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Delirious77
« on: May 12, 2008 03:01:21 PM »

So, I haven't really posted on here before, just a couple replies to posts and what not. But anyways, my grandmother recently moved out of her apartment and my mom was dying to clean it out as fast as she could, which basically meant putting EVERYTHING into the hallway for the neighbors to take it. I managed to take a few precious things, and some other things I never even knew she owned. Take the handkerchiefs for example. I've NEVER seen her use them, and I found them in a box. 25 of them. Some are more fancy, while others are simple and plain. They now live in my room, and I can't figure out what to do with them. I don't use them for tissues, because they are much too pretty. I want to make something out of them, but I honestly have no clue as to what. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008 05:20:56 PM »

small pillowcases or toppers
mini-purses/wallets
potpourri sachets
sew a few that go well together end to end for a fancy scarf


does that help any?
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008 01:42:27 PM »

My sil makes these with vintage handkerchiefs (these are not her sites -- just pics to demo what I'm telling):

http://www.advantagebridal.com/brhadronhaha.html
http://www.advantagebridal.com/brgohagi.html

The bodice is decorative paper.  You cut the shoulders on a fold and use a miniature hanger.  She trims them with all sorts of bits and bobs.  They are very cute.  She sometimes makes a stand with a wooden heart base, a dowel rod and teeny little hook.  Then she'll take a miniature straw hat, trim it to coordinate with the dress and hook it over the top of the stand.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008 02:14:42 PM »

Here's some ideas I came across on the web
http://www.bcempowerment.com/pdf/Crier%20Dec-Jan%202008.pdf
http://www.barrett-house.com/resources/projects/Lace_Hanky_Recipe_Card1.pdf
http://www.mtnlaurel.com/Crafts/apple.htm

Couldn't resist doing a little surfing. You've got a real treasure. Glad you managed to get your hands on them.

Betty
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2008 06:15:17 PM »

^.^ Thank you guys so much for your ideas. They all sound really cool. Now I'm gunna go stare at the hankies until they tell me which idea to use. Thanks again!
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2008 07:29:47 PM »

UNDERWEAR!!!

http://panty.hanty.net/
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2008 06:35:25 PM »


THATS SO COOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! Not sure I'd want something meant for nose blowing down there though. Although I have never seen my grandmother use one (She's a tissue girl all the way) I worry that perhaps back in the day she was more of a hankie fan. Oh well, some heavy duty washing, and that would be perfect. ^.^
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2008 10:04:40 PM »

quilt?
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2008 04:27:33 PM »


THATS SO COOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! Not sure I'd want something meant for nose blowing down there though. Although I have never seen my grandmother use one (She's a tissue girl all the way) I worry that perhaps back in the day she was more of a hankie fan. Oh well, some heavy duty washing, and that would be perfect. ^.^
I know. Smiley I've been wanting to try this for a really long time now, but I lack hankies. lol. Thrift store shopping time. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2008 05:16:25 PM »

Lucky you! I love working with hankies...here's a few ideas:

- clutch
- stitched envelope
- baby clothes (sew a few more simple ones together)
- put them on an embroidery hoop and hang them as art
- adorn a skirt or shirt
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