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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / First Doily! on: April 27, 2008 03:05:15 PM
Hi, all! So I'm not all that new to the crochet scene, but this is my first crochet post on Craftster. Let me know what you think!

I have about 8 doilies that my grandmother crocheted over fifty years ago. I've always appreciated them but only now understand just how wonderfully crafted they are. My mom used to crochet, and still had some doily books around. I picked one up and decided to give the "Sunny Morning" pattern a shot.

Here are my results!

My Sunny Morning

Now, the pattern calls for regular crochet thread and steel hooks. I wasn't that confident. I used Peaches and Cream Ecru-colored cotton yarn (2 and a smidgen of a 3rd ball). So instead of 10 1/2 inches, the doily actually turned into a table topper as it's about twice the estimated size.

Come closer, my pretty...

Closer still for some detail.

And the obligatory action shot!

I'm very proud of how it turned out, and the Ecru color reminds me of Oma's doilies, which have yellowed with age.

I'd appreciate any comments! Thanks for looking!
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Bridal Shower Punch Cups? on: April 11, 2008 10:32:25 PM
I'm unsure exactly where this post goes, but thought I'd give it a shot here.

I'm planning a bridal shower. I've only ever been to one, and it's relatively short notice (a month away). I have most of this under control, except for favors. I had originally planned a tea party theme, but that fell apart when tea cups came up short Smiley However, I have 14 punch cups varying from white porcelain with blue flowery etchings to frosted glass, but I'm hesitant to just hand them as is. I want to jazz them up. Somehow sticking it in a bag (decorated, of course) with a chocolate bar doesn't strike the right note. What to do? Paint the glass with stencils?

I also have a LOT of wildflower seeds that I'd like to use, but how to package them?

I appreciate any thoughts and ideas you might share!


3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / First Furniture Project (Dorm Reject Bench Transformed) on: December 24, 2007 10:14:49 PM
This might actually be better suited to the "Reuse/Recycle" forum, but I found a few things that seemed to fit in this one, so....

I went to a friend's graduation and was helping her move her stuff out along with her mom (who's very Green). We glanced over in the dumpster and there was this heavy bench with the ugliest fabric you've ever seen on it, and the seam had burst. There was nothing else wrong with it as far as I could see. To make a long story short, I suddenly had this thing in my car courtesy of Friend's Mom. I covered the fabric with something we had around the house, repainted it, and now it's a great new addition to my parent's room!

Sorry for the fuzzy pictures, but I am so proud of myself that I couldn't resist posting!

Thanks for looking!
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