Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sweet 'Hearts'

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You know when you take down the Christmas decorations and the house is all cleaned up but it looks so empty?  Well I had to do something to fill up those spaces to make the transition over to 'sparse' less traumatic.  So I headed over to Pinterest to look for quick and easy Valentine decorations.  There are many wonderful ideas and the easiest I found were made with scrapbooking paper.  Well I don't have any scrapbooking paper and that is one craft I am trying to avoid getting sucked into.  I have enough UFO's laying around to last me into the next life so I don't need anymore!



Digging threw my scrap basket, I found little pieces that I thought would be perfect to use up.  Little bits here and little bits there, cuttings from old work shirts, skirts ..... never waste anything!  

                   

Now I could have been more intricate and when I do make more, I will use pieces of ribbon and lace but seeing that time is running short, I just wanted to fill up those sparse areas in the living room quickly.

                   

I didn't want to drag out the sewing machine and make it complicated.  I wanted them simple.  Hand stitched with embroidery thread was a satisfying way of making these little sweet things.   


A couple of hours later, my little hearts were done, ready to be displayed.  But where?



Come back on Friday to see where I will be displaying these little things!  Have a great day and remember to give your loved ones a hug!



28 comments:

  1. Good Morning Debbie, What pretty hearts...I like the idea of using pinking shears and stitching around the outside. I'm looking forward to seeing where you hang these little beauties.
    Have a lovely day.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Thanks Daphne, Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Pretty hanging valentine hearts!! They would look so nice on a little tree with red lights :-}}????

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    1. Now if only I had little red lights.... ;)

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  3. Very cute - love the color combinations!

    Judy

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  4. Sweet hearts. Can't wait to see how you use them.

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  5. Adorable! Love the colors you chose:) Can't wait to see where you display them.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, I also used your idea with the Valentine yarn tree! :0)

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  6. These are so cute! I can see them strun on a ribbon infront of your window or hung on a small branch (in a vase)Great use of leftover fabrics! Can't wait to see what you do

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    1. That is a really great idea Katie! I wish I would have thought of that! LOL

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  7. Good recycling project and your hearts turned out really cute. I made some just pink and red ones last year and strung them across a wall for a birthday/Valentine party. Fun stuff!

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    1. Thanks Becky. That's a great idea too...using them for a birthday party!

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  8. Oh, so cute! You've left me hanging, though--like everyone else, I'm curious to see where you place the hearts. I look forward to Friday's post. :-)

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  9. These are so cute! I'm a new follower - found you through Family, Home & Life!

    Happy Wednesday!
    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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    1. Thanks Danielle! I am so glad you started following along and stopped by!

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  10. Your hearts are so cute. It will be fun to see where you place them.

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    1. Thanks Linda! Have a great day. :0)

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  11. Hi Debbie, These hearts are SO CUTE! I would love to make a few hearts this coming weekend, thank you for sharing!
    ps. The houses are from my friends house, her husband ha brought them to her from Netherlands (business travels) - they're about 6 inch high, decorating her windowsill - houses like those would make lovely spice jars :)

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    1. Thanks Nina....I am not surprised they are from the Netherlands. My Mom is from there and they reminded me ones my Grandma had. I do think my Grandmas were spice jars. Thanks for letting me know!

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  12. Your Valentine hearts are beautiful. Now your scraps are being put into use. Love it!

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    1. Thanks AV and I am so glad you stopped by! :0)

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! I love reading all of them. Have a wonderful day.

Debbie

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