Sunday, January 14, 2007

The All-Seeing Tissue Box Cover

I have delayed the removal of Christmas from my apartment. My tree is so sweet as it sheds its fairy light, my sleigh bells greet me each time I come home and open my door, my gingerbread house tissue box cover makes me smile through my sneezes. And I am loathe to let it go. But, as a reasonable human (who doesn't want to dust her Christmas tree ornaments), I know I must move on into the new year. But I simply can't bear the idea of removing so many festive things and replacing them with nothing, so I made myself a deal. I would create something new and festive in a non-holiday specific way and would only take down Christmas when it was done. Well, it's done and now I can put away the Holidays with a lighter heart.

Mad, mad props go out to Lady Linoleum at Monster Crochet whose creations have been my main inspiration for this project. After the intense love I discovered for the gingerbread house tissue box cover, I knew that the thing I could bear the least was a nekkid tissue box. So I decided to create a new tissue box cover that I could truly be proud of -- nay, I wanted a tissue box cover that my husband would be proud of. There's a tall order fer ya. But I think I've succeeded. He'll see it here the same as y'all, so I don't know for sure yet (maybe he'll leave a comment and let me know!) but I have faith in my knowledge of his taste.

So here it is, the All-Seeing Tissue Box Cover:

Yes, there are eyes on all sides, so you can't ever escape the gaze of your tissue:

I hope LL isn't horrified at this usage of her "look". I do truly love it so.


Melissa said...

How eye-poppingly FABULOUS!!!!! How completely and totally eyesome!!!! You are such a visionary in your crocheting!!! (are you gagging on my Kirk-like puns?)
Seriously, this is totally cool---love ya!!!!!!!

aija said...

Spooky! I love the iris colors.

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! I love it!

Becky G said...

That is too cool!

I, too, hate to take down my Christmas decorations. The house seems so empty and dull without them.

LadyLinoleum said...

I *love* it!!!