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not-so-demure doilies

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Back in your nan’s day, the crocheted doily was considered a sign of good manners. Plonked under a vase, plate or bowl of sweets, it showed that you were a respectable kind of lady – one who might drink tea with her pinky out. Of course, those old-school ideas all seem a bit naff these days, particularly to Canberra-based lass Lauren Crawford, who's been embroidering choice words over a number of vintage doilies. Lauren’s sweary, 21st century phrases are lovely reminders that shit happens and life is messy, but all in all, you'll probably be OK. If you dig it, grab one for your wall or coffee table for $30 from Thimble And Bobbin – just remember to hide it when your nan comes around.