I treated myself to a great new book a couple of weeks ago Rediscovered Treasures and decided to put to use one of their good ideas with some of the pretty doilies I have collected over the years but never found a great use for.
They are called sugar baskets and the ideas is that you add 2 parts sugar to 1 part water, boil it up, then soak the doilies in the sugar water and drape the material over a bowl or dish to form the shape.
Once they dry and set you can peel them off the bowl and hey presto you are left with a new bowl.
As they say "here are some I made earlier".
I gave them further embellishments with ribbons threaded through them and then finished off with vintage china floral brooches.
When I showed them to hubby he got really excited as he heard the word sugar and he thought they were edible....
I shall be having a stall at the 1st Vintage Fair in Buckingham on Sunday so will see you all there.