Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Pile of Hearts

This is what I decided to make my partner Lindsay for the Valentine Heart Swap being organised by Lisa of NoodleBubble.
The material is some that has been in my stash for at least 25yrs. The red ribbon even longer as that dates back to when I used to make the costumes for the Dancing school productions that Faye was in. See if you keep it long enough you'll find a use for it.
This is a close up of the largest (bottom of the pile) heart. It is actually two hearts as the smaller was applied to the front material and stuffed and then the back material stiched on and the whole heart stuffed again to give a nice squiggy feel to it.

Three more hearts were added with different length ribbons and some heart shape buttons and beads for decoration.

They were all sewn together at the top around a small wooden curtain pole ring. Not having a butterfly on the material I made a heart shaped gift tag stamped with a butterfly which I enclosed in with parcel which I sent off last week. Hope Lindsay liked her pile of Hearts.
I am entering the hearts into the following challenges.
By the Cute & Girly: Use red + any other colour.
Creatalicious challenges: Shows some ribbon. Make it a Love theme.
Allsorts challenge: It must be Love Love love.
Cup Cake craft: Seeing Red. Incorporate red in your project.
A Spoonful of Sugar: Lets see some Love.
Craft your days away: Use the photo as inspiration.
Pile it on: Bright and breezy.


  1. What a fabby idea with the different sizes/lengths xx

  2. Firstly, there is no sneaking on my patch. Secondly, that would only make the ribbon only 26 years old! And thirdly, it's gorgeous, I absolutely love it. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week and good luck!

  3. she will (must) adore these gorgeous hearts...I'm into hearts at the moment (when I was young I didn't love them) your self furred portraits!!
    xxx Margreet

  4. LOVE your pile of hearts and have just noticed your 'self-furred' portraits! How lovely are THEY!! Must try de-furring my car and having a go LOL!!!

  5. Sorry, that should have read 'de-furring my CAT'!!! Although, thinking about it, I could probably collect enough fur from the seats of my car as well!

  6. Ahh, this is absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful creation, you are so very talented. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  7. Hello Mrs. A., what a delightful treat for your swap partner as I've no doubt she will adore these wonderful band of hearts within hearts; great fabric to treasure.

  8. What a gorgeous creation ! Those little hearts are gorgeous ! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week !

  9. Ahhh! Very pretty! See hoarding pays! x

  10. Beautiful hearts Mrs A, your swap partner is sure to love them. Considering it's age that fabric looks as fresh as a daisy!

    I still haven't heard back from my heart swap partner - doh!

  11. Ooh what a fabulous project.Thanks for sharing with us at

  12. What a fab idea . Beautiful. Thanks so much for the Fabric collages. I love both of them. Yours should be there tommorrow. thanks again and have a great evening. Angela

  13. oo very pretty and thanks for sharing!
    Shaz in Oz.x

  14. What a gorgeous pile of hearts, love the fabric and the warm colours, I bet she'll like it very much.

    He he, I've just been reading about monkey's adventures, so fun!


  15. Great project!
    Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  16. Gorgeous project, really pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at CYDA this time.
    Donna x

  17. What pretty hearts for our Seeing Red challenge! Such a lovely keepsake! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly x

  18. So cute! Thanks for playing along with us at the creatalicious challenges♥

  19. Very cute! Thanks for playing with us at WOC ♥

  20. Oh wow these look great and perfect for the challenge. Thanks for joining in CYDA challenge, hugs Shelley xx

  21. Great pile of hearts,I'm sure your swap partner loved them. Thanks for joining in at By The Cute And Girly, it's great to see non-papercraft entries starting to find their way in. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

    ** Kate **

  22. Wonderful project!!! Great work !

    Thanks for joining us at By The Cute & Girly's red + 1 challenge :)

    Tammy xx

  23. Hi - Sorry to hear you've not heard from her - Will email and make sure they arrived.

    Thanks for taking part


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