Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Bee happy .... make hearts

I've been a busy bee making hearts.  I love hearts and have loads around the house, fabric, wooden, twigs, metal. 

I have been inspired by Cox and Cox who sell white wedding hearts in packs of 24.  Because I am already married and I only wanted a couple I made them myself  :)

I used a fabric sample from John Lewis and got both hearts out of one sample.
I draw a paper shape I was happy with then cut out 4 pieces. 
Then I made up the hearts, filled and hand stitched the hole closed.
I then used some fine craft wire to poke through the fabric at the top of the heart, adding buttons and beads. 
I finished off twisting the wire around the last bead so everything didn't fall off, making sure I had loads of spare wire to hang it with.


I was also inspired by Diane at Heartshaped, find her at 
to make this heart.  It's longer than I usually make but I love the shape.  I will be making more like this me thinks.
I added loads of bits and bobs and am really pleased with the results.


Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

17 comments:

  1. Hi thanks for visiting my blog - we have the same wallpaper! it doesn't matter what I plan I always end up with LA wallpaper, it really is good value (esp in a sale!)I should have resized the pic but had to dash to work! jennyx

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  2. I am a bit of a heart person too! Loving your hearts, they are gorgeous.
    Pam x

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  3. Such pretty hearts! You can't go wrong with having a few hearts dotted around the place.
    x

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  4. one can never have too many fabric hearts in ones life my friend....
    &
    they are seriously addictive aren't they...using all your fave scrap pieces!!

    keep going...i feel a *give-away* coming on!

    melissa x

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  5. I have dozens of hearts, I sell them (wooden) and make them. Love yours to xxxxx

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  6. oh these are so pretty! Well done on a fabulous make :o) Scarlett x

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  7. I love hearts too and did a post on my collection a while back.Your heart is very pretty...would look very nice in my bedroom! :0)

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  8. I had a Cox and Cox heart on my Valentine post, I think :) I love yours! XO

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  9. I love hearts too, need to make my own not just buy them.

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  10. Hi and thanks for joining my blog today, always nice to meet new people! Love your blue shed!
    Maureen

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  11. how cute and crafty! i love everything and anything with hearts!! thanks for sharing.

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  12. These are super cute and I love your bits and pieces attached to the last, so eclectic and pretty!

    Jem xXx

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  13. Prepare to have therapy as they are very addictive! I asked a local wedding dressmaker if she had any scraps and she gave me loads - feeding my habit!! they are lovely for weddings. Yours look great! xx

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  14. How did I miss these they are gorgeous! I love them!

    Dazie
    x

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