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no more naked toilet paper

I believe the unadorned form of naked toilet paper should be celebrated, not shamed into covering up, and yet-- a conversation with a friend this morning got me looking at the usually very frilly, and sometimes very creative, world of toilet paper roll covers. An image search revealed to me a world of Southern-belle-style covers. This is a particularly frilled-out version (Source evil Pinterest page):

Here's a sweeter one, with a homemade head (source).

But some people have let their imaginations roam in other directions:

Octopus (source)

Cupcake (source)

Duck (source)

It's a wild world of toilet paper covers out there!



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Apr. 26th, 2016 12:40 pm (UTC)
After seeing that octopus, I almost regret the fact that we don't have a convenient shelf in our bathroom and our spare rolls live in the kitchen cupboard. :)
Apr. 26th, 2016 01:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, there wouldn't be much point in having such a wonderful creature as an octopus if you were going to hide him away in a cupboard, except for the fun of shocking inquisitive guests who happened to peek in.
Apr. 26th, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC)
I am so glad that there exists a way--nay, several!--to help sensitive souls deal with the unsightly sight of unclothed toilet paper. :P
Apr. 26th, 2016 01:33 pm (UTC)
"We keep no extra toilet rolls in our bathroom--but we do have crocheted cupcakes."
Apr. 26th, 2016 01:46 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a cultural difference!

We HAVE seen something similar here (for exmpl look there: https://osta-ee.postimees.ee/noukaaegne-kohviteekannu-soojendajanukk-55917174.html ), but there is not a toilet paper roll, but a tea pot under this doll!

Just imagine a poor Eastern European guest finding a toilet roll instead of a teapot or an American creeper out by spotting a "toilet paper roll" on place of honor on the tea table!
Apr. 26th, 2016 01:48 pm (UTC)
... while the previous one was of Russian production, here is an example of Estonian design (coffee pot cover):

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Apr. 26th, 2016 02:02 pm (UTC)
I wonder if these knitters have maxed out friends and relatives with sweaters and scarves, and so are getting creative . . .
Apr. 26th, 2016 02:26 pm (UTC)
No doubt! I've heard of people turning their knitting needles and crochet hooks to making sculptures of coral reefs and things, too:

Crochet coral reef

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Apr. 26th, 2016 04:40 pm (UTC)
Octopus! I want the octopus! Only either it would escape down the sink, taking the toilet paper with it; or the cat would play with it, with unfortunate consequences all around.

Apr. 28th, 2016 03:22 am (UTC)
Yes, little did we realize until recently what tremendous escape artists octopuses are!

What if the cat and octopus fell in love and made marvelous, chimerical babies?
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Apr. 26th, 2016 06:33 pm (UTC)
We actually have one of those southern belle types at home. We never actually use it to hide the spare toilet paper roll--it's been a purely decorative part of my parents' bathroom for years--one of those delightful but odd things that has always been there.

(We also have a couch-shaped tissue box holder, a gift from someone, but it's sewn from Hawaiian print fabric rather than crocheted.)

I can totally see this as a "I've run out of 'regular' things to make you." I sew a lot of bags and plushies, but eventually, you gotta stretch your wings a little and get creative.
Apr. 28th, 2016 03:28 am (UTC)
I think the tissue-box couches are great fun. Now I'm imagining an actual couch that dispenses giant tissue sheets.

Is there a sewing equivalent of yarn bombing? That seems to be another outlet for when one gets bored of ordinary projects.
Apr. 26th, 2016 07:56 pm (UTC)
That's a pretty badass little octopus in a beret. I need to learn to crochet toilet paper covers, obvs.
Apr. 28th, 2016 03:29 am (UTC)
At least octopus ones! I like the way the tentacles come in corkscrew curls.
Apr. 26th, 2016 09:11 pm (UTC)
The octopus is adorable.

The coffee cup seems wrong, somehow.
Apr. 28th, 2016 03:31 am (UTC)
The coffee one is so logical though! You drink a lot of coffee, you're going to need to pee, and a good half the population will probably, at that point, want.... TOILET PAPER.
Apr. 26th, 2016 11:52 pm (UTC)
I love the octopus. My gram made some of those.
Apr. 28th, 2016 03:33 am (UTC)
She made octopuses? Or other toilet paper covers? If others, what sorts of shapes did she make?

In addition to the ones I posted, I also saw a Minion one and a Freddy Kruger one.
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Apr. 27th, 2016 11:34 am (UTC)
Thank you
Apr. 28th, 2016 03:33 am (UTC)
My pleasure!
Apr. 28th, 2016 06:24 am (UTC)
Love the later ones. Careful with the coffee cup tho, we've all had stomach bugs!

Octo and Duckie are my faves though.
Apr. 29th, 2016 12:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think Octo is my fave, too.
May. 3rd, 2016 11:06 am (UTC)
Good grief!

I think it would irritate me having to get the paper out of the cover in order to use it.
May. 3rd, 2016 12:46 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, for sure! Although, I think these are only to cover up *spare* rolls, not the one in daily use. Even so.
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