I had signed up for a great ezine this time – Cupids workshop by Lisa Pace. Its done but such good ideas. This is just one of them!
This is my interpretation of the heart pockets. Lisa’s is beautiful but since I am shipping mine I left off the paper flowers she glued on. Also I want mine to last a LONG time so no glue in the process for me (although there are some really good fabric glues out there that should work too) so I hand embroidered (did the big letters with chain stitch, the little with split stitch) the words and machine sewed my hearts together. For the machine sewing I used a double stitch and I used another Superior Thread that is varigated.
These are STUFFED now with candy hearts (ok dove chocolate and Reeces hearts) and iTune cards. (Teenage girls are very easy to shop for I think – they ALWAYS want itune cards for instance.) So – that is why they are somewhat odd shaped? And hopefully you can see the HEART shaped button on Suzanne’s heart (for sweet HEART, get it?).
Also I lucked out at some point and found a victorican scroll rotary blade by Fiskers. I used that to cut the inside heart. I didn’t ant to try to work the outside heart to match so I just cut those plain. Lisa used pinking shears on both hers – and its beautiful but I like rotary cutters and can’t figure out where my pinking blade is at the moment. So this worked out well I think.
Lisa did the hand embroidery on hers – in the same color tone as the heart itself so it was hard to see the word. I did my embroidery floss to match the back heart instead (did the big letters with chain stitch, the little with split stitch). Also rather than just the word LOVE on mine I chose to pick a word with the same first letter as each niece. Easy for Laura – Love. Came up with Sweetheart for Suzanne and by replacing the heart word with a button heart I figure it works. For Emily – well thats a tough one so I went with Enjoy!
The backs have a similar button on them for each. Can’t have those plain right?