Sewing with ♥ : :

Sewing with ♥ : :

This weekend was another busy one spent making mostly etsy orders during my sewing time, but we did find a little stint both on Saturday and Sunday for some handmade holiday sewing. Valentine’s Day has always been a favorite in our house and here on my blog for crafting. My celery stamping project remains in my top ten most popular posts! But really we all just want a reason to keep the house looking festive after the Christmas tree comes down and these slow, cold winter days present lots of time for creating!

First, we made a few Valentine’s Day versions of my crown of flowers. I have enough flowers made to offer a few for sale later in the week! If you happen to have a Valentine that you think might like one, feel free to put an order in!

Felt flower making! Hoping to turn these into some sweet crowns to offer before Valentines Day!

I’m very happy to have decided on a final special use for what’s left of these spools of recycled rope I purchased from Anthropologie a couple of years ago. I love how it finishes off these crowns!

Valentine's Flower Crown  Making

There were a few fox pillow orders made as well! I especially like this one with the burgundy bow and Daisy Janie’s Tilly Mumsy in Dusk for the backing!

Lady Fox Pillow

Backed with Tilly

On Sunday Haila and I had a sewing session date, this time she made a quick heart felt garland! My boys and I have made this garland before, first discovered on Betz’s wonderful blog two years ago, oh my! You can find her tutorial here on Craftzine, it’s so quick & fun! I knew it would make the perfect decor sewing project for a newbie to tackle!

Haila making hearts!

We started with just one 9″ x 12″ piece of wool blend felt, a spool of red Aurifil, some red & white Divine Twine, and our cutting tools!

Heart Garland Supplies

Two quick stitches later, a little measuring & cutting, and she had made a dozen hearts!

Making hearts!

I love, LOVE this photo! We had some fun with black & white focal editing and I had to share it!

Love this photo!

In just a matter of minutes, after carefully threading her hearts onto the twine, she had made her very first strand of garland! Yes!

Heart Felt Garland

Making this for yourself or with a little one eager to start sewing, will surely start you’re February off right! We highly recommend it!

Happy sewing!  Maureen

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