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!

40 comments :

Iris said...

So adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Jeannie Clemens said...

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/

melanie moore said...

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

Bronwyn said...

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!

Rebecca @ Herons Crafts said...

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

Kate said...

These are quite lovely!

Claire Davis said...

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

Michele said...

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

Fiddly Fingers said...

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

Karen Traversy said...

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

Free Spirit Designs said...

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

Bev Newman said...

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

Ali said...

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

Handbags by Helen said...

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

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, and your sewing is fabulous.

threads 'n' shreds said...

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

Ginx Craft said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

CatkinJane said...

They're beautiful, and what even blanket stitch!

Wendy said...

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

Highland Monkey's said...

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

Picto said...

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

CeLynn said...

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

Zoe said...

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

Hanni said...

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 :)

Stephanie said...

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

Blessings,
Stephanie
www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

AliceAndFlorence said...

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

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

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

Louise said...

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

Nancy at maddalee™ said...

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

WTFab said...

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Emily said...

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.

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

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!

meandmr.com said...

Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!
-meandmr.com

Nichole said...

Love these hearts!! I am visiting from the CHQ blog hop. I am a new follower.. would love if you could come visit my blog and follow.

Thanks
Nichole
www.pinkieforpink.com

Jess from Coxs Corner said...

Featuring YOU today at Artsy Corner!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

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 :)

Kimberly said...

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. . . ) :)

Lelanie Denso said...

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

Lelanie Denso said...

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