Thursday, January 12, 2012

Heart Attack!

Although I'm trying to enjoy winter by keeping snowmen, snowflakes and January related decorations up in my home, my mind (with the help of Pinterest) keeps wandering to all things Valentines.  And due to my recent thumb surgery, sewing was not an option last week.  But this weekend, I figured I had nothing to lose, so I broke out the felt, pink fabrics and pinking shears to begin sewing up dozens of hearts.

I have to admit, the pinking shears hit my thumb in such a way that it was painful to cut, so I asked Cory to cut out the hearts and he kindly obliged.  Below is a sampling of the "heart attack" that took place in my sewing room......

Made of felt and cut with pinking shears, these sweet little hearts are two layers thick and top stitched in contrasting white.  The girls wanted some for themselves, and some to give to their friends.  These literally took MINUTES to whip up, and I learned that sewing small hearts is much easier in felt than other fabrics.  Because felt is stiff, it's easier to turn the heart as you sew.

These are two layers of cotton fabric, cut with pinking shears, and top stitched all the way around and then stuffed with a little batting to make them fluffy.

Simple and cute, they will really add to my Valentine's decorations.

On Tuesday my sister came over bearing these adorable little 'lacy' hearts in pink, red, white and purple felt.  I provided the ribbon and we strung up a simple banner to adorn our fireplaces.

A close- up of one of the pink hearts.  Simple to string into a banner, we had these done in just a few minutes.

Both of these projects were inexpensive, simple and quick.  An easy task for kids to help with, or to make for friends and family.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Anonymous said...

I love the hearts, they are so cute! Fun! Fun!

Clare said...

My mom is an idea stealer! And you, of course, are quicker on the draw than I am.;) However, I know that the highest form of flattery is imitation... The garland turned out really cute! And now that I have a sewing machine I am sure I will be stealing plenty of your cute things.

Titus 2 Work in Progress said...

I love those hearts! I am NOT good at sewing but I think I'll give these a try ;) Glad to find you from the tt&j link up!!