I'm sure you've all heard of dreamcatchers but this is a heartcatcher....
l wonder if it'd catch good hearts as well as good dreams....worth a try :-))
It was made from a wire coathanger, bent to shape and the hook cut off. The wire was covered in a long strip of fabric simply would round and the end glued. The centre webbing was a bit tricksy and is a bit messy, but l'm sure you get the idea.....l threaded some shells onto the string as it was woven....to finish l simply added more fabric strips, beads and feathers.
This is what my friend Ali sent me the other day....she sells these beautiful robin hearts (that are so perfectly sewn) on her blog Alicelovesbrocante. and when l asked if she sold them (she does), she generously insisted on sending me one GRATIS...what a lovely surprise when the package arrived all the way from Poland, not only with the robin heart, but also the sweet gingham one, as well as the hand stiched rocking horse bag....THANKS SO MUCH Ali...they're awesome.
Valentine's Day is not only cause for celebration for people but can you believe that it's estimated people also spend $45 million dollars on their animal buddies. Dog owners alone spend a whopping $23.3 million dollars....that's a lot of pampered pooches and moggies out there.
Found this cute loveheart tape at the market and had a bit of fun sticking it to one of my paintings.
The new Romantic homes arrived the same day as my gift from Ali and was a welcome change from the usual (boring) stream of junk mail and bills.. haha.
This steel cabinet was my Christmas pressie from son though admittedly l picked it out.... l often end up doing that 'cos everyone says l'm too hard to buy for, which is weird cos l think l love pretty much anything.
Lovin' this hanky with "lily of the valley" embroidery....so pretty...though it's dubious how absorbent sheer nylon is.....prob'ly not too useful for nose blowing:-))....another thing that's a bit dodgy is this heart shaped HALF of a belt buckle ..... but is so old l couldn't bear leave it behind.
More heart shapes picked up on my travels.
l found a floral shirt made from a soft floral cotton and thought it perfect to make some hankies.(Top left drawer). l was able to cut four from the shirt and intended to crochet around the edges in different coloured cottons, however l did a couple of stitches along ONE edge and thought that was way too slow!!!I pulled it out and headed for the sewing machine....much quicker to SEW some lace around the edge...despite that l've only finished one so far;-))
This is a painting l finished recently...it now adds a bit of colour to one of my daughters' walls.
In the spirit of romance a couple of pics from Rachel Ashwells' Instagram site.
Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week and an enjoyable Valentines' Day doing whatever you want with the one/s you love.
Til next time,