Thursday, June 4, 2009

Doily Love


I’ve had doily’s on the brain. I finally found a decent sized doily yesterday and appliquéd it to a pillow. Wouldn’t it be fun to do this with doily’s from your Grandmother? I may have to do a doily search next time we make it over the river and through the woods to my Grandmothers house. Doily’s are making a comeback people. At least in my house they are.

Speaking of my house….there is a highchair in desperate need of cleaning calling my name. Along with the massive pile of food crumbs under it. And 3 baskets of laundry to be folded. Of all the chores I hate to do, those definitely top my list. This time I’m going to try that whistling while I work thing, or maybe snapping my fingers like Mary Poppins. Or bribing my husband to do it……that just may work. Off I go….have a nice day!

18 comments:

RosaMaría said...

is a really beautiful pilow!

Isa said...

I ove that pillow. You may be right about a come back... I'll surely look for some.

mandy said...

Oooh, I love it! I'm so glad I saw this b/c I have lots of doilies that some Russian babushkas made for me when I was younger (I used to live there). They are so beautiful but I don't know what to do with them or how to display them without looking like a little old lady. My husband already makes fun of me for quilting... if I start laying doilies out, I'll never hear the end of it, ha ha! Anyway, so this is perfect! Thanks!

~Michelle~ said...

Great idea! Next time I come across the ones from grandma, now I'll have a plan for them!

Tiff said...

WOW I would have never thought to applique a doily! Great idea!

rachel griffith said...

cute, cute, cute.
but how did you do it???

sewmuchfun4 said...

What a pretty pillow! I've had doilies on the brain too lately. I think it would look pretty to put three round doilies of different sizes and perhaps color on the bottom of a skirt for my daughter. It might look nice to overlap them a bit. The linen looks great and would work well for a skirt. What do you think?
Ann

Jessica said...

Oooo la la! That's really cute! :) I want it! :) :) :)

Jess

Cindra said...

That is such a great look and relatively easy! Thanks!

jaybird said...

i'm all for a doily comeback...count me in!

Lisa said...

i LOVE your pillow! i have doily's all over my house, thanks for the great idea!

Aimee said...

That looks beautiful!

Christina said...

I have three loads of laundry to fold, too. It's been sitting there for a week...? Yeah, I need to get to it.

Vicki said...

What a great pillow. I know I have a doily somewhere here made by my aunt, and my mom has some for me made by my grandma and great grandma. I think I'll get them from her next time I see her and make something pretty with them.

Philigry said...

love the pillow! so pretty.

Cheryl Arkison said...

To be honest, I'm not a fan of the doily on fabric look I've seen over the last year, but this is the best intrepretation ever. I love that off-center applique. Question: does the applique wrap around or did you capture it all in the seams?

Cheryll said...

Doiley's are super cool. I paint them with Jacquard paints. You can get these are Joannes. They look so interesting in colors. I am making a quilt right now using the doileys as the flower centers then I added a stem and leaves. The background is also hand painted. If your husbands make fun of you for quilting I'd look for another one. That one isn't a keeper. Ha Ha

123-Nadelei said...

I love the pillow

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