Delighted by doilies

13 Dec

It’s very quiet in the country once the baby goes to sleep. I have started to channel my grandmother and my great grandmother … and, well Daisy by constructing crafty creations at night. To my surprise hand-stitching is a rather soothing and satisfying pastime.  I am pleased that craft has become more fashionable these days.

Ok, so I am not that talented organism that crocheted these doilies … I just stitch them on to things. Their creator is an extremely humble and shy woman named Dorothy. I met Dorothy at a church fair in the Horowhenua.  She told me how she has always struggled to sell them and now has had enough. Sadly she will never make another doily again.

I would like to start selling these cushions on my felt account. The only problem is I fall in love with each and every one. The thought of never seeing that cushion again upsets me. Pathetic I know.

Ok, channeling grandma again … bring on the second-hand cut crystal glasses and a tipple of sherry.  Oh how glamorous and grandma kitsch am I.

If you are a doily lover too check out this blog for a lovely Lace lamp/Doily Lamp – DIY. You can make one with your kids!


One Response to “Delighted by doilies”


  1. One summer, one bach, one baby, one bedroom, two chickens, 15 weeks of madness! « daisyandzelda - February 24, 2012

    […] We learned to live with out our possessions, we climbed and fell down mountains, we rummaged around country fairs, we got covered in mosquito bites, we showered naked under trees, we got thrown about pounded by […]

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