Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter 2013

Hanky Cottage

Here is my new creation - a Hanky Cottage.  I use bits and pieces of damaged hankies to create these. Because they are a three dimensional item that is decorated on all four sides they would decorate a shelf, window sill or fireplace so sweetly. I am currently working on a pattern that will be available soon. Please go to my contact page to leave your email if you would like to be notified when the patterns are available. As a spin-off of this I am also working on a pattern for a Hanky Cottage wall hanging for all you quilters out there.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bemis Library - March 25, 2013

Wow! - what a turnout...the room was filled to capacity. Katie had everyone intrigued by her fascinating and historical accounting of the handkerchief.

Participants had an opportunity to view some of my private collection of Hanky Dresses. Groupings of  three dresses were displayed depicting seasons and occasions throughout the year...showing everyone that there truly is a Hanky Dress for every season and a Hanky Dress for every reason. It was also the debut of my newly created Hanky Cottages. I am happy to report that I received many favorable comments on both. One of my loyal followers even brought three of the Hanky Dresses she purchased from me several year's ago when I first started making Hanky Dresses.

Thank you to everyone who attended
and thank you to Bemis Library for having us!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Green Hanky Dress Featured in Esty Treasuries

I guess it can now be said that my green Hanky Dress is a wee Irish lass...she has been featured in 12 treasuries, so far, on Etsy. Here are just three of the treasuries. Hope you enjoy all the Irish magic featured here.

'Celebrate Your Irish Side' by VintageShelfAndWall


St Patrick's Day Tiny Flags Erin Go Bragh Green Gold Vintage Novelty Craft Supplies Lot of 6 - veraviola
Vintage Belleek Creamer and Sugar Bowl - Double Shell Pattern - Irish Fine China - dovetailvintage
St Patricks Day Vintage Charm brooch hat and clover in shamrock green - opendoorstudio
70s Cardigan Sweater Irish Fishermans Cable Knit Button Up Vintage 1970s Large L Vintage - ScarletFury
St Patrick's Day Shamrock Necklace. Lucky Clover and Peridot Stone. Simple Modern Jewelry by PetitBlue - PetitBlue
Vintage Hanky Dress - Green Polka Dot Motif - HankyDresses
Hall Brown White Pedestal Mugs 1272 Set of 3 - worldvintage
Beaded Mosaic Cross decorative cross Celtic cross contemporary religious art Christian wall art Saint Lukes Cross decorated wood cross - FischerFineArts
Tree of Life - Gifts for Hippies - The Tattoo Collection - heather - mens tshirt - sizes sm, med, lg, xl - many colors available - BRANDED
O'Brian Castle in Ireland Fine Art Print 8 x 10 - redcurrydesigns
Vintage 1950's Tweed Wool Fedora - Donegal Handwoven 100% Wool - Made in Ireland - LuccaBalesVintage
Irish Breakfast 1oz Sample - SandsTea
Green and White Striped Tunic Top Vintage 1970s Size Small Medium - BlackRockVintage
Damask Bed spread Twin Size 1930s from Ireland Gorgeous Snowy White - MAISONDELINGE
Lefton Shamrock Green White Porcelain Vase, Scalloped "St Patrick" Bag, Collectible Decor Original Label - vintageeclecticity
Celtic patterns Black and white Circles Digital Collage Sheet 1x1 inch. Printable round images for pendants cabochon button 057 - BaikalGraphics

'waiting for spring..................' by bwilcott

100% Homespun Society

Ireland Green Door Thatched Cottage Home And Wall Decor Fine Art 5 x 7 Photograph - Celticcatphotos
Spring photography, Bleeding hearts,, emerald green, Easter, pink, romantic home decor, whimsical garden print - Raceytay
Roseville Snowberry Fern Green Handled Basket Vase Ohio - twocheekychicks
Vintage Deco Green Enameled Flower Bug Brooch Pin - sobejeweled
Earrings, Silver Green, Crochet Jewelry, Metallic Thread, Modern Crochet, Granny Square - HappyFortune
Kelly Green Quilted Velvet Jacket Medium - stacyleighatelier
Teddy Bear Rag Doll Kids Toys green with polka dot - RedGirlBoutique
Olive-green felted handbag with red button - TildaSFelt
Felted fingerless gloves wrists warmers eco friendly arm warmers fingerless mittens arm cuffs green tones recycled wool tagt curationnation - piabarile
Vintage Hanky Dress - Green Polka Dot Motif - HankyDresses
Front Page Featured- Green 8 Book German Collection Interior Design Vintage Book Decor - jaysworld
JP L France Teacup and Saucer, Light Green with Pink Roses Gold Trim, Circa 1900 - MemoriesofYesterday
Handmade Paper - Recycled - Avocado Green - Texture - TheWhatNaught
Torn Fabric Garland, Rose and Green Bunting, Cottage Chic Wedding Backdrop, Reception Decor, 10 Feet - TheVintageOrangeJar
Vintage Bridgemans metal milk crate green original paint Free shipping to USA - LostTreeMan
Hobbiton Bag End watercolor green landscape art print - ucuspucus

'Luck of the Irish...' by BrisNanaJoy

Trendsetting Treasury Team Weekend Game

Fused Glass- Votive- Bowl- Green Lily Pad - Candleholder- Dip Dish-  Mosaic- Teal, Aqua, Lime - JacksonGlassMill
Real Plant Necklace, Pressed Botanical Cedar in Resin Necklace, Pressed Flower Jewelry, Hippie Earthy Necklace, Woodland Real Plant Jewelry - LOVEnLAVISH
Green Peace Case, iPhone Case, Irish, Emerald Green, Pantone, Woodland, Hipster, Nature, Outdoors, Men, Women, Country, iPhone 5, 4S, 4 - Inspireuart
Vintage Rooster Ceramic Planter - esther2u2
Vintage Book John Leech: His Life and Work Set Old Rare Books - Sightly
Womens Blouse / Top / Crop Top / Midriff / Size Medium / Cotton / Green / Tie Front / Jonathan Martin / Sleeveless / Summer - AgelessThings
Emerald Green Vintage Bead Necklace, Dark Green Beads with Antique Bronze Accents, Chain, Under 25 - raelwear
Planter Flower Pot from Victorian Teapot Warmer: Antique Silver Plated 19th Century, Wheat Grass Herb Planter Green Fresh Spring Decor - CozyTraditions
Vintage Bubble Lid Glass Apothecary Jar - fifthseason
Wire Crochet Necklace, Green & White Beaded - MoonlightShimmer
Vintage Hanky Dress - Green Polka Dot Motif - HankyDresses
3 Green Votive Candles, Herb and Citrus Scent - Mylana
Peridot Green Ring - Brass Green Garden saint patricks day Ring - Adjustable Ring - CraftsGardenOfZen
Spring decor mini ceramic watering can with pink flower and gold trim - thefrolickingfrog
Swarovski Crystal Earrings Sterling Silver Floral Ear Wires - ThePrivateCollection
Green Olive Knitted Scarf winter and autumn fashion - Knitting ruffle scarf for Woman and Girls - Handmade Knit - KatrinKnitting