Do you have some beautiful doilies that are family keepsakes or are just too beautiful to stay hidden in a box or drawer. Well lets think a little differently how to use them. I have many crocheted and embroidered pieces my Grandmother, an excellent needle woman made. I have used them as rugs for some of my antique dolls to stand on. placed over the base of a doll stand. These doilies also make beautiful aprons and head coverings and even hats. I never cut them as that would destroy them. Instead fold and hand tack them to the desired shape. See how easy it is to use a doily to accessorize a doll.
Making a shawl for an antique doll using an old crocheted doily. The shawl is a small crocheted doily that a dear friend, now deceased gave me several years ago. . I have included
a picture of the doily. I simply folded it in half and placed it around my dolls shoulders.
A nice finishing touch and a good use of a sentimental gift from a fellow
doll collecting friend.
Viola!!! See how beautifully the shawl enhances the doll. The doily is still in its original condition, and every time I look at my doll, my friend fondly comes to mind.