Thursday, 14 May 2015

I {heart} sewing

Hello lovely people,

Hmmm, I wish the weather would make up it's mind; one minute I'm in shorts and the next I'm popping the heating back on!
At least all the pretty flowers in the garden are doing well and my tomatoes are rocketing away :-)

But you didn't drop by for a weather report and it's time for a new challenge at In The Pink where our theme this time is...


This can be real or faux, it's up to you!

I love to stitch on my cards but thought I'd use the theme in a slightly different way and have a play with an MDF heart to create a sewing themed decoration.

You can't see in the photo but I painted the back and sides of the heart with white acrylic paint and covered the front with pretty paper, which I sanded slightly around the edge.

Then it was the fun part of adding all the little details...the heart is only 8cm across so I managed to get quite a few on there!

I was excited to use one of the teeny wooden bobbins I picked up at the Hobbycrafts show especially when I found just the right shade of thread to wind onto it!

The quote was typed on the computer and printed onto scraps of DP.

Given my love of stitching on my cards it is rather ironic that the stitching isn't real this time but I didn't want anything to stop the DP sticking really nice and flat to the heart.

Heart recipe;
DP: Vintage Summer basics - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Seam binding: Pink tulip - The Ribbon Girl
Dies: Timeless rectangles - Spellbinders
Tape measure: freebie stamp with magazine
Pins: Teardrop ivory pearlised pins - The Ribbon Girl
Charm: Silk cord spool - Live and Love Crafts
Buttons / pearls: from stash

I had so much fun decorating this heart and can't wait to do another one!
Maybe a baby or wedding one?

If you haven't already done so then do pop over to In The Pink and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.
We are also welcoming the lovely and very talented Sue to our DT; you may remember her from her gorgeous guest designer cards and we are delighted to have her on board permanently :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


debby4000 said...

What a wonderful heart and such lovely themed details.

Sue said...

This is stunning Kat, such a pretty design, gorgeous detailing and I love the sentiment.
hugs Sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kat
Love your heart beautifully decorated... Stunning
Hugs Sylvie x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

You knew Zi would love this, just my sort of thing and the sewing theme is perfect, love the bobbin

Brenda said...

Love your heart! All the details are so perfect. Brenda

Sammy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I completely and totally love it. Such pretty colours and such lovely details.
I would absolutely hang this up in my (eventual) craft room, and I know my dress-maker aunt would adore it too.
And baby and wedding ones sound like a great idea too. x

Debs said...

I totally love this Kat - all the beautiful details are just perfect.
I know what you mean about the weather - it's a pain in the behind but at least the garden is loving it.
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

Christine L said...

Oooh Kat... the more I look at this, the more I love it!! Such wonderful details - that little bobbin and the wonderful little charm, not to mention the little tape.... and those Maja Design papers are so perfect for it!

I do have some MDF hearts (amongst other MDF things bought from shows that I really shouldn't own up about) in my cupboard... I really must have a go at putting something together like this... maybe you need to come and teach me?? Or maybe just send me your next one!! hehe!

Big hugs
Christine x

Carole said...

This is (sew)...sorry! pretty and perfect in every way. Looking forward to seeing some more. xx

Lucy Woods said...

Just so beautiful Kat! Love the paper and gorgeous embellies!
Lucy x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

You have created a beautiful decorated hanging heart Kat, love the papers, flowers and pretty details.

Sarah said...

What a lovely, lovely decoration Kat. So beautifully thought out and there is so much to look at. That diddy spool is fabulous xx

Nancy said...

Your beautiful heart is fabulous, Kat! I always love anything with a sewing theme...and this is wonderful! :o)

Jennifer Bradley said...

Fabulous Heart Kat, love the colours and the design is stunning. Hugs Jennifer xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a gorgeous plaque Kat. The bobbin looks adorable too. Susan xx

Annette said...

It's fabulous Kat, Love the sewing theme. No wonder you're itching to do another, it's turned out lovely.

Donna Mosley said...

A stunning make Kat, love the gorgeous colours and very pretty details.

Donna x

Sue said...

Kat, this is absolutely beautiful. I love everything about it. Your lovely and original design is totally adorable and everything is so perfectly and beautifully finished. A big thank you from me too for your lovely warm pink welcome...

Amber at Sequin Stitches said...

What a gorgeous project! I love everything about that heart x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kat this is stunning I can't believe it is your first decorated heart it is just brilliant. Hugs Jackie

Lea Brawn said...

Absolutely amazing. I love it, it is gorgeous x

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kat this is gorgeous

gr karin

Trace C said...

this is so pretty :D

Barbara said...

Absolutely it! I have 20 hearts in a drawer somewhere, just crying out for attention, you've given me some inspiration, thanks x

Ameera Craft said...

Oh my Kat this is lovely
Fantastic project

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Kat! This is fantastic. Sooo pretty x

Kathy said...

I absolutely love this gorgeous heart, it's stunning

erinstewart said...

This is beyond exquisite! It is just so eye-poppingly gorgeous. There are so many fantastic details and I love every one of them. xx

Michelle Stead said...

I have just stumbled across your blog and I am glad I did, your cards are beautiful. I love this heart and the mini cotton reel is so cute :-) x

Karen Oliver said...

Oh Kat this is simple beautiful, I just love everything about it. xo

Samantha said...

Oh I am glad to hear your tomatoes are doing well and your flowers, as you know I was hit by frost so I am hoping for better weather too!

now to your awesome heart its so pretty! YES I know it's pink! but it's beautifully done sweetie, have an awesome weekend, hugs me xx

Jennifer said...

Oh Kat, your heart is stunningly beautiful...both this one that you have decorated to perfection, and your own sweet heart!

The colours are in my favourite 'dusky' shades, and I am amzed that you have placed so many gorgeous embellishments on such a tiny object without making them look cluttered in any way. I LOVE it!

Jennifer. x

Chrissy said...

So gorgeous the papers and little cotton reel and all the other details..just beautiful.


Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie, gorgeous colours, hugs Pops x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Stunning heart!

Vannessa said...

This is just fabulous Kat - love the sewing theme and all your pretty embellishments are just perfect.

Hugs, Vannessa x

Marilyn said...

This is great and such a lovely idea. This heart would make the perfect gift for any sewer or just to hang in 'my' sewing room.