Doily Dreamcatcher, gifts, home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Dreamcatcher

doily dreamcatcher

Hello, everyone!!  I absolutely love all of the doily dreamcatchers I have been seeing all over Pinterest lately.  They are just so beautiful.  I pretty much love any project that can be made with vintage doilies so this project is very exciting to me!!

You can watch the instructional video for my doily dreamcatcher here:

For this project, you will need:

doily – You can choose any vintage doily or you can make your own.  The doily I’m using is a vintage doily that my Grandma made (scroll down for the pattern!)

glue gun

craft hoop (mine is 14″ because my doily is about 13″)

scissors

lots of ribbon in different colors

feathers in different colors

crochet cotton (or thread) and a needle

The doily that I used is one that my Grandma made and I have the book that she used to make it!  It is this vintage pattern book from 1944:

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Here is the pattern:

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If you love vintage doilies or crocheting your own, I hope you will give this dreamcatcher a try!  Thank you for stopping by to check out this project.  Comment down below if you have any fun ideas of how to add doilies to your project.  I’d love to hear your ideas!

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Easter, home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Easter Basket

Hello, everyone!  Easter is almost here so, if you haven’t already, it is time to plan your Easter egg hunts and brunches (and whatever else your own Easter traditions promt!).  And, while we’re at it, how about a lovely little crochet Easter project?  This one is made using vintage crochet patterns (free down below!) to create a beautiful Easter basket.

Watch the video tutorial here:

Supplies:

2 medium size bowls

plastic grocery bag

garbage bag (or something to protect your working surface)

Mod Podge Stiffy

doily pattern (size 10 crochet cotton and size 7 crochet hook)

trim pattern (size 10 crochet cotton and size 7 crochet hook)

about a yard of the crochet cotton you used for the doily and trim

needle (large enough for crochet cotton)

scissors

doily Easter basket

Instructions:

Put the garbage bag over your work surface to protect it from the messy Mod Podge!  To make the bottom of the basket, place the doily in one of the bowls.  Pour Mod Podge over it.  Mix it so that it is completely covered in the Mod Podge.  Take the other bowl and put it inside plastic grocery bag.  Place the bag-covered bowl upside down on the garbage bag on your work surface.  Take the Mod Podge doily and smooth it over the bowl.  Next, take the crochet trim and put it inside he Mod Podge bowl.  Pour Mod Podge over it and mix it so that it is all covered.  Take it out and lay it flat on the garbage bag.  Smooth it out so that it is nice and flat and straight.  Leave the doily on the bowl and the trim on the garbage bag overnight (or 2 nights if you live in a humid climate!  I leave mine overnight 2 nights, with the ceiling fan on so that they are completely dry!!) The next morning, take the doily off of the bowl and peel the plastic bag off of it.  It should be nice and hard and in the shape of a bowl.  Peel the trim piece off of the garbage bag.  Shape the trim piece in an arch that can fit as a handle over our basket bottom.  Take your needle and thread and stitch the handle onto the bowl on 2 sides.  Be sure to stitch it well so that the handle doesn’t fall over.

That’s it!!!  Your basket is ready to be filled with eggs, flowers, or whatever pretty Spring things you want!

The doily is from this Star Book No. 228, Doilies Knitted, Crocheted, and Tatted:

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Doily Pattern (Spider Doily):

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The Trim Pattern is from Lily Book No. 700-E, Edgings Crochet and Tatted:

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Trim Pattern No. 63:

(I used the Insertion and Heading, where the arrows are pointing!)

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Thank you for joining me!  Happy Easter!!

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Easter, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Bunny Easter Decoration

Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner!!  Here is a cute Easter decoration that you can make using vintage doilies or with doilies that you crochet!

Watch the video tutorial here (or scroll down for directions!):

For this project you will need:
11″ x 14″ Canvas
1/3 yard of burlap
1 large white pom pom
marker
scissors
glue gun and glue sticks
2 doilies (1- 4″ and 1- 5 1/2″)
2 bunny ears

(for the doilies and bunny ears, I used size 10 crochet cotton and size 6 crochet hook!)

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The doilies I used are from a 1941 crochet book called “Tips on Tables” by the Spool Cotton Company.

Here is the pattern for the larger doily called Sorcery:

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And here is the pattern for the smaller doily called Princess Charming:

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To make the bunny ears:

Chain 63.  dc in 4th chain from hook and in the next 25 chains.  2 dc in each of next 3 chains.  dc in each of next 2 chains.  2 dc in each of next 3 chains.  dc in next 26 chains.  Finish off and repeat so that you have 2 bunny ears! 

To make the Doily Bunny:

Cut your burlap so that is the same size as your canvas.  Pull out some of the threads around the edges to give it a frayed took.  Using your glue gun, add a bead of glue about an inch from the edge of the canvas to glue your burlap to the canvas.

Next, lay out your doilies and bunny ears to create your bunny shape.  (Refer to photo for placement or watch video tutorial here.)  Using your glue gun, glue the doilies and ears in place.

Using glue gun, put a circle of glue in the center of your larger doily.  Press pom pom onto glue to give your bunny a tail!

Enjoy your lovely doily bunny Easter decoration!!

Thank you for stopping by!!  I hope you have fun making your own doily bunnies!!

Happy Easter!!

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Doily Bow Pillow

Hello, friends!

I’m super excited to share this project because I’ve been wanting to make this pillow for a long time!!  I got the idea when I saw all of the cute bow pillows that everyone was making on youtube.  I thought it would be so pretty to add a doily to a bow pillow for my office!

You can watch the video tutorial here:

Supplies for this project: 

Fabric (2 pieces – 12″ X 20″ and 4″ x 24″)

Doily (one that you made or a vintage one)

Sewing machine and needle and thread OR gluegun

Measuring tape

Scissors

Stuffing

The pillow turned out absolutely beautiful!!  I hope that yours turns out amazing as well!  Have fun picking out your doily and fabric color combinations!  You can even embellish with vintage brooches if you want!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Crochet Snowflake

Hello everyone!!  Winter in Florida is such a beautiful time of year.  It’s still warm outside… so warm that it is still flip-flop weather!  So I like to decorate with snowflakes to remind myself that it really is winter!!  Here is a snowflake pattern that I created and I’m excited to share with you.  I like to use white crochet cotton or the pearl sparkle crochet cotton!

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You can learn to crochet the snowflake in my crochet along video! Or just follow the pattern below.  Here is a downloadable PDF of the Crochet Snowflake Pattern.

Basic Snowflake Pattern

Materials needed: 

          size 10 crochet cotton in white   or peal sparkle

size 6 crochet hook

Rnd 1:  Ch 8, dc in first ch, (ch 4, dc in same ch) 4 times, ch 2, dc in third ch of beginning ch: 6 ch-4 spaces.  

Rnd 2:  Ch 8, dc in same sp, ch 6, *(dc, ch 5, dc) in next ch-4 sp, ch 6; repeat from * around; join with slip st to third ch of beginning ch-8:  12 ch sps.  

Rnd 3:  Slip st in first sp, ch 6, (tr, ch 5, tr, ch 2, tr) in same sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-6 sp, ch 1, *(tr, ch 2, tr, ch 5, tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-6 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with slip st to fourth ch of beginning ch-6.  

Rnd 4:  sl st in 2 ch sp, ch 1 (2 sc, picot, 2 sc) in same sp, ch 3 (dc, triple picot, dc) in next ch 5 space, ch 3, 2 sc, picot, 2 sc in next 2 ch sp, sc in next ch1 sp, skip next sc, sc in next 1 ch sp.  *2 sc picot 2 sc in next 2 ch sp, ch 3 (dc, triple picot, dc) in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 2 sc, picot, 2 sc in next 2 ch sp, sc in next ch 1 sp, skip next sc, sc in next ch 1 sp.  repeat from * , join in beginning sc, fasten off.  

Special stitches:  

Picot: ch 5, sc in 5th ch from hook.  

Triple Picot:  ch 6, sc in 5th ch from hook, (ch 5, sc in 5th ch from hook) twice, sl st in ch at base of first sc, ch 1.

I hope your snowflakes turn out beautiful!!  Watch my snowflake garland video to see how you can connect your snowflakes to make a beautiful garland!!  Or check out my snowflake garland blog post here.

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