Friday, April 29, 2011

hoops and hankies

vintage hankies have always been a weakness of mine - i think i inherited the obsession from my mom! you can generally find hankies at estate sales or thrift stores for a buck a piece and they have the sweetest floral prints on them.

my friend jenni showed up the other day and gifted me eight 4-inch embroider hoops and i knew immediately what i would do with them. hankies are typically very thin fabric, so i layered them on top of some white muslin i had in my fabric bin for extra stability and then stretched them in the hoops. my next step will be to embroider embellishments onto the flowers and maybe add a word or two to each. in my head, i can already see how sweet they are going to be!

what is your thrifting weakness? and do you reuse your finds, or put the in a drawer for safe keeping?


  1. My weakness is old fabric...window pane demity is my favorite...I use it to make dresses for antique dolls. I have more than I will ever be able to use! I also have lots of hankies. I love your idea so I'm going to be on the lookout for hoops. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Large pieces of furniture I have no room for but somehow find a place for it!

  3. Those look so sweet! My weekness is vintage fabric that I can repurpose. I'm also nearly helpless when it comes to vintage kitchen anything--dishes, bowls, teacups,...


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