Wednesday, October 26, 2011

a long time coming

 A trip to Italy with my mum was very inspiring and helped me to focus on sticking to doing what I love.......vintage,doilies,gelato colours and handmade toys,oh and we did a bit of shopping too...

 Do you like these beautiful leather bags,that I discovered recently on a trip to florence,
the colours were so divine,
I decided to bring some back and you can buy them  directly from me,if you can't live without!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

new pretties.....

bohemian patchwork vests lined in upcycled cashmere

lilac dream doily dress

nevada moon wearing a sunset wool crochet tunic

lavender lady tea towel and doily dress

a hot chocolate a day keeps the grumbles away,
littlemissdoily x

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I know I have been away,hibernating,eating chocolate and dealing with my busy family...
It"s no excuse I know,
but man sometimes having four lil munchkins and a very busy hubby means time is very limited
and truth be known,I would rather pull out all my treasures and put together a new dress than write about it!

However in a concerted effort to keep a presence,
Im going to try to be more regular with my updates,
and just keep them sweet,short and pretty

And as a thankyou for reading ,I'd like to encourage you to enter my giveaway
on KID independent
check out the link here
GIVEAWAY - Beautiful Vintage Inspired Children's Clothing from Little Miss Doily! | KID independent – handmade for kids

Friday, May 20, 2011

guerilla art for crafters

one of my favourite blogs,Chez Beeper Bebe

A Little Color: Guerilla Art

Phone Booth ala Afghan: by Knit the City
The world needs more guerilla art, don't you think?  It just makes me happy when I think about coming across any of these little numbers.  I think I may need to start a guerilla art movement of my own some day because you should be the change you want to see in the world and all that.   Whatever the case, enjoy the color of street rebellion...
Lego Stone-Wall Filler: by Jan Vormann
Raining Color: via Street Art Utopia
Yarn Pot Hole Filler: by Juliana Santacruz Herrera
Fallen Trees as Colored Pencils: via Street Art Utopia
my favourite is the wool in the road cracks,
makes me think about doing some of my own guerrilla art in my area...
there are some very boring power boxes that could do with a paint job?????mermaids and toadstools perhaps???
littlemissdoily x

Thursday, May 19, 2011

delicious raspberries and winter woolies

hand crocheted tunic dress in raspberry wool
pompom beanie in shades of berry
I just love the colour raspberry,so rich and lucious,perfect for winter!
boho patchwork and cashmere lined vest
mahair and silk georgette ruffled cardigan
vintage style lucite dahlia hairslides in coral
hand crocheted flower necklace
Raspberry pink lil miss snugglebabe
A lot of my designs for winter are featuring raspberry,
mixed with other tones of pinks and reds,they are good enough to eat!
dreamy lilac doily dress
These are all available in my store,come and visit me and let me know what you think?
littlemissdoily x

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

dancing dolls

My number 2 is an excellent dancer,recently she has been involved in her school representative dance group,
and a few of the mothers and I had to help out with some costuming
{I secretly love jobs like this]
We had to construct life sized dolls and strollers,
and I think they turned out well
[except that they freaked me out sitting on the couch late at night!!]a little too real!!!!!
kind of remind me of raggedy anne and andy,don't you think?
littlemissdoily x

Monday, April 18, 2011

the inspirational doily...

Fantastic Doily covered tree from meetmeatmikes
 While I work my way through the school holidays trying to keep all my critters amused,
we have all our craft equipment spread from one room to the next.......
and when I do get a breather, there is nothing better than trawling through my favourite blogs and websites,
searching my old faithful 'doily 'search
and I am constantly amazed by how the humble doily continues to inspire..
check some of these out...

I found a really great tutorial on craftzine
showing you how to transform one of these bowls into the ultimate bowerbird easter basket,
perfect for your easter treasures
and really simple to make too!
How-To: Vintage Doily Easter Basket blog

And finally check out these amazing lamp shades made entirely of vintage doilies ....

Sunday, March 27, 2011

holidays and fairy gardens

A much needed holiday to Byron Bay was just what we needed,
We spent the week swimming and building fairy gardens along the beach and in the rockpools,
I haven't enjoyed such a relaxed week for ages,
Sadly the news of japan came through while we were away bringing us crashing back to reality,
live every day as if it is your last....
The japanese are survivors,we will be right there beside them...
Holiday over,I can't wait to start making some winter goodies.....
littlemissdoily x

Sunday, March 6, 2011

mushrooms on the mind

I cannot get mushrooms out of my head,
Fairy ones that is!
I found a fantastic supplier of handpainted mushroom stakes 
available at the markets around byron bay,
I ordered a mix of colours and styles but nothing beats the red and white spot,
problem is every child that comes to our house ends up leaving with a mushroom
[ and starting a fairy garden]
I'm thinking of doing a whole range around the humble mushroom this winter,
maybe I will finally bite the bullet and try out my untouched gocco printer that I was lucky enough to find on ebay.
Perhaps a toadstool house printed as a patch pocket on some gypsy pants and pinafores!
Look at this cute vintage pinafore,with the owl placed just so...
littlemissdoily x

oh a riding we will go....

 The lovely calamity bolt @,
sent me this lovely image of my waterlilly dress with one of her divine handmade hobby horses,
in a heavenly field of long grass and dappled light
too gorgeous,thankyou x

These pillows make me want to squeal with delight,I am in a pillow frenzy right now,  especially patchwork!!!1
Yum,yum,yum,chocolate milk and waxed straws,fuel for creating...
How scrumdidillyumptitious is this bed?soft dreamy colours,vintage goodies and soft throws,yumm!littlemissdoilyx