Thursday, February 10, 2011

my creative space


It's all about doilies here today .
I found a few pretty ones the other day
and just left them in a bag in The Craftroom.


With all the rain on the weekend my floor was flooded .
Some of the doilies got wet but not ruined .
I thought what a shame it was that I rescued the doilies
from the opshop and then allowed
 them to be neglected again .
Some of them are so beautiful and so much work
has gone into them I think they deserve a little better .
(Yes we are still talking about little bits of fabric here .)


So I will be in my creative space appreciating
my doilies and making new treasures from them .

Any suggestions ?

More creative spaces here .

30 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Such beautiful colours!

Seaweed and Raine said...

I'm not sure what you should do with them... I have the same problem here. (except mine are hand appliqued napkins. If you come up with any great ideas, let me know!

Ok, so I did have a couple of ideas... a Table runnner, and clutch purses. Any good to you?

Carmel's Closet said...

So glad you rescued them! Hmmm - what to do? ... in the meantime just lovely to oggle.
Carmel
x

Faeryfay said...

They are so gorgeous! I love the bullion roses embroidery! Just lovely!

Michelle said...

Hmm.... Perhaps you can use some of them as they are, just doilies! Or if they have marks and you don't mind cutting them up I have a friend who made a raggy quilt but instead of two squares sandwiched together with batting she sewed the strips onto the backing and batting in a quilt-as-you-go style with strips from her stash adding doilies and ricrac and ribbons/lace as she went. Hope that makes sense.
Maybe round ones can be filled with potpourri and tied with a ribbon, as scented sachets. What ever you make have fun!!!

Michelle @ The Crafty Little Fox said...

You could just appliqued them on to a big quilt....The sashing of the blocks could be complementary colors to bring out the lovely flowers in the doilies. You are right though they are really gorgeous.

Robyn said...

Some of the larger ones would make gorgeous cushion covers or combine some smaller ones and applique them to a cushion front.
The cross stitch oval(?) one with the dark blue borders would be a nice centrepiece sewn on a sewing machine cover.

LeelaBijou said...

They are beautiful!

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

Don't beat yourself up about getting them wet - you didn't intentionally flood your house. Hope you didn't get any damage from it. They are very beautiful!

Michelle said...

Or check out this blog
http://lillycottage.typepad.com/lilly_cottage_a_shop_of_o/2011/02/i-love-words.html

willywagtail said...

Decorate skirts or jackets with them or cheescloth dresses. Make pockets with them. Share with friends. Dolls, bunnies, bags, quilts squares with doilies set to the side or just collect them and admire from time to time. Cherrie

Sue-Anne said...

They are beautiful and I am sure you will find the perfect project for them.

Mistea said...

All that gorgeousness could make lots of fun projects. Have fun playing.

janjan said...

I have a few of those with the blue cross stitch edge, if you need anymore let me know.

Jan
(aka Mrs Mik)

The Handmaden said...

i'm not sure what to do with them, but they're just so good to look at!

ittybittyandpretty said...

they are just so sweet...list them on craftumi and sell them...or not :)

xxrosey

Posie Patchwork said...

All completely stunning, gorgeous doily styling Clare, love Posie

Michelle said...

Whatever you do with them, they are just lovely!

Kerryanne English said...

I have to admit to hoarding vintage doilies; holding, feeling, looking at and enjoying them. Then very occasionally I make something out of them. Right now I'm using them on cushions. Look forward to seeing what inspirational idea you come up with Clare.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

teddybearswednesday said...

they are really gorgeous one Clare.
i am so help on what to do with them, but maybe the right thing will suddenly come to. look forward to whatever that is

Allie said...

They are lovely, Clare! I have a bunch too. Jenny made me a lovely journal cover, and part of the front is an old doily - it's gorgeous.

Shay said...

I love Allie's idea of making then into a feature for a journal cover and I hadnt thought of that before. I may just steal this idea for some doilies I have of my grandmothers. Theyre so beautiful Clare thatwhatever you do with them will look fabulous.

Saffron Craig fabrics said...

They are pretty. I would cut them up and make a patch work cushion, combine them with your favourite fabric. That way you get to love them every day.

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh pretty! I dunno what you could do with them...little purses. I really like that cross stitch one.

fairchildstreet said...

Beautiful. I have seen quilts with doilles sewn on top. Charmaine

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh You always fill your blog with such pretties.
I am trying to keep up with blogs and all you gorgeous gals But after the pregnancy from hell and now Prem bub still in SCN It is restricting.
How are you? Hope you are getting along and doing okay I do think of you often

Barb said...

Beautiful doilies....

Beedeebabee said...

How charming these little doilies are! They remind me a lot of a bag of old hankies I have. I bought them all (about 50) in hopes of making things out of them, but I don't have the heart to cut them up! hee hee hee! Good luck! :D Paulette

Thea said...

I LOVE how you framed them but I also liked some sweet bunting that I just featured on my blog (under Brisbane craft cafe).x

Julia said...

I incorporate pretties like these into little girls' dresses.