Monday, January 16, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Doily Fun

I can't seem to find the inspiration picture I found on Pinterest.  It was one of the very first things I found on Pinterest and apparently I did not Pin it:(  I think it was before I really figured out how the whole Pinterest thing worked.  So, here is my version of a doily table runner:

Over the past few months I started collecting white doilies whenever I could.  Any time I was in a thrift or antique shop I would buy one.  Fun Fact: I actually bought one of these doilies at an estate sale.  At that estate sale I got to talking to a very nice man.  This man is now my boss:)  Yep, that is how I found my new AMAZING job.  Funny how a simple doily purchase could change my life so drastically!

There is no tutorial on this one because it is pretty much self explanatory. 
Step one:  Buy Doilies
Step two:  Arrange them in a pretty pattern
Step three:  hand stitch them together

No sewing machine was used.  I just used good old fashioned needle and thread.  This is a project that ANYONE could handle.

Hope you all have a very happy day!

life by the book

Keeping It Simple


  1. Love it! I'd love to make one of these, but I haven't really had any luck finding many! I wonder, was the pin from Ashley Ann's blog Under the Sycamore? I know it's a pretty popular pin and she has an AWESOME home. :)

  2. i LOVE that story. estate sale, to doilies, to JOB!!! woohoo!

  3. This looks fantastic! I LOVE when people do non-doily thing with doilies. lol. Great story too - you never know who you're going to meet! :)