Tuesday, 13 May 2008
I have two sisters. One two years older, one two years younger. I also have a four-years-younger brother. When we were growing up, we were so mean to each other. Always calling names and fighting and such. I have a scar on my forehead where my sister hit my head with a doorknob (It was self-defense, I was chasing her). Anyway, one of the names we used to call each other when we wanted to be particularly insulting was "doy-yoy". It pretty much meant "dummy" but sounded so much cooler. (Note: my siblings and I get along beautifully now...my sisters are among my best friends) There is another thing that we used to use the word "doy-yoy" for: Doilies! Until recently, I never liked them. I thought they were useless old-lady things. But I have since come to appreciate the beauty and hard work put into each one. I needed to infuse some femininity into our rather neutral and almost masculine home, and what could be better than to use doilies! I bought 4 for about 50 cents each at Value Village a couple of months ago. Here is what I have done with them since. I move them around a lot. This last one had a hole in it, so I decided to try dying it with coffee. It turned out pretty nice, I think. I have a big jar of generic instant coffee that I only use for dying things to make them look old. Like my summertime banner.