Wednesday, February 4, 2009

hang your heart (on a garland)



I was totally inspired by this darling book, Sew Pretty Homestyle by Tone Finnanger, to make a few stuffed hearts. I used her pattern and made up a few in fabric and felt, embellishing with buttons, yo-yos, and embroidery.


First I made this one to hang on the handle of my front door. I used a pillowcase that needed a new purpose.



It was so fun that I decided to make a bunch more! I had so many of them I strung them on twill ribbon to make a Valentine's garland.







These are seriously so fun and quick--and you've still got a week and half to whip some up yourself! Don't worry if you don't have a pattern. Just draw a simple heart (giving yourself a 1/4" seam allowance) and cut out two. Then embellish the front with whatever you've got. Sew the two hearts right-sides together, sandwiching a ribbon loop between the right sides, and leaving a space open to turn. Turn it and stuff, then hand-sew the opening closed. Now go hang your heart where someone can see it!

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Jennspiration said...

Those are adorable! I especially love the pink and brown hearts!

Deb said...

Those hearts are absolutely adorable.

Princess Of Pink said...

e 2 of her books and LOVE them, they are so sweet and fun to make from.
LOVE the hearts you made, have to make them for myself, lol

Hugs from marian

The Keel Gang said...

I just got this book last week and haven't even ventured into doing anything, but these are GREAT! And I am a huge Valentine's Day fan. I really should take your cue & do something fabulous with the great ideas in that book!

Meninheira said...

Hi :)
Sorry for my english :(

I like very much the fonts you use in the hearts, is it from the sewing machine? I would like to have it :)

Hello Mary Lou said...

I love these!

Carla said...

I also want to know about the words on your hearts did you hand sew them, How did you do it so they look so perfect, its a great font. Please share. I love your hearts, Where did you hang your garland, show a picture of how you used them please. I think its cute to try and make but don't know where to put it.

Melinda said...

Adorable!

Gayle215 said...

Wow! I ADORE the one made from the repurposed pillowcase! The fabric is gorgeous & your handwork is perfect. I wish there were more hours in a day. I see so many projects I would love to make on your site.

Laura said...

They are so cute! I am going to try making some tonight.

LittleSassySews said...

I LUV them! Your embellishments are so whimsical! Gotta make them myself! Thanks so much for the great idea.

Erin said...

How cute are these! I love how you can hang them anywhere and they won't scratch anything!

Angela said...

Thanks for stopping by. These hearts are adorable.

joanofalltrades said...

Nice hearts! I love creative people! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Man and Kat said...

I love these hearts and can't wait to make them for my kids!

Kristal and Jason said...

These are so darling! Thanks for sharing.

Aunt Spicy said...

Oh, gosh...I am blushing! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have been owwwwing and ahhhing over your blog forever, I am such a huge fan! I think I am going to have to get this book! Thanks!

Anna said...

Very cute. Great pictures, too.

courtneyb said...

this is my VT gift this month, so cute!

bec4 said...

These are so cute! I made some from felted sweaters.

Little Birdie Secrets said...

To answer a couple of questions, 1. I didn't use a font--it's just my own handwriting. Sorry! But if you get the book we mentioned, she does have a few words in the pattern section that you can trace. 2. I hung my garland across the front of my upright piano. But they didn't photograph well there, so for the photo I hung it from a little end table/cabinet in my living room, and it actually looked really cute there!

pam said...

those are so sweet.

The Eadle Family said...

these are beautiful!

Katie said...

I have that book and the Christmas one too. There are great ideas in them both, I really like it them. Your hearts came out really cute. Love the banner idea.

Nicole said...

Way cute! And my mom has that book...I've seen it lying around.

Nancy said...

Those are adorable! I want to thank you for stopping by and visiting with me during my SITS spotlight....Please come back anytime.....Blessings, Nancy

BECKY said...

Too cute!! You choose just the right fabric and notions!! Very pretty!

Orange Peanut said...

I love the hearts! Thanks for sharing.

p.s. I love that book too! The purse (on the bottom right of the book cover) reminds me of one that you posted a while back.

janeen said...

those are so cute! what a fun idea!

Loretta said...

Just adorable! Love them! Happy Pink Day!

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Susan

RobinfromCA said...

These are very cute!

Happy Pink Saturday
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

CC said...

I love them all..but the last one..with the ginghan and brown button is my favorite.These are just too cute..:). Happy belated Pink Saturday, have a great week.

Angie said...

I love all your hearts!!! They are adorable... I might have to make me some.

Halo Hill said...

How darling are these! You are amazing! I don't know how I ever missed your blog, but I have it now! You girls are Rock Stars!

Hugs,
Sheila

Julee said...

These are adorable! Thanks for sharing them last year!

The Whitings in Philly said...

Hi, I was looking for some kind of fabric heart banner and ran across yours and it's perfect! However, I just tried making my first heart and the ribbon part (that you hang it from) came out all funny. The fabric is kind of bunched around the ribbon and it doesn't hang right. Any tips or pictures of how to do that? thanks!

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