Monday, January 21, 2013

A Valentine's Day Heart




Last week I was "shopping" the house, trying to find items to decorate the mantel, I found everything that was needed except for hearts!  I really wanted to incorporate hearts but didn't find any. What's a Valentine without hearts?!  That's when I remembered my good blogging friend Diana, from Nana Diana Takes a Break, she posted HERE about these cuties just days ago!



I love them! Go check them out and say hello to Diana, that's going to help her feel a bit better, since she is sick :(

Well, Diana's hearts were my inspiration, but "my heart" got some little changes. Well, big changes. I did what I thought was going to be easier and faster for me to do.  I made my first heart, the one you saw on the chair in front of the fireplace in less than 20 minutes! I took no pictures, I just needed that heart to be ready for taking the mantel pics.

During the weekend I went back to make another one and I did take pics to show you how you can make one for yourself.

I didn't check my daughter's room when I first looked around the house for hearts, she had the perfect one, and that's the one I traced around my fabric.  You can find the pattern HERE.




The materials you'll need:


  • 2    Heart shapes cut out of the fabric of your choice.
  • 2    Heart shapes cut out of batting (sometimes when I'm running out of batting I used felt, it        works for me).
  • 2    24" pieces of ribbon.
  •       Some pillow-stuffing, and
  •       A small piece of Stich Witchery hem tape.




I started putting the pieces together in a rather hasty way, we had some plans.  In my hurry I did not pay attention and things went wrong!  I noticed my mistake when trying to turn the right side out!  :(


After undoing all those stitches it was time to do it the proper way.  The right side of the fabrics facing each other!  Got to learn from my own mistakes!



Then, it can be stuffed and closed up ironing the hem tape.



All ready for picture time!






I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, I love the polka-dots!

Love,


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23 comments:

Nancy Carr said...

I love the polka dot heart. So pretty.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

They turned out so cute, Cristina! They look beautiful in your space. Megan

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Hi Cristina, your heart looks adorable! I love that you showed us your mistake. :) We all do it, don't we? If I had a nickel for every time I had made that exact mistake...well, let's just say I'd have a LOT of nickels! Still crushing on your mantel. Have a great day!

Debbie

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

So cute! Love the pillow and the mantel, but am totally distracted by that amazing pom pom throw blanket! Adore it!

:) Linda

Wehaf said...

I'd put the heart on our rocking chair!

Dee said...

Your manel is soo adorable! It looks so cozy!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

So very cute! Of course it isn't Valentine's Day without some hearts! I'd love to put the pillow on my couch if I win :)

chateau chic said...

Your hearts are so cute, Cristina. Love the polk-a-dots.
Mary Alice

Courtney Dye said...

Wow! So cute:)

Decora Adora said...

Guau me encanta la forma en que tu explicas , muy didactico . Y ese cojín simple y bello. Amiga te copiaré un monton de tus ideas
cariños

Jen said...

Soo cute! I'd love one to hang from my front door!

sew sweet vintage said...

Great minds think alike:) Love your SWEET heart! http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/sweet-heart-pillow-upcycle.html

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your Valentine's Day mantle and your style! Thanks for chance.

lindahobbs53 at sbcglobal dot net

videcoyvintage said...

Cristina, hola, que lindísimos trabajos! en particular me encantan las motas, los lunares, y aquí verlos en Almohadones, me parecen preciosos! pasaré a ver el blog de tu Amiga Blogger! muy buena la explicación de tu post!! Cariños desde Argentina, Victoria

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Very cute, and great tutorial! So glad I am not the only one that makes mistakes when I sew....Thanks for a chance to win.

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

I would give it to my daughter for her room, she would love it!

AshTreeCottage said...

Very cute!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Mary Clark said...

Lovely pillows! I follow your blog on GFC.

Mary

Mary Clark said...

Love your pillows!

Mary

Mary Clark said...

I liked your Facebook page. Thanks for this great offer!

Mary

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Besides the beautiful polka dot heart you DIYed, your photography dear friend is FABULOUS!! Your photos always look ready for a magazine! Have a terrific weekend.
FABBY

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Such pretty decorating - the mantel and everything. I love the fireplace lit - beautiful touch.

Heidi Colton said...

LOVE!! Will be making my own! <3

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