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Mes Petites Folies: Crazy For Doilies

November 10, 2012

Doilies were the first (and only) projects I have done while learning crochet in Haiti. Looking back I am not sure doilies were a very efficient way to teach children. Most of my classmates found it extremely annoying and didn’t go beyond the foundation chain. Doilies now are everywhere. Old pieces are often recycled and made into new hip items such as this DIY Doily Light (below) and Doily-trim Chanel t-shirt tutorial from Trash to CoutureDoilies are here to Stay!

This cake is way too pretty to even think about eating it. photo via Pinterest

OK I know it is cold already but this hippy dress is perfect for late Spring and it is too beautiful to go un-noticed. Unfortunately, it looks like it is sold out…via NastyGal

If I had these rug in my house my (black) cat Leo would be forever banned to come near it. It is made entirely of rope and would probably last an eternity. It looks pretty easy to make and requires only some basic crochet knowledge, a HUGE crochet needle and a strong back. via Etsy

This DIY doily light is just so pretty and seems very easy to make. It could potentially be used as “disco” ball for a house party.

Doilies can turn into quickly made coasters. Very quick to make and nice gifts for Christmas. Via NikkiMakes 

Wishing you all a good weekend. Stay warm and stress-free.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Naome permalink
    November 10, 2012 1:41 pm

    That light is amazing. I need one STAT!

  2. November 10, 2012 1:42 pm

    Just read it 😀 love ur blogs as usual. And yes I remember how bored most of the girls felt during crochet class. 95% of them found it so old fashion and annoying. Crochet in our minds was associated to old ladies chatting around a tea table lol! Don’t ask a 12 year old to relate to that! But I agree, there should have been a more practical approach to doing crochet. Hopefully that never discouraged you! Look at you going on it. Mrs Machin Chouette (forgot her name lol) would be so proud of you! 😉

  3. November 10, 2012 3:31 pm

    Thanks for all the good ideas- I love the designs in doilies, couldn’t stand to have them scattered over the furniture though….

    • November 10, 2012 6:29 pm

      Happy you like them. Will you be trying any? I think I am making a few coasters as Christmas gifts

      • November 10, 2012 6:32 pm

        There are a couple of knitted ones by Herbert Niebling I’m trying to find time for, but I’ll probably turn them into shawlettes.

  4. November 11, 2012 12:02 pm

    I love the rug!

  5. November 11, 2012 8:04 pm

    I love sticking doilies on things!

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