1.21.2012

a change of heart


Wanting to immerse myself in pinks, reds & whites I tried thinking of simple but pretty things to make for  Valentine's Day.

Initially, I found a beautiful heart in this book:


Motif # 124 --- a gorgeous heart, but a bit too big for this project.  It just seemed to overpower the felt instead of enhancing the look I was going for.



So, back to my stack of books and I found exactly what I was looking for in here:


The perfect heart --- and it truly is my most favorite pattern for a crocheted heart that I have stitched.



Here is how it all went together:

1)Using 2 pieces of 4 x 4 inch felt                                                               2)marking tiny dots with a pencil



3)stitched a simple buttonhole stitch w/ embroidery floss                              4)and before closing, stuffed it with polyfill



5)single crochet the first row                                           6)and chain 3 -- skipping a single crochet for row 2 to create a simple edging

7) and lastly -- adhering the heart in the center


...a perfect change of heart.









24 comments:

Tudy said...

What a cute project! I love the hearts and the crochet edges.

Gloria Beatriz said...

lOVELY HEART CROCHET!

HAPPY SUNDAY...

Charlotte said...

I have got to get me a copy of the motif book! I could not stop reading all of your posts! And you tat also! I tried to teach myself how to tat but failed. Loving the ornaments!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So very sweet Dawn!

Crissi said...

So lovely things!
♥Crissi♥

Happy in red said...

Vert cute!
Esther.

Nana said...

This is so gorgeous and what a lovely idea!

Nana

Pradeepa said...

Ohh, such pretty hearts. I tried a few heart patterns on my own, but abandoned them. May be I should give them a try once again.

Rachel D. said...

Perfectly beautiful, Dawn ! Just love it.

Marilyn said...

I too love your change of heart, but, the burning question is...how'd you get them to stay on the door...and did puppy eat the handle, once he was done with the tree?

Jeanne said...

Your work is so inspiring, Dawn. This project simply puts a smile on my face. It's just lovely. I own the first book you showed (thanks to your inspiration), but not the second. I do know however that I can check it out of the library.

Thank you so much for sharing! Happy Sunday to you!

Andi said...

Love these! You are wonderfully talented Dawn.

Anna said...

Adorables !
Bonne semaine.
Anna

sue said...

Beautiful little hearts, perfect Valentines gifts!

annemarie said...

What a great little project - love the combination of felt with the crochet. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Floreal said...

Oh! It is so cute!!!!

Meggie said...

How gorgeous!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Very sweet little heart pillows. I've been crocheting a bunch of hearts to string up for a garland. Little pillows with hearts on them is a cute idea too :)

L Johnson said...

Thank you for sharing these Dawn! I have pinned ya to my all things yarn board;)

T's Daily Treasures said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! They are so sweet! Thanks for sharing! Best wishes, Tammy

Sara said...

So pretty! Linking up tomorrow at Tangled Happy. Thanks so much for sharing this. :)

Christine said...

I love these pillows! I just found your blog and I am so happy I did. I can't wait to explore.

Helena, Craft and Creativity said...

Love them! I want to try and crochet these hearts. So pretty. I pinned you too... :)

Claire said...

Sweet little hearts......love pink and red together.

What a nice little project.....

Claire :}