I made Mint a bubble skirt out of some thrifted (vintage?) fabric. She loved the fabric but something about the bubble shape offended her aesthetic sensibility. Lately she's been really butting heads with me about what she will and won't wear. It's extremely frustrating, since almost all her clothes have recently been deemed unacceptable. I was on the verge of donating this skirt to the op shop when, as a last ditch attempt at pleasing her, I decided to sew a doily on one of her (most hated grey) shirts. Suddenly the entire outfit had newfound appeal. If only all dislike could be solved so easily… Don't like this pumpkin soup? Don't worry I'll stir a doily through it… Don't want to brush your teeth? Hang on a minute, I'll just wrap your tooth brush in a doily… Julia Gillard? Just stick a doily on her.