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
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,
It would make me feel special. I love it!