Monday, November 29, 2010

Monogrammed handkerchiefs

It’s Christmas time, it’s Christmas time! I love Christmas time, and I love to make handmade gifts for people. You all can keep your Black Friday doorbuster deals, I would much rather sit here beside the fire with my needle and thread.


This post comes to you from Santa’s workshop, where I am busy every day making things I can’t really show you yet.


I don’t think my uncle is reading this, though, so here are the monogrammed handkerchiefs he is getting for Christmas. I am an old-fashioned girl, and I love it when a man has a clean, well-pressed handkerchief in his pocket, useful for all manner of things.

These were fairly easy to make—I bought the handkerchiefs at a department store where I enjoyed a brief interlude of imagining a time when there was a men’s handkerchief department in Macy’s, along with a clerk who specialized in men’s handkerchiefs, and a women’s glove department, and so on. I am so glad you can still buy a package of men’s handkerchiefs, and I only wish that you could still also buy those pre-printed pillowcases with the crochet-able edges in that soft, soft cotton muslin that they don’t even make anymore, no matter how much money you’re willing to spend. Sigh.


  1. What lovely handkerchiefs! It's nice to see others out in the world who still appreciate "old fashioned things", even though they will forever be classy. (:
    Anyways, I was looking around on google for reference photos on monogramming handkerchiefs, with Valentines day coming up and all, and interestingly enough I bought the same set of handkerchiefs from Fred Meyers. Not only that, but the person who is recieving has the same first initial! Crazy right? xD
    Well that's all I had to say on that and also you have a lovely blog. :D
    Good luck on your future projects!

  2. Thanks very much, Olivia! I love old-fashioned things. :)