I’m a fan of Dottie Angel. Have you visited her blog? She’s the Queen of Granny Chic and makes all sorts of wonderful things with doilies and embroidery thread and vintage fabric. About a week or so ago, she had a wonderful post on making a table runner. In her wonderfully quirky way, she put it together with bits of lace and doilies and old hankies and embroidery thread.
I thought: ‘Hey, I have lace and doilies and old hankies and embroidery thread! I’ll give this a try!”
I gathered together all my ‘bits and bobs’ as Dottie, aka Tif, calls them. Then I saw an old square of linen in my stash and decided to use it as the base of my creation – sort of a mini table cloth.
It didn’t come out the way I had planned.
Problem: Linen stretches. It wrinkles. See evidence above. Because of that, attaching strips of lace and other thingamabobs throws everything a bit out of kilter.
I like all the doilies and the lace and the hankies. Maybe I need to add more?
I feel like I have to add more to the blue handkerchief, to disguise the fact that it isn’t laying flat. Pardon me, the photo is a tad blurry, rather like I feel at the moment.
We show so many successful projects on our blogs. In the spirit of total transparency, I figured I’d share something less than successful.
I’m just an inch or so away from shoving it in a drawer.
And yet, I like it. Should I try to rescue it?