Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Addicted to Making Fabric Hearts

Here's my latest batch. It was made for J.'s stepmom for her birthday. I just love making these things. I tried doing one with the seams inside and it just wasn't as good-looking as the raw edges. I have started cutting out all the hearts with pinking shears so they have that nice edge. I didn't put these on sticks like the ones for my mom, but instead put them in a shallow pottery bowl I found at the thrift store. M. likes sheep and has sheep things all over her house, and this bowl has a simple painting of a sheep on the bottom, so I thought it would be perfect. Come to find out that it's a pie dish! She knew that, I didn't. She a fab cook, so it's even better that I found it.

My next batch of hearts are in progress: made of felt with ribbon embellishments. I of course had to buy more ribbon with Christmas themes. I'm addicted to ribbon now. I'm also hand-sewing the seams with embroidery floss so they really stand out against the solid colors of the felt. And I glue (and sew) a piece of organdy ribbon at the top so you can hang it on the Christmas tree (or wherever).

I am looking back over my writing and it's kinda funky. It's because I have a headache and I'm on drugs for it. Can't think real clearly. Anyway, good talk. See you in the morning.


Chris said...

Oh, aren't these so fun to do? I agree about the outie edges. really another place for design and kookiness. And I was just going to make feltie ones! Now what? I guess I'll make some out of pasta. Have you tried that yet? NO?

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