Pure Whimsy- Cottage Style Spring Décor

Pure Whimsy- Cottage Style Spring Décor

I have to be honest with you- I’ve been feeling a little uninspired lately. It happens sometimes- I get into a DIY funk…my creativity fizzles out…and I feel a little lost. Invariably, I head into my garage or Craft Room to do some tidying up and rearranging when this happens. Why? Because I usually unearth something long forgotten and it’s the shot in the arm that I need to get back in the proverbial (crafting) saddle!Read more ›

Hashtag Cake Stand: Repurposed for Tic Tac Toe

Hashtag Cake Stand: Repurposed for Tic Tac Toe

Ok, you guys- I went “shopping” in my garage again and decided to finally repurpose this wooden cake stand base. It was one of those “I’ll think of a project later” purchases while thrifting one day… I try not to buy much with that mindset (hello! That’s how hoarding begins!), but it found its way into my cart…and then into my garage…and finally has its day as a project.Read more ›

Vintage Doily Cloche Covers

Vintage Doily Cloche Covers

I know, I know- here I go again with another repurposing / upcycling project using vintage doilies. What can I say, though? There are just SO many possibilities out there! This time, however, I decided to try a crafting product that I’ve never played around with before- fabric stiffener!Read more ›

Spring Doily Table Runner

Spring Doily Table Runner

Creating a table runner made from pieced together crocheted and lace doilies has been on my to-do list for as long as I can remember. I always assumed I’d create one in whites and neutrals, as most doilies come in varying shades of cream.

And then I started buying the occasional colorful doily- pinks, blues, yellows, greens… I actually bought them simply because they were pretty! I never intended on using them for a runner.

But as the cold, rainy days of winter dragged on, I craved some color and anything that says “Spring”…so the concept of a colorful, mismatched doily table runner was born! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›

Winter Wonderland Tote Bag with Vintage Doily Snowflakes

Winter Wonderland Tote Bag with Vintage Doily Snowflakes

I decided to spruce up a plain, navy blue tote bag I had found during one of my thrifting adventures. Truthfully, I didn’t NEED another tote bag- let’s face it, who really does?- but it was in great shape, and at $2.99, it was the perfect candidate for embellishment. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›

Creepy Crawly Crochet: Spider Web Doilies

Creepy Crawly Crochet: Spider Web Doilies

Once upon a time, I created a sweet simple project for one of my dining room walls: Doilies in the Round.Read more ›

DIY Wall Art using Vintage Doilies & Embroidery Hoops

DIY Wall Art using Vintage Doilies & Embroidery Hoops

As you’ve probably noticed, I’m a fan of crocheted vintage doilies and the handmade lace trims of days gone by. No surprise, figuring out inventive ways to display them is a favorite past time. So when I saw this idea online and wanted to give it go myself. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›

Master Bedroom Evolution and Doily Display

Master Bedroom Evolution and Doily Display

Our entire Master Bedroom was inspired by an old chippy door panel that I found at Piccadilly Prairie in Minneapolis. It barely fit in my suitcase and I was terrified that all of its chippy goodness would flake away in transit, but the Vintage Gods must have been smiling down upon me, as it survived just perfectly.Read more ›