Saturday, January 16, 2010

Crazy Hearts

Today I was doing a lot of cleaning and lugging boxes of junk to the cellar and wore myself out.
I couldn't get motivated to finish any of my projects and I don't want to start new ones until I do finish them, so I made up some hearts. I used a white cotton and laid pieces of scrap fabrics I keep in a basket. Then I sewed stitches on with floss. I have no idea what I was doing, just keeping my hands busy. Some of the fabrics lifted off the stitch area, but I left them like that and then sewed a wool backing and stuffed them. I wanted them to look old anyways, so with the stain and rips, I got the right effect;)

I might try it again by sewing pieces in a block, then cutting out the heart shape. That way the edges will stay put and I can do crazy quilting over the seams. Or I might try it on my machine or both. I like to experiment with simple things to get practice on my stitching and machine skills, so this is a good project for that.

13 comments:

Jacque. said...

Very cute! Your hands are always busy, aren't they! Keep up the good work!

Brenda said...

Well I for one think they are the bomb! They look like little treasures. I love them! =)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

uuumm I really like them as they are..:) for not knowing what you were doing..they look pretty awesome.:)

Kathie said...

love those hearts!
oh and that rag ball...what size strips did you use to make it?
did you start with a styrofoam ball or is it all cloth?
Kathie

Kathie said...

love those hearts!
oh and that rag ball...what size strips did you use to make it?
did you start with a styrofoam ball or is it all cloth?
Kathie

moosecraft said...

These are gorgeous Debbie! I think they are perfect!

Lori said...

Debbie,
You get so much done! You are too hard on yourself at times. I think your hearts turned out great!

WoolenSails said...

The rag balls came in the bowl as a gift. But, when I make mine, I cut them about an inch and start with a styrofoam ball.

Debbie

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Love them Debbie! You are just so creative! Can't say that enough about you... What a gift!

paulette said...

I love your hearts...they really do look old and well loved!! good for you!
Paulette

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love the hearts!! The look wonderful!!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

These are so cute! I just found
your blog, so I am going to
check out some older posts.

Bear Hugs~Karen

Dixie said...

Your prim hearts are wonderful for Valentine's Day - prim style! Just love them and the little embroidery motifs you used are the perfect touch! -Dixie