Need a quick little Valentine to slip under the pillow or in the bag of someone you love? Fill a tiny heart with loads of love and spread around the handmade goodness.
What you need:
- felt or fabric scraps
- embroidery thread and needles
- Free Embroidery Pattern
- polyfill, cotton, or whatever you have to stuff your tiny heart
Print out the free pattern I made for you. Download above. Then. . .
cut two hearts out of your fabric or felt.
Stitch a sentiment on one of them or both if you really want to.
Isn’t that little girl fabric the cutest ever!!
Stitch two hearts together with a blanket stitch or get a little fancy with the palestrina stitch (the smooch heart is edged with that) and then, before you close up the edges, stuff in your filling, make it nice and plump and squishy.
Then finish up your stitches.
Ta-da. A super sweet and unique tiny valentine.
The wintry coolness of soft mint and creams are thawed out with the addition of a deep salmon in this frosty color palette.
This is the first sneak peek color palette for our spring launch coming April 1st. Lot’s of lovely things are being created and I can’t wait to share a bit with you.
In the meantime, I would love to have you join me in this color palette challenge. All you have to do is create something beautiful with these colors as inspiration and share it with us in my flickr group or use #lovelymesses on Twitter or Instagram.
What do these colors bring to mind for you?
Nothing says cozy like a granny square pillow. I don’t know why I waited so long to try granny squares. They are perfect for using up leftover yarn and they are quick. I was done this pillow cover in less than a week. And that’s only working on it at night. I am in love with all of the colors mixed together on one surface.
I used this granny square with a circle center tutorial for the front. For the back and to attach the front and back I followed this granny square pillow tutorial.
I’m always creating handmade things for everyone else so adding a handmade touch to my own living room was super awesome. That pillow is my new favorite thing!
I wonder if someone more experienced than myself can let me know the best way to weave ends in. There are little thread pieces making their way out already and it’s driving me bonkers!
If you are a beginner to crochet, grannies are definitely a place to start. Check out my crochet pinboard for some more inspiration!
Hoop-La Magazine is a brand new magazine just for modern embroiderers!! Look at that gorgeous cover and this preview makes me want a whole pile of these magazines. The first issue is out tomorrow in the UK so hopefully it will make it’s way across the pond soon after that!
I totally caved and bought one here.
While I’m waiting for it to arrive I will be enjoying my Mollie Makes birthday subscription (thanks Mom!) and being inspired by every page in it for the next year!
Do you have any favorite crafting magazines?
My baby girl and I have birthdays two days apart. She just turned one and totally demolished her first birthday cake. The sugar high that followed was very entertaining, she had a little crazy laugh going on!
To celebrate I created a super fun birthday pattern called Sweet Cakes. Stitch a cupcake, ice cream cone, lollipop, or candy for your special someone as a delectable birthday treat without the cavities!
I would also like to give you a gift to celebrate with us! Here is a free birthday embroidery pattern.
Birthday Hand Embroidery Pattern
Reverse Birthday Hand Embroidery Pattern