Saturday, 25 April 2009

things to do with doilies when you're dead

linen scarf with vintage doilie

well obviously not really dead because one would assume it would be very hard to sew what with the rigamortis and all....ahem..anyway...

I have had this idea bumbling around in my head for ages, since I found a vintage doily at the little junk shop at Cromford Mill, that I would make something with it. I wasn't entirely sure what it would be I thought about maybe a little tote bag, but then the idea for a scarf started forming in my wee little brain. I wasn't sure exactly how to start and dithered around before deciding today would be the day.




I'm really pleased with how it turned out, though I don't know what to do with it, keep it or give it away as a present or sell it, though I'm worried it wouldn't really sell as I'm not remotely the best seamstress. The buttons are vintage mother of pearl from Vintage Violet's Buttons, a fantastic Folksy shop run by the lovely Megan. The scarf needs photographing around someones neck (not mine) and possibly a better ironing job than I did in my hurry to get it photographed in the fading light.

9 comments:

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

ooohh i like it - it looks very posh to me - thanks for the shop plug xxx

Hannah said...

I really like this, I have never seen anything like it before. xxx

Jodie said...

It looks great. You can't beat a good doiley!

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Very stylish Meri! I think you should keep it for yourself - we tend to sell too much of our nice things and sometimes we deserve something for ourselves.

Kitschy Coo said...

Think it's really pretty, very inspired!

Flame said...

Ooh I likes

syko kajsa said...

It is lovely and so romantic!

jillytacy said...

I love it! What a great idea!

susan said...

Oh so lovely!! I am smitten with plastering doilys everywhere so its always nice to see pretty inspiration