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CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES => CHALLENGE 12 ENTRIES => Topic started by: krafty_kelly on June 03, 2006 08:00:39 PM



Title: Serendipity Cloche
Post by: krafty_kelly on June 03, 2006 08:00:39 PM
This is my first challenge. I started out thinking I would weave a basket out of Easter grass. Needless to say, it took forever to get about three square inches. So then I decided to crochet the Easter grass. It didn't hold the shape very well. Then I decided to crochet some wool and Easter grass together! As I was crocheting it began to take more of a hat shape than that of a basket.

Then I felted it to see what would happen!
Then I cut off the little sticky out bits of plastic grass
The second thing I added was some star pasta. I coloured with this with rubbing alcohol and food colouring.
turns into...
 My idea was to use it as sequins all over the hat, but it looked nicer as a trim. (I sprayed the pasta with an acrylic sealer)

The next dilema was the third element to add. I tried pipe cleaners...
(my darling daughter modelling this)    but it just wasn't in keeping with the feeling of the hat.
So I dug out some gimp from my craft stash, and I think it looks very cute.


The Final Product:

Hope you all like it!


Title: Re: Serendipity Cloche
Post by: Calliel on June 03, 2006 08:15:09 PM
That is very cute :P I like the gimp much better. Is it comfortable?


Title: Re: Serendipity Cloche
Post by: spazcadet55 on June 03, 2006 09:37:13 PM
That is so cool! I might have to try that.


Title: Re: Serendipity Cloche
Post by: bourgeois manque on June 03, 2006 11:09:38 PM
What a pretty little hat! I adore it.


Title: Re: Serendipity Cloche
Post by: krafty_kelly on June 04, 2006 08:43:53 AM
Thanks all.  The hat itself is comfortable, but I must admit the easter grass on the inside is a little itchy.  I think I may line it with some thin felt or even flannel.


Title: Re: Serendipity Cloche
Post by: princesakati on June 04, 2006 09:50:42 AM
that is really cute.  who knew that star pasta could be such a good embellishment?


Title: Re: Serendipity Cloche
Post by: xamy on June 04, 2006 06:43:35 PM
I looove it!
Especially the bow. Mmm hmm.


Title: Re: Serendipity Cloche
Post by: Dorkariffic on June 04, 2006 09:48:06 PM
I am utterly amazed at this. I didn't know someone could make something that I would LOVE to wear out of easter grass, pasta, and gimp.


Title: Re: Serendipity Cloche
Post by: nikkicola on June 05, 2006 02:47:22 AM
I love the colours especially.


Title: Re: Serendipity Cloche
Post by: peachsorbet on June 05, 2006 06:40:02 AM
If you were just to tell me about all of this, I'd raise my eyebrow and back away slowly. In the pictures though it looks really really great. Serendipitous indeed! Fantastic job. Who knew easter grass and felted crochet would work so well?


Title: Re: Serendipity Cloche
Post by: theaveragedream on June 05, 2006 08:52:19 AM
Omg! That's awesome! I want some Easter grass now...


Title: Re: Serendipity Cloche
Post by: Miss_Vicki on June 06, 2006 10:06:52 PM
...and here I am, stuck without easter grass. Hmph :-\


Title: Re: Serendipity Cloche
Post by: Babsy on June 11, 2006 07:49:35 PM
It's so cute!  Love the idea of using Easter grass, too!