Please excuse this break in my coverage of the baby sister‘s graduation week, but I got a call from my producer at ABC yesterday asking if I would come in this morning to do a segment. They had a last minute cancellation and needed to fill the slot with “something great.” Que: Me! Well. Que my really great craft. I feel more like a blundering fool every time I’m on TV. But oh well! It’s fun.
So welcome to any new readers who found me via Good Things Utah! I’m Krista, a photographer, writer, and sometimes publicist/marketer. This site is where I share my pictures and words. Sometimes it’s about my work. Sometimes it’s a craft. Sometimes it’s about my roommate or my family. Sometimes it’s about my dating life (haha, jk. Those posts, like, never happen. But when they do … they’re pretty great.). Sometimes it’s my thoughts on my faith. And always it’s me trying to make sense of this life I’m living.
Today–it’s about how you can make your own Crocheted Lace Bib Necklace.
I made these necklaces to give as favors at the bridal shower I hostessed for my baby sister last week (more on that soon!). They are seriously so easy and take maybe 30 minutes to make. I’ve decided to give a few away, so you can enter to win one by signing up on the email list over there on the right column. I’ll draw three names Friday morning–right before I give my total attention to the day-long coverage of the Royal Wedding (Is anyone else as excited as I am?! Gaah!).
But if you just want to DIY…here’s how:
Supplies // 1 crocheted lace doily . 1 necklace clasp . 1″ wide strip of cotton fabric (1/2″ longer the center width of the doily) . 14″ of necklace chain . Needle n’ Thread . Iron . Scissors . Sewing Machine (optional)
2 // Cut the doily across the center.
3 // Cut a strip of cotton fabric 1″ wide and 1/2″ longer than the width of your doily.
4 // Fold sides of fabric strip in about 1/4″ and iron. Then fold strip in half lengthwise and iron again.
6 // Sew along fabric strip edge, being sure to catch the doily in your stitches. (Can be hand or machine sewn.)
All done! Easy right?! Lemme know if you have any questions!
And don’t forget to enter to win one by signing up on the email list over there (on the right near the top).