Welcome to our drawing challenge, with this week’s theme: pocket. 😀
I’ve had this little bit of vintage metal for a while now and recently figured out what it is.
It’s a pocket warmer!
It’s a little metal container stuffed full of combustible cotton, but this one is missing a little attachment for the top. The cotton is soaked with lighter fluid, the little attachment is lit, the cover put back on, and it warms up the hands in your pocket. Again, seriously! There are little YouTube videos on how to use vintage pocket warmers.
But it’s still summer and warm and no need for pocket warmers, so maybe our little pocket warmer can serve as a little flower garden.
Does anyone remember a child’s craft from the 70’s called Dip-a-Flower? I used to have one and remember having great fun making flowers, well, guess what? A bit of wire and some nail polish makes brilliant flowers!
I twisted a few loops in the wire around a paintbrush handle and slathered on some bright nail polish. Really gloop it on. I don’t know if anyone has tried this, but for me, only the quick setting nail polish worked. The slower drying nail polish ran off the wire.
And there we have it. A pocket warmer for the summertime heart. A brilliant little garden to keep in my pocket till the weather gets cold. 😀