Thursday, October 1, 2009

Doily decor and Coffee for pincushions

I found out something interesting at Maya made's blog today: you can use coffee grounds as a filler for pincushions and it helps to keep the pins rust free. Check it out at: While you are there, check out today's post about what she did with some of her doilies.
Her post brings up an interesting question: what happened to doilies in decor? Is it just too granny? Personally, I love doilies and covet ones I see at other people's houses. I don't mean the dollar store doily but the real handmade ones. Before I had my house I would make a doily and give it away. Now one of my one going projects making doilies to suit my decor. I truly think that a doily can be a table top art piece. So I love Maya's idea of putting the doilies in the hoops.


  1. Well, thanks for the coffee tip and all, but I really want to know more about this tatting you have in the photo! I'd like to know more about it. :)

    ~TattingChic ♥

  2. TattingChic the doily in the photo is one I made a few months ago. I've made a second but it turned out different. I'll explain in the next post.


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