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Tuesday 1 October 2013

A Lil' Shabby Chic.....D

Well it is out fourth challenge over at Altered Eclectics and the theme is always ANYTHING GOES so the imagination can run wild with enthusiasm.  This time I felt like putting something really pretty together.  I made a hanger out of wire and used calico as the hanger.  Then came the copious amount of doilies I have been hoarding as didn't want to use them.  We all do that, don't deny it lol.  I found an image on the net, printed it out and used broideries anglaise to frame it.  I crocheted a long chain and edged inside the frame and then used a really old piece of lace just inside of the crochet chain.

I put together a large flower and 2 smaller flowers crocheted by me with some cotton layers.  I then crocheted a fan and used pearls to give it some ummmpppphhh!  I made the bow from 2 really old tiny doilies and a crochet flower on top.  I adhered some oddments of old lace cut out of doilies to hang from fan.  I then crocheted some leaves to dot about on the front but guess what I joined them together and turned them into a butterfly lol.  I used some more pearls on the wings and wired some pearls and crystals for the feelers.

I used copious amounts of feathers on the finished project.  The back of the hanging is covered in doilies but forgot to photograph it and it has now been sold so unable to do so. LOL.

Anyway I hope you like what you see.  Please head on over to Altered Eclectics for this months challenge and join in or leave some love for my wonderfully talented DT.


Hugz and love to all


  1. Absolutely stunning, really pretty and feminine, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  2. Wow, Elaine! This is a gorgeous work of art! Hugs, Vickie Y

  3. OH wow! This is a gorgeous project! It truly is a piece of art! I love the vintage look! :)
    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  4. Stunning creation. Looks classy and totally striking.

    Thanks for hosting the treasure hunt and also for today's purple brad.

  5. This is so beautiful. I love all your lace. So very vintage.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  6. Wow - this is fabulous!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, but unfortunately your entry is not eligible for the prizes as you have not used a Penny Black stamp.
    Helen x

  7. Wonderful project love the colour.Your work is always beautiful thank you for joining us at Craft My Life with our all craft challenge. Hugs Tania (DT)xx

  8. This is gorgeous Elaine! Thank you for joining my All Crafts Challenge at Craft My Life, hope you can join our new challenge :-) Elaine-xxx-

  9. WOW absolutely stunning love the vintage look and all the fabulous lace and crotcheting a real labour of love -thanks for joining us at Happy Campers
    Carol DT x


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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