Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Displaying The Doilies

I'm in a mood for finishing up projects at the minute. Better make the most of it while it lasts, I thought, and set out for Ikea where I found exactly the right little square box frame to display my embellished doilies:


I only had eight doilies to start with so I added in a little centre square with my name and the year and framed it up ( this picture shows it before the glass went on ) and I think it's going to turn out to be my favourite project of the year.

Lots of you have said you would be interested in a "Pass The Book" chain like the one featured on Silver Pebble. Let's do it! I will be taking a blogging break of about a week or so shortly and as soon as I'm back we'll make a start. But I need some suggestions: what sort of book would you be interested in?  A craft book? A cookery book? (Or would they be too hard to pass on!)  A classic? A book about writing, maybe? Please let me know what you think and we can give it a go. Now, where did I put that librarian's stamp? I know I have it here somewhere....

29 comments:

S said...

Love your shadowbox project - such prettiness. I should take a lesson from the fact that you are finishing up projects, but it's summer so I'm just playing!

Karen said...

This project just "lit up" my screen when I clicked on it. What a great way to display your creativity!

scrappyjacky said...

It's stunning,Sian....and is just going to look wonderful displayed in your home.

Winnie said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely stunning! I love it!

Deb said...

Oh my gosh, Sian! I LOVE this piece you have created!!! Over the top adorable!!! What a great way to display your collection of doily creations. It's awesome!!!

JO SOWERBY said...

loving the results of ur work on the doilies, such a g8 way to showcase ur work. i'd have to go for a classic or craft or writing book. only problem is i've read so much i'd need to see a list!!!!!
Jo xxxx

Cheri said...

This project is AWESOME Sian! I wondered what you were going to do with all your little pretties - what a great way to showcase them.

SarahLP said...

This is adorable, Sian, I love it!!! And well done for finishing up projects :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love that each doily is its own little world - I could stare at each one and get lost in it for hours!
Oh, any book is good, but I do like the idea of crafty books the best.
Rinda

humel said...

This is *beautiful* :-) Absolutely stunning!

Bookwise I'll read pretty much anything.... xx

Carrie said...

Wow, this is really nice! And I love IKEA!

I like to read a lot of different types but generally nothing too heavy - I tend to like humor/light when I read.

Amanda said...

I'm so glad that after all your hard work you will be able to admire your creations framed as they derserve to be. It's a great way to display them, I've been looking for similar frames but sadly I don't live close to an Ikea.

Rosemary said...

Your doilies are really great looking, a friend turned me onto your blog because I did the doilies also (I'm in the midst of them, actually). I love your shadow box - bless Ikea - eh?

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'm playing catch up with your last two posts & may I say that the tow LO's are STUNNING!! Thanks for all th elinks...I will definitely be making use of those!

Your doilies look fabulous in the shadow box...an amazing project...where will you be displaying it? Good old IKEA eh?!!

I'm a bit clingy when it comes to reference books but novels, both classic & modern I'm happy to pass on!!

jennifer said...

Wow,the doilies look amazing Sian, and what a stunning way to display them!

Bookwise I'd say any kind of book, as long as it's beautiful. A classic with a nice cover or illustrations, a craft book with gorgeous projects, or a cooking book with photos that make me drool. Books should be good to look at as well as to read I think!

xx

Rachel B said...

This is gorgeous Sian and at the moment the only books I get to read are children's books - to Adam!

Tinkertaylor said...

WEll DONE on finishing a UFO it's gorgeous. Those dollies are amazing!!!

debs14 said...

Beautiful doilies, presented beautifully. That is such a lovely project.
The book idea sounds fun, I'm not sure I could part with any of my favourite reference type books but I'm up for going with fiction!

Amy said...

Very,very good indeed Sian :-) The detail and the layering is just superb and it is going to look lovely on the wall or even a shelf too - please photograph where it ends up so we can see it in context .... if you like that is!

I'm happy to read anything too, but I have to admit I was not sure what you were talking about - I'll check the link so that I'm no longer in the dark!

Suzy said...

Sian the doilies look fantastic framed like that

Liking the idea of the book pass it on thing so will go and have a we looky at the link to learn some more

Suzy x

darkpoetess said...

Love how these doilies look in the frame - how big is it altogether? The colours and layering are beautiful!

Abi said...

This is simply stunning Sian. Really lovely. There is so much detail there but also comes together into a whole pice of art. Well done! Abi xxx

Micayla said...

Oh wow, take a few days off to be ill and look after a poorly little lady and I have loads to catch up on!
My Gosh, so glad I stopped by today. I am stunned with what you have created, it looks so amazing. Detials and little clusters, my fave!!
xx

Becky said...

Love your frame and doilies - beautiful :)

Love the idea of the book chain - cookery book would do it for me, but then again, any book really as I just love reading anything!

alexa said...

Just glorious! Wonderful to look at and admire the sheer range of your inventiveness and skill! You'll have to photograph it in situ for us :).

Kathy said...

wow that is so effective, love this

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

So pretty!!! ooowww these would be so cute for kiddies rooms!

sharyncarlson said...

Gorgeous gorgeous project!! I love how they turned out in the shadow box. Such a wonderful display; it will look so lovely hung up!

Susan said...

Hi Sian, I just stumbled upon your doilies almost two years after you finished them! They look wonderful - so bright and cherry. That was such a great tutorial and I still miss all the fun I had making my own. Those doilies remain my most favourite project and almost a year later I stop in my hallway on a regular basis to admire mine!

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