Doilies always remind me of my grandmother.
She would make doilies with crochet cotton while sitting in her favorite chair in the kitchen, where she could keep an eye on anything cooking, as well as anyone passing by the house. We had them all over the house, and my mom still has some of these doilies. I learned how to make them when I was a little girl and still love to crochet in a circle and place the result under lamps, vases, frames and dishes in my house.
And so when I started spotting doilies in digital kits, I was intrigued!
Let’s take a look at some of the doilies in the shop.
First, from Maya de Groot, a whole pack of doily paper:
Anna Aspnes has included doilies in these multimedia wreaths:
And also as edge overlays:
Boutique Cute Doll has a doily in many of her kits., here are just a couple with doilies
Here’s one from Tracy Martin, who also includes doilies and crocheted flowers in many kits:
And a collab between Tracy Martin and Jen Maddocks, with doilies:
Dani Moy’s got doilies:
The Hidden Heart has doilies:
So how is everyone using doilies on their pages?
This page by emmyxlou features the doily papers as a complete backdrop, giving a lacy, vintage and romantic aura to the page.
This beautiful artsy page by evadraga uses doily edges for texture and edge definition:
Doilies make wonderful matts behind photos, especially when layered and repeated as in this lovely page by mlh:
Here is a gorgeous example of using doilies as frames, from Geek Girl Tracy Martin, using Artsy Layered Template 84 by Anna Aspnes:
I like to duplicate my doilies, and I find that they are pretty easy to recolor, as seen in this page I did for the birthday speed scrap, where I included the aqua doily by Maya de Groot from the Oscraps 7th birthday collab but colored it dark blue to match the plates on my table. I also used a page frame/overlay that included doilies, recoloring that in yellows to match the background of my page.