When I found this heart shaped basket at a Thrift Store several months ago,
I knew what I wanted to do with it...
I gave it a coat of Heirloom White and added a ribbon, then...
I wanted to make some little stuffed hearts to fill the basket.
I made a simple heart pattern and traced it on some scrap pieces of material.
Each of my pieces were 5 inch by 5 inch.
You need a front and a back for each heart.
Sew any embellishments on the front side first.
Then sew your two pieces together with small hand stitches.
I used quilting thread on most. I also used some embroidery thread on others.
Leave a small opening to stuff your heart.
I used Poly-Fil to stuff them.
Then finish stitching them up.
Use pinking shears to trim the edges.
I heard you say, "Aww."
I even made a few out of burlap.
I like to pretend these are the Mom and Dad.
Look! there is a whole family of hearts.
The Mom and Dad Burlap had the 2 red hearts...
and the red hearts had all of the grandchildren hearts.
They're all playing happily together.
I do not know what I was thinking with that odd one.
I guess there is a black sheep in every family.
I was going to adopt him out and retake these photos, but
I just didn't have the heart to do it.
Line up kids, it's time to go in.
We will have to stay inside
by the Valentine tree.
You can come out only with Mom and Dad.
Or is that Grandma and Grandpa?
This is what happens when I try to do a simple craft project like other bloggers.
I can't help it. Everything is funny to me.
These hearts were very simple to make. I made most of them in one night
while sitting beside the fireplace on one of our cool nights pretending
we were snowed in and I was Caroline Ingalls.
I came to my senses the next day and temps were back in the 80's.