I am a sucker for vintage brooches and hankies. They are inexpensive and charming, and easily found at thrift shops, antique stores, and flea markets.
A brooch adds light and whimsy to any outfit.
A hanky is a practical accessory and a most thoughtful gift for a girlfriend, especially a girlfriend who is hurting. I keep a stack clean and pressed for gifting. Slip a pretty number into the hand of a dear before a funeral -- actions are easier than words.
Checking in on my year's To Do list, I have loads of good fun ahead of me, and some behind me:
New challenges: Discharge print, design my own fabric at Spoonflower, embroider, crochet, pompom & tassel, applique & patchwork.
Garments: *Cardigan sweater, sweater vest,
* work in progress
Pants. Why did I say pants?