Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Special Feature # 3: My Aunt's Crochet

I've already shown you pictures of my Grandma Maria's crochet here and there. Today I'd like to introduce you to my Aunt Traudi and her crochet. She worked as a seamstress before she retired and she's interested in all kinds of crafts, not only sewing and crochet, but also macrame and other stuff I don't even know the name of :)

My aunt is more into making doilies and other lacy things with thinner yarn, so these two cushions are rather an exception:


I think the patterns are rather interesting, and luckily my aunt has kept the descriptions and gave it to me!

Do you remember my Grandma's dolls with the crocheted dresses? My aunt also made one years ago:

This doll's got a porcelain body which is from another aunt of mine who worked in a porcelain factory (but I don't know if she made it herself) - quite a creative family, you could say :)

Now to the lacy stuff, here's some Easter decoration:


These are transparent plastic eggs, covered with lacy patterns and embellished with ribbons and pearls. Here are two more:

I can't remember how many doilies she showed me, and I really took lots of pictures - here are just two of them:

She's also got dozens of magazines with doily patterns and gave them to me - I'm not much of a doily fan, but some of the patterns would be great for my stones, I think.

That's it for today. I've still got some pictures of my aunt's covered bowls, window pictures and a great stool cover - I'm looking forward to your next visit in k-town! :)

7 comments:

  1. You've got a whole family of crafty ladies!

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  2. No wonder your crochet is so pretty - you take after the ladies in your family. :)

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  3. I love the cushions. Beautiful pattern and colour combination.

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  4. Liebe Barbara,

    das sind wieder ganz wundervolle Arbeiten!
    Die Kissen sind mein absoluter Favorit, ganz tolle Muster - einfach klasse.

    Hab weiterhin einen schönen Urlaub und viele liebe Grüße,

    Marion

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  5. This is gold for crafters. It's history in pictures. Can't wait for the others.

    Kim
    http://trendykim.blogspot.com

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  6. You have a part of your own history in hands, that is really special. I don't think many of use are so rich with such treasures.

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