Monday, 21 March 2011

Doily Distractions

You might have already gathered from posts such as this, this and this that I am rather partial to doilies, especially vintage ones.  I'm not quite sure what the fascination is, especially since I don't actually use doilies for their intended purpose, but the fascination is there all the same.  So much so that I recently decided that I wanted to sew a vintage doily bunting and immediately proceeded to scour several of my local op shops for my supplies.

As you can see in this rather badly lit photo (my apologies, the Melbourne weather has not been accommodating for photography), I managed to find the required number of doilies for my creation, although technically, two of my "doilies" are actually the two halves of a beautiful crocheted placemat.  You'll also notice that I included some pretty, embroidered segments from salvaged vintage napkins.  It was a bit of a wrench to cut up the napkins, but I comforted myself with the knowledge that some of them were soiled beyond repair and therefore useless for anything other than scrap fabric.
I had a lot of fun putting together this impromptu bunting and am even considering making a few to sell in my soon-to-be-opened upcycled vintage homewares store, Domum Vindemia.  What do you think?


  1. The bunting turned out so lovely! Great job and I think they would sell very well :)

  2. i love doilies too - something about them isnt there?
    cute bunting!

  3. I am also a doily lover, but also never know what to do with them. I love this idea, the bunting looks really nice, and I really like how you used salvaged napkins too, great way to use the slightly damaged ones.

  4. Wow, that looks fantastic, nice work! Thanks for posting to the Creative Collective Facebook page too!


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