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Saturday, 23 May 2009

It's a doily kind of day.

Remember the Leanne Beasley doily I stitched for inspired stitches? Well, today I finished it. I was pretty impressed with myself! I found one of my favourite florals to back it and decided to use that fabric to make some matching doilies too. I really enjoyed making the doilies and figured that I didn't need to stitch to make a pretty doily. So today I went doily crazy.
I finished stitching my spotty flower doilies this week and finished those doilies today too. I particularly love these two. The ric rac is a piece of my favourite ric rac that I have had for about five years. I know! "Favourite ric rac"! I'm a sad case! It just seemed so perfect for this spotted fabric, so I used it. These are backed with a white self patterned fabric. Also one of my favourites!

These doilies are some that I inherited from Mrs 24. She had a clear out after acquiring grandson and all of the baby paraphenalia that grandson entails and I scored her "op-shop" doily collection. These were embroidered organza. Seriously, what kind of doily is that? So I sewed them onto some of my favourite white self patterned fabric and turned them into robust, serious doilies. They feel and look great now! Mrs 24 approved of my doily makeover. Misses 22 and 12 and I went over to her house today to visit and I took the doilies along to finish the little bit of hand sewing each one requires. Grandson loved them too! He carried them around and wore them on his head, so I must be on to a winner! Will I ever make any more doilies? Hmm..... you'll have to wait and see!

18 comments:

Stina said...

Love your doilies!!! :o))

Mary said...

they are all very pretty.

Jo-Anne said...

Very, very lovely, Kris! You have been a busy girl!
I had a giggle about your favorite ric rac comment. I have a whole box of favorite ric rac! I have some favorite bias binding too. :)

Farmyard Crafts said...

They look great! I love Leanne's new modernised look.... I have so many old doilies hanging around... but I think I might make some beautiful new ones that are more modern!! Yours look great.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow they look great...........well done...........

Sarah said...

Okay I have renamed you - Doilies queen!

I really like the Leanne B design - so elegant and femanine

Levin (and Emily) said...

those are too pretty for words. i love doilies too but don't often use them. perhaps i should - life deserves to be pretty!
l
x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Don't worry, I have favourite ricrac too!! Love your new collection of doilies - the red and aqua ones are gorgeous - especially with those polka dots! The doiley make over was most inspired - it has given them a fresh, modern look.

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

I like the spotty ones the best. When you mentioned your grandson wearing them round on his head, I remembered doing the same with the crochet ones my grandmother made, it looked sort of like a lace cap I think. Isn't it great how kids can play with everyday type of things.
Pip

Bev C said...

Hello Kris. I can relate to your comment regarding ric-rac. The doiles are beautiful. Your grandson gave them the tick of approval!!! Happy days.

clare's craftroom said...

They are so beautiful , I love them !

Lorraine said...

Hi Kris....have just been catching up on blogs and you have been busy....a holiday.....scarf knitting and doiley making....!! Love the doileys..they look amazing..I have been plodding away on a WIP this afternoon and it hasn't been all plain sailing so I have done some un-sewing and have left it for a while.....I wonder if it will all match up when I go back to it....? that is the problem with leaving things for too long - perhaps I missed a step in the squaring up somewhere along the line.....oh well....I will see how it all goes together tomorrow....! Love your scarf...I can't read or do handwork in the car - I get carsick...so it really seems like wasted time to me..LOL..it must be almost time I got out my knitting project so I can do the couple of squares I knit each year.....LOL.....! Have a great week!

Deb said...

Kris, I love your doilies. They look fabulous. I especially like the dotty ones mmmmm. If you run out of places for them to lay their wary little heads just yell I have a couple of places they would look absolutely perfect---lol

Aim said...

Those doilies are the cutest things! I love how you gave the antique ones new life...the ricrac is the key =)

Leanne said...

You must have been stitching in hyper speed. They are lovely and I love your op shop one. I am always impressed with the work in old doilies.

Leahdis said...

I love making the old into new! What a fantastic idea!

Thimbleanna said...

Such pretty doilies. I especially love the ones with your pretty hand embroidery on them!

Nicky said...

I wish i had favourite ric rac it can be hard to find - You have been very busy weel done love your doilies