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#1 darski

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 10:21 AM

While doing my usual Saturday stroll through Rachel's new offerings, I came across this wonderful TP cover

http://www.irishlace...tpaperroll.html

:rofl :rofl :rofl

Now I have an un-improvable adoration (I refuse to improve my taste level :wlol ) of most things kitsch especially TP covers. I don't consider my bathroom "done" until I have my barbie doll in a skirt TP cover.

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This new one presents such honesty that it just inspired me, I will have to try that pattern but I think it might be fun to make other similar stuff for my place.

I know that this will likely die aborning as most people don't like to admit to enjoying our tacky side but if you are brave enough and weird enough, you can join me in searching for and creating as much Kitsch as we can.

This is where we are really going to miss Celt's site. I hope I still have some patterns for those wonderful pot holders she presented.

Is anyone else interested in making some glorious Kitsch :?

:rofl :rofl :rofl

Who knows, you might use up some stash doing this :wlol

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 10:43 AM

what is the "kitschy" part of it?? thats a new word to me!!!
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Posted 10 January 2009 - 10:49 AM

I believe that Kitsch is a Yiddish word and it implies something that is more than a little tacky but it is just plain fun or sentimental for all that.

http://www.worldofki...definition.html

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 11:13 AM

okie dokie then...now i know!! :rofl
thanks!!!

i remember my godmother used to have a lot of that stuff....bed dolls, tp covers, tissue box covers, & all kinds of crocheted stuff.
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Posted 10 January 2009 - 11:17 AM

Oooh I love tacky!- er, um, I mean kitsch. ;) I am in. However, when I started to crochet, I promised dh to never make a tp cover. :lol So I will have to figure out something else to make.


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Posted 10 January 2009 - 11:25 AM

Oooh I love tacky!- er, um, I mean kitsch. ;) I am in. However, when I started to crochet, I promised dh to never make a tp cover. :lol So I will have to figure out something else to make.


I have an image in my mind of you hiding at the end of your yard with your back to the house while you crochet just one TP cover that you quickly unravel - your guilty pleasure assuaged. :rofl

Welcome aboard.

I think I will try to specialize in TP covers for this one... just because. :P

This is going to be fun!

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:56 PM

Oooh, I'm the queen of Tacky TP covers! LOL

I'm in if I can specialize in TP covers too. :D

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 05:32 PM

Oooh I love tacky!- er, um, I mean kitsch. ;) I am in. However, when I started to crochet, I promised dh to never make a tp cover. :lol So I will have to figure out something else to make.


I'm just thinking you could always make a dish liquid apron :lol That would be kitsch.

About 10 years ago I sold tons of TP covers .... everyone seemed to want one along with kleenex box covers :lol Hmmm maybe the market is coming back:yay

I want to make one :hook
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Posted 10 January 2009 - 06:26 PM

Kitsch never goes out of style. For the coming holidays, try some of those pantaloon potholders in xmasy colors...or crochet candles that cover the tp roll....love those! I actually have some of these from the 70s. What fun!!!! Other ideas: Air Freshener can covers. Renuzit frangrance covers. Poodle bottle covers. Turtle margarine tub covers. Margarine tub drawstring bingo chip purses. LOLOLOL There's something very fun about these projects and I love them!

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:04 PM

I have an image in my mind of you hiding at the end of your yard with your back to the house while you crochet just one TP cover that you quickly unravel - your guilty pleasure assuaged. :rofl


LoL!!
Well guess what?! After I posted, I was looking at tp covers :blush and saw one that was made to look like a roll of tp. Well dh walked up behind me and said, "Hey, that's pretty cool. You should make that." :eek I almost fell off my chair! LoL I said, do you know what that is? He was like, "well"....<loooong pause>...."yes, but it's a good idea for the girls' bathroom since the cat keeps shredding the tp."
So I might have one of those on my plate. I also saw a couple of cute dishsoap aprons on Rache's site yesterday so I am going to make one of those as well. I'm sure my Santa soap dispenser will look very beautiful wearing one! :rofl


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Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:21 PM

Never say never...it will bite you every time. LOL

That is something that would happen to me, too.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:36 PM

LoL!!
Well guess what?! After I posted, I was looking at tp covers :blush and saw one that was made to look like a roll of tp. Well dh walked up behind me and said, "Hey, that's pretty cool. You should make that." :eek I almost fell off my chair! LoL I said, do you know what that is? He was like, "well"....<loooong pause>...."yes, but it's a good idea for the girls' bathroom since the cat keeps shredding the tp."
So I might have one of those on my plate. I also saw a couple of cute dishsoap aprons on Rache's site yesterday so I am going to make one of those as well. I'm sure my Santa soap dispenser will look very beautiful wearing one! :rofl


Ooooh! I wanna see! Is there a link to a picture or the pattern? I love TP covers :)

That's so cool that hubby came around! Every house needs a kitschy tp cover!! LOL

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:42 PM

Ooooh! I wanna see! Is there a link to a picture or the pattern? I love TP covers :)

That's so cool that hubby came around! Every house needs a kitschy tp cover!! LOL


If you check the link in the first post you can see the TP roll TP cover

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:45 PM

eek I have a super cute toilet paper roll doll that my husband's great gramma made us a few years ago. The little doll is sorta tacky, blonde and in a funny shade of pink, but I love it :)

I made some of the knicker potholders for my friend and her sister a couple months ago, the kind that look like pants and panties. When she first asked me to make her some, I thought she was kdding. She asked me to make her some underpant potholders. Hah..

That same friend sent me some Leisure Arts booklets and in one is a crochet bed doll, that uses a plastic body/head so one of these days I will make her one and surprise her with it. I think there's a cover for those old style air fresheners, if those things didn't make me ill I'd get one and dress it up.

Ohh and I made this same friend little aprons a year or two ago for her dish soap haha. I don't know if she uses them or not, but we got a good laugh over them. They were reversible, so the soap could decide what it felt like wearing haha. They were cotton fabric and sewn, not crochet though

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:46 PM

Well Darski and ladies:

This is my favorite kind of thing... The curiousity of the title of this CAL made me open it and check it out and well ladies what can I say this is my kind of think..

I wouldnt call it tacky thou as TP covers come in handy in emergencies and also I just love to do the TP covers with look alike barbie dolls I buy at the $ stores.. Just today I was organizing my stuff and pulled out a batch of them dolls so I guess I got a excuse now..

Now ladies one of my specialties is Toilet tank cover sets.... Only now i just crochet the tank top cover and the toilet seat covers the the cover for the tank it self unless ist like the ones from maggies crochet...

Check out my website and you will see under bathroom items some of the things i make and still more to come...
http://www.geocities.com/cowhooked/

So Darski count me in on this one too... Loads of fun....
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:51 PM

By the ways Darski i forgot to tell ya that your tp doll is lovely and i just love it...
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:56 PM

If you check the link in the first post you can see the TP roll TP cover


Duh! I didn't even notice it! Thanks Darski :hook

That's hilarious! I love it!

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:08 PM

HI Darski :
I'm enclosing here some links for the ladies for the Cal.. \

http://trishcrochet....ilettissue.html
http://www.crochetnm...ergentdress.htm
http://www.crochetnm...ergentdress.htm
http://www.crochetnm...erdollcover.htm
http://www.crochetnm...overhanging.htm
http://www.jpfun.com...01bathcov.shtml

Here are some other kitsch item links....
http://pandacrochet....mplyshells.html

http://www.discontin...rochet-pattern/
This link above my moms used to crochet these in pairs in all colors and starch them and tie them with ribbons and hanging loop and she used to sell them by dozens for $5.00 pair and people would hang them from rear view mirrors....


These lady bag holders i made back then and still do... http://surawhit.goog...ges.com/baglady
Here is another old favorite of mine i used to make. http://members.optus...kandpencil.html

http://members.optus...lpotholder.html
http://members.optus.../we2/stars.html

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 09:39 PM

I made a ton of those potholder bloomers back in the '90s when I was pregnant with my son. Everyone got at least one set for that year. LOL

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:32 PM

I've made them too in the past and well sold some for the kitchen but others wanted them for their bathroom I still keep a sample of them.. Havent made them in a while maybe its time again...
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