Monday, 17 October 2011


Blogland has yielded so many doily crafts that I have felt inspired!
So when I was in the village charity shop the other day and happened to spy a box of them, I snapped up a whole handful, along with a bundle of scrap fabric:

These cost around £0.15-£0.30 each, depending on the size (though some came in bundles, e.g. 3 for 50p).
The fabric was 60p; when I got home I found it comprised of one slightly larger piece (big enough for a shopping bag, perhaps) and several smaller, narrow pieces. This whole collection cost me around £2.70, a bargain if there ever was one!

I've already a few ideas for what I can make with these - and my Nanny has since given me a whole bag more that belonged to my Grandmother!

Now I am trawling around blogland looking for more what's your favourite doily craft?


  1. noooooooooooooooooooo! I am so jealous....totally, 100%. I've pinned loads of doily bits recently :)

    Doily bowl : (use PVA instead of stiffner though, it's cheaper)

    Doily jar lamp things:

    Doily bag by Alexander McQueen:

    I LOVE THIS! One day I'll make a knock off :)

    Finally, doily lamp:
    My sister tried this though and the doilys kept sliding off the balloon lol! xx

  2. Score! Lucky you, especially to have your Grandmother's doilies.

    Maybe you can frame one or a few of your Grandmother's to keep them in their original condition. I have always wanted to make a cushion cover using doilies, displayed in a very organic way.

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I think one of your collars with a doily would be great.

  3. Oh my gosh I have been collecting doilys for months now! I am going to make a table runner. I have seen some really cute ones out there! Can't wait to see what you come up with:)

  4. I just sewed one to the front of a bag...kind of like the one you showed in the previous post! I love doilies, too! ♥


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