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.