Finished Things Saturday is the (usually) bi-weekly counterpart to my UFO Fridays. While there I show you what I’m working on FinThSat is about finished projects, no matter how small, that I often used to think not worthy of a separate post for sometimes but now just put in this feature. They deserve it! For more FinThSats, look here.
My fabric handkerchief collection started when I was a wee lass and my Grandmother gave them to me for major holidays (not only them, but them, too. She’s not the Dursleys). I later inherited my Mum’s because she didn’t use them and sometimes snuck into my Grandmother’s bedroom to admire the fine ones with lace around them and tiny embroidered flowers when I was alone at her place.
By now I have added a whole stack of thrifted hankies. I especially like vintage children’s ones like the Snow White and the Seven Dwarves motif above. I have a few that are almost too cute to snot into, and the most precious ones aren’t being used except for photo props and rare occasions of being a fine lady.
I used to keep my hankies in a simple box but this proved to be unhandy – I only ever used the same ones, I had to open and close the box so it would look neat and it was at some point simply too small. So I made this: A tissue box out of old fabric handkerchiefs. The bottom is made out of felt for a bit more stability. Originally it was merely meant to hold a normal box of paper tissues but I quickly found that this was far more handy for me.
I love the handmade look with uneven stitching and appliques. I’ll probably make a few more for the rest of the flat – roll-hemming fabric squares into reusable hankies is a great project for RPG sessions so we’re more than stocked on those – because it’s a great way to show the more fancy prints that I collected over time.
What have you been making lately? I hope you’re having a great weekend! ♥
P.S.: The print in the background of the first picture was made and given to me as a parting gift when I moved by a wonderful friend that I haven’t seen in far too long a time.