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Monday, November 26, 2012

Gilded Doily Ornament

This week I have been making a ton of Christmas decorations. I noticed something interesting about myself. When things get stressful I suddenly get an urge to make more things than normal.
My beloved mother in law has been sick for a very long time and she passed away the day before Thanksgiving. Even though we knew it was inevitable, it was still an incredibly sad day as we all loved her so much.
Since the family had all come to town to say goodbye to her, we went ahead with our plans and had our Thanksgiving dinner at my house. I think Grandma Teena would have loved that we all spent the evening looking at old pictures together and telling stories about her.
I will be posting all of the projects I made over the weekend over the next couple of weeks. There are a lot of them! The first up are some ornaments I made from crocheted doilies, Mod Podge, and some platinum gilding liquid I was dying to try out. Doilies have been an "in" crafting medium and I have a small collection.
 What did people use them for originally? I think you were supposed to put your perfume bottles on them on your dressing table or they were used to  put vases on.

I watered down some Mod Podge and soaked the doilies in them to harden the.
Then I painted the edges with the Martha Stewart gilding liquid.
Easy Peasy!

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  1. I'm sorry about your mother in law...and I'm like that to...the more stressed out I get the more projects I start making. I think it's just a way to cope...
    Take Care

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your tremendous lost. Sending prayers for each of you.
    Love the ornaments..So pretty.

  3. Doilies were used to keep items from scratching the tables and to keep vases from condensating on the tables. Or better yet...Catholic girls headwear for church.

  4. in the olden days, soaked my crocheted snowflakes in liquid starch to stiffen 'em up. as i've using mod podge for years, don't know why it never occurred to me to use it in place of the starch. thanks for sharing!


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