22/04/2013

LOOKING FOR SOME INSPIRATION



One of my friends is getting married in May and she has ordered 5 vintage-style doilies for the day from me. I must confess that I don't have much experience of crocheting doilies, so I thought I would get some inspiration from my countless vintage patterns. Looking at the different patterns I have realised that I have been quite gender-biased in my selection. Lots of cool patterns for guys but not that many doilies. I will have to browse some online resources for some inspiration instead.

I have been obsessed with hats lately. The photo above made me laugh. Either the man to the left is about to floor the man with the crazy-looking balaclava or he is about to kiss him. It could go either way. Life seemed more dramatic in the days before google maps.

5 comments:

Frøken Fogh said...

This blogger has a really great collection of doily patterns. She writes in danish but she links back to the original (mostly english) patterns.
http://frkgarnglad.blogspot.dk/p/doily-samling.html
Love the vintage! Lol!

Rikke

Theo said...

Thanks Rikke for the link. What a great resource. I think I like the look of the Hipster Doily and the Maggie Doily. They look cool and vintagie. Tak så meget!

Frøken Fogh said...

Those are great! I also like the Petite Pineapple Doily..

Mansie said...

What in heaven's name is a "doily"?
Reading the word, directly brings to mind the hilarious Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances.
Ah, Google tells me it's an "onderzetter" in dutch!
And the guy in the picture is definitely going to kis his compagnion in sheer admiration for the great hat ... :-)

Theo said...

Hi Mandsie, I'm sure Hyacinth Bucket would have many doilies (onderzetter) around the house. Very old fashioned. Not like the pattern with the two men - very forward thinking and modern. :)