Friday, August 10, 2012

Something Old

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

I'm invited to a bridal shower this weekend, for my cousin.

One of my favorite gifts to give is an embroidered vintage handkerchief {something old and something new-ish}.

With either a water solvable pen or, my new favorite, a Pilot FriXion Pen {a swipe of your hot iron will remove any trace of the ink} freehand or trace on the handkerchief what you want to embroider.

I opted for the bride to be's new initials kBr and her wedding date.

Select the thread color you want to use {I opted for her wedding colors, various purples}.  I used a stem stitch, which is a basic embroidery stitch, to create the monogram.

I continued using a stem stitch for the wedding date.  I separated the numbers using a lazy daisy and french knot stitches.

My only hope is that this handkerchief...

only catches tears of joy and happiness.

The only thing left to do, wrap it up and deliver it to the bride to be.


  1. Love this! Be expecting a shipment of vintage hankies with a lists of dates. (Just kidding... I'll have my mom do it ;)

    Do you see why it's so important that you teach me to sew?

  2. That is such a sweet gift! Very creative and I'm sure the bride to be will love it.

  3. What a thoughtful, lovely idea for a gift! Love the card, too!

  4. What a perfect gift! So personal. So perfect. I think you may just bring that bride to tears when she opens this package ...



  5. Amy you always think of the most perfect gifts! You have given a new bride her own heirloom. Awesome.

  6. What a nice saying for the hankie, that it may only catch tears of joy!

  7. This is crazy...I just bought some vintage hankies with hopes of embroidering them myself to give to our moms and grandmothers! Have no clue as to how to embroider, though! Might need your help....

  8. What a thoughtful and beautiful gift! I now know I MUST learn hand embroidery! Enjoy your weekend and shower!

  9. OHMYGOSH! In love with this. How special.

  10. Very nice, what a great gift idea. So sweet and special.

  11. Aww.. this is soo sweet.. I think I may need to grab my hanky! Love it .. and the embroidery makes it soo special!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  12. such a lovely idea! beautifully done.

    do you want to follow each other (on bloglovin' and gfc)? let me know.
    see you around! xx

  13. Amy, this is soooo sweet! I'm sure your cousin is going to cherish this hankie forever!

  14. How did I miss this post! What a sweet and sentimental gift. I'm a big fan of personalized gifts. I'm sure the bride will love it! And I need to check out that Pilot FriXion pen.

  15. omw! such an awesome idea for a gift - sooooo putting this on my gift list!

    ps. thanks for the comments and yes you'll blink and your baby will be a kid. fingers crossed no more curse words. i didnt know what to do i was dumbfounded that day tbh. LOL

  16. What an awesome gift!! My soon-to-be sister in law's shower is coming up next month and this would make an ADORABLE gift!!!! Where did you get the hanky??


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