Thursday, October 30, 2014

Good but not as intended

two hanky holders

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).


The Shopping Sherpa said...

Yay for snot rags: although I do iron mine. Not only do they look nicer but my Mum taught me that they should be ironed if you use a cold wash as that kills the germs. Not sure how true that is *shrugs*

Olivia said...

That's a good point about killing germs. I rely on sunlight for that. There seem to be differing points of view about whether a hot wash is hot enough anyway, or whether you would need bleach in the wash. Agree they look nicer ironed!