🌸The Spirit of Creativity: Featuring Handmade {Lovelies} by Lacey 💕

“I still believe that somewhere in the heart of most of us is a little girl who longs to be a lady.
I also believe that today’s world is hungering to be transformed by the spirit of femininity.
What better antidote for an impersonal and violent society than warm, gentle feminine strength?
What better cure for urban sprawl and trashed-out countrysides
than a love of beauty and a confidence in one’s ability to make things lovely?”

~ Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveliness



One joy of watching my daughters change and grow into young ladies is seeing their talents and skills surface … while one daughter loves to paint and watercolour and draw, another daughter loves to bake and write creative stories. For my eldest daughter, she loves to play the harp (and is studying for her next harp RCM exam) and also … crocheting doilies.

Be still my heart.

I love doilies! And have always filled my home with them! If I visit a thrift store, that is exactly what I look for …. a collection of precious doilies, lovingly made by a precious lady somewhere out there…

But now … I have this lovely young lady creating beautiful doilies in my own home!

I have asked her if she would be willing to sell a few here on the blog – knowing that some of my readers may appreciate the same handiwork as me and perhaps may appreciate the time and effort that goes into creating such delicate artwork.

Here are a few photos of her creations this past week… she is willing to sell them to a home that will love them. If you choose to have one made, please specifiy doily number 1, 2 or 3.


“Myra Gillies had 37 doilies when she got married,
and I am determined to have at least as many as she had.”

-Diana Barry


1) This particular doily is large and took her longer to crochet – I was absolutely thrilled with this creation. I think it is truly gorgeous!


2) What a cheery bright happy colour, edging this adorable doily! {Can we edged with colour of your choice….}



3) This particular doily encompasses an old fashioned feel to it … also can be changed to reflect your colour choice.


My daughter is looking to sell a few doilies as she saves up money to purchase a larger harp for her music studies.

If anyone is interested in purchasing a doily — perhaps for the holiday season – do send me an email at gillianclairgauthier@gmail.com.

She can also customize the colour of the doily to suit your particular taste and likes, such a pink, blues and reds.



December 15, 2020 - 9:38 am

Gigi Rachel – thank you! I will look into that … I have such little spare time … it’s hard to find computer moments πŸ™‚

December 15, 2020 - 9:37 am

Gigi Thank you all for your encouraging words to Lacey! I will read the comments to her and I’m sure she will be encouraged! Thank you to those who placed orders. She is working diligently on them – we will be in touch as they are ready. We are so honoured to think of her doilies gracing your tables across several countries. What a special treat!

December 13, 2020 - 4:08 pm

Gigi That is a lovely memory, Linda!

December 13, 2020 - 2:36 am

Linda I think these doilies are so beautiful. I was telling my mum about them. I remember mum sitting their making them when I was a child, such a lot of work and skill !!

December 12, 2020 - 6:49 pm

Rachel What exquisite work! So glad you are fostering an appreciation for and development of these kinds of skills.

I’ve looked around a bit at “blog to book” sites. Not sure which one would serve you best but one possibility might be https://pixxibook.com
Seems pretty straightforward with minimal options (and less decisions to make as a result…which has its pros and cons).
Hoping you find the right one!

December 12, 2020 - 3:04 pm

Monica Amazing, Lacey! She could have her own Etsy shop!!

December 8, 2020 - 11:44 pm

Brenda Clair (Gigi’s Mom) WOW oh WOW!! They are amazing and so beautiful!! Having crocheted doilies myself, I know they are not easy and very time consuming! Good for Lacey … tell her Gramma is so proud of her.

December 8, 2020 - 3:43 pm

Kristal Those are absolutely stunning! Please tell her she is doing a magnificent job with her crochet work.

December 7, 2020 - 11:35 am

Gigi Thank you! I will tell her. πŸ™‚ I was so pleased — she taught herself to do the doilies, but over the years, her great grandmother (God bless her!) has helped her learn the basics of crocheting. Her first doily was done without reading a patter, just by copying a doily we had in the house. She can even add flowers. They are so delicate and lovely.

December 7, 2020 - 11:22 am

Lucy WOW! Those are gorgeous!