Welcome back to another Saturday Sneak Peek. As you may already know, MMM and I are getting married in September, and I have committed to either thrifting or making by hand all the wedding "stuff", as much as is possible. Here is a project that I have spent beaucoup hours on: a doily for our centerpiece table.
This is the pretty little table that will sit beneath the chuppah (Hebrew for 'canopy' or 'covering'). We're not Jewish, but I love the idea of a canopy over our heads. MMM knows that I have plans to build a platform on which we will stand with our officiant. We'll be in front of this little table, which is an heirloom to MMM's family, having belonged to his great-grandmother. Doesn't it have a wonderfully - well, almost Bavarian feel to it? (Ignore the stuff in the background - it's kinda in storage right now, and that's where I took the picture.)
I wanted to make a pretty doily for the top, and I have put a sincere number of hours toward that end. Here's the result:
I have never crocheted with tiny little crochet hooks and skinny little crochet thread before, so you're looking at my maiden voyage here.
I realize that this last photo is the only one in which you can see the whole thing. I put this little bottle of craft paint on it, so that you can get a sense of how big it is. I didn't really intend for it to ruffle at the edges, but, if you recall, I don't follow patterns. This doily was done on the fly, and I just added to it in different ways as I went along. I couldn't tell you now how I did it. I really like it, however.
The irony is, of course, that the day after I took these pics, I found a creamsicle orange doily at the thrift store. It isn't as pretty as mine, but it would have done just fine. I bought it anyway - thinking that I may find a place to put it to work. I probably have at least ten hours of crocheting in mine, and the thrift store one cost ONE DOLLAR! Irony, I tell you.
Of course, I bought the crochet thread for this one at the thrift store, too. There you go.