I love these beautiful embroidered ladies. My first apron as a little girl has lovely crochet ladies around the bottom. I have had a dressing table set for as long as I can remember too.
I found this beautiful large doiley a while ago on a thrifting adventure. I seem to buy these old linens with the intention to make them into other lovelies, but when I get them home and inspect them, often they end up getting soaked and starched because they are too good to cut up!!
I have put this one on my bedside table.
I had a lovely morning on Saturday at the Antiques and Collectibles. I was a little disappointed. Not many bargains, all fairly pricey bits and pieces. Beautiful all the same, I just wasn't there to spend huge amounts of money.
I did however buy one beautiful cloth with matching serviettes.
It is in beautiful condition with all the stitching and crochet edge totally intact. This in turn was the inspiration I needed for a big clean and rearrange in the bedroom.
During last week I enjoyed some time in the sewing room and finally was successful in my attempt at covering some books. I have tried a few times to do this unsuccessfully. The lovely Hen had made some beautiful ones in the last little while and she was very kind to put me onto a great tutorial.
I have covered a notebook, a little sketch/scrapbook and a diary.
The one at the front is covered in an old doiley - I did actually cut one up.