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Christmas Crochet


Happy Holidays from Doily Designs!


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Shop Cranberry Pineapple Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern, as seen below, and more.


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Best wishes and happy crocheting!

May you find joy and inspiration!!


Thanksgiving Crochet Pattern Sale

 πŸ‚ πŸ¦ƒ Happy Thanksgiving!  πŸ¦ƒ πŸ‚

~ Black Friday ~ Holiday Season Sale! ~

40% off crochet Christmas Patterns at Doily Designs

Find pattern for Cranberry Pineapple Christmas Tree Skirt and more.

Doily Designs patterns may also be found on Etsy 20% off for a limited time.

Sale at Doily Designs continuing through the Holiday!

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Best wishes & Happy Holidays!

Crochet Mandala Tiles

 ~ Decorative Crochet Mandalas to match Kitchen Tiles ~

 ⁕ ⁕ ⁕  Crochet Mandalas   ⁕ ⁕ ⁕

Crochet project inspired by kitchen tiles. 

These handmade tiles from the 80's have a sort of eclectic southwestern feel, and inspired me to crochet something to match.  

Hobby Lobby, "I Love This Yarn",  has these great colors that match very closely to the colors in the tiles and I couldn't be happy with how they turned out. They hang nicely on the walls in the kitchen as decoration.

This project reminds me of how you can draw inspiration from so many things around you in life.

Let me know what you think. I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas.

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Best wishes and happy crocheting!

Camel Cozy


After sharing the wood camel, I was inspired to share another adorable camel that my Mom made and gifted me.  My loving, beautiful, talented Mother made this stunning embroidered camel on a hand made cozy for Christmas one year. It is my favorite, and I absolutely adore it! She does amazing work.

How wonderful is this, I get to carry a camel with me, made with love from my Mom, where ever I want 😍 

You can visit Universal Stitching & Printing Designs if you would like something made specially for you, and find Universal Stitching & Printing Designs on Facebook.

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πŸ’– I love my Mom πŸͺ🐫

Camel Drawings


Cami & Crabby on the beach again ~ 

Lately, I've been quite obsessed with drawing this image of Cami & Crabby, the camel and crab seen in drawing above on the beach. If you do not see me working on one of these drawings these days,  I am probably planning one out in my head πŸ˜… 

This one took about 30 hours of actual drawing with pencil. Much more time doodling and sketching out camels for fun and practice went in to it as well. It has been a project very near and dear to me.

Go to this past Camila & Crabby post to hear more about these two and their beginnings.

I don't know about you, but I'm still partial to the first one, on the right.

This may be the last art post on my main Doily Designs page, but you can always visit my online Art Journal here on Doily Designs, where future art and drawing posts will live. Subscribe to Doily Designs to keep up with the latest.

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Best wishes and happy drawing!

Wooden Camel


October 17, 2022

Adorable wood CAMEL 

Back in 2003, for my birthday, my Mom made this wooden CAMEL art piece. 

First, she used her table saw to cut it out of a piece of wood, then burned in the textures, and painted it with stain and gold paint. 

I was living with her at the time, and it had lived with her, hanging on the wall of her home for all these years, until now. For my birthday this year, my Mom surprised me by bringing me this adorable camel. Now it can adorn my wall! Isn't it absolutely precious!

πŸ’– Love ya, Mom!


Mom may not be able to make You one of these cute fella's, but she still makes all kinds of beautiful stuff. If you would like her to make something special for you, please visit Universal Stitching and Printing Designs website, or here on Facebook.

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Wine Glass Drawing

This Wine Glass practice drawing is based on this Pin that caught my eye last year.

This art Pin was great for inspiration. And while I adore Pinterest, and find so much inspiration there, I really miss the 'Tried Pin' feature.  It seems that they did away with it early 2022.
'Tried Pin's' was a fun feature and it is always nice to share feedback. So, hey, Pinterest.... Please bring back 'Tried Pins' feature, we miss this! Who's with me?

If you are not familiar with this feature, click on this Pin link and see my Tried Pin, see others versions of this drawing, and check out and follow my Art board.

This fun practice drawing was done with graphite pencils.

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Best wishes and happy drawing!
Drawing done September 2021

Pencil Drawing of Blackie Cat

Here is another pencil drawings of my cat, Ms Blackerbee, (aka Blackie).

The drawing below was when I thought the picture was done, but as usual, I kept seeing things that needed more work, and honestly I still am. But there is only so much you can do on one picture once you have gone so far. So we will leave Ms Blackerbee as she is. Okay, maybe I will go back and add her eyebrow whiskers :)

Pictured below are the photos that the drawing is based on. Around this time last year I had just finished the oil pastel seen in the background, Ms Blackerbee was very persistently getting in my face and right in the way of the camera. That is until I started trying to take her picture,  of course, then she went and laid down.  I managed a few photos, but since they were cute, but not perfect, I decided to mess them up a little more by trying to draw her 🀣

Yes, the proportions are WAY off, please keep in mind, this is a PRACTICE drawing. πŸ˜‰

Ms Blackerbee shared in the process with me 😍

 Youtube is one of my favorite places to find inspiration and instruction. Recently I found Colored Pencil with Kirsty, a great pencil art instructor with some great drawing tips. Go check her out if you too would like to get tips for pencil drawing, and empress your cat ㋛

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Stop by my new Art Journal page if you would like to see more doodles by Cathleen.

Best wishes and happy drawing!

Back To Basics

🐒🐟🐠 Back to Basics for Proportions ~

Sitting and drawing the other day, I noticing how wrong my proportions are. This got me thinking about getting back to the basics. Not 10 minutes later, my husband walks up on me drawing and says that there are some really good books on drawing, and that I should get one and take a look. Yes! Great idea! So, I pick up a fun drawing book that we have and start back with basic shapes.  

I had originally gotten this book (Draw Really Cool Stuff), long ago for the kids and me. Of course, we had given it a try, but mostly the book just sat on a shelf. 

Personally, I had never really understood about starting with shapes, I didn't get it. It was a step that I missed all these years. Even when drawing a face, I would try to start with an egg, sure, and try to make the lines, but usually did not follow anywhere near any of these in what I saw or would draw. I just didn't get it. Now, after all these years of trying to learn how to draw, trying to figure out how to express what is in my head, I pick up this book and something has change....

Suddenly the idea of seeing the shapes, mapping them out, it just makes more sense!

Kind of like reading a dance book, you can read it, but until your body actually grasps the movements, you will not be able to put it together.

I'm not sure what clicked, but if you want my opinion and my advice, it was all the practice that I've been doing lately.  In practicing everyday, I've learned more and more. I'm learning things like how to hold the pencil more efficiently, how to work more quickly, better shading, etc. All these things get better with practice.

Below are a few drawings that I have done from the book so far.
They are for proportion and using the basic shapes method, which, I think really helped. 

In the past, I had hated having to erase those shapes that you do in the beginning, but as Doug Dubosque, and other instructors point out, you should do these shapes with light pencil marks, to be erased, or simply drawn over, later. This lightness was something that I am only recently beginning to master, and it is very helpful.

Here are a few drawings I did from the book so far;

πŸ’š 🐒.

After making this little fish, he seemed so lonely, so I found another fish, and the crown of thorns starfish in the book, and they got added to the picture.

I can't wait to see what else comes from this doodling adventure!  We would love to see your latest doodles, if you would like to share, leave them in the comments below. 
See more doodle adventures here on Doily Designs Art Journal.

In life, the way we see things changes with time.

Be patient with yourself, keep at it, and practice, practice, practice :)

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Best wishes and happy doodling!

First drawing from book 'Draw Really Cool Stuff', Fat Sand Rat.

Leaves of Change

🍁 Hello Fall 🍁

πŸ‚ Beautiful changing colors of Autumn πŸ‚

Mix of plants make a lovely landscape.

      πŸ‚ Colorful sprouts of Creeping Fig Ivy πŸ‚


Don't let the time slip away. 
Make the most of every day.


Thank you for stopping by and sharing your time. 
Best wishes πŸ‚

Cranberry Pineapple Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

⭐  Doily Designs Cranberry Pineapple  Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern This one of a kind tree skirt is an eye catching take on the clas...