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.
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
If you want to make an impact at your Thanksgiving dinner why not try making some embroidered name cards? They are super easy and cute and depending on what colors you use they can match your decor perfectly! Plus your guests can take them home as a sweet little personalized gift.
What You Need
1. Embroider your leaves onto felt and then cut them out leaving an outline around each. Cut your felt into 1.5″ x 6″ strips.
2. Embroider names onto the strips close to the center. I just use a pencil to write a name and then I stitch over the lines. If you don’t like your handwriting you can always find a free font that you love, type the name, and then trace that onto your felt.
3. Match the edges of your strip to make a circle and then place a line of hot glue to attach the ends together. Hot glue a leaf near the stitched name. You could always stitch everything together instead of using glue!
4. Decorate your table by using your rings as napkin rings or just stand them up among some fall decor!
You still have time to add a special touch to your Thanksgiving table so don’t wait to get your hand embroidery leaf pattern!!
Do you have any fun Thanksgiving traditions? A bunch of our family lives in PA (we grew up there) so they come here to NC to visit every Thanksgiving. So the Friday after Thanksgiving is “Christmas” with all of them! It’s so much fun to still be able to celebrate with them.
I’m sharing this project at TatertotsandJello!
I decided to make a little turkey project with my guy today and I wanted something easy and made with things we already had. I kept thinking of those crushed egg shell pictures and looked outside at all of the crunchy brown leaves and my little brain light bulb went off.
What You Need:
- a piece of paper (cardstock worked for us)
- a small bag of crunchy leaves
- glue stick
1. Draw an outline of a turkey, we ended up doing a silhouette but you could also do one with the feathers out around him.
2. Crush up your crunchy leaves inside your bag. Just close up your bag and let your kid have fun smushing up something they are allowed to smush.
3. Put glue on small areas and start pressing your leaf bits into it.
4. Cover it as much or as little as you want and then let your little one write the word turkey if they know how.
5. Hang up your piece of fall art work!
Herringbone Painting DIY by Life Absorbed
With all this talk of exploration this week I thought it might be fun to find something inspiring to share with you this weekend that you might like to try.
Here is a beautiful, easy, freeing DIY for your weekend inspiration. I want to try one of these when I get home, but where to put it?
Could your house use some awesome art on the walls created just by you? Tell me in the comments or by using #bloom31 on twitter.
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