39:29 AM »

oooo, never though of using tp for paper mache. must try that next time.
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