Sunday, July 27, 2008

Feeling old-fashioned

Am I channelling my mother, grandmother and all the tantes (i.e. great-aunts)? I don't know what's come over me with this urge to do thread crochet. I grew up in a home covered with crocheted doilies, antimacassars, dresser scarves, etc. and I hoped never to see them again in a home of my own. And now look what I made... a thread crochet needle case and scissors case. Sure goes faster than cross stitch. If it interests you at all, you can find the instructions here and here.







Thanks for all the nice comments about Marilyn. The little impersonator wants to go to Vegas now, but I think she may have to stay a bit closer to home. And Miek, I'm taking the challenge to do an Angelina Jolie to heart!

10 comments:

Chris said...

The tools look marvelous! Maybe they'll keep the doilies from invading.

Barbara said...

Whoever you're channeling, these are great!

patternnuts said...

So pretty!

Pat Winter said...

Annie, those are so pretty. I grew up with doily's on every table and antimacassars on every chair and couch arm too. I was always running around straightening them out because when you have brother's, they keep you busy.
I use doily's in every room myself. I never thought much about it until your post.
Your set is beautiful.

Rosie said...

Oh Annie I know what you mean about doilys, my gran made hundreds of the things, and sometimes, just sometimes I have this feeling that I too need to make some... eeeek what is the world coming to!
Love the needlebook and scissor holder, a nce way to doily!
Rosie

MIEK said...

oh yes, i`ve grown up with these doily`s also. (now i know what the word means :))
and yes, my mother was al the time buzy straitening them too.
i`m taking your chalence over to make a Brad pitt for you, if you are doing the Jolie doll.
after all,is there a better way to use a man, than for my first doll making hahahahhaha.
miek

Sandra said...

Great job Annie! It's a pretty creative way to use crochet! Fantastic!

Pumpkin said...

You are very talented Annie! Have you ever tried an amulet bag?

Barbara Pelc said...

Thanks love them. when i downloaded it all i gott was the needle one is there some place different for tthe other one

Annie said...

Updated the links to show one to each of the needle case and scissors case.