Wednesday, June 27, 2012

for my desk

I've had a very ugly pencil/pen holder on my desk for quite a while and I've been wanting to replace it.  I've seen some very pretty ones on Creative Carmelina that she crochets and slips over an empty can. I decided I would see if I could figure something similar out and this is what I ended up with


I don't have a picture of the old one but believe me this looks much nicer


28 comments:

  1. Excellent job Ann! I just love it! Superb!!

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  2. Woof! Woof! I think its pretty. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

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  3. Great job on the crochet cover, Ann! So pretty!

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  4. It looks great! I like to take old cans and cover them with either fabric or paper. I can change them out with a different look when I get tired of it. You can't beat the price--out of the recycling bin at home!

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  5. What a fun idea, I have never seen anything like this

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  6. I LIKE this!!!!! Very much. Now, I think I must try the same. I have a wire meshy looking pencil holder, and this one you've made looks soooooo much better.

    Ps....love Duke I do. Of course you know that already...and his 'yoga' post below this one is precious. And he leaves no PAWS for our delighting in his charm.

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  7. bet you could sell these, even just the cover without the can in it. the cover could fit on all kinds of things. you are sooooo talented. and guess what? i have two of those twisty lamps. and wish i did not. when we bought them i did not even think about how hard it is to dust them. yours is much cleaner than ours.

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  8. Oooh, that is very cute. I can never find a pencil holder that is nice to look at.

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  9. Me likes! Me likes very much!

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  10. I used to use a mug, but now I have this black mesh pencil holder. Not much to look at but I think I should have held on to the old mug.

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  11. Very cute! Maybe you could even paint the can a cute color!

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  12. Very nice indeed. I'm so not crafty that I would have just bought one. Sigh.

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

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  13. You are so clever! It looks great!

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  14. So nice! The pattern reminds me of covers for wood coathangers that my grandmother once taught me how to make. (But I don't think I remember how now!)

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  15. You MADE this? You could sell these!

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  16. That's a great idea! And it looks so pretty too. I'll have to share this with my daughter. She loves to crochet. But I'm sure hers will be purple.

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  17. That does look great. What a great idea. Very clever stuff. Hope you have a great evening.

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  18. I like it! You bet me to it. I saved a lot of small potato chip cans and I was thinking of alter them using crochet stitches. Seeing how lovely your turn out I better get to it.

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  19. I love it, Ann! I want to make one :)

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  20. Hey I really like that Ann. sandie

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  21. Great idea Ann! Too bad I don't crochet. :( But I do like to cover cans with pretty paper.

    I'm glad you're enjoying the vase!

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  22. What a good idea! However, I have a large collection of special mugs with broken handles that have become pencil holders.

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  23. nicely done
    happy to have inspired, and thank you for the credit


    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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