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Drawing challenge: Pocket

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!
Seriously. 😀
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.

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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!
Again, seriously!
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.

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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. 😀

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Now come check out what’s in the pocket of all our friends: Ariane, Nadine, Lucia, Joanne, Marian, Roberto, TammieEric and Patrice

Comments: 11

  • September 11, 2015

    Okay now you’ve got me wanting to try making those flowers with my granddaughter, she’d love that.

  • September 11, 2015

    such a lovely pocket warmer
    much more so than the modern ones that get thrown away when they cool

    such sweet little flowers
    i remember making some with my mom, but not with nail polish, i will have to ask her what we used.
    thank you for hosting!

  • September 11, 2015

    It lighten up my heart, dear Veronica, your pocket warmer! Sweet idea!
    And now I remember these technic with wire and nail polish. Thank you, even for hosting, Dear!
    Ariane, Rose

  • September 11, 2015

    hee hee…. what a literally brilliant idea…! and yes, i do vaguely remember efforts in the past to get glossy paint stick on looped wire, thank you for that gently nudge back into yesteryear. incidentally, i have heard of these pocket warmers before, inventive victorians, i’d say, or perhaps even earlier? now it’s just a short wait till you’ll light your pockets, right? cheers, v. n?

  • September 12, 2015

    wow! Yes, I do remember making those metal flowers!! Great theme Veronica – and a great little vintage pocket warmer (though I would be a little frightened of setting myself on fire)

  • September 12, 2015

    you often surprise me!
    first with that grand pocket warmer
    and than a tutorial

    i am late
    but did post my ‘pocket’
    can you include me, please?

    lovely weekend to you

  • September 12, 2015

    What a nice post. Didn’t know it…And I would also be afraid of fire:) – eric

  • daryledelstein

    September 13, 2015

    truly woman you are awesome clever

  • September 13, 2015

    I have never seen such a pocketwarmer before. Also your flowers are new to me. Thank you for both and this dc.

  • September 16, 2015

    Too clever! I just love those flowers, and that pocket warmer is amazing. At first glance it looked like an old cig lighter. Wonderful post V .?

  • October 1, 2015

    flower pocket warmer, really beautiful!

    as always it´s a pleasure to visit this place!

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