Thursday, June 16, 2011

~doily inspiration~


 my sweet doilies
 hanging so pretty ready for me to jump in and create 




I had a few of you wanting doily ideas
so I thought I would share these
 beautiful inspirations 




I so will be making some hangers for gifts
adorable
happy creating
xox

winner of my Where Women Cook giveaway
#54
Francis
visit her lovely blog here

44 comments:

Pamela said...

Love this. I think I can do the flower...I hope. I have a jacket that would look awesome on.

erin said...

oh, koralee, i am sure you will create something special, as always! i hope you don't mind me sharing how i turned some of my doily's into doily bowls!! fun!
http://erin-artandgardens.blogspot.com/2011/03/doily-bowls.html

Maria said...

Yea for Francis! What a sweet blogger and friend ♥ I love her blog and how she has developed it into a place so wonderful to visit. She will just LOVE this book {-azine}. My copies of WW Cook and WWCreate are on my living room coffee table. My fav's ...

I'm loving these doily ideas, Koralee! The bracelets are so pretty and the hangers ~ sweet!

My dad is visiting tomorrow and will be here for several days. It will be nice to have him with us all for Father's Day.
*wishing you the best Friday ever*
~Maria

The Garden Bell said...

My friend, I think I'm see you get a smidge of Hook fever here tonight. You know once you start you can never go back. What a fabulous idea.

i.ikeda said...

Ohhh, I love the hanger idea, as well as the bracelets. I may have to try that sometime, it looks so delicate. The scarf also gives me a good idea. Thank you for sharing all this inspiration! Have a wonderful Friday (can you believe it's the end of the week already? wow). Xoxo

by Teresa said...

I just love lace in any form.. neat idea to cover a hanger with one. I did lace edging for my antique oak china cabinets for all 3 of the shelves.. looks so pretty.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Oh my gosh, I have been working with doilys all week - making aprons and pillowcase dresses for my Etsy shop, (would love to have you visit:
www.etsy.com/shop/LindaBloom (shameless plug)
Anyway, I know what you mean about not wanting to cut into them. I made myself a promise not to cut unless they are stained or damaged, otherwise I use them whole. When I think about the women who painstakingly did this work, I feel we should preserve it as best we can, because there won't be any more. ( took a six week tatting class once and nearly went mad! I don't know how they did it.) I enjoyed your blog this week! Love, Linda

BeachVintage.com said...

Happy Creating to you ton my sweetheart! Love the doiley inspiration.

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

They really are so delicate and pretty, just like a snowflake.

Alessandra said...

Thank you Koralee, full of ideas as always!

XX
A.

tales from an oc cottage said...

OH! What cuteness!!!!


m ^..^

Vintage Home said...

I have been off the computer for a few days....love all your posts!...The bracelets are wonderful and the doilies are so fun...the bracelet wrapped one!..yeah!

Gloria said...

Your doilies look so sweet hanging there ready for you to create with. Have fun with them! I have some of these images saved from the pages of Country Living. They spoke to me then, and still do! They are all such beautiful projects.

xoxo...Gloria

Suz said...

Koralee,
Me, too. I am crazy about doilies! I also like to dye them different colors...but that is a whole other addiction. I got two dollar birds at Michaels and covered them with doilies but I can't think of anything clever for their wings :-(
I keep repinning your things on Pinterest, You have great taste!
Hugs,
Suz

delia hornbook said...

Lovely ideas, love the bracelet and hangers idea, have fun ;-)) dee x

Kori Donahue said...

Love that bangle! Kori xoxo

The Moerks said...

I love a good doily! The bangles are a great idea.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely doily inspiration. A friend visited New Mexico where there is much inspiration to be found in the craft and art world. She saw plain chunky bracelets wrapped with funky yarns and is already planning to make some. Think I'll hook up some doilies today. Have a fabulous Friday. Tammy

PJMCNeal said...

Doilies! I have so many, thrift shops send their surplus oversees, it ends up in huge piles in the markets, and I end up buying them! My mother was the crochet queen as you know, but not me! So I buy the ones other grannies have made, along with lots of embroidered stuff, now you are giving me amazing ideas. Remember Mom starching them with sugar water to make them stiff! Lovely blog, as always!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Now, Cleggy has been away on business for the past few days and, as always, I have been playing at working in the workshop.
I have one afternoon left before he's home...do I
a) do the housework (my other job!) so we can all relax at the weekend with clean clothes for monday
b) get out said doilleys and make hangers

Tough call. Maybe c) is run round the house like a lunatic for an hour stuffing things in cupboards...then make hangers!

Thank you for all the inspiration!
fee x
WEEKEND!!! hooray!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YEAH FOR FRANCIS!!!!!! Oh I adore her. And your dollies my friend....my momma used to make the most gorgeous ones, and being the hyper kid and dancer that I was (and still am!), I never sat down long enough for her to be able to teach me how to do it. I love these ideas! ARE YOU HAVING FUN YET DEAREST? TODAY is my first day of freedom and I don't know where to begin!

BIG HUGS, Anita

Martina said...

Such great ideas what to make of lacy doilies - i've made a post about it too some months ago. But didn't get around really doing any of it yet - like you! Hace a happy creative weekend! xox

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Love these Koralee....so pretty and delicate...very inspiring my friend as always!
Hope you have a great weekend full of all the things you love most...
Susan x

Barbara said...

The bracelets are smashing, Koralee! And what fabulous gifts the hangers are going to make. You are so clever! :)

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

Great ideas!


~ Gabriela ~

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh darling one, I am thinking of you and the joy that will burst from you when the day comes, very soon that you realize you are FREE AS A BIRD.....I raise my cup of COCONUT CHOCOLATE TEA to you this moment....Anita

Marilyn said...

Congratulations, Francis!
Love seeing the creative ways doilies are used. Anyone would love receiving hangers with doilies.

Ana Degenaar said...

I would be all over those!

Lorraine said...

What lovely inspiration!! I'm lovang that doily hanger! Thanks for sharing.

pollydove said...

what darling ideas! i never would have thought of them. i especially love the flower pin ... so sweet ... as are YOU! xoxox

♥Ingrid♥ said...

Lovely your lace post Koralee...I wish you a creative weekend my friend x

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hip hip Hooray for Francis ~ I know this lovely lady will treasure your magazine for ever.
Loving the lace-bracelet-idea!
Lots of love for a Joy filled weekend sweet Koralee o xx oxx o

Rizzi said...

LOVE YOUR DOLIES, AND WHAT YOU MADE WITH THEM.
YOUR HANGER IS A LOVELY GIFT. YOU MADE SOME LOVELY TREASURES MY FRIEND....RIZZI

Chrissie en Heidi said...

Looooovely inspiration!! I love doilies... I buy them in every thriftstore... :-)

Happy weekend!
Heidi

Lisa said...

brilliant ... love the hanger .... ♥

if you put one in a lovely old wooden embroidery hoop ... you have a wonderful place to hang you drop earrings .. ~:o)

Theophanie said...

Those bracelets are gorgeous!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Love all the doily inspiration you have shared.
The hangers and bracelets are really pretty.

Happy weekend and have fun creating.
Hugs
Carolyn

Trisha Brink Design said...

Oh my stars! Those hangers are delightful! Thanks for the inspiration....I have so many doilies I don't know what to do with them. I think I've found a new purpose! ;)
T.
xo

Bad Taste Toast said...

All these crochet items are beautiful! I really love the bangles!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, i love love these doilies! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Alisa said...

Great inspiration!
I have a stack of recently fleaed doilies waiting to be made into a bunting.
Have a beautiful weekend!

d e l i g h t said...

Love this post! I did a post recently on ways to use doilies and found so many darling ideas on how to use them! Can't wait to see what you make!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Joyce said...

The bracelets are amazing. Koralee! And really fabulous gifts the hangers are going to make. You are so clever. I must say you had done great work.
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