Heart to Heart


Garland from side framed

Bowl FramedWelcome to the Collectively Creative Lovey-Dovey edition, hosted by Kelly of Cobwebs, Cupcakes & Crayons! My project this month is felt conversation heart mini-pillows. They were so much fun to make! Here’s how:

(1) Buy a bag of candy conversation hearts for . . . um . . . er . . . research. πŸ™‚

(2) Create a pattern with a free-hand drawing or googling a heart template—or do like I did and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

(3) Trace around your pattern on two pieces each of white and various pastel felt.

(4) Lightly pencil a candy saying on a heart of each color, then embroider all the sayings in red.

Garland Short framed(5) Put the hearts of the same color back to back and attach the edges with a blanket stitch using a coordinating color of embroidery floss. Stop a couple of inches before you’re done to add a bit of fiberfill stuffing, then close them up.

(6) Use your hearts for valentines, brooches, magnets, hair accessories, sachets, mobiles,Β  or gift-wrap, wreath, or pillow a-la-mode; display them in a pretty bowl or shadow box; or . . . make GARLAND! I added in some of my red-sweater hearts as well for the perfect Valentine mantel decor.

The Lovey-Dovey Edition LogoBefore you get started on YOUR mini-pillow hearts, be sure to visit all the amazing Lovey-Dovey blog posts below. Enjoy! β™₯

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  1. Funny thing about your research, I bought some last week and have to rebuy some this week, lol. I love your hearts, what a sweet garland πŸ™‚

  2. They are great and all ages would “get it”because the lollies have been around for a long time. I rather feel like having one now. Your’s are best because they last longer. I think they would look really good in a row of 4 or 5 as a broach.

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  6. I thought of making felt heart Valentines this year for school but in the end went with paper. Basically because I had the paper but not the felt.

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  9. I am a first time visitor to your blog and I love the ideas I see. I found you because of Ginny of My Time Stitching nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. I was checking out her nominees. I look forward to more.

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