When a holiday comes along, I enjoy making a little something to give to my family and friends to let them know I’m thinking of them. I usually make a card or a treat box, but for Valentine’s Day this year, I wanted to make a project that was extra special. After all, it’s the day we celebrate those we love and care about, so an extra-special project just seemed to make sense. Here’s what I came up with!
I used the Petal Cone Bigz L Die to create a heart-shaped pattern, then cut out two hearts from leftover wool fabric I already had. Then I sewed a few rows of 5/8" Crochet Trim to the front heart.
I wanted a vintage look for this project, so after I added a little color to the 5/8" Flower Trim by sponging on Rose Red ink, I sponged on a little Soft Suede ink, too. You have to know you’re special if the project has lots of embellishments, so I continued to pile them on! Antique Brads, Vintage Trinkets, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, and Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon all adorn this project.
I wanted to add a sentiment, and an image from the You Are Loved Stamp Set was perfect. I stamped it in Early Espresso ink on Naturals Ivory Cardstock, then punched it out using the Extra-Large Oval Punch.
Before I sewed the hearts together, I attached Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon to the inside of the back heart.
I sewed the heart together using Linen Thread and added a little bit of stuffing to give my project some dimension. The final embellishment was a bow made from Pink Pirouette/Rose Red 1-1/4" Two-Tone Ribbon.
In the end, this project turned out to be even more special (at least to me) because it’s a “Donna Original.” I usually CASE most of the projects I make, but I’m proud to say—I came up with this one all on my own! (For you fellow CASE-ERs out there—you know just what I’m feeling!)
So what do you think? Would this project make you feel special on Valentine’s Day?
Donna G. Demonstrator Training
It would make me feel special. I love it!
Just beautiful. I can see personalizing this to hang on the door's of my kids rooms with something special about each one of a tag that's attached. Just beautiful and I would count on it being CASEd,