Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Is Drawing Near


So.  I am a little behind the times . . .  but I just finished hooking and putting together a hanging heart and listing it in my etsy shop.  I can still manage to get it to someone by Valentine's Day if I ship it by Priority Mail and the Post Office behaves itself . . . .

I am pleased with it -- both because I actually finished something, and because I came up with a new way to finish it.  I pinched and stitched strip of wool, then stitched them onto the edge.  Hides the raw edge and adds a nice detail and some texture.

I made a couple of other Valentines, but it remains to be seen if I can get photos of them and get them listed.

8 comments:

Julia said...

Sarah, this is very creative. As I was examining your beautiful Valentine hooked heart I thought that you had attached a ready made little border but as I read on I found out that the border was actually just wool strips that you assembled yourself.

Great job. JB

Julia said...

Sarah, I got distracted and I'm not sure if I published my comment successfully so I'll try again just in case.

I think that you are very creative. I was examining closely how you made your border and I thought that you had actually bought a pre-finished border until I read that the border was made up of strips of wool. Great job. JB

Orange Sink said...

Oh Sarah! I am in love with your heart! That is a really creative way to finish it!!! Love the rolled circles..... oh heck.... I just love everything about it!!!
Cathy G

acorn hollow said...

that heart is just beautiful! What a wonderful design.
If you haven't already come on over and sign up for my hooked chicken giveaway
Cathy

susanB said...

More hearts to heart! Retracing your blog entries to see your heart mojo going strong, love these too! (And now to try to comment successfully and only once...)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love these hearts!

Monika said...

Sarah, that is such a sweet little heart. Clever idea to finish it with picots out of wool strips.

Kim said...

Hi Sarah!!! I went to your Etsy shop and I didnt see the heart posted!!! How much is it??? So lovely!!