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« on: December 13, 2007 12:47:45 PM »

I recently inherited (i.e. swiped from my parent's house) a large bag of my grandmother's vintage hankies.  I wanted to use them to make a Christmas present for my sister, but she *hates* clutter, so everything in her house must have a function.  With a few fat quarters from JoAnn's and a bag of lavender from the health food store down the street, I came up with these sachets.  They are made like pillow shams, with a smaller muslin pillow full of lavender inside (which allows them to be changed out when the scent is gone).  Each one is 4" square, and contains about half an ounce of lavender.  My sister is currently redecorating her bedroom in ice blue, light tan, and chocolate brown, and so I tried to coordinate the sachet colors.  They can either hang in a closet from the velvet ribbon loops, or go in drawers.  I'm really happy with how they turned out - I hope she likes them. 







It killed me a little to cut the gorgeous hankies into pieces, but I figure that it is better for them to be seen and used than to rot away in a drawer (which is what they were doing before I rescued them - some are so far gone that I'm not sure how much I'll be able to salvage). 

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007 01:45:10 PM »

great idea and would be great for last minute gifts even made from scraps of fabric*  thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2007 04:30:54 PM »

They're all so pretty and delicate.  I'm sure your sister will be thrilled to have something with sentimental and functional value.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2007 04:47:19 PM »

I love this idea. It is so beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2007 02:42:51 PM »

Excellent! Lot of little pretties that smells good!
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2007 07:44:32 PM »

What a great repurposing idea!
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2007 08:46:24 PM »

Awesome. I love vintage hankies, I have a box of them somewhere; we took them from my grandma's apartment after she died. Your hankies look so gorgeous as sachets.
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