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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Refashioning an Old Crocheted Doilie ***My new obsession ~~~ Making Crocheted Flowers***

Hi Blogging Friends...
Oh my,
I had intended on posting something each
day last week.  But a few of my days got away from me.

I also get discouraged blogging at times...
and in my effort of being true and real...
 I have many lookers
and few leave comments.
Now, I always appreciate my sweet followers
who leave comments...they REALLY
do brighten up my day.
But I wonder if I am just not interesting or
my posting relevant.
I also know, I fall short of always
getting back with each of you and
that's probably why so many don't leave comments.
I am working on this from here on out!
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I wanted to share with you how I took and old
doilie...that I loved the delicate crochet and colors...but
not the soiled linen center.

Thinking I was going to use this in another
project I cut the center out.
I
have since decided not to use it so I came up
with a way to pretty it up and use it.

I placed a pretty White Battenberg Lace doilie
over the hole area and then placed a blue and
white doilie that I had crocheted many years ago on top of
the white battenburg lace.
I used my handy dandy GLUE GUN
to glue each one in place!
An easy what to repurpose something
you may have that is stained or beyond repair.
I had just the right spot for this on my
dressing area dresser...


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My new obession?
Can you guess by my picture above?
It has to do with crocheting...
found 2 of the ecru rounds and the
thinner yarn, last week thrifting...$1 each!

Well, I was taught by my sweet
grams over 20 years ago how to crochet doilies.
She taught me by visually allowing to make
them with her sitting by my side.
I didn't learn to read a pattern
(being visual, I have a hard time with them)
so I learned by trial and error.

I have a project I am working on and have
seen these adorable flowers everywhere
and I want to add them to it...
knew I could make em...
but
the written patterns that I found
looked like a foreign language to me.

So...
Off to Google U-Tube How To's...

Love those HOW TO's on U-tube
cause I found 2 easy flower patterns...
and my obession began.

Over the holiday weekend, when I have
had time, I picked up my hook..
so pictured is what I have done so far...lol

I can make these large or small and then stack them
or
keep them as they are!
I LOVE options!


Hope I have inspired to you find a
new obsession!

Be Blessed!
Lorena

7 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Look at YOU!!! That is so cool that you can crochet and those flowers are awesome!!! Just think of all the great things you will make!!
I don't know why folks don't always comment. I'm sometimes quilty too :( bad friend :(
I love your blog and you!!
I sent you an email about my likes for the swap!
Warmly,
deb :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I wish I crocheted, I would be making those flowers all over the place! I'm guessing, you are not getting comments because you say you don't return them. I personally don't care or keep track, but I think it is a big deal to some bloggers. I do reply to my comments 99.9% of the time. Comments are so fun, they can make me think that one of my very ordinary projects is extra ordinary. Your content and ideas are great!

Carol

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Lorena,
How cute and I love what you did with the older doily. I know how to crochet but using the thin yarn and small needles like that is more than my vision can take....

Hugs,
Deb

Marilyn said...

I know what you mean about posting and returning comments. I'm lucky to do one post a week and my reason for posting is so I have a diary of sorts. Sometimes I feel a wee bit of envy for those blogs with lots of followers, but then I decide that I only have so much time and I'm not going to spend it all on taking pictures and posting.

Your sweet flowers look so cute.♥♫

Mary said...

Hello. Debbie of Debbie-Dabble sent me a link to this post because she knows I love crocheting and pretty things. Your little flowers are so pretty and I admire your ability to just look at something and crochet it. I need directions most of the time. I also love what you did with the doily, such a creative way to save beautiful vintage handwork. Have a wonderfu evening.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Lorena,
Oh your pretty crocheted flowers are gorgeous. A few months ago I ordered a book to learn them too, but so far have not had the time to work on them. When I do, I know I will be addicted. My grandmother did so much of this and while I do crochet, I have yet to learn the rose pattern. I've been into ribbon roses in the evening. That is so much fun too and great to embellish with.
Love your doily creations too.

Thank you for sharing sweet friend. I am always inspired when I visit.
Love to you, Celestina Marie

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

OH these look so cute!
I love the lose lacy feel of them!
The only thing I might suggest is try playing around with different hook sizes. I always have fun doing that...but my favourite is small thread and tiny, pointy, sharp crazy ouchy hook! That's when you really know it's a passion! lol

Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad I've been helpful in keeping you obsessed with crochet! Your grammy would be proud!

ciao bella

creative carmelina