Molto Piccolo

For the love of all things "very tiny" {Italian}

.surely not – doilies and lace?!. March 12, 2010

Can’t believe I’m finding inspiration from doilies!  As proud as my Nanna would be, it seems so odd to me!  But it’s true, I’ve been co-erced by some unusual creative urge to incorporate the humble and previously very kitsch and daggy doily into one of my projects.  And it probably won’t be the last.

I’m blaming Moxie Fab World for this one…they have a doilies and lace challenge going!!

I started to see this little doily trend emerging not that long ago, and thought, “surely not!”  But it has grown on me, in some cases.  To the point that I had to try it.  But as is often the case with me, I was not patient enough to wait ’til I went to the supermarket next.  No, I had to make my own.  Turns out it’s so much easier that I thought it would be.  Cut one circle.  Fold 4 times.  Make seemingly pointless snips with sharp scissors.  Then open it up for a lovely doily-fied surprise! 

Always and Forever card

( The days have been a little duller outside, so the photos came out quite dark.  Much clearer if you click on the photos as they open up to larger versions).

Gorgeous hardware from Stampin' Up! - Filigree Brads

Rhinestones also make an appearance

It never ceases to amaze me how things get reinvented.  Like this use for paper doilies below, which I actually love.  I think the thumbtacks are right up there with the chalk on our walls – actually, they have got to be worse, given they make an actual hole! – so I’m not about to try this one out.  But I sure love how it looks here in this photo from Apartment Therapy which I saw posted by Cath at MFW.

And now, just for fun, here are some serious uses of lace…on some shoes, of course.  They all look quite painful but extremely striking, you’d have to say.

Christian Louboutin lace boots from Style By Me.

Roberto Cavalli lace ankle boots from Geek Shoes.

Georgina Goodman ‘Heidi’ lace shoes from Polyvore.