I'll admit it...I've been hoarding craft supplies
This is a three-fer...because in my world, there is a whole lotta project ADD goin' on. So out of the pile of unassuming doilies came multiple projects.
I love doilies. I have no idea why. My Grandma Hazel used them on the arms and backs of chairs and I know this was to help keep the chairs from getting soiled and threadbare, but I'm afraid if someone came to my house and saw that, they'd be carting me off to the home, where I would be forced to play Canasta and sing badly. And do chair exercises.
In addition to the doilies, I had these metal rings from some sort of container...the wood from which is long gone. So hey! Let's get a little embroidery floss (which is also plentiful) and put two and two together.
Easy-peasy, fun and sleazy! (without the sleazy part.) Just find a doily that roughly fit the metal band and there you have it!
But if one band was great to buy, ten must be better! I took six of the nine left and made orbs. Another really easy project--a nut and bolt for one end, and a sheet metal eye hook for the other. (These will be sold at the shop.)
But wait! Didn't you say there were three projects? Why yes...thanks for paying attention!
I have been hoarding some sweaters for awhile, thinking I MIGHT someday embellish them. This challenge finally forced me to get that done.
This is a cute cotton/ramie blend topper...it's short and just has the one button at the top. I like it because it's SUPPOSED to gap over my old lady torso.
Unfortunately, the old lady torso also includes a wide-load caboose, and I like to keep it covered. Maybe Grandma Hazel had the right idea...why not use a doily?
So I took one of the larger doilies, folded about a third down over the other side, and (using white perle cotton, which I also have in abundance) hand stitched it on.
I added a small doily on the front, et voila!
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