(Be sure to read to the bottom for an exciting new feature coming soon!)
Wow! You all had some really great guesses as to what is inside my box!! Buttons, ribbon, old postcards or recipes, crocheted flowers, hankies, etc. All those guesses are so fun! I wish I’d have a box full of each!
But the person to come up with the first correct guess was Brigitte. She guessed vintage doilies and she is absolutely correct! Way to go Brigitte!
Now I know you want to see the doilies, so you can get excited and inspired too, right?
How about this?
The box was jam packed full of doilies in all sizes, patterns and textures.
Like these made from a transparent material. They’re still in the original package too which looks pretty old to me.
There are more in the box too.
Huge dinner plate size ones.
Some that are about six inches across in white and cream.
Seriously, there are a LOT! I love vintage items, and I love doilies, and I love unique treasures, so this little gift was right up my alley! Thank you, dear Mom-in-law!
I’ll be using these for quite some time and Brigitte will receive a gift of something that I’m going to be making with these doilies for guessing correctly. So congrats, Brigitte! I hope you like it. I have something in mind that I think you’ll love.
Thanks to all of you here on the blog and facebook for sharing your guesses with me. It was really fun to see all those unique ideas come in. They were all great guesses!
Now that I’ve shown you what is inside the box it only seems fitting that I share something I made using some of these fabulous finds.
I decided to use some of the medium sized doilies, the ones that remind me of snowflakes, and make a Christmas- themed layout with them.
I cut them in half, stitched them on, splattered the entire page with paint, and then added my photos and embellishments.
I never thought of making a Christmas layout with primary colors before, but I really think it works here. Especially since the photos are not about the Christmas festivities, but about two cousins, who don’t get to see each other very often, enjoying spending time together at Christmas time.
Yesterday I alluded to something new that would be coming here on my blog and the doilies would be the beginning of that.
Well, many of you might remember the Makeover Monday posts I used to do. I planned to get back into doing the Makeover Monday posts after the busyness of summer was behind me. But I knew I didn’t have a whole lot more ideas to bring you for Makeover Monday since it focuses on throw away items or items that can be reused for something other than its intended purpose. I still have a few more ideas, but not enough to keep going for more than a few months.
I decided I’d rather bring a new feature here to Sweet paper Treats that I can do indefinitely. The new feature I’ll be doing will focus on a different item, paper crafting product, or a current trend within the paper crafting world each time. The first time I’ll be focusing on doilies and different ways to use them. I’ll share where you can find the featured items to purchase for yourself if you like too.
I came up with the idea for this new feature after browsing through some of my own stash and thought about how many of each product I have and don’t use it all to its full potential. I’d like this feature to focus on items that are currently trendy and also some items that might be older but that we all most likely would have in our stash.
These will take place monthly and will replace Makeover Monday, although I still plan to do the Makeover Monday ideas that I still have.
I’m also inviting you all to play along with me. It will be a challenge of sorts. It will be a way for you to dig into your stash and use up some of those things you might have been neglecting to use in your crafting projects. Or maybe you’ve used that certain item in a recent project. Those count will count too.
I know there are a lot of challenges going on already in blog land, and one more might be overkill. That’s why I’m saying it could be a recently made item as well. We don’t need any more pressure to meet any more challenge deadlines than we already do.
I will choose one person out of all who play along to feature their project on my blog so you receive some recognition for your efforts.
I’m nervous putting this out there because I don’t know if you all will play along or not. Maybe I’ll be doing this alone. That’s OK too, although it would be fun to see what you all are working on.
I still haven’t quite decided on what to name my new feature, so if you have any good ideas I’d love to hear them! I plan to begin with the doilies next week, so keep your eyes open for it.
So, what do you think? Sounds fun and exciting, right? Do you have any product ideas that you would like to see featured? I love to hear your ideas for those as well.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, so please do share.
Which of the doilies is your favorite?
Are there any techniques you’d like to see me use with the doilies?
What are some crafting items or trends that to would like to see spotlighted?
Would you play along with a challenge like this one?
What should I call my new feature?
Talk to me! 🙂