It is stamped with Stayz-on and has a felt heart with pearl beads and buttons. I found 4 little sets of mini alphabets at the Range yesterday at 99p each so was so leased to use them straight away! The is lots of raggy applique and machine made cords from the off cuts of the hearts. Love the shabby look!
This one is much bigger, about 6x6 inches and has the same processes. It is for Dotti and will be mailed out today. I also added a gathered net to this one.
This next piece is for Deb, my friend who is just getting into blogging and is in my sidebar if you want to check her out, she sells amazing painted and hand dyed fabrics. Now I know it is like sending coal to Newcastle but I had to use this stuning hand dye I did, in a jar. Her house theme is Home is where the heart is and while being on a heart roll, I went to town!!!! I made te front o the house a pocket and filed it with 3 little heats.
On the front of the house is a roof in gold satin that was hard edge appliqued and beaded. The windows are a thick silver foil - off the top of fish food!!!! Stamped and hard edge appliqued again. The door is glue gun glue with a stamp pressed in and embossing powder over the top, cured with the heat gun, and there is a little suprise behind the door.
This is what is in the pocket, felt FME'd and buttons and hand stitch
and on the back are those stamps again, with word I fet Deb would like, would be important to her, make her home where her heart is!
I have now had a brain wave and am going to be making little hearts flat out, my classroom is very under equiped and the equipment is old and recked, I have had 3 bobbin cases nicked and so only have 3 machines working at the mo, so i am going to make tonnes of padded hearts to sell on the yard at school at a £1 for the kids to send to each other. I may make some for my folksy shop too, do you think people would buy them??? Love carol t