Friday, February 3, 2012

A product dear to my heart

I'm so excited to tell you about the newest product coming to This Cloth House: handkerchiefs.

These simple cotton muslin hankies are perfect for every day use.  They are lightweight, which means they are easy to stick in your purse or pocket.  They feature a simple rolled hem and will be perfect for drying noses or eyes.

They also feature the tiniest little heart in one of the corners.  It measures about a half an inch and is hand embroidered in "This Cloth House blue" (the same blue as the logo).

Why a heart?  Well, because these hankies are not just another product.  Part of the proceeds from the sale of these hankies will be donated to Children's Hospital of Michigan.

I'd like to introduce you to my sister, Celeste Marie.  Celeste was born in March of 2005 with a congenital heart defect, and she spent the entire 4 1/2 months of her life inside Children's Hospital.  Part of that time was spent waiting for a heart transplant that wasn't to be.  Celeste has had a huge impact in my life, particularly when it comes to supporting transplant donor drives and children's health issues.  That's why I decided that part of the proceeds from these hankies are going to Children's Hospital.

Hankies are also the perfect symbol of Celeste's life.  She was the first sister after four brothers, and we cried tears of joy to know that.  And of course, there were many tears as we dealt with her birth defect and her eventual passing.  Any life, no matter the length, is full of moments that require a hanky to wipe your eyes.

The Celeste Handkerchiefs will soon be available in the shop.  Pricing and other details will be available soon.


  1. We will purchase these for ministry purposes, absolutely -- please send an update to to let me know when they are available. <3

  2. I will for sure send you an email! They'll hopefully be out by the end of the month, if not this week for Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.