what to do with doilies
While we were moving, I found a bag stuffed with crochet lace doilies. My friend Amy gave them to me a while back, and even though I couldn’t find a use for them, I was too much of a pack rat to toss ‘em. Boy was I glad I kept them around. Turns out they make good fodder for upcycling projects, such as this wall hoop.
I took a circular doily, placed it onto the fabric, and started sewing. Remember the embroidery thread we used to make friendship bracelets out of in grade school? That’s mainly what I used here to sew the doily onto the fabric. Ironically, Amy also gave me a bunch of that. Maybe I should say she funded this upcycle project. Anyhow, I did a couple cross stitches here, some back stitches there, and just put color where I saw fit.
When I was done, I trimmed the excess aqua fabric and glued the whole thing to the embroidery hoop.
I took the doily hoop to work to decorate my cube. I’m slowly covering my wall with embroidery hoops (my goal is to have the entire wall plastered with different sized ones). So far, I’ve got three: the happy hoop, the pinecone hoop, and now the doily hoop.
Adds a little cheer, don’t you think?