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🌟 Cranberry & Pineapple  Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt   Pattern This eye catching take on classic vintage Pineapple crochet design is a one of a kind tree skirt, that has both an antique feel with a modern, chunky style.  I am excited to share the Pineapple Christmas tree skirt with You!  This pattern is now available in my  Etsy  shop. Or, you can visit  Ravelry  and add your project! :) Tree skirts are also available for purchase, custom made, in my  Etsy  shop.  Now you can create your own heirloom tree skirt using the Cranberry & Pineapple Christmas tree skirt pattern.  If you would like to purchase a tree skirt already made in my  Etsy  shop, there are many colors you can choose from to fit your style. If you do not find your color, convo me for options. I am always happy to fill custom orders and thrilled to hear other peoples ideas. Whether you make your own or purchase one from me, I hope that you enjoy this t

Doily Designs

From Doggie Lovies to Doily Designs

A little history about my crochet adventures.

A happy customer.

With my talented Mother always making something beautiful and my Grandmother always crocheting lovely gifts,  it was inevitable that at age 3, I would pick up a crochet hook. At age 9, I started selling Christmas ornaments at craft fairs with my Mom, and knitted my first completed sweater at age 11.

Similar example of easy crochet ornaments my Mother taught me, in the 80's, as a child.

Through out the years I did many other crafts and what-not, mostly sewing. Inspired by my Mother. Sewing is one of her specialties, and yes, she has many. Sewing is not so much mine. But it never stopped me from trying. It seemed I could never find things I wanted in stores, so I would make my own.

In 2003, I picked up a crocheting again, for the first time since I was a child. I would make own patterns for chunky scarves, chunky hats and bikini's. 

Here is one of my favorite scarves from 2003, that I still wear. Large and chunky, with beads on the fringe.

For a few years I lost interest in fiber arts and tried spray paint art.

In 2006, I met my wonderful, inspiring husband, and while carrying my 3rd child, I picked up crochet and knitting again to make baby blankets and baby wear.  

Bamboo baby poncho.

This knitted baby blanket took 4 years of working, on and off, to finally finish. It was then I uncovered the truth.... beyond a doubt, I am a crocheter more than a knitter.

In 2010, once again, I decided to give selling a try. Mostly, I had crocheted for myself, children or as gifts.  This was before I had even heard of Etsy.  At the time, I joined up with my Mother to raise awareness about animal cruelty and I began selling dog clothes in her booth at dog fairs. Things like dog scarves, dog sweaters, puppy toys and some jewelry for their humans.  I called them DOGGIE LOVIES.  It went alright, but not great. ( I apologize for the horrible pictures.)


This was a quickly thrown together display to test out my "Doggie Lovies" items at dog fairs.
The Dog-gone Dog Bone pattern by Ginny Blankenship.

Though other crafts and things interest me, it seems I always end up spending most my time crocheting stuff. It is were I have been the most productive.

In 2011, I began crocheting in the round and was hooked! Crocheting itself is very therapeutic and meditative and in the round was the cherry on top. Round and round, row after row, coming full circle. It is so very satisfying. In the round offered so much inspiration, there was endless possibilities of things to make!

My husband suggested in 2012 that if I enjoyed this so much, I should start selling to a larger audience and suggested that I sell on Etsy.  So in 2012 I opened my Etsy shop.

I was making doilies, and doily like things at the time and the name Doily Designs was born. Honestly it is not even by choice, some times things are just meant to be. I have given up on trying to change it. So Doily Designs it is.  Some of my Doily Designs.....

Doily Designs earrings from 2011

                       One of my Doily Designs Blanket from 2012, sold on Etsy.                                                                           



My doily designs tree skirt creation, 2012. This is my first published pattern, published 2018.


2011, my doily designs rug. This was my best seller before the tree skirt.  Lovingly named the Yelena Rug, inspired by wanting to make my Mother-in-Law a special and unique gift.

Doily Designs Shirt, 2015

 I will finish up with my latest creation.... the new large tree skirt pattern. The Large Cranberry Pineapple Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern can now be purchased in my Etsy shop.

2018-2021

Always aspiring to find new concepts and create new joy.....

Keeping the tradition going and growing!

Thank you for stopping by!



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