It seems that there are many kindred spirits that share my love of vintage handkerchiefs. I can rarely pass by a flea market table that holds such small delights. My favorites are those that feature crocheted edges in bright colors.
I brought home quite a few more of these miniature handcrafted works of art after visiting my grandmother, who is also a collector. Look at these yummy white and ivory examples.
Love truly is in the details. Any of these would make a lovely baby bonnet.
My daughter wore a bonnet made out of a handkerchief on her christening day. It is neatly packed away for her wedding day.
While I was pregnant with our son we traveled to Belgium where I selected a handkerchief with beautiful Belgian lace that I made into a cap for him to wear at his christening. Someday, I hope his bride will carry it on their wedding day. You can learn to make the bonnets here.
With handkerchiefs now overflowing my drawers I have begun to look at other ways of using them. Miss Sandy of Quill Cottage provided a lesson on how to make a cute dress.
I love this blouse from Rebecca Sower.
But my favorite hanky idea is this corsage from Leslie Janson. Isn't it lovely?
So help me blogging buddies! How can I make a corsage from a handkerchief? What other great ideas are out there?
I will happily send the best ideas a gift. Hmmm, what do you think it might be?