Thursday, October 30, 2014
Good but not as intended
Years ago I made a yellow and pink striped felted *thing* which was intended to be an interestingly shaped purse/pouch for a friend's birthday but turned out to be something else entirely.
The shape reminded me of a tissue box cover, if a bit flattened. I didn't know what to do with it. It was some time later that the tissue box association lead me to stuffing it with handkerchiefs to keep handy downstairs. I know the more normal practice would be to keep your hankies somewhere in the vicinity of your underwear drawer. (Though tissue boxes tend to be kept in various household spots.) I try to avoid using tissues and at times I find it much more convenient to have a fresh supply of hankies kept somewhere more handy.
And no, I don't iron my snot-rags nor much else!) though we did learn to iron as kids by ironing all the family's hankies into neat folded rectangles.
I never thought of the hanky holder as something that anyone else would want. But when my sister spotted it she loved the idea and wanted one for her household. Luckily I had taken notes back when I thought I was inventing that cool new purse shape, so it was good to have a use for those (though I probably could have figured out the shape and size without too much trouble).