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Well here I am, finally posting in 2012. I’ve spent the year feeling vaguely guilty for my blog silence but at least I have been doing a little sewing (including quite a lot of bunting…). However I have big plans for blogging in 2013! Happy New Year!?,



I’ve been wanting to try my hand at crocheting a doily for quite some time. If I’m honest, I’m not the kind of person that would decorate things with doilies or use them as mats. There are limited things to do with a doily, as far as I’m concerned. However, I have an unexplained weakness for doilies. A few months ago I came across this wedding dress and it awoke my urge to learn how to make doilies.

As sewing and large scale projects are not very easy at the moment, due to the mountains of packing cases and general confusion, I realised that this would be an ideal time to learn how to crochet a doily. I found this pattern on Ravelry and picked up a metal hook and some cotton thread and jumped right in, and I have to say that I just loved it! It was really relaxing crocheting – an ideal project for TV watching or chatting with friends, and what is more it is totally portable. I’ve got a long way to go before I’ll be making very neat doilies but it was a satisfying first attempt.


So now that I’ve found my doily inspiration I now need to come up with something that I can make the doilies into and that is when I thought back to wedding dress and the effect of the doilies over a bright colour…….. and so I’m now planning on making loads of dark blue doilies of different shapes and sizes to be attached together and made into a full skirt with bright (pink?!) underskirt for my daughter. I’m thinking it might look rather sweet.

Behind the scenes

I started this blog at the end of March, full of good intentions, and now, more than two months later, I am finally writing my second post. It possibly wasn’t a great idea to start a blog just before I had to pack up and move house, look for another one, start planning the total upheaval of a life I’ve been living for nearly 20 years, and numerous other things.

However, although I haven’t been blogging, I have been sewing (a bit), choosing and cutting out patterns (a lot) in readiness for a bit of calm and free time, buying fabric and generally coming up with a lot of projects for the next few months. So, if all goes well, I will now be in a position to blog a tad more often.