Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Doilies: The New Buntings
So you'll see a common theme this post throughout my scrapbook layouts and a super awesome project I did recently:Doilies. I may now love doilies as much as I love buntings. Shocking, I know! Scrapbookery first. Let me just preface this by saying that if you aren't a scrapbooker, you are missing out. Its like a little 12x12 piece of arty goodness, topped off by pictures and little bits of journaling. So creative, so fun and really, anything goes. Did you see some doilies?? Huh? Huh? I bet you did! Now, this next project was time consuming, but so worth it. I recently asked my mother-in-law if she had any extra doilies laying around that I could use for a project. I was totally unprepared for the sheer awesomeness that she pulled from a closet shelf. There were a million doilies, all made by Husband's grandmothers and great aunt. All shapes and sizes and so amazingly crafted. Really, if there had been craft blogs back then they would have put my blog posts to shame. Luckily, my super generous mother in law allowed me to take a million doilies and make this awesome runner for our dining room table. I laid out the doilies for like three hours before I finally decided on a pattern and shape. I made sure that they each overlapped and that it was semi-shapely. Next I used cream colored embroidery floss to tie the doilies together by carefully threading the floss through existing holes in each doily. I wanted to make sure that I didn't alter the doilies in any way, as they are keepsakes that I'm sure my daughters will cherish one day. I love how it turned out. I'm sure it wouldn't be nearly as awesome if the doilies weren't so kick-ass.