My name is Diana Elizabeth. My husband and I live in a restored 1952 red brick home that sits on a former citrus grove in Phoenix. I'm a journalist who went from writing about fashion and reporting on the LA red carpet to a photographer and FORD model. When I'm not behind or in front of a camera, I enjoy blogging about my home projects, and the things that make me happy with camera in hand.

I appreciate old homes, love adding fruit trees to our yard, and I firmly believe making a house a home is a wonderfully fun ongoing project. I'm bravely jumping into the domestic life hoping one day I will bake a homemade pie so I earn my badge. This is a glimpse into my life and work.

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DIY: Crochet Doily Bike Seat

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I was on Pinterest and came across a crochet bike seat cover (here) which made me tempted to take off my bike seat and bring it home to my mom for her to make me a similar cover since she can do all things.   But I realized I had a plastic bin called “Doilies” in storage, made of a nice collection over the year for our backyard reception.  I decided to use some of my favorite colorful pieces to cover this white bike seat I bought at Target.

Step 1: Find doilies you like and rubber band them in the shape.  That way when you crochet, they stay put.  You can see my crochet work, it’s the off white color.  I have no pattern and no method to my madness other than a mission to attach my doilies together.  Click here for a crochet beginner video.

Step 2: Loop through any part you can, just back and forth.  The main part is in the middle and you’ll eventually stretch the crochet to each other under the bike seat. (You don’t have to be all fancy under the seat, no one will see).

Bonus!  I found a long doily and decided to turn it into a little bag.  Grabbed some floral scrap fabric and sewed an envelope lining and sewed the lining to the doily.  I used pinking shears since my serger needs to be serviced. Guess I used it too much.

I clipped off some of the flowers since I don’t think it’d feel comfortable sitting on them and attached them to the sides.

It’s time to go cruising!  Maybe if I crochet my bike helmet that would be more wearable.  Or maybe I’d look crazy…

Diana Elizabeth has a mirror not for other bikes but to check her lip gloss.  She calls her mirror the “lip gloss checker.”

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  1. krystal says:

    Way too cute!

  2. Charlotte says:

    OMG! Where’s my bike?! This is too cute not to ave!

  3. Betty boivin says:

    What a beautiful idea! I have just been given a boxful of antique lace, all hand made! What fun i’ll have, thanks to you!

    Betty from canada

  4. Hi! I just posted your very very cute DIY on my german blog with a link to you: http://schoenstricken.de/2013/07/diy-fahrradsattel-cover-aus-hakeldeckchen/
    All best from Berlin, Jessica

  5. arilie says:

    OMG! Sooo cute! Really a Must Have!
    Thanks!

  6. Hi Arilie, thanks for reading :)

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