Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Story of My Re-purposed Vintage Hankie Line

The Story of My Re-purposed Vintage 
Hankie Line.....              Welcome to my newest followers!  And, a warm howdy to the long time followers!                             
Coming up with a new product line for 2012 was a fun creative process.  I wanted to do something neat with the vintage hankies I had been collecting over the past year.  It took time to figure out what I wanted to do and then it came to me.  Here is the story of how it all came together.

                                                               Checking Supplies 
Making sure I had plenty of supplies on hand to start the project was my first thing on my to-do list.  There was plenty of ribbon, lace, buttons, fibers and most importantly hankies.  Now, what was I going to do with all this pile of supplies?  That was the big question.  So, I decided to sleep on it and then it came to me, I'll make a greeting card and mini album line out of them.

Creative Juices At Work......                                                                      
They have all turned out to be beautiful works of art!  I am so proud of what putting a little ribbon and lace with a splash of buttons can do to a piece of cardstock.  I made sure to get plenty of feedback from my critics before I went any further.  The reviews were all the same, we love it!

Well, to an artist that is all you need to hear and those creative juices were unleashed!!!
The new line was in full swing now.  Picking out color groups was the next step. First, I started with reds, then blues, next yellows and finally purple.


                                                                             
                                                                                   
                                                                Where I work........
                                     Sitting on my nice comfy couch with sewing basket and supplies next to me!  Most of the embellishment is sewn by hand.  It finally had to use the sewing machine for attaching the hankie to the card stock.  My poor fingers were getting red and sore.

Just for my followers! 
A special exclusive gift to my valued followers!  Leave a comment telling me which one of the hankie cards you like best.  I'll do a drawing and giveaway one of my vintage hankie tissue holders along with a gluten free recipe.

Then, if you are a member of my co-op you'll receive a special discount coupon to use to buy one of my new cards the first day I launch the new line in my Etsy shop-Jeanpatch by MK!  

So be sure you have joined the co-op to receive your discount coupon code via email.  To join click here! Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op!

  You'll be able to see the whole line in my shop on Friday!  It sure was a fun experience.  Look for more vintage hankie cards to be added each month all year long!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blessings to you and thank you for sharing your "Hankies"..They are all very pretty...however I am partial to the pretty red one..! What a great way to use the vintage hankies...by the way I love hankies, Collect them... and carry one always...makes me feel connected to the ladies of my heritage! Shirl

freeb said...

I really like the white one with the roses? on it!

Marjean said...

Thanks for leaving comments! That was so exciting to see you care! Freeb...my Mom loves that one too!!! She is trying to talk me out of it already!! hehe!!! I'll just have to make her one!!!

Marjean said...

The winner of the give-a-way is Freeb! Congrats! Please contact me with your mailing address at:
sunshinefarmgirlcoop@gmail.com

freeb said...

Thanks so much!! Sent you my info!