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#1 magiccrochetfan

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 03:07 PM

I just finished a gift for my sister-in-law, who has her bathroom decorated with seashells and other beach-y things. I made seashells and coral/seaweed and sewed them onto a towel and washcloth. I used size 10 thread and my favorite old Boye size 7 hook (with the price of ten cents stamped on it :hook). I have a Japanese book by Ondori, Motif and edging Designs ( isbn 978-4-277-10174-5) which has several seashell motifs in it. Those inspired me to do this project and gave me ideas for shaping, but I didn't really follow those patterns. I thoroughly enjoyed the crocheting and figuring out how to get the shapes I wanted. I ended up with some shells that are too big, and I think i will combine them into a doily or small wall hanging for her. sewing them onto the towel was by far the least enjoyable part, but at least my sewing improved by the end, so I feel like I learned something. Pics are clickable.

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Edited by magiccrochetfan, 18 November 2008 - 03:18 PM.

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#2 jheatherley

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:39 PM

Really pretty. And the towel color sets your work off nicely.

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:44 PM

Very nice job. Your SIL will love them I know I would very pretty

#4 magiccrochetfan

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:38 PM

Thank you! I do like the towel color, turquoise is my favorite color, and this was a good place for it I thought. And I do think my SIL will like them:)
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 04:06 PM

She should love them. How pretty they turned out! Very nice work, mcfan!

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 04:43 PM

I like, I like. Really a wonderful touch for the bath! Very pretty.

#7 misssmaggie

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:25 AM

Now...how cool is that !!! Thanks for sharing !!!

Have a Happy :ttalk Day !!!


#8 magiccrochetfan

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 10:55 AM

Thank you all! My SIL called to say thank you for them, and she really does like them, and I believe she intends to use them :hook
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:48 PM

Very pretty!
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 05:19 PM

Wow! Totally unique and a lot of work. Glad she likes them.