Thank goodness for Amy at Love made my home, not only for setting up this group Five on Friday, this is my second round within the group, previous Five on Friday can be found HERE , but without her gentle reminder at the beginning of the week, I would have forgotten it was my group's turn today. That could have been embarrassing.
What to post is always a bloggers dilemma and none more so when involved in a group posting and being linked to others. Hopefully readers may discover new blogs and be so enamoured that they come back as regular visitors. This is always a hope...
Today I turn my attention to HEARTS ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I love them and always have. In actual fact I have had several heart postings over the 12 months of this blog and here I bring you new and old hearts, of course FIVE in total. Come along for the ride and join me in crafting with hearts.
|Quick planning for Five on Friday after Amy's reminder|
|Adding a touch of colour and love to my home|
You will need:
a heart template, I used a cookie cutter to draw round
medium thickness card
large eye needle
Draw round the heart template, remember to cut out an even number.
Place one heart on top of the other and with running stich sew along the middle, (see fig 1) Keep the tail end long as you will bring this up to the top for using as a tie.
|Fig 1: Running stich along the middle of the heart |
and then tie ends together as close to the card
as you can. Can you see how to fold the heart
from this photograph to create the 3D effect.
Tie a knot at the top of the heart, with the tail end and the end with the needle, as close to the card as you can. I made a double knot. Again tie another knot further up to make a loop for hanging. Photos should help, if I am not clear!
Fold each side of the heart over so that it creates a 3D heart effect.
Make as many as you need and hang on some twigs/branches that you have placed in a vase.
|3D paper hearts|
|Adding colour in Winter |
to the home after Christmas
|I may keep this up on the mantle |
piece for some time to come...
This is possibly my favourite heart posting on this blog and it is actually what started me being quite literally 'hooked' on crochet. This is not a quick make if you make the bunting, but it is a great pick up and put down craft. Alternatively you can just make one or two hearts as coasters, the ideas and uses are limitless, pop over and see... Crocheted bunting post
3 Quick Valentine heart cards
I love Valentines day but not the commercialism of it, we always make our cards and have a good dinner in the evening. This year we will be with a whole gaggle of family and so we will spread the love... I have made three cards this year...
With a craft knife and some paper it is relatively quick to whip up a card for any occasion. This was the most time consuming of the three cards, but made in less than half an hour. Remember if making a card, to draw and cut on the back side, to leave the front crisp and clean looking.
|Paper cutting is addictive: Valentine card|
I always have to get yarn in where I can and last year I crocheted hearts and glued them onto card for Valentines Day. This year the idea is even quicker. On the wrong side of the card I drew a quick heart out line and then within it drew the squiggle that you see. At each end that touched the outside heart shape I pin pricked a small hole and this guided me whilst sewing backwards and forwards to create the card you see below. Very quick, very easy and I believe very effective.
|A hand sewn Valentine card, based on a heart squiggle|
Not a lover of craft knives or of yarn? There is still a simple and quick solution to creating your own card. As with the yarn card, just draw a squiggle heart and job done!
|Quickest card ever, same as the sewn card but just drawn!|
4 Felt garland
Last year for Valentines day I shared a quick tutorial on how to make a garland out of felt with no sewing apart form threading. It was a quick make, my favourite sort, and in actual fact we kept it up in our porch for most of the year. It was an lovely colourful addition to our house. So easy, simple and effective... Felt garland post
|The beginnings of a very simple felt garland|
5 Crocheted heart pillows
Perfect for this time of year as a love token to a friend, a family member or be kind to yourself. We have three of these in our house now, but looking back at this post, I think I am itching to make more. These crochet up very fast and cause a giggle whilst crocheting, pop over to see what I mean... Crocheted heart pillows
|These heart pillows can be made in a variety of sizes|
So Five on Friday all about my passion for hearts, hoping you found something to start your creative juices flowing or failing that, have enjoyed my passion of hearts. Thank you for popping over, that is what blogging is all about, sharing, communicating, inspiring and being inspired.
I am joining in Five on Friday, taking five minutes from our day to enjoy five things. Please go and visit the other people who are also blogging about Five on Friday this week.
Kirstie from http://journeynorthof49.blogspot.co.uk/
Patricia from http://aplacefor-everything.blogspot.co.uk/
Katharine from http://artefactsobjects.blogspot.co.uk/
Selma from http://eclectichomelife.blogspot.co.uk/
Marion from http://my-two-girls.blogspot.co.uk/
and of course...
Amy from http://lovemademyhome.blogspot.co.uk/
♥ Have a wonderful Friday ♥
Do let me know what you think...