Friday, 16 November 2012

The Heart of Christmas

Here's some quick Christmas decorations that can also be made for use all year round (minus the snowflake!)
I don't sew much, so this was quite a challenge.

I started by marking out a heart shape on the felt using a self made template. I like that the template was hand drawn, as it's unique.
I then embroidered a snowflake onto the centre of one of the hearts. I busked this, though you could use a tissue template for guidance.

I wasn't very happy with the embroidery on the red heart, so I covered my 'mistake' with a button!
Using blanket stitch (I just 'Googled' how to do it!) I joined the hearts together, packing with soft toy filling as I went along. 
The final pieces are now ready for the Christmas tree...
I think the burgundy one is my favourite, despite the button cover up!

38 comments :

  1. So adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. You did a great job, and I like the burgundy one with the button best too. Pinned to my craft board. http://pinterest.com/genie2/

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  3. Love these hearts. Think I will be making a few of these. Thanks for the tutorial. Melanie xx

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  4. Beautiful! The stitching looks so delicate. I have been collecting sheets of felt for months - you may have just inspired me to stitch them into hearts while I watch a few episodes of "Upstairs Downstairs" tonight!

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  5. These look great! Very festive! Christmas is really going to creep up on us now!
    Have a great day!
    Rebecca
    www.heronscrafts.blogspot.com

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  6. How lovely and christmasy, I feel like I could make these and I am not a huge sewer. Thanks for the idea!!

    Claire @gypsyslowdown.blogspot.com

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  7. They are very cute. A slightly smaller one or couple would be great on a package as extra decoration, too.

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  8. These are great. Lovely neat blanket stitch especially as you have only just learnt it. Sorry but my favourite is the white one!!

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  9. Lovely hearts, they are for all through the year!
    Karen at http://bridgitsbell.blogspot.com

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  10. these are gorgeous!! and amazing for a first attempt, you're a natural :) x

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  11. I really like them, I made stockings like this my daughter was small as special extra gifts from Santa

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  12. Your hearts look really pretty and thanks for a fantastic tutorial.
    Ali x

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  13. Lovely tutorial. Not sure my hand stitching is as neat as yours

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  14. Gorgeous, and your sewing is fabulous.

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  15. love them - they very pretty - a fab effort - sewing looks great and very brave of you (from a fellow non sewer!)

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  16. How can you say you're not great at sewing. I think these are lovely.

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  17. These look fabulous. Love the white one. From the looks of it you're very good at sewing.

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  18. They're beautiful, and what even blanket stitch!

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  19. They are gorgeous - can't believe you don't do much sewing!

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  20. Well, for someone who doesn't sew much you have done a lovely job on your hearts. Nicely done with the embroidery.

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  21. I love hanging hearts, these are really pretty and don't have to be just for christmas. I love you tube for learning new things too.

    Jan x

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  22. Are you Sure you don't sew much? Those are Beautiful :)

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  23. Really Really cute!! I love the burgandy one- this gives me some inspiration to get started on Christmas ornaments.

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  24. Adorable and delicate :)I can't wait this Christmas, I am having great plans.
    P.s. if you don't mind I am pinning this idea into my Christmas board :)

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  25. Super cute and festive for Christmas :) You did a wonderful job.

    Blessings,
    Stephanie
    www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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  26. Thank you for showing how you made the hearts. Your stitch work is beautiful!
    Wendy

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  27. They are beautiful! I think that the button really finishes off the burgundy one. I think I'll be pinning this idea too.

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  28. Your stitches are beautiful! I'm a felt-a-holic so i think I will be making some of these :) Thanks for sharing !

    Louise @loulovesthis.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Very beautiful, these remind me of all the ornaments my grandmother made a generation ago, we still have them and love them!

    Have a good day, Nancy

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  30. So pretty!! Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  31. wow, super cute! I love these. I haven't started anything Christmas yet, but I have been thinking about it :o) I came over from Catch a Glimpse.

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  32. These are darling! I pinned them to my personal account! Love, love, love! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week!

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  33. Loving these hearts! I love embroidery and you did a fantastic job!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Artsy Corner. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  34. I love these!! I'm doing more of a rustic Christmas tree this year and these would go perfectly! I also love that they wouldn't be very expensive to make (well, mostly its my husband that will love that. . . ) :)

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  35. so pretty! thanks for sharing this lovely tutorial. we are featuring this at the blog today. ^^)

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  36. we are featuring these lovelies at the party today. thanks for sharing!

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