Tuesday, June 21, 2011

the hottie challenge



My hottie for the challenge is finally finished and on its way to miss curlypops. My first two hotties were covered with ruffles made from vintage sheets. The first was too floppy and the second I forgot to leave an opening in the back to get the hot water bottle or cardboard hanger in! Instead of unpicking or making more ruffles I decided to start from scratch. I saw this fabulous ottoman on pinterest and decided to make a hottie version. I used grey wool given to me by this lovely lady and a large vintage doily I found at the op-shop a few weeks ago.





I love this look and now have a whole list of doily projects planned using the same idea. How about a cushion cover or a journal cover, what about a stool or some headbands - the possibilities are endless!


31 comments:

Kate said...

looks fab! elegant and chic!

casso said...

I use doilies for pockets on skirts (because it bugs me that skirts are pocketless!). For one I folded down the top of the circle and stitched some floral material behind, then stitched it on to the skirt. So cute!

Love your hot water bottle idea, it's beautiful.

Lisa said...

Love the layered doily idea! Gorgeous hottie cover.

willywagtail said...

It looks perfect for snuggling up with and wiggling your toes in and out. Cherrie

flowerpress said...

love a good doily, this is great!

One Flew Over said...

I LOVE this Ingrid!!

Gorgeous.

Here are some ideas to get you started on doily covered goods.

http://www.kootoyoo.com/2010/11/how-to-make-doily-covered-soaps.html

http://www.kootoyoo.com/2010/09/how-to-faker-crochet-cushion.html

http://www.kootoyoo.com/2010/07/how-to-make-pretty-girly-lights.html

I have made the faker cushion, it's fab.

Cass said...

Looks great.

Mistea said...

Truly gorgeous hottie!

Kate said...

Fantatsic idea Ingrid!

CurlyPops said...

It's soooo gorgeous and stylish!

Vic said...

Oh this is beautiful, I love it.

Miss G said...

I love doilies of all shapes and sizes … so many great things you can do with them - we should compare doily craft idea lists!!

your Hottie is great! x

Anna Bartlett said...

Very classy combo - the wool and the lace. Lovely.

LionessLady said...

I'm obsessed with doilies! This is gorgeous!

naughtyshorts! said...

love it - nice work xo

Kylie said...

Well done - it looks great:)

Car said...

I love this cover!! I am also loving your ideas for hoirnal covers.

Adele - A Lass from Downunder said...

Wow - how could you not love a doily after seeing one showcased this like!
Well done!

Small Things Simple Pleasures said...

You hit the jackpot with this hottie, Ingrid. Fabulous!

harmony and rosie said...

Bravo, this is such a wonderful idea! Would you mind if I pinned it?

HotStrongCoffee said...

I've hot water bottle envy now :)

ElisabethAndrée said...

This is really beautiful, creative and elegant at the same time. I love it!

Taylor Made said...

So clever and so eye catching. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Fiona said...

Love it - v. stylish!!

Naturally Carol said...

Fantastic..I love the effect of the white doily on the darker fabric!

sister outlaws said...

A journal cover would look fanastic. Love the way you've angled the table cloth to work with the design. Can't wait to see all the hotties in the flish...so to speak!

sister outlaws said...

Love the way you've used the doily on the angle to compliment the shape of the hottie. A journal cover is a great idea too! Can't wait to see all the hotties in the flesh - so to speak!

Wombat's Picnic said...

Love you hottie. The design is so simple and elegant - kinda glad the ruffles didn't work out otherwise we wouldn't have seen this! Cyndy

Tammi said...

LOVE this!! I love that doilies have so many more than their intended use :)

x

m.e (Cathie) said...

very gorgeous! love doily inspired peices. looks very stylish indeed ♥

Car said...

Hi Ingrid,
Thought I'd show you where your hottie is now living! I love it - it was definitely one of my favourites and now has pride of place on my wall :)
http://carrose-creations.blogspot.com/2011/08/too-many-projects.html
It is even better in real life :)