Valentines day February 14 is coming up fast! Do you celebrate Valentines day? What kind of things do you like to give or create?
We don’t usually celebrate Valentines day to big, but this year I decided I was going to make some country, rustic looking hearts.
For inspiration I turned to Pinterest, my ultimate idea catalogue, and I was not disappointed, because I found many unique looking hearts!
I used a stencil with different sizes of hearts to make my pattern out of brown butcher paper.
After cutting out different sizes from different kinds of fabric, I was looking for some contrast with the above material. From the wedding we had some drop cloths left, and these were the perfect color and texture I was looking for.
Different sizes of hearts were stitched to one side of the template, I had found some cloth labels and thought they would add some more interest to the finished product. They were stitched randomly to the front, or the back panel of the finished heart, then everything was stitched together, the blue and country hearts were sewn good sides together , then turned. The rustic and drop cloth hearts were sewn wrong sides together, leaving the raw edges on the outside.
When sewing, I like to continuously string items together, this eliminates the risk that the thread comes out of the needle, necessitating having to re-thread it, which I very much do not like doing.
Here is a random collection of some of the hearts, after they were stuffed with cotton bathing and sewn closed.
I added twine for easy hanging. These hearts can be used for year round decorating fun.
There you go, easy and quick to do.
Celebrate the Season!
The Party Bloggers welcome you to Celebrate the Season, February.
Celebrate the Season comes to you every 2nd Tuesday of the month to showcase everything you can imagine that comes to mind during the named month.
What the Hosts have been up to!
Hopefully the Christmas Decor is now down and put away in an organized way.
Planning trips for the Summer
Game Day…has come and gone
Spring Fever…dreaming on those warm days of how long till we see the blooms appear
Decorating for Spring
Celebrating St. Pat’s…we are having a link up just for that Feb 24th
Keeping on track with the goals of last month
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