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Monday, March 7, 2011

Ballard Design Inspiration

Hi Everyone!

     A few weeks ago I ordered up some catalogs to see what everyone out there is inspired by. I have so many ideas now! Its so hard to figure out what to do first....
I had found some cool glass at the thrift store so I figure that this is as good a place as any to start. Its not exactly hand blown glass, rather a pet shampoo bottle. A glass pet shampoo bottle. Huh. Even my human shampoo is bottled in plastic.

This time I didn't do knock-offs, instead these textured vases were the inspiration.

This project used the front clear shampoo bottle and one wine bottle.
Creating a single chain, I crocheted several lengths of this twine.
I wrapped the crocheted twine around the bottle, securing with hot glue as I wound it around.

For the black bottle, I cut the sleeve from a black wool sweater. The wrist of the arm went around the neck of the bottle and I cut the length at the bottom of the bottle. Using the crocheted twine, I hand sewed it to the bottom and to the top of the wool.

Here they are together.
The texture is fun!
These look cool as they are and I also think they would make awesome bud vases.


Amanda said...

Wow, they look fab! I tried crocheting but could never get the hang of you, well done!

Katherine said...

They look awesome! Great idea to crochet the twine. Thanks for linking up to Gettin' Krafty With It!