Tuesday, April 19, 2011

so many projects...so little time

Today was my very last day of class...EVER!! Like, seriously, I am officially both a JD and an LLM! TWO graduates degrees under my belt...how did that happen!!?!

ok. well. not "officially." I still have to finish my thesis, submit one paper and take a final...but I'm oh-s0-close. Once I'm done with that I can FINALLY focus on the wedding.

Speaking of which, I am getting married in ONE MONTH!!!! WOOOHOOOOOOOO.

As a little celebration, today after class, I decided to stop by a great little antique store on my way home. Here's what I picked up:

As usual, I made a impulse vintage purchase and now I'm wonder, what should I do with them!?!?Originally, I was thinking I could use them under the centerpieces but I don't think I'll be able to get nearly enough. Then I was considering using them on the dessert table under the cake stands and such. Then, since I don't have enough on my plate (*note the sarcasm), I thought I should MAKE something! Of course, why not?

How great is this?

{Made it}

While cutting them in half would allow me to get more bang for my buck, I don't feel great about cutting apart vintage handmade doilies. The owner spent 20 minutes telling me about all the places her (recently deceased) mother bought each and every one of these doilies! I just wouldn't feel right cutting them in half.

So the search continued and I found this:

Emily O /Elizabeth Anne Designs}

According to the DIY tutorial, you just have to iron and starch the doilies a little to get them to hang without flopping all over the place. This certainly seems like a viable option. It's a simple DIY project that doesn't complete destroy the doilies.

Best of all, when I told the owner I needed a small one to try and make a ring pillow, she threw this one in for free! She said "for luck and a great marriage."

I was thinking I could just get some linen/burlap and make a little pillow and then stitch the doily onto the pillow. Then I found this:

{Soda Pop Design}

It's a DIY doily ring bowl! Granted the tutorial is in German but if you just stick the link into google translate its totally DO-ABLE! Unfortunately the doily I have isn't great for this but I thought the tutorial was so great that I just had to share. PLEASE someone make thisand tell me how it goes. Even if I can't make this for my own wedding, its a great present for future weddings and so adorable.

Does anyone have any great doily inspiration they can share?! I need something easy that I can do with only a handful of doilies.


  1. Congratulations Lady! Those doilies are so cute...you should totally make bunting out of them!

  2. aww i love all the doilies! they're so gorgeous and the lady was so sweet to give you the extra one :)

  3. Hey girlie can you please please please go to http://tinyurl.com/mathewsteph and comment at the bottom? My fiance and I are trying to win a wedding video and we need tons of comments. I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!

  4. i heard that you weren't bloggin anymore at busybee! hope everything is fine with you and yours!

  5. LOVE the doily bunting. You're so crafty. Great blog.
    Mandy @ Little Maison


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