not your nana’s doilies
So a while back, I posted about my adventures in doily making. Despite my husband think I was ready for the nursing home, I had a grand plan in mind. You see, Butterfly has two big brothers. All three children have their birthdays within 3 weeks of each other. So I have this massive stash of boys clothes in the right size, but wrong gender. A few bits and pieces are neutral enough though, like jeans. But after two active little boys learning to crawl in them, the knees were pretty dodgy. Cue the inspiration wave – darning with doilies. Mended pants, and girling them up at the same time? Perfect!
(I do have another mini doily to add to the other side, just haven’t gotten that far yet!) I also thought the back could do with some tizziness, so I added some little pocket embroidery.
I was quite pleased with the end result!
Monday has rolled around, and with the second weekend away in a row under my belt, today is all about catching up. Butterfly is snoozing in a loungeroom cubby house, so I’m going to race around and hopefully even squeeze in a spot of sewing!
11 thoughts on “not your nana’s doilies”
thats so cute, I have 5 kids and because of the age difference there have been very few hand me downs. Those came out so pretty. Nursing home doesn’t sound so bad, someone to cook for you while you craft all day 😛
Thanks Mel! It doesn’t sound too bad at all really, does it?
Wow!! this is such a wonderfully amazing idea……I want a pair for me!!! Love the photos too 🙂
Great idea! Looks gorgeous!
Aw, so cute!! What a fabulous idea!
That’s really cute 🙂 I appliquéd over the knees of a pair of Noah’s old jeans for Amélie.
Thanks girls! She’s pretty chuffed, and I don’t need to buy new jeans, so counts as a win for me!
And I can see why you are pleased with the result! They are just gorgeous!
September must be a busy month in your house!!
Thanks for linking up, Rach!
Thanks Amy! And yep, from here on in, the next six weeks are INSANE!
Fantastic idea – these look great! =D
Thanks! I’m very happy with the end result.