Wow, I've had almost 200 signups on my website for the Happily Handmade Giveaway, many of them through this blog. So, thank you! If you need a bit more incentive to sign up (and the contest is open until March 31), here's a photo of the five sachets I've donated for the gift baskets:
A couple of them may be familar if you saw my Inspired by Handkerchiefs post where they were still in construction. Yesterday, I added a page for these new vintage handkerchief sachets on my website so they're finally available.
One positive thing about working with handkerchiefs is that many of them have four usable corners, and I can make four sachets in the same design. As you know, most of my work is one-of-a-kind, so this is a new development for me. I actually don't like to repeat designs, but four of something isn't really enough for the boredom factor to kick in. And I've found I'm more productive if I can make things in a production line fashion. Kind of funny, though, if you could see my very low-tech studio :)
This flurry of creative activity has just about depleted my stash of hankies so you know what's moved to the top of my vintage-things-to-look-for list. I'm looking forward to all of this recent snow melting so I can get back out there and do some much-needed treasure hunting.