Monday, August 15, 2011

Vintage Floral Doily Ta-Daa!

The Springtime Floral Doily replete with rose, posey, daffodil, and butterfly motifs is finally done!  (Check out the link for the crochet motif pieces and parts separately.) 

It was a great project to use up some of my crochet thread stash.  I used some green and white variegated crochet thread for the base that I, personally, wouldn't have chosen for a bootie or bonnet project.  So this doily was a great way to use it up.  I also used some dark pink, light pink, creamy yellow, as well as the remainder of a lavender spool.

All I had left to do was the ironing and 
the sewing of pieces onto the main doily base.

AND IT HAS TAKEN ME MONTHS TO 
GET MOTIVATED TO FINISH!!!

4 to be exact.

But it was well worth the wait.

I truly do think this will be a fine keepsake.

I sewed the flowers on instead of the recommended glueing.  I know I can wash it and iron it if it is held together solely by crochet thread.  Whereas, I was not sure what would happen if I washed it with the glue.





Once again, kudos to Bella Crochet designer Elizabeth Ann White.  I so enjoy her work.


10 comments:

  1. Very beautiful doily! You do such wonderful work.

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  2. Really exquisite... love to see such beautiful work.
    Anna

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  3. Dazzling! You are an amazing woman and I can say this, because I see all of the things you get done besides crochet! Blessed to call you friend!

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  4. Just lovely..I have that pattern..and have been looking at it for awhile. After seeing yours I just may have to make it. Nice Job

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  5. It is a sweet pattern. I think it will be a great comfort to my flower loving soul. Thank you for your kind comments.

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  6. This is such a pretty doily. I can really understand how much work must have gone into making this one.

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  7. You're right Pradeepa. It took quite awhile to get all the motifs to come out the same size. But I love the result of the work. It was worth it. Welcome to ETCD!

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  8. Beautiful! I also enjoyed the other 'butterfly' patterns from Bella Crochet.

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  9. Hello, I found your blog by way of Vikki at Hooks 4 You. This such a beautiful doily. Doilies are an addiction of mine, I love them all. You did such a beautiful job on this. The flower petal doilies are a favorite. I love your blog and will now visit regularly. Have a wonderful evening.

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  10. Mary, thank you. Nice to meet you. Welcome to ETCD!

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