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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2005 02:25:22 AM »

First off, I love all the different things people have used to crochet in this challenge.  Truly inspiring!

So, here's my contribution....

The Orange Slice Rug!  It is made from a bright orange sheet (full/double size), and some fabric from a white knit sheet and an old dormitory bedspread.  I cut all the fabric into strips, tied them together, and started to crochet.  First a little white circle in the middle, then all the fabric strips from the orange sheet, then a row of white, and finally, some 'rough' fabric strips from the bedspread for the rind.  After that was done, I went back and chain-stitched through the rug (embroidered?) to make the sections.  Looks good enough to eat!

How long did it take you, from start to finish roughly, including the time it took you to cut all the strips, and sew afterwards?Huh  And how much would you sell it for......hypathetically speaking??  I love it by the way, u very clever Wink...
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2005 03:55:25 AM »

Thanks everyone for all the nice compliments!!!  After this one, I fell in love with the idea and made a lemon, lime, and grapefruit as well as a kiwi (which isn't citrus, but looks damn cute!)

Crafty Minx,  actually I guess I have a confession to make.  I've been crocheting with fabric for years and have opened my own business selling them last year.  So, it doesn't take me nearly as long as a novice crocheter or fabric crocheter to make one.  But I have a special cutting procedure with a rotaray cutter so that doesn't take so long.  But the entire process is:  get fabric (I buy all mine from thrift stores), wash it, cut it, take it outside and shake it out, tie the ends together and roll it into balls -- this keeps some of the dust/loose fibers out of the house, which isn't that big of a deal if you are only making one, but since I'm doing this everyday and work from home, I made that a mandatory step for the sake of my husband and cats.  Okay, next crochet it all up and then embellish.  Minus shopping and washing, this rug probably took about 3 hours and it was priced at $40.  It is already gone though!  But, hypothetically, I could make another one... Smiley

faeriedust112088, it measures about 30 inches in diameter.  Thanks!

Thanks again everyone!

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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2005 06:13:48 AM »

So cool!! Is there any way you could add a close-up picture to the first post in this thread?

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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2005 06:18:49 AM »

wonderful idea!

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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2005 06:37:12 AM »

I love it so much...too bad I can't crochet...yet! Wink I have a lemon citrus mat in front of our stove in our kitchen, and a mat like that would look perfect for in front of the sink.

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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2005 06:44:17 AM »

That is wonderful.  I just spent the last 20 minutes digging through your website, great work!
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2005 06:46:46 AM »

I love it
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2005 09:35:57 AM »

That's so cool!  I agree, a close up picture would be nice.

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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2005 11:50:49 AM »

That's so cute.  My niece would love it for her pink and orange bedroom.  Now you can make lemon and lime and grapefruit and have an entire fruit bowl for your floor!

oops! Apparently I didn't read the entire thread before I posted.  I see you do have a citrus bowl on your floor!  Cool.
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2005 11:53:16 AM »

I love how it looks like something you would find in target.  Not that it's a bad thing.  I think it's done really well and I would buy that if I saw it somewhere.

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