I am in love. Yes I am. With lace...and doilies. Some might consider these lovelies as 'grannyfied', too Victorian, and dated. But, I am delighted to see that they are very much in vogue at the moment, adding finishing touches to many a homespun home. Alongside the very fine art of crochet, these feminine and nowadays sometimes quirky versions of bygone prettiness, can be clocked in most home style magazines, and can be seen in abundance on blogs, flickr, pinterest etc. I have been collecting doilies for some time now, with the intention of creating a garland, or a fresh take on bunting. And today was the day I did the deed!
Oh my...I had to gather all the nerve I had to cut those doilies in half. I was terrified that they were going to fall to pieces as soon as the scissors snapped away. But, all was well, and they held it together nicely. I sewed them onto some bias binding, and teamed them up with rectangle flags decorated with smaller doilies and hearts. I am so pleased with the end result!
All that needs to happen now, is summer! I can't wait to hang these outside in the garden for a tea party. In the meantime I'm sure I'll find a little corner in the house that could do with cheering up!
Have a fabby-dabby-doo weekend!