Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just in time for Valentines Day

The swap at Textile Challenges this month is for a padded heart to be made in time for Valentines Day.

Well, unusually for me, I am on time and here is my heart.

The heart panel is made from layers of singed organzas and lots of free machine embroidery. I don't think they show but there are little hearts embroidered with the gold thread.

I have stitched little pink roses to the panel and added some little beads round them. I didn't think this needed a lot of beads or the gold hearts would disappear altogether.

The heart itself is made of patterned velvet and the whole thing is lightly stuffed.

It measures 6ins long.

It will be on it's way to Pam very soon.


MargaretR said...

I haven't joined the padded heart swap, but your heart has inspired me to make one of my own. My DIL collects them and has some hanging on the kitchen cupboard door knobs. I'm sure she would appreciate one and there will be no stress to finish in time :)

corryna said...

This is a wonderful heart! I really like the colours and texture. Well done!

On a Whimsey said...

OOOOh very pretty! Must have taken a while to create that wonderfully romantic effect.

Lucky Pam!

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Jill said...

Just beautiful!

Papoosue said...

Oooh, lovely Alis. x

Carol said...

I love the colour and richness of your heart. I enjoyed this swap. It did not take too long to do.