Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Dream Catcher made from a Lace Doily I found at a yard-sale Saturday ...

lace dream catcher

Well ~ Saturday I found what is now the center of this lace dream catcher. I had everything else on hand & like to keep busy while watching T.V. so here is what I did with it tonight.

This measures 26" long and 10" wide.

I used some glass Murano beads w/ .925 sterling core & one silver dangle flower charm on the center green tail. The heart you see above is a lampwork green heart bead. I love the white lace & pretty green!

My next dream catchers I have materials for are horse-shoes! I have some suede, hemp string for the center web, wooden beads for the tails. brown/ivory feathers.

So, I'll be posting those when finished,

Has anyone made a dream catcher, or have one, that is made from a horse-shoe?

I also have some end boards from the lumberyard scrap, still with bark on the sides, so I'll be making some wall hook plaques using the boards, horse-shoes & nails from the shoes.

But First! - I found this bedside table with two drawers for 3$ at the yard-sale Saturday too!
I brought down my turquoise & white paint from upstairs.

After a really good cleaning & sanding I am painting the turquoise color all over, the white I am using a large lace for a stencil along the top of each drawer. (I must be going through a "lace" phase ha!) I will find a really pretty liner for the drawers too. The knobs are nickle & I like, so I'll re-use with this one.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Crazy Daisy Afghan or Bed Scarf

I started my daisies for my bed scarf! I had this Crazy Daisy Winder as a child, I came across a 1933 afghan I just loved! so there is my first inspiration!

I had first purchased / tried the kind with the plastic "pins" they sell at Walmart but didn't have much luck as the pins kept falling out. So I ordered one on eBay it is the exact kind I had along time ago! It works wonderful! The daisies go quick! 

Just takes a few minutes during TV watching to make a daisy. I am winding 3 rows & will keep the diamond pattern as shown in the picture above when joining the together. I just used the color I had on hand, it is the "sugar & cream" brand. 

crazy daisy winder

If you decide you would like to loom up some daisies go here for tutorial: