Monday, July 1, 2013

Something Old - A Bridal Shower Gift

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.


One of my favorite gifts to give for bridal showers a hand embroidered vintage handkerchief {something old and something new-ish}.

Select the thread color you want to use {I opted for her wedding colors, navy blue and burnt orange}.  I used a stem stitch, which is a basic embroidery stitch, to create the monogram and the flower stems. 


I created the flowers using a lazy daisy, outlining the middle with a lighter orange.  The flower was finished with a french knot center.


On the opposite corner, I continued using a stem stitch for the wedding date.  I separated the numbers using a lazy daisy and french knot stitches. 


 My only hope is that this handkerchief...


Only catches tears of joy.


Off to deliver this to the bride to be...


wrapped in blue ribbon and vintage lace.

29 comments:

  1. I totally love this idea. Did you post this awhile back or am I losing it! Nevertheless, I'm pinning it as a reminder! Not that I could pull off the stitching.

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  2. This is a great idea! They would make great bridesmaids gifts, too!

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  3. Such a beautiful and thoughtful gift. I'm sure the girls that receive this gift are so excited to have this for their big day.

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  4. Beautiful! If only I could get the hang of a french knot.....

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    1. Thank you so much Erin..and with all that you tackle, I think you could master the french knot :)

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  5. I love personalized gifts with meaning. Really beautiful. You did great

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  6. Oh, it's beautiful! And a perfect gift!! I love this idea. I'm so ashamed I don't know one single embroidery stitch. Seeing this makes me want to learn!

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    1. Thanks so much Amy. And, I am shocked with your mad sewing skills you don't know any embroidery.

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  7. Aw, "tears of joy". Very sweet. I'm sure the pride is going to LOVE this special gift.

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  8. So beautiful and thoughtful, just the perfect gift!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  9. What a gorgeous idea, so pretty, you are a clever thing!

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  10. What a wonderful and personal gift to give! And it turned out beautifully!

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  11. I love this idea. So sweet to remember something old...something new...something blue :-)

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  12. I love this idea! I would have been so touched to get this for our wedding.

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  13. Any bride or brides maid would love this! Such a personal touch to a beautiful gift. Great job Amy!

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  14. That's not just a gift, that's a thoughtful keepsake.
    Bliss

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  15. So, so beautiful. You are the most thoughtful gift-giver :)

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  16. This. is. precious! Love this idea. That is definitely something she will cherish forever... so thoughtful.

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    1. Thanks so much Heather. With your appreciation of things vintage, I could see how this would appeal to you :)

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  17. What a keepsake - a very thoughtful gift.

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  18. Lovely, absolutely lovely. You must have brought tears of joy right there are her shower with this personal gift.

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah. I can't wait to give it to the bride to be!

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  19. That is one of the most thoughtful gifts ever! And so pretty!!

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  20. So very thoughtful of you! Surely it will be a treasure.

    Jonell

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  21. This is so sweet! I love the idea! This gift will be forever cherished. So thoughtful.
    Karen

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