Tuesday, May 29, 2007

heirloom bonnet

Baby Bonnets

I am a little bonnet,
as cute as cute can be.
Would you ever guess a
hankie I used to be?

I can be worn home
From the hospital,
then again on Christening Day.
You can neatly fold
me and keep me for the Wedding Day.

Every bride must wear
something old – so you can
clip a stitch or two and
a wedding hankie will unfold.

If by chance it is a boy,
on the day he is wed
I can be presented to his bride.
Won't she be proud to use –
the bonnet he wore upon his head.

beautiful hankies

some old, some new

this is what I do will all the vintage hankies I find

a little press, a little thread, some ribbons and flowers

a special little gift for a new baby

I love this little blue one for a baby boy

the back is as pretty as the front

I added a pretty little flower to the back of this one


I am just a little hankie, as square as can be;
but with a stitch or two, they've made a
bonnet out of me.

I'll be worn home from the hospital,
and on special days,

and then I'll be carefully pressed and
neatly packed away.

Then on the Wedding, I have been told,
every well dressed Bride must have something old.
So what would be more fitting than to
find Little Old Me,

a few stitches snipped and a Wedding Handkerchief
I Will Be!


Kahshe Cottager said...

These are so pretty. What a special keepsake gift they will be to welcome a new baby!

PEA said...

Omigosh, how gorgeous these are!! I would have never thought of using hankies to make bonnets...what a brilliant idea! xox

Carmen said...

I love them! And please enter me in your giveaway! I am planning one too, hopefully real soon.

Bimbimbie said...

...... these are very cute and how creative of you *!*

Kudzu said...

thank you! I made 2 baby bonnets and and going to use one of the poems with them :D

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