The true harvest of life is intangible...it is in the tints of the morning and evening...it is in the stardust caught...a segment of the rainbow.
Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, 26 February 2011

A NEW BAG FROM OLD LACE DOILIES


I have been collecting lovely old crocheted doilies for some time to use in various projects. I have lots that were my grandmother's and mothers' which I can't bring myself to cut up, but I have been buying them from Garage Sales and Charity stores and am more easily able to disect them to use in projects. I made this bag for myself and took it out for the first time yesterday and I've already had a couple of people wanting me to make them one. I don't like having to have a list of orders to make, it takes away the enjoyment and spontenaiety,so I will get around to it when I feel so inclined. It is really light and easy to use, I'm really happy with it.

13 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Beautiful bag and thos doilies are just gorgeous!

Yvonne said...

I know what you mean about taking orders and making things on demand. I feel the same as you, especially since I retired. It is a lovely bag and I love doilies.

Tess said...

Wow, it's fabulous. I clicked to enlarge and the detail in the doilies is awesome. The way you placed everything makes a new lace altogether. i love it. you should make a few in your leasure and post on etsy, then send the people who asked you to make them one a link to etsy. Then they can pick and the stress is off so the fun is in (for you and them).

Carol said...

Great to see you so creative. Love, love, love this bag: exquisite!!!!

Mervi said...

Wau this is gorgeous;-))m

Brenda said...

Old doilies have never looked so good!

Bethel of Bethania said...

Ohh Rob I loved the one you made me years ago & although I don't use it anymore it still hangs in a prominent place to show off it's beauty... this one you have made yourself is gorgeous...
Great to see you making yourself some beautiful things too...

Artseyanne said...

Love it Rob. I know what you mean about using your mother's, grandmother's doilies though! I guess I won't put my name on the list of those who would like you to make them one!!!! I hate the pressure too. See you soon!!!!!

Leisa@Scrapsidaisy said...

This is just so pretty and I love the fact you re-purpose such beautiful items. I often do the same - it's a lovely feeling just imagining the people who might have made them and what their life was like. I am not surprised you have people wanting such a beautiful bag.

Deanne Stewart-Mills said...

wow, gorgeous bag Rob!!

Joanne Gilch said...

Oh my! this bag is gorgeous! Thanks for checking out my blog.....hugs, joanne...I will have to reciprocate and look yours over...so far I LIKEY!!!

shabby chic og lavendel said...

That bag is just beautiful!
Hug from Catharina

Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

Love the da vinci drawing on this one...very pretty indeed!