I've always loved a doily which isn't surprising really seeing I've been born into the wrong era. Yes, at the ripe old age of 18 ,as well as going to wild parties held in people's barns deep in the Devon countryside; I spent my time at a lace pillow with my friend Lisa. It certainly wasn't the trendy thing to do in 1982 but we enjoyed it. Over the years I haven't done much lace making but that hasn't stopped me from collecting the odd doily or two or three. Only problem was I haven't really been sure what to do with them; well that is until now. The has been a doily revival! This post last November on the Decor8 blog totally inspires me and makes me feel like shouting "Hello my name is Jane and I love doilies!" - even if I'm a little behind the times..again!
So out into the sunshine have come my poor little collection. I'm now trying to think of things to do with them so any ideas will be welcome. The large pink one in the first photo is currently being sewn on to a piece of lilac blanket and will be made into a cushion - it will then probably head to my shop. More shop news soon.
So I encourage you to grab some doilies and turn them into something beautiful...they deserve it after all these years.