Sunday, July 3, 2011

Dream Catchers ...

Hello friends.  I'm so pleased to share with you tonight my latest project with a sweet handmade doily embellishment.  It was fun crocheting this precious jewel, I'm sure to create more in the future.  My head is swimming with ideas and I'm searching for patterns.  A little overboard? Maybe.  Excited?  Yes, definitely!

 "Doilies are like dream catchers, each knot holding a thought, a memory.
The sum of these make up the history of a place."

This card began with Very Vanilla card stock which was layered with printed papers from my scrap drawer.  I don't think I could ever go through all my scraps ... I love digging through them all - matching colors and patterns.  The assortment of buttons along the bottom are from here and there ... strung together with Early Espresso Bakers Twine.

My doily is layered on die cut paper in the lovely shade of sage.  I added a coral colored fabric flower - picked up along the way somewhere.  The seam binding is dyed with Certainly Celery Classic Ink, a soft yummy green.  A decorative pin adds sparkle and the velvet leaf another texture.

The tag is created with two punches - Eyelet Border and our Large Tag.  It's easy to trim the tag down to the desired width.  My sentiment is a rub-on found currently in the Clearance Rack (yep, on sale).  There are lots of wonderful sayings on two sheets ... it's called Chat Room.  A little more bakers twine holds my tag in place.

Thank you for stopping by ... I hope you enjoyed your visit.  There is a strong possibility that you will be seeing crocheted doilies in the future - I hope you don't mind!


  1. beautiful! can't wait to see more doilies. im inspired to start making some of my own..

  2. beautiful, made all the more special with your handcrafted doily!!

  3. This is such a gorgeous creation! I also clicked on the Stampin Up catalogue and got some lovely ideas, thanks for that!

  4. Lovely card, Joanne. Your doily looks fabulous nestled under that pretty flower and seam binding. Oh, and love your new header by Viola! Congrats on that and your other win.

  5. Oh, and I love how you compared your doilies to dream catchers. I had never thought of them like that, but it is so true. And now whenever I see a crocheted doily, I will think of you and how each stitch contains a thought or memory.

  6. Absolutely stunning!! your doily looks perfect with this choice of papers and colours ...

  7. Am I right that you used these papers also on your card for CCCB? A perfect choice beacause they are so beautiful.
    Love the mix and match with green and orange and your perfect. Such a lovely finishing touch and it looks stunning on your card!

  8. Your little crochet dream catcher looks so beautiful.. Such a wonderful addition to your pretty card.. Which by the way is gorgeous..

    Hugs, Linda

  9. Those doilies are lovely!!!! and so is your card, and I so happened to LOVE the soft green tone!!!! Beautiful creation!!!!