Friday, November 9, 2012

ironrite and a modern hankie

 Happy Friday! 
Awhile back I bought a Christmas penny saver at an estate sale. It was published in Newark, NY during 1951 and has some neat graphics. I thought it would be fun to share an ad with you each Friday. This one for an Ironrite!! Oh, how I would love to have one for Christmas, and her pretty outfit, too! How about you? 
I love vintage hankies, and have always admired the beautiful crocheted edges and sweet prints. I have been wanting to make my own version of them, so what perfect time, than for my Nana's birthday. 
I made it with a sweet aqua floral print from Tasha Noel's the The Simple Life
 Crocheted a most lovely red scalloped edge.
And embroidered a pretty deep blue 'N' for Nana. I love how cute it came out, and I am hoping she likes it, too! I think these would be so adorable as doilies. I'm looking forward to making some more. Well, back to Christmas sewing and enjoying this beautiful fall day! 
Wishing you all a lovely and crafty weekend!  

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  1. Did you do all the crochet trim, too? What a beauty! Have a great weekend.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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    1. I do! A labor of love. ;) Thank you so much!! xo Heather

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  2. It's just lovely. I'm sure your Nana will her special present.

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    1. Thank you!! I can't wait to give it to her! xo Heather

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  3. That is precious. Your Nana will think so, too!

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  4. Heather the hankie is beautiful!!
    Connie

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  5. Ohhhh...I've been wanting to make one too. Its lovely. I wish I had time.

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    1. Thank you!! It was a fun little project! xo Heather

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  6. I love old advertisements. And your hankies!

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  7. love your hankie!!!
    happy weekend, xxx alessandra

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    1. Thank you!! Happy weekend, too! xo Heather

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  8. Your hankie is lovely!! I'm sure your nana will love it!!

    chris

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  9. What a special, handmade gift for Nana! She can't help but love it!
    Great job Heather!
    Erica :)

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  10. ...darling little hankie.....a gorgeous homespun special gift..... Nana will really love it x

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  11. We always had proper hankies, I'm not sure I could blow my nose on something so beautiful though! I have one of my Grandmas silk and lace one, hidden away somewhere! Look at that womans tiny waist, and they say airbrushing is a modern problem!!! Have a great weekend Heather! :)

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    1. I wish I grew up with them. I know, I don't think I would want to blow my nose on this. :) Oh, your Grandma's hankies sound so pretty! I agree! Happy weekend to you! ;) xo Heather

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  12. I'm sure she'll adore it Heather! It's beautiful! I made some hankies when I was about nine...hemming them on my mum's sewing machine. It was a real effort trying to make the hems narrow. I used a very fine cotton and they ended up being used for years. I still use cloth hankies 'cos they feel so soft. I never iron them these days though..hehe!

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    1. Thank you! Oh, how fun! I should start using them, because they are soft! Happy weekend! xo Heather

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  13. What a gorgeous hankie! I love the fabric combined with the red crochet edge, sooo neatly done and pretty too! and I do love embroidered initials, they somehow make a gift really special. Love the Ironrite ad too...wish I had one!
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you so much Helen! Happy weekend! xo Heather

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  14. Beautiful! I'm sure your Nana will love it, the fabric is gorgeous.

    S x

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  15. Your Nana will love it. Such a thoughtful and pretty gift!

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  16. Beautiful. I love the fabric and you know how I feel about stitching an initial of such sweet things...smiles..Renee

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    1. Thanks so much!! I thought of you as I embroidered that sweet 'n'. :) xo Heather

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  17. That's beautiful Heather! I'm sure she will love it!! :) Have a wonderful creative weekend! xo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly!! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  18. What a gorgeous hankie! Your crochet work is beautiful, your Nana will LoVe it I'm sure! Did you use a sharp ended hook?
    Victoria xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I can't wait to give it to her. I used a needle to make a blanket stitch all the way around, then did the scallops. I just bought an awl, and want to try using that, to save a step in not doing a blanket stitch. ;) Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

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  19. Love the hankie! Doilies would be nice or even placemats. I just adore your crochet borders.
    I'll take the sweet dress for Christmas but if my husband buys me an Ironite he might just find himself pressed flat as a pancake! 8+)

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    1. Thank you Kathy!! You are so funny!! You had me laughing! I am sure your husband wouldn't like that very much! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  20. Be Still my Vintage Heart, that is the prettiest hanky I have ever seen. I love old hankies too, and have always wanted to do what you just did here, but it looks really hard. I've no experience with stitching, only crochet and sewing with the machine. Was it hard to make?

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    1. Aww, thank you! ;) Making the hankie was simple, the crocheting took a little time, and the embroidery is a simple stitch. I think that you would be able to make one! I can help you, if you would like. Let me know! ;) xo Heather

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  21. How beautiful your hankie is! The red border is perfect.

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  22. Your lucky Nana will love that gorgeous hankie! I'm always impressed by your fabric choices and embellishments...love the sweet floral print but your red crochet really makes it pop!

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    1. Thank you so much Fran! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

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  23. Oh my such a pretty hankie...I love the red trim so much...red just makes me HAPPY! Sending you a blessed weekend.

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    1. Thank you sweet Koralee!! Have a lovely Monday and week!! xo Heather

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  24. She will love ir Heather!

    It's so cute .....I'm sorry but I'm going to have to copy you! I love it!
    ~Liz


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    1. Thank you Liz!! Can't wait to see yours! ;) xo Heather

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  25. Happy birthday for your Nan she will love her hanky its beautiful. dee x

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    1. Thank you so much Dee!! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  26. The hankie is just beautiful, Heather! I am so glad I read the comment about how you used a blanket stitch and then added the crochet scallops. I don't have an awl and I never thought of using a blanket stitch first!!!! Love that idea.

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    1. Thank you Erin!! I bought the awl, but still need to figure out how to do it. :) All the vintage linens I have with a crocheted edge, looks like they used an awl, so hopefully I can figure it out! Have a great week! xo Heather

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  27. Your hankie is gorgeous. I have been working on one but I can not get the stitching down.
    What an awesome gift.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you Donna! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  28. Dear Heather, Thank you for visiting me and for your sweet comments! It is so good to find you again! I love the vintage image you saved. What a sweet publication. I would love her outfit too! You did a beautiful job making the hankie! The fabric is so pretty and your crochet trim is perfect! I know your Nana will love it! Beautifully done! Much love, Paula xo

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    1. Hi Paula! Thank you so much! So happy to read your sweet comments!! Wishing you a beautiful and creative day!! xo Heather

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  29. Beautiful, and a great gift idea! I have to come up with something special for my favorite Aunt. She just had surgery..thinking cap is on! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you so much!! Oh, I am sure you will create something special and sweet for your Aunt!! Will be keeping her in my prayers! xo Heather

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