Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pincushion Hearts

Day #57
Hearts #62-83

Yesterday I posted my entry in the Random Acts of Crafty Kindness Challenge at Craftster, so now I can show you all the hearts I made for that!  I actually only sent out 17 of these heart-shaped, tie-on pincushions for the challenge, but I finished an additional 5, so I'm adding 22 hearts to my total today!  Yippee! 

Here they are, all together.  I purposely made each one with a different color combination, so I could count each of them as a different heart for this 365 Hearts blog challenge!  (I'm always thinking!)

The picture below shows how I prepared the pincushions for mailing.  You can read more details of my Random Act of Kindness at the link above, or on my other blog (Leslie's Art and Sew).

I hope you have a happy day too!

Friday, February 24, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Heart

Day #55
Heart #61

Oops, I've let 10 days elapse since my last post--and I had planned to post at least once a week!  At least I'm still ahead of the game as far as the number of hearts goes.  I've been busy working on a large group of hearts that I will post here in the next couple of days; today my thoughts turned to St. Patrick's Day, so I made this heart pin that I can wear during the next few weeks.

It didn't turn out as "St. Patrick-y" as I had hoped; the fabric is covered in ribbons and small shamrocks, but when cut down this small, most of those details are lost.

I think I will try again, and see if I can't come up with something that screams "Happy St. Patrick's Day!!"

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Beaded Wool Felt Hearts

Day #39
Hearts #54-56

Here are a few more heart pins that I sell in a local store.

If the colors look familiar, it's because I posted a set of hearts I made for a special order in these same colors earlier this week.

Here's the thing:  there was a bit of a communication problem, and the customer actually wanted these small wool felt hearts, not the larger fabric heart pins I made for her!

She called me yesterday to say that the pins I had delivered to the store for her were not the right ones, and would I be able to make the felt pins before Valentine's Day?

Of course I said "yes" and went straight to work!  I finished these this morning and took them to the store.

All's well that ends well!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Americana Heart

Day #38
Heart #53

Here's another heart pin that I sell locally in a store called County Treasures.  This old-looking, patriotic color palette fits in very well there and is quite popular.

This is the same heart from a different angle.  The heart is about 3" tall and has a coiless pin on the back.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Special Order Hearts

Day #37
Hearts #46-52

Last week I received a special order that coincides very nicely with my 365 hearts objective!  A customer of the local store where I sell my work wanted some of my heart pins in three particular colors:  purple, olive and teal.  She already has several of these pins in other colors, and she wanted one more for herself and several to give to friends for Valentine's Day. 

These hearts are about 3" tall, and have a coiless pin on the back  After tying the ribbon in a bow, I put a dab of glue underneith to keep it from coming undone while being worn.  Here's what I made:




This one is my favorite, because I love purple, and this Japanese fabric is especially lovely.  All the other hearts were made with a combination of fabrics on the front, but this one is a single fabric.

My customer only needs two purple, one teal and one olive, but I made extras so she would have a little bit of a choice.