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Beautiful yarn bowl! I don't have a yarn bowl - yet , but I was lucky enough to buy one of her beautiful blue bowls. Gorgeous.
Saw those when she posted on Facebook. Fantastic.
I knit and here I thought you were going to give us instructions on how to knit a bowl. LOL!
That is a cute bowl and would keep the cats out of it while I knit.
I don't mind coming to work. But that 8 hr. wait to go home is a drag.
I did knit a pair of houseshoes in high school but other than that, I don't veer too far off the path of simple baby blankets and afghans. lol
I did however, buy a book to teach myself to knit other things... but I have not used it as of yet..
I used to crochet but have not for many years.
I want to learn how to do a snowman hat.
i am a beginner at crocheting. I love it. Made my first baby hats for a hospital just this past month.
It's a shame she doesn't have them on her website. It would have been a lovely gift for my daughter. She knits and crochets but I prefer to crochet.
TY Q. I have to watch her site my dear friend who is an avid knitter would love that bowl.
Thanks so much for posting this. I'm so glad you like the bowl and I'm so thankful for your purchase. Thanks all of you for your wonderful comments as well. I am currently out. I am so sorry I won't have any in time to ship for Christmas. I made so many and was so surprised at how quickly they sold. Please look for me on Facebook as Muditis Pottery or Muditispotteryandgifts. Either one. I do have an Etsy shop you can visit. I do take orders for them as well.
Thanks again everyone and hope you have an awesome Holiday!
I too thought I was going to see a knitted bowl these are so neat,and one of a kind.TFS
BLESSED WITH THE BEST !!!!
Just saw one you can make from a wooden bowl:
I am not allowed to play with my husbands tools! lol
I will be ordering one for a friend..she is always there to help me read patterns and learn. This would be a great gift!
I knit, and can crochet a little. That's a great bowl, and I love the orange!
those are really neat!
I don't knit or crochet, but I really like Sonja's bowls. Of course if I had one I'd bro ably drop it and break it. I do love her other bowls she's made, especially the ones with blue in them.
Thanks Yall! I appreciate the compliments I will have some bigger ones soon. I have 2 smaller ones listed on Etsy now. I'm also going to have some scissor holders as well. This will be a new product for me and it's in the works now. Someone gave me one to go by, I put my scissors in it and thought, wow.. what a neat present to give a quilter. It's a secret on my FB page for now, haven't told anyone yet as I want to get some made. Also, for the CQ's or beaders.. I'll have another new product which will be useful for beaders. All in the works. You can now LIKE my page instead of being friends with me on FB. The link is below. I have to say .. I've been missing quilting. Now that I've learned how to make pottery and have a little time, I plan to sneak in the room before long to sew up something before packing it all up for a move to TN. I am hoping everyone here on the boards are looking forward to a better year! I'm hoping 2013 is going to bring about some great changes Thanks again for your support. It's greatly appreciated.
How about some little (deep) ones for string/twine bowls, for those of us who are all thumbs when it comes to yarn?
I don't know why you wouldn't be able to use twine in these bowls. Most are 3 1/2"-4 1/4" tall. How much taller would you need?
The kitchen (cooking) twine I use is 1 and 1/2" to 2" in diameter -- much smaller than a skein of yarn ball. This kind of twine is thin & stiff and has a mind of its own. It's wound so tight that it tends to jump around (or roll off the counter) as you pull it. Or it gets a notion to allow several layers to loosen & unwind on their own, so you're left with a mess to put back in the drawer. So I would think that a kitchen twine holder would have to be deep enough & narrow enough to keep the twine from jumping completely out of the container or unwinding too much. Also, having a holder flat on the back so you could hang it on the wall would be helpful.
Here's the kind of twine I use:
It came in a container like that, but the lid popped off too easily & the cutter didn't work well, so I ditched it. Hard to deal with that when you've got raw meat on your hands! See how it's starting to unwrap itself even in that closed container?
Kitchen twine also comes in larger cones, but I use that little ball.
Just a thought for another pottery product! Didn't there used to be wall-mounted kitchen twine holders wayyyy back when? Didn't they have kind of a funnel opening on the front?
a simple mason jar with a hole punched in the top should work for the twine. or use a coupon and get the yarn holder at Joanns. they also feed out the top, i think you zipper it shut.
Thanks so much StarrySky for the pottery idea. I went and looked at the one in the link. Pretty good idea. At least it's cheap! I was thinking if one were made in pottery, it could be made like a funnel. Having the twine come through the hole and a piece made on the back so that it can be hung on the wall as you said. I'll see what I can come up with. If I make one, and this idea sells, I'll GIVE you one, just for the idea. Please keep in mind it might take till the end of the month to get one to show ya.. I have a few others I need to get made for others as experiments as well. Thank you so much for supporting a USA product. So many things we buy in the stores are made in China and other countries
I'll contact you via PM once I get it made. Thank you so much for your idea.. it truly is a good one!
You're welcome, and you're so sweet! I just tossed the idea out there because I'm not a yarn user, but I'm a kitchen twine user. Right now it's stuffed in a drawer because I have bad kittens who would either unwind it, eat it, or both! I think twine dispensers might be eye-catching on a table in a craft fair booth, especially if there were a demo one with twine inside to play with.
If you need the dimensions of twine ball refills (not used yet) they are about 2 and 1/4" wide by about 2" high. (Hard to measure without digging out calipers.)
I love handmade pottery -- tried it a long time ago but was a dismal failure. Maybe it was because I was about 8 months pregnant & had a big belly in my way at the wheel? LOL! In any case, I could not make that clay thin out & go straight up no matter how hard I tried. I resorted to using my clay for slab construction & then hung up my pottery apron & put on my Mommy one instead.
I bought my friend a handmade pottery toad house for Christmas not too long ago. It looked like your yarn bowl upside-down, with a cut-out for a toad to enter. My friend has a big garden with all sorts of fun decorations like that. She loved it. If I remember correctly, it had a little handle on top & clay leaves decorating it -- maybe "Welcome" above the door, too? It sure was cute, and it took me about 10 seconds at the craft show to decide to get it, since it was so unique (like your yarn bowls)!
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I just had to tell you this. I made 2 Toad Houses and never posted a pic on my FB page. I sold the last one at a Farmer's Market I was going to on Saturday's. Mine said, "Carolina Toads" and "Toad Inn". LOL. You are right about it being an upside down bowl like the yarn bowl. I also added toad stools for the top and a toad stool cutout for the door, which was in front. Let me post a picture for you to see it. I don't have anymore, but this morning I told my hubby this was one thing I planned to make for the Spring of the year sales
I will see what I can come up with for the twine holder. If it were going to sit on a table, I couldn't make it like a funnel shape, that wouldn't work. Have you seen an Apple Baker before? I am going to make some of those too. It's made so it has a spout in the middle of the bowl. You take the core out of the apple and sit it down over the spout. I wonder if I made something like that, if the spool would not unwind? I would have to see how small around the hole is in the twine ball. I told my hubby to look for some twine when he goes to the store.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Dixieldy,
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What caught my eye about that yarn bowl was, of course, the unique spiral cut in the side. That's when I thought about it grabbing twine instead. An apple baker type spike in the middle might help keep the twine ball in place. Just as long as it isn't so cone-shaped that it's able to "launch" the ball straight up when you pull the string!
What if you did something like half a Ball jar shape, flat on the back so it can hang, with that spiral cut on the front? (Can you tell I'm obsessed with that spiral, LOL!) But you can't throw something like that on a wheel...it would have to be rolled & slab-constructed. Way back when, one of my projects was a wall-mounted vase that was flat on the back & had a pocket in the front, at the bottom. The pocket was small, but it could be made bigger for twine, and the spiral added for access. Just a thought!
A spool of mailing twine from Wal-Mart is larger than my kitchen twine ball. I use mailing twine, too, but don't have a full ball in the house right now to measure. I think that twine comes with a cardboard core. The kitchen twine is wrapped around itself.
Cute toad house. The one I got was pretty big (would have covered most of a dinner plate). I looked all over for a picture of it but can't find one. I usually take pictures as I'm wrapping presents (so I remember year to year what I gave), but I must have missed that year.
Have you seen the garden "mushrooms on sticks" made of pottery? They're like big bell-shaped mushroom caps, and they're stuck in the dirt on ceramic posts. They balance on the post & when the wind blows, they're supposed to be like wind chimes. I have a commercial one, but it's so heavy it won't chime. Another garden ornament to think about?
I also love seeing shallow pottery bird bath bowls, especially ones that have a little birdie perched on the rim, or a raised place in the middle for the birds to stand.
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