Saturday, February 14, 2009

Do not run away before you read the explanation

Doily flowers.

Wait! Come back! It's not as bad as it sounds I promise!

Or maybe it is...I did snag these out of a "going to Goodwill" pile (tell me I'm not the only person that does this to people?)

If it makes you feel better I don't intend on keeping them, I just wanted to see if I could make something from them since I was all in the mood for pink and red, it being Valentine's Day and all.

First one is easy! It's just a little guy - might have been a coaster even - I freehanded a stem and leaves onto some paper and cut them out, put everything on a white background and put them into a frame (from Goodwill of course) that was painted white. Of course as soon as I was done with this idea I thought of how much cuter it would be if the stem and leaves were done out of fabric. I'll leave that for you to try!



I have not yet learned to crochet since I'm still working on getting some knitting concepts down BUT if you do crochet and you make a set of small, scalloped edged items you'd like to give as a gift, I think it would be really cute to do this:




Make a cone or tube from paper and pinch the doily, coaster, dish rag, what have you, directly in the center and poke it into the opening until just the top is showing. It makes a cute little flower shape. Wouldn't it be fun to give a "bouquet" of those to someone?

Okay now I have to put everything back in the Goodwill pile and try to behave myself. (Haha!)

25 comments:

Susie Homemaker said...

I really like the red one...cute idea...thanks for visiting me...did you want to enter the contest and make your guess on how much?

Come by again!
Susie

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are cute! Stopped by from SITS!

Julie said...

I'm visiting from SITS. Love the flowers, they're so cute. I'm a Goodwill cruiser myself :)

Elaine said...

Stopping by from SITS. Nice ideas!
Elaine :)

B said...

I'm totally glad I didn't turn back. I love the framed one you turned into a flower. Now, if only I knew someone who was tossing some to goodwill. I'm all up for stealing, uh, borrowing things, from those piles. Great idea girl!

Stesha said...

Wish I had talent like that!

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

A. said...

I'm visiting from SITS. Congrats on being saucy!

Lauren said...

What a cute idea! I always rescue things from the giveaway pile...it's why I have mountains of things I never use. But I'll need them someday! ;)

Stopping by from SITS! Congrats on being saucy! :D

Sig said...

Cute! Congrats on being saucy :)

Shelly said...

Very creative! I love it!

The Cookie Girl said...

Stopping in from SITS...I love doilies. My Great-Grandmother use to crochet everthing from doilies to booties. There are so many things you can do with them. Thanks for sharing.

Marrdy said...

I love these. My Grandma used to make them.

Came over from SITS!

Helene said...

I love the doily flower!! Very creative!!! See, that's my problem...I lack that kind of creativity. No wonder my kids scream and run out of the room when I ask "hey, who wants to do arts and crafts".

Although my kids find the word "doily" pretty funny (and offensive apparently). They were running around the house the other day saying to one another "you're a doily head"..."well, you're a doily butt"

Visiting from SITS!!

Lynette said...

Hey your good with the ideas. I like all I saw on here. Now I have to go and visit your etsy shop.
Congrats on being on SITS!

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Coming over from SITS...cute site!

Michelle said...

Stopped by from SITS, congrats on being Saucy this week.

Boy when I teach myself to crochet, I'll definately try those. How cute is that?!

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

I think the red one in the frame is just cuter than cute! Put everyting else back! LOL

Congrats on being Saucy!!

Tooj said...

Okay, there are way too many crafty people around SITS. :) I think I might have to retire from the group. I don't do crafty...I barely make my bed each morning! your doily flowers are cute, though. I give you that. Happy SITS saucy week.

Tori C. (The Sweet Jelly Bean) said...

Stopped by from SITS! Those are cute!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Hey! Congrat's on being SAUCY!!

come by and check out my two giveaways!!

Angie
"Nana's Box"

Alison said...

Very cute and creative idea!! I'm visiting from SITS!! Congrats on being saucy! :)

Leslie said...

Congrats on being a Saucy Blog! I like your site. I'll have to take a look around.

- Leslie, a SITSta

Susie said...

Congratulations on being saucy:-)

Kara said...

Stopping by from SITS. I love the red flamed flower, such a fun idea!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Popping in from SITS! So glad I got to discover your blog - it's awesome! Congrats on being Saucy!