Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Just Hanging Around

For me there is just something happy about garlands and buntings and hanging decorations in general.
Maybe it's the association of celebrating.
Whatever it is, hanging bits of pretty make me smile.

When I first joined Pinterest, one of the first boards I created was called Hanging Around.
I have pinned all sorts of hanging things....
fabric, shells, rose petals, globes, paper, ribbon...
you name it, I've pinned it.

The last time I went to Canton, I saw a sweet little garland created from doilies.  This garland also had letters hanging from it (I can't remember what it spelled out), as well as, baby shoes, ribbons and bits of this and that.  It was pretty, but not quite what I wanted.  So before we left I made a second stop (I had already purchased a huge bag full of textiles) at the linen lady's booth to pick up a handful of doilies in just the right neutral shades.

This was so insanely easy to make!
I took several yards of seam binding and simply folded the end of each doily over it and ran a zigzag stitch across the doily and seam binding to secure it in place.
Easy and pretty, to boot.


Tina @ TinyBear said...

So pretty Alisa - Love it

Theresa said...

ooooooh I feel the same way about banners and hanging things... it just makes me happy! Thanks for the inspiration! t. xoxo

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Love. Love. Love.

Now I've got to check out your "hanging around" pins.

Jillayne said...

Delightful! I love it - it's just perfect.
Aaaannnd - I signed up for the Stash Society, thanks to your inspiring work - and I can't wait!!

Suz said...

Oh, boy, do I love that. So soft and pretty. Hey Alisa, hit 10,000 hits on pinterest. Do you think i need professional help?

knitterbeader said...

Very pretty! You certainly have the "designer" eye.

Caleen said...

I love this! Such a great use of those doilies! I have a ton! LOL!
Happy Summer!

Linda said...

I do love this!!! I love Canton, too.

Karla of Dreamaginarius Arts said...

Ohh! it looks so romantic. I love it!