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.


Kay said...

I love this one. I habeen looking through all of them again and decided that these are my favourites.
winged heart
watermelon heart
valentine's day garland
the purple beaded wool felt heart
cutter quilt heart no.8
and the lettered hearts P and H as they are the initials for my husband and son.
I will make some of these upas pincushions as they are something I can't get enough of.

Leslie Andersen said...

Thanks for you nice comment, Kay! I like that you shared your favorites!

wendiek said...

I think it is beautiful Leslie! And adding it to on of your gorgeous bags is a great idea!

You could add a piece of ribbon and use it as a key holder. I like my key holders big: that makes my keys easy peasy to be found in my un-organized bags...

But smaller and wear it, will be heavenly for sure!

(And how on earth did I miss two new posts over here???)