Little Hankie Bird & A Hankie Project Roundup

10 January
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!

Little bird made with a vintage hankie

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

  2. Lora BloomquistJanuary 10, 2018

    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"!

  3. Debra PashkowskyJanuary 10, 2018

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

  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.

  5. Nancy CarrollJanuary 10, 2018

    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!

  6. Thanks Florence! He does kind of remind me of those reindeer too, they were super cute!


  7. I don't know what -20C is in Fahrenheit but it sounds cold! This little birdie says that spring will be here before we know it!


  8. Thank you! I actually couldn't believe I don't have any hankies either! I must have sold them all in the booth... or they are in the yard sale stuff... I bet that's where they are!


  9. Thanks Lora! They are fun little projects, I like them too!


  10. 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!

  11. Yep, spring will be here soon I hope!!!


  12. Diana PetrilloJanuary 12, 2018

    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...

  13. Just too cute, Tania! Love the color/pattern choices. Also love that you added the eggs for effect:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  14. Thanks Kathleen. I thought he was kind of dorky looking but everyone seems to love him!



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