Here's today's project; standing felt hearts.
I like them.
First we had to make something for the stand. We opted for simple.... natural clay.
Took a bit of clay, flattened it out, cut it with a little ramekin, and then with the bottom of the ramekin, made a ring as a sort of border.
We grabbed a dowel from downstairs, cut off a bit of it with my magic gardening tool,
and plopped the stick into the soft clay.
Next we chose some felts from our rather large bag of felt sheets and scraps.
Had some pretties in there from a trip to Hobby Lobby last year.
Two were stitched with the sewing machine (Maddie was thrilled to make hers on the machine!)
and the last I blanket-stitched.
We stuffed them (before finishing the edges, of course) with a few stretched cotton balls, and then finished the stitching.
I had originally planned on leaving an opening at the bottom of the heart to put the stick through,
but I forgot, so I cut a small hole in the back of the heart,
and that worked fine, so we did that with the other two, too.
They'd be darling spelling words, family sentiments, or names...
think buttons, ribbons, rick rack, glitter... whatever makes you smile.
A little pink and red love for you and yours.
Happy Valentines, friends!