Monday, April 30, 2012

Three More Letters

Day #121
Hearts #101-103

This is a quick look at three more of the alphabet letter hearts; I'm doing the letters in random order.  When I have the whole alphabet completed I will show you a group shot.  Here are my newest hearts:

C is for Candy Corn

M is for Mittens (the mittens are somewhat obscured by the M; I will have to take that into consideration as I choose fabrics in the future)

R is for Ring (I like this one the best!)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

100th Heart!

Day #120
Heart #100

Wow, I've made 100 hearts!  But I am falling behind a bit, which I don't like at I am going to try to catch up in the next few weeks.  First, I will finish up the series of alphabet hearts I started in January; after that, who knows?

Today I finished the letter "O".  I love that the owl is framed by the letter!

I have another half-dozen letter hearts started, but this is the cutest one, so I finished this one first!

I've decided that when the whole alphabet is done, I will run a cord along the top of the wall in my sewing room and hang them up there where I can enjoy them every day.  I also intend to do a group shot of all the alphabet hearts together when they are done.  I can't wait for that!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Another Happy Heart

Day #111
Heart #99

Here's a simple little badge-style heart with a pin back.  It always think of the word "happy" when I think of hearts!

I've always liked hearts and they've been a theme in my life.  I've made a ton of little hearts into pins to wear, but it wasn't until just recently that I realized I could make them in this flat badge-style!  Up until now, they've always been puffy!

This heart is in colors I love; I think I will wear it on my trip this weekend!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Winged Heart #5

Day #109
Heart #98

Here's another in my series of winged hearts.  The wings are blue dupioni silk, and the heart is blue cotton with small, random white dots.  I sewed a clear bead on top of each dot.  It has a pin on the back for wearing.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Winged Heart #4

Day #105
Heart #97

The wings of this are satin, sewn wrong-side-out so it has more texture and less shine. The heart is cotton fabric.

I love the way the beads accent the geometric design; I want to do a few more that are similar to this! This heart has a pin back sewn on.

Approximate size:  3" x 2"

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Heart

Day #99
Heart #96

Happy spring, happy Easter, happy heart!

This is a wool felt heart badge.  Approximate size 3 3/4" x 2 1/4".

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Winged Heart #2

Day #96
Heart #95

Well, I appear to be one heart behind on my heart-a-day challenge!  I'm not worried though, because today's heart is just the first of at least a dozen (or two) that I plan to work on this week.

My second winged heart:

I'm so very happy with the size and shape of this one; the first one was a little too large to wear, but this is just right.

Here's the first one, and a quarter, for comparison

I plan to try a lot of different fabrics and a few other embellishments on the upcoming hearts.  I can't wait to get started!