Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hand Embroidered Hankies

One of my husband's many endearing qualities is that he always has a hankie on him. Anytime I need to sneeze or wipe my hands, he is prepared in such a gentleman-like manner.

His supply through the years has diminished and I wanted to get him some personalized ones for our anniversary. After searching, I couldn't find the right one for the right price.
So I set out to make him some.


I found a 13 pack of white cotton handkerchiefs in the department store for under $20.
The embroidery floss is a Michael's steal that I got on clearance.


After laundering + ironing them, I printed my designs up on a sheet of paper and traced the design on the handkerchief.


The embroidery floss I used was a bit too thick for this cotton, so I took out 2 strands and looped them on the needle.
back-stitched around the penciled design and made sure to tie the ends up neatly.


Now my dearest can take a piece of me wherever he goes.

-K

20 comments:

  1. how sweet! I am sure your hubby will love them! ^^)

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  2. Those are really cool. Creative idea. :)
    Found you via My Mad Mind link up; following. :)

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  3. That's pretty cool! My mom used to embroider my sister and my initials in my hankies so we don't get them mixed up ;)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  4. I like the rocket the best! Thanks for joining Flock Together today.

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  5. What a lovely thoughtful gift!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Great blog! I love DIY projects :) just followed, I found you on BLog Love Therapy

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  7. wow, I love your blog!! I found you from the blog hop and now I am a new follower! Please check out my blog and follow as well <3

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  8. How sweet of you! That's so neet. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog btw, I am happy to have found yours and I am now a follower :)

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  9. Thanks so much for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  10. Stopping by from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop! http://kingofsaving.com

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  11. What a lovely idea! I'm just in from the Thursday blog hop.

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  12. These are great, what a lovely idea. My dad always has a hanky, I should probably make some for him

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  13. I always have a hankie on me as well, some dating from the 40s. :-) This was a lovely idea...

    Pearl

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  14. Hankies are great! Way to update them, Mom!

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  15. Hi! I've found your wonderful blog in Blog Hop and I am glad to see and read your great posts!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Maria from http://patchworkmill.blogspot.com/

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  16. Awww! Happy Anniversary! And what a sweet way to take a piece of you with him throughout his day! I lived in Japan and the use of hankies was prevalent. I just miss that here.

    Thanks for sharing on Teagan's Travels. I hope you'll join us again this week!

    Here's the link to the party going on now....
    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/04/destination-inspiration-linky-party-11.html

    Cheers, Michelle

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  17. These are so cute! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

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  18. How special that you took the time and thought to make these and now he will be reminded of you every time he sees them.

    I love your blog title - so creative! Thanks so much for linking at Drab to Fab! I'm glad you found me :)

    Today's party link: http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/04/drab-to-fab-link-up-13-features.html

    Have a great weekend! :)

    Amy

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