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This is a
great sentimental gift for young brides.
Glue or stitch lace around all four edges of right side of
handkerchief with ruffle to outside.
*If you don't have a handkerchief, make your
own. Just finish off edges on a square of pretty linen or your favorite
suitable fabric and
then sew on the lace.
Cut ribbon into a 24" piece and a
(The reason for the lengths is given in the "bride's directions"
below. Tie the two ribbons into small bows with long streamers. Cut ends at an angle. Tack the
bows to opposite corners of handkerchief. Trim the poem below. If making
several, print poem four to a page
Also print the bride's
directions to transform the hanky into a bonnet. Trim
edges of the directions. Place poem and directions into a box with
the handkerchief for a wonderful shower gift.
A little hanky as square can be,
I'm here to start a tradition of glee.
Carry me on your wedding day.
I'll be there every step of the way.
Then later when things settle down...
You've packed your wedding gown,
and thoughts of wedding sonnets
turn to thoughts of baby bonnets...
I'll still be right here with you
no longer your something new,
but one day to be your baby's old.
Only now with stitches and a fold...
I'll turn into a bonnet for baby to wear and one day our secret we'll share... The bonnet once worn upon baby's head is a hanky to carry when your baby is wed. by