Little Hankie Bird & A Hankie Project Roundup

Today is Wednesday... the second Wednesday of January specifically... do you know what that means?

It's time for January's Thrifty Chicks Challenge!

This month's project challenge is using hankies or scarves, I'm so excited to see what everyone has come up with!

Vintage Hankie Crafts



When I was ready to start my hankie project I went to my stash....

...and quickly discovered that I do not have one. single. WHOLE. hankie!!😞 All I could find was scraps...

So, I went with what I had... because I'm lazy resourceful, and I wait until the last minute so there's no time to shop for vintage hankies!

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A piece of a hankie that has pretty pink flowers, some felt pieces, thread and THIS book. (PS. If you click that link you can look inside the book too!)


That little bird on the cover was what I wanted to make.

I just traced the pattern pieces from the book and pinned them to my fabric pieces.


Here are all my little birdy parts!


I used pink thread and a blanket stitch to sew the pieces together.


Here is his head and body... isn't it funny how large the head is compared to the body!? 😁


I chose some vintage pipe cleaners for the legs.



Isn't he cute? The vintage hankie pieces are layered over his wings and tail.


Peep! peep!





Now let's see what the other ladies made, check out their projects here:

Debra at Shoppe No. 5 - How to Make Flowers from a Hankie
Diana at Adirondack Girl at Heart - Homemade Heating Pads from Thrifted Scarves
Lora at Lora Bloomquist.com - Valentine Handkerchief Charger
Marie at The Interior Frugalista - Easy DIY Valentine's Scarf Wreath
Tuula at Thrify Rebel Vintage - Quick and Easy Repurposed Scarf Draft Stopper


I have also put together a little roundup of some sweet hankie projects for even more ideas!



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7 comments

  1. That is just the cutest little birdie! Makes me pine for Spring as we sit here in frigid -20C temperatures.

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  2. He is just adorable! I love needlepoint projects like this! I couldn't help but think this post should be called, "There's a whole lot of hanky-panky going on here"!

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  3. How adorable. Little birdie is telling us Spring is just around the corner.

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  4. That's adorable! You made him so cute! Reminds me of the little reindeer my Grandmother made me one Christmas. They had pipe cleaner legs.

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  5. That's the cutest little birdie EVER! And i can't believe you don't have some hankies!! I'd give you some if i wasn't afraid you'd cut them up! LOL!

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  6. Love your sweet birdie Tania! He reminds me that spring will be here again some day. It's been so darn cold here. He's just so cute!

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  7. I think your little birdie is a sweet as as can be, Tania :) Every time you look at him you can be reminded that yes, spring, is on its way...

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