Saturday, March 31, 2012

One More Heart Badge

Day #91
Heart #94

Here's another felt heart badge, similar to the one I made yesterday.  I currently have badges on the brain, and I need to make a bunch of them and get them out of my system!  Then I promise to return to the winged hearts.

This is made of wool felt and cotton embroidery floss.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Heart Badge

Day #90
Heart #93

I haven't been able to make more of the winged hearts yet, so I will show you something else.  There is a new swap starting on Craftster, dreamed up and organized by the amazing Lime Riot, called the Felt Badge Swap.  All you have to do is click on that link to go to the swap page; at the top of the page you will see a picture of tons of cute and amazing felt badges--and once you see them, you too will fall under the spell of felt badges!  I realized today that I have an unfinished one that I started who-knows-when.  I finished it up, and since it features a big heart, I'm counting it as heart #93!

I had intended to put a pin back on it, but I finished the back without it, because that's how we are doing it in the swap, so your partner can use it however she wants.  When I have a few more, I think I will mount them in a frame or something similar, so the whole collection can be viewed like a piece of art.

There is something so cool about this little 1 3/4"  piece of felty craftiness!  I can see that I will probably want to have a big collection, so I hope there will be many more of these swaps! 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Heart Pins

Day #84
Hearts #87-92

I started these hearts a while ago, and decided today to finish and post them here, so I can have a week free to work on more winged hearts, like the one I showed you yesterday.

These are the heart pins that I sell locally.  (I didn't add the coil-less pins to the back yet, because they photograph better without them--they lay nice and flat!)

I like this turquoise and pink one the best.  I go ga-ga for those colors!!

I'll be back next week with more...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Winged Heart

Day #83
Heart #86

Ahhh, it's so good to be back to this little blog--I have had such a busy March that 365 Sewn Hearts has been rather neglected.  I have finished all but one of my big projects, so today I turned my attention to trying to create a heart that's been on my mind for quite a while:  a winged heart.

I used dupioni silk for the wings, and both the wings and the heart are lightly stuffed with polyfil.  Then I sewed random beads all over the front of the heart; I sewed right through the wings and this is what holds the wings in place.  The heart is nicely flattened from all the beading, which would make it perfect for a brooch, if it wasn't for one thing:  it is somewhat gigantic!  It might work on a winter coat, but not so much on one of my dresses.  But this size might just be AWESOME on the front of one of my zippered purses--!!  Wow, that's a great idea!  I am going to have to try that!

I will be back soon with more of these; I want to make them smaller and I'm sure there will be little refinements I want to make before they are ready to wear, give, or sell.  Here's the back (below); I purposely let the purple stitches show, all higgledy-piggledy; I kind of like it that way, but I may change that too.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fancy Felt Heart

Day #74
Heart #85

I made one more pincushion heart to test the Fancy Felt I bought from Giant Dwarf on Etsy.  It was suggested to me by Mareth at Lime Riot, who uses this wool and viscose blend felt in all her creations. 

It feels just like 100% wool felt (not slippery or "plastic-y" like acrylic felt); it has a nice body and density, but is a little thinner than the wool felt I usually work with.

I like this product a lot and I'm hoping the lower wool content will discourage little buggies from eating it!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Watermelon Heart

Day #66
Heart #84

Hey, it's almost summer! 
Let's all celebrate by wearing a heart-shaped watermelon pin!