I have vast quantities of pretty vintage lace doilies, and I keep buying more without the faintest idea what I’m going to do with them.
But I came across a crochet-wrapped stone on instagram and realised I might be able to use doilies in place of the crochet, which I can’t do.
First I dug some stones out of my garden.
Then I pulled some largeish doilies out of my stash.
Next I dug through my box of fabric dyes, and pulled out a selection of colours.
Then I randomly coloured the doilies with the dyes.
Once dyed and washed they were ready to be stitched onto the stones.
I used embroidery thread to stitch them at the base. I’ll admit this looks a bit messy, but it actually works quite well in a practical way, as the knotted doily and thread makes a soft cushion under the stone, preventing scratching of my nice wooden floors.
They make me smile!