Friday, September 5, 2008

Sew Crafty Friday - Doily

I have decided to post Sew Crafty Friday and Sewing Tips and Tutorials on separate days now. To view this week's Tips and Tutorials click here.

This week in the few spare moments I now have (our homeschool is back in session) has found me working on (you guessed it) more doll clothes. I figured you were probably about all "doll clothes-ed" out by now so I offer this creation instead. This doily was created by my youngest daughter (12 yrs. old) who is thinking about entering it in our area fair.
When I was a young girl, my cousin in Ohio had a set of blue and white doilies just like this on her dresser. I thought that they were sooooo BEAUTIFUL. I would have loved to have a set on my own dresser.
This is the loom on which the doily was created. Imagine how thrilled I was to find this old loom at a flea market this summer. I don't think it was ever used. I was even more thrilled when I found that the vendor was asking only a dollar for it. Such a bargain!!
My daughter found using it extremely easy and completed the entire doily in just a day. Now I must admit that she did it practically nonstop -- she became just a little obcessed with her new-found craft.

Of course, I'm partial, but I think she did a fantastic job.

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Tracy said...

This is beautiful! Do you know if you can buy these looms new yet for those of us who aren't blessed to find one at a flea market?

Vickie said...

I use to have one of these and I can't begin to tell you how many of these my Mom and I made. MEMORIES!!

I home-schooled my kids as well. More ties to bind!! :)

Nanci said...

I'm not certain that they make the Lily Speed 0 Weave now, but I did some looking around on the internet during our lunchbreak. I found a few available on e-bay. There was one buy-it-now for $7.99. The search I did on e-bay was this (Lily+Speed+O+Weave). You could just copy this and paste it into the search box.

Tracy said...

Thank you, Nanci!

April said...

very pretty!

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