doilies, silhouettes, and crocheted lace

February 17th, 2009 in member junk     
MelHow MelHow, member
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I am crazy for silhouettes, this is the third silhouette project Ive done with my girls - each one is done on a different year so - there is a record of sorts.
Most of the lace on here is thrifted. Only the stuff on the cuffs, collar, and pocket flaps were purchased (and then they were remainders).
My favorite is the lace on the bottom which I bought about a year ago - the piece was exactly the right length (almost - which is the excuse for the doily on the buttonhole placket).
I did all the embroidery free-hand.
a just for fun photo
I am crazy for silhouettes, this is the third silhouette project Ive done with my girls - each one is done on a different year so - there is a record of sorts.

I am crazy for silhouettes, this is the third silhouette project I've done with my girls - each one is done on a different year so - there is a record of sorts.


Who doesn't find stained old doilies and lace, extremely romantic?

This is a belated Christmas gift for my Mom. I had the basic idea several years back. Finally, decided to start it in October and lost my nerve. I finished last week just in time to give it to my Mom when she and Dad came up to watch the girls while Hubs and I were in Mexico.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, , whimsical, white, fabric, cream, clothing, ecru, denim, lace

Comments (5)

bridiemurphy writes: How precious...love how the sisters are looking at each other -- and the pretty vines -- unusual and fun! Posted: 9:52 am on February 19th
irishrovr writes:
A very thoughtful treasure for your Mum! Nice job!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 8:59 pm on February 18th
fellowjunker writes: Beautiful work MelHow.........what a collection of great vintage treasures.
xojanis Posted: 3:04 pm on February 18th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You are one busy, crafty lady! I'm amazed at how many projects you've shown us.

Love the silhouettes too!
Candy Posted: 8:23 am on February 18th
junkermidge writes: What a beautiful keepsake of your girls. What a wonderful gift you've given. Way to go!

Midge Posted: 7:43 pm on February 17th
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