Friday, November 20, 2009

Project Day: Rosette Doiley Brooch

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just before I headed out for champagne

It's no secret I love vintage doileys. Today I decided to make a brooch.
  • You will need 3 small round doileys.
  • Gather them together by weaving some cotton in and out on a needle (pictures #1 & 2). Pull the cotton tight until it gathers and tie the ends. Cut off any excess.
  • Glue the 3 gathered doileys onto a brooch back (I used my trusted glue gun for this).
  • Turn the brooch over, you should now have 3 little doiley flowers with centres begging to be decorated (picture #4).
  • I used crochet flowers (ebay) for the centre (pic #5 & 6) , but you could use anything. Hot glue gun them in place.
  • Lastly attach to your favourite shirt and go to the nearest bar for a champagne darling! It's Friday after all.
Have a great weekend and don't forget about my Cath Kidston giveaway drawn next week. Simone xxx

45 comments:

  1. You did a beautiful job! Thanks for the tutorial! And thanks for linking, I'd love to have some of those crocheted flowers!

    'Hope you enjoyed your champagne!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  2. oooooh very pretty, looks like a brooch you definately need to drink champagne with !

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  3. ... simone!! its a beautifull brooche!!!without the little flowers it looks like something in the sea!!! qué lindo!!!many many thanks for this tutorial!!!!!sure l will crochet it!!!!!un beso giganteeeee!!!!!!

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  4. you know this is turning into my favourite blog! love this idea, so simple and I have all these bits in my cupboard, hope you enjoyed your champagne!

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  5. Nice! Have a glass of bubbly for me too!!
    Cheers,

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  6. Love the brooches but even more, LOVE your beautiful outfit - it's exquisite!!

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  7. Looks fabulous pinned to your pretty blouse....LOVE IT!!

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  8. ...and God Bless whoever created glue guns!!!
    Sooo pretty you clever girl :)
    I'd like to send you the vintage tin you so admired, (with the crysanthemums) as thanks for being such a wonderful blogger. Could you send me your address and I will organise the gift for you. I am at mywotawoman@yahoo.com.au
    Irene x

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  9. So cute, I love doileys too! I have made doily brooches before, but have rolled them to look like a rose! I like your little crochet flowers for the centres, thank goodness it is Friday!More champagne?
    Sue

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  10. sweet! - love how your tutorial doesn't start with 'crochet 3 doilies' I'm a dud crocheter. Oo but you could so get away with saying you made it (and just letting them think you crochet) cos technically you did make it..

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  11. Very cute--looks pretty easy to do.

    Melinda

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  12. very clever project, Simone! Have a great weekend.

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  13. love the brooch. i especially love the lil flowers :)

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  14. So sweet...off to find more doileys. I would love to pin one onto a bag! Your ideas really are the BEST!

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  15. Hi Simone, I love these, so easy and yet they look so great and you could attach them to some many things, cushions, hats etc. cheers Katherine

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  16. So cute...make sure you get orders while you are at the club.
    Ness xx

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  17. What a clever and gorgeous idea - sure beats crocheting! Leigh

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  18. OH, I love this! did you make the doilies? looks like it. I'll hit the antique mall and see what I can find. What a happy idea for my daughters sweaters..or mine!

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  19. Hi Simone that champagne sounds wonderful just might have to take you up on that idea. Love your shirt just gorgeous Oh the brooch is so sweet - clever girl. Sandy

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  20. I love your dress, Simone. It looks perfect with your fab brooch. You always make everything look so easy to do! Have you seen The Crafty Minx book? I can see you doing something similar. Enjoy your weekend. xx

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  21. Love it and love crochet! I'm learning how to right now. I've trying to make squares, but it's turned into a round little baby hat. Have a great weekend.

    x

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  22. i gave you the creativ blogger award! come and visit my blog!

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  23. How gorgeous - I love how you are so crafty! It's amazing what you can turn things in to. Hope the champagne was lovely xxx

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  24. These are so soft and pretty, Simone. Perfect for a champagne date with the girls. Have a lovely weekend!

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  25. i love the crochet flowers so much! they are so lovely! your diy idea is great!
    have a sweet weekend,
    justyna

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  26. Still struggling to learn crochet,but I have got a few doileys I've collected over the years,so I will try your lovely idea to make a flower brooch.

    Bellaboo

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  27. I adore doilies in any form or fashion! I'm sure you were the belle of the ball with that brooch!
    Brenda

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  28. How cute! What a sweet idea. I love the ones with a pop of color.

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  29. This is wonderful !!!!!!
    I love the vintage style 1
    xox Rini

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  30. That's beautiful! I love it! Thank you for the instructions!

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  31. Lovely! Cute!Adorável, em português.

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  32. you have the best projects! i adore visiting your blog.

    xo

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  33. Fabulous idea, really nice to see vintage pieces finding a new life.

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  34. I love this post - the brooch is so beautiful but I'm sure it wouldn't look like that if I made it!Thank you for finding me at Blooming Kids but i couldn't quite stay away from Mum seeks life so I'm back!

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  35. How pretty it looks. Thanks for sharing the making of your gorgeous creation. So soft and girly
    Alison

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  36. and to think a little doily could be so fancy....i love that brooch. it's adorable.
    thanks for sharing....
    sue

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  37. Really beautiful outcome. Your top is stunning too! x

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  38. You are so crafty! L-O-V-E these :) Will definitely try this when I have a spare minute xo

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  39. Hi Simone, what a pretty project, must try!!Have a lovely Monday.Sharon xox

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  40. Another clever and cute idea, love the last pic :)

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  41. So lovely! I've linked this to my blog to share with my readers. I LOVE your blog and became a follower the first time I found your blog. You have a beautiful house and I like looking and reading everything! Thanks for sharing :)

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