Of course one quick doily fix wasn't enough. Once I’d broken into the doily stash, the temptation to use more was overwhelming and my resolve weak. I needed more, much more. I needed a whole curtain of snowflake doilies to keep me satisfied. A perfect, Martha inspired Christmas/winter project for these big patio doors in my kitchen where the sun streams through this time of year.
It’s quite magical and casts the prettiest shadows.
And what the heck, I even made a doily bowl too.
I'm in deep. Doilies anonymous anyone?
Note: I stiffened my doilies with a homemade solution of 1 cup of Epsom salts (I paid $5.99CAD for a huge bag of salts at the pharmacy) dissolved in 1 cup of boiling water. I soaked each doily thoroughly in the solution, patted off the excess with a towel and left them to dry overnight. The best thing about this little concoction is that it’s a temporary stiffener and completely washable outable.
No doilies? You can buy your own DIY snowflake kit here:
More doily love here.