For Valentine's Day and Beyond

At the end of January, I attended the Craft and Hobby Association winter trade show and conference.  The show is filled with creativity and excitement.  Vendors gather to show their newest products to retailers.  As designers, we meet with manufacturers, editors, and publishers.  This year, our Designer Showcase case was open to all CHA members. 

While at the Designer Showcase, my friend, Brenda Pinnick gave me some of her new fabric so I could use it in some projects.  I love her designs and her new line of fabrics is just awesome.  Make sure to visit her website and check out her work.  She is an awesome artist.   

This heart was made using Brenda’s fabric.  You just cut out two hearts. Add a 4-inch ribbon to the heart.  Sew them together leaving a little opening to stuff in fiberfill and then close up the opening.

Use a needle and thread to gather one end of a 12-inch sheer ribbon to form a rose and then glue a fabric flower to the center of the ribbon rose. I like adding one of the pearl beads from the Cousin® collection in the center of the flower.  Sew or glue the flower to the heart. 

You may think that hearts are just for Valentine’s Day, but why not use them around your house all year long.  It is a fun way to give a dash of color to an unexpected area. 

Hang one from a closet door knob, one from a kitchen or bathroom cabinet, or place one near a vase on your table. 

Tomorrow:  FREE Pretty-Pink Springtime Project