Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Hearts

I knew I would get addicted to creating these. Ive been using the elongated Tilda heart shape template from the book I bought at the Manchester stitchcraft show.

I created this Victorian style heart using mainly recycled materials. The crushed velvet bow was wrapped around a pair of PJ's that I bought my daughter at Christmas. I dyed the fabrics, lace and ribbon with blackberries.

Daisies are so easy to embroider - you don't have to be a very neat embroiderer to get a good effect.
And inspired by "Me & My Girl" which I saw at the Crucible Theatre just before Christmas is a heart for Pearly Kings & Queens!


My mind is racing to see what I can embellish a heart with next!

39 comments:

bekimarie said...

They're all lovely but the top one is my favourite, I really do like this style!
Look forward to seeing what you come up with next!

B xxx

Susan T said...

Oh my Diane! You have grabbed me here. I need to make a heart, they are gorgeous.

Just the ticket for a dull northern day.

I will go on a lady shop for the materials!

**Anne** said...

These hearts are lovely with my favourite being the first one. It's nice that you used natural dyes.
Anne xx

made-and-found said...

Hi,Diane I love your hearts.All things heart shaped just make your heart sing don't they?Thanks for popping by and for your moral support re the dilemma.I am just about to strt the onerous task of decluttering my kitchen.i've decided to take little steps.Anne x

Vintage Tea Time said...

They are REALLY lovely - they're all great, but love the first one!

two bones and a bagle said...

What a busy girl you have been. I have the Tilda book must put it on my very long to-do list.

Menopausal musing said...

My favourite is the daisy one, love the way you have interpreted them.

Janet said...

Gosh ! can`t decide which one I like the best- I love them all !

Jill said...

Love the 'Me & My Girl' inspired heart xx

Bee happy said...

I have just found your blog today and think it's great.
Love the hearts you have made they are so sweet. I have loads of hearts around the house, fabric, wooden, made and bought.

Bee happy x
www.beehappyhome.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Ah you win!!!! I said you would be the first to make something from the book! They are all beautiful ... but I especially like the first one!
xxx
P.S. The Abbey Wood camp site in London takes tents ... but I think you might have to be a memeber of the Caravan Club

Lydia @ Twelve said...

Ooooo I am coveting....

They are all so very lovely...

Lx

Sandie's Patch said...

Cor! They are bloomin' gorgeous!
My fav is the blackberry dyes one, then the daisy, and then the buttons.
I save all bits of ribbon etc and had a field day at Christmas at work! The amount of stuff that they throw away! Thanks to Thorntons,M&S and their ilk, I benefitted!
Keep 'em coming Diane!

Sandie xx

Jacquie said...

These are lovely Diane , I think the button one is my fave .
Jacquie x

Dianne said...

They are all gorgeous but I love the pretty pink heart ~ so very sweet.
"All Things French"

lazylol said...

gorgeous!

potter jotter said...

I like the daisy one best and might try doing daisies on things if they really ARE that simple! Lovely pieces, Diane.

Rosie said...

Lovely! I like them all:)

Jo said...

They're all lovely, I can't choose a favourite.

Laura said...

Oohhh I love your hearts. I think I'm going to have a go at embroidering daisies now. It looks so pretty! Lx

Em said...

Oooh they're all scrummy!!!
If I had to choose a favourite it would be the blackberry dyed one, but I love them all.
Em xxxx

Green thumb said...

Listen to me Diane, leave your job and become a serious crafter!
I hope the young man is having great fun despite the vomit misadventure of his mate :)
xxxxx

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I saw this heading and had to laught, we are having heart casserole for dinner tonight :-)
These hearts are beautiful, but what about a pincushion as well? Diane

John Gray said...

how about lots of little hearts?

Simone said...

Cor blimey guvnor! I like the pearly button heart , me old china!!!x

Lyn said...

Oh wow Diane these are great, well done.
I knew that book would come in handy for one of us!
love
Lyn
xxx

cieldequimper said...

Ah! I used the same shape to make one (just ONE!) for my Mum's birthday and it wasn't half as prettily ornate as yours!

Rowan said...

I love the Victorian style heart, it's so pretty and such gorgeous colours. How adventurous of you to dye things using blackberries. Natural dyeing has always interested me but I've never actually tried doing it.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

wow you are on a roll! Love them all especially the top one and the fact that you dyed it with blackberries :-)

elsy said...

wow these are fab......send me your address diane if you want something from the giveaway....not a prob if not

Hemma på Landet said...

Lovely hearts.:-)
Stina

noelle said...

wow, Diane these hearts are great I really like the top one, blackberries eh!!!

Mary Poppins said...

Adorable :0) I love the Daisy one. I think the Tilda hearts are the nicest shape, so elegant looking. Love your blog xx

Mister D said...

I'm impressed with the colour you produced from the blackberries - that tip might come in useful if I run out of magenta paint!

diane b said...

You clever crafty person. Cover one with heart shapes.

Lydia @ Twelve said...

Eeek! Thanks Diane!

The van has been a huuge desicion for us, and now is looking very different.. (would have liked a dog too, but musn't be greedy...) I'll be looking to you for guidance on days out locally (putting you under pressure now!)

Many, many thanks again for your gifts - delightful!

Lx

Lisa said...

Aren't they fabulous!Perhaps they will be a retirement fund raiser like Dolly was your home deposit one!
Love the button one best.
Lisa x

bad penny said...

Diane these are so lovely. Love the use of the crushed velvet bow !

Mike said...

Diane you are amazing at creating art. I love how you took buttons that have little use and put them on a fabric heart and by doing this you created a work of art.