Friday, April 8, 2011

Doily on Canvas and the WAC.

I have always been intrigued by the intricacies of a handmade, hand crocheted doily, so many patterns and different stitches and styles. Rather than just have them on the side tables under lamps etc I have explored a bit of a different use for them. Inspired by other amazingly talented bloggers all over the blogging world this is what I have come up with...simply white - and really hard to photograph on this dreary rainy morning!










I have included or rather interspersed them on my eclectic wall of op shop frames and fabric scraps. What do you think?
A mixture of plaster and paint and there you have it!


Now for something completely different...

I met my blogging friend Katherine from theoldboathouse yesterday and we both enjoyed a lovely coffee and a browse at the WAC with Andrea from The Pink Poodle who was visiting from Melbourne. Did we have a laugh and a chat..and another chat...and another!! Fabulous company, fabulous coffee what more could a girl want! Thanks ladies.



Checked out out all the lovely items at Sandy's space at the WAC of course. Sandy is from Paint Me White and can be found here



Linking up with Courtney at the French Country Cottage for feathered Nest Friday.

Enjoy your weekend.
Pam x

21 comments:

Linda (Lilly Cottage) said...

Oh that sounds like a lovely day out Pam and I am glad you got to catch up with Andrea. I am desperate to go to the W.A.C and you photos are just lovely, I can see a lot of goodies there that I love.
Look forward to seeing you soon,
Kiss Noises Linda

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the 'doily - on -canvas, looks fabulous.
Andrea said she was meeting up with some 'blog girls' - such fun getting to meet the lovely Andrea

Cozy Little House said...

I love your doilies! Such work that goes into their daintiness. I'd love that white set of table and chairs you ran across too!
Brenda

kit and nancy. said...

hi Pam! THANK YOU so much for my gorgeous gifts! i love them all, especially the brown heart tiles...you know i've loved them ever since you found them at chandler. you are too kind. lovely pics from the wac, haven't been in a while. doilies are beautiful too. enjoy this gorgeous cooler weather! lau xx

Jenny said...

Looks great Pam and what a fun day spent with the girls. ;-)

delia hornbook said...

Hi Pam, i really like what you have done they look like real works of art now. I have a few vintage lace ones you have given me an idea now i may just have to buy a canvas or to ;-) have a lovely weekend, dee x

Gail McCormack said...

Love your creation Pam!! How clever are you!
How wonderful you met up with some blogging friends, I was lucky enough to be invited to Andrea's beautiful home for lunch not long ago...is she not a lovely lady??

Gail xx

Life in the Country Lane said...

Very creative Pam, I love it. Sounds like a nice girly afternoon out. Sandys display looks lovely too. Enjoy your weekend.
Rebecca x

Tiff said...

Your doily art is so scrummy! I LOVE the patterns of the doilies on the canvas! I want to give it a go! I am so keen to come up for a visit and a coffee... I so want to check out Katherine's goodies! I am on holidays for two weeks so would love to catch you soon! X

La Dolce Vita said...

the doily is lovely and so is the shop! thanks for sharing...

Deb said...

You art is so pretty! I'm so jealous of all you Brisbane gals meeting up with each other. ;)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I absolutely love your wall vignette! Spring truly has sprung.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Bee happy said...

The doilies look great and i would love to have a look around that shop!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Jenevieve said...

The doilies look lovely, really creative! Sounds like a lovely afternoon too! :) x

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Pam
I love those shabby frames with the fabric on display.. too cute!! I was going to ask you how you found me.. but.. need I ask? .. Katherine!!! my lovely bubbly friend Katherine!!.... Just a wee bit jealous you guys met up.. haha.. no only joking. I'm sure you would have had a fabulous time..

By the way.. just scrolling down and noticed a sailing ship.. Is it on a cushion? I love anything to do wit the sea.. but have a real passion for sailing ships.. my grandfather used to paint them ..

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for popping over.. ciao xxxx Julie

Beach Vintage.com said...

What a great day. Sandys place look great at the WAC.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there- what lovely art~ just beautiful! I love the texture of your doily on canvas. Sounds like you had a fantastic time with your blogger friends too- how fun to meet up! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Tina said...

Sounds you had a wonderful day with bloggy friends and I LOVE your doilies on the canvases, Pam! They look fabulous! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend ~ Tina x

theoldboathouse said...

Hey Pam, thanks for a lovely day and for taking such lovely pictures. Andrea is such a sweetie and just as I thought she would be it was fun to all meet up. Hope you had a lovely day yesterday. Love your art, you are so clever and I love the brackets you have put them up in they really look great. Chat soon Katherine

Michaja said...

Your doilies on the canvases are so beautiful! I never have met some one I know from the blogging but I can imagine it's really great to meet in real life!
Enjoy your weekend Pam
xxx
Michaja

fairchildstreet said...

Love the frames. Charmaine