I’ve been thinking about Valentine’s Day and colors other than red and pink. Why do we get so caught up in the colors that SHOULD be used for a holiday anyway?
My assignment for Cousin Creative Circle this month was to create something for Valentine’s Day. The rest was up to us. Pretty much anything we wanted. Which lead me to a creamy white heart with just a hint of Cousin product to set it off.
Here is how I made it.
- Natural Quilt Batting
- Paint Brush
- Sewing Machine
- Heart template
- DMC Floss and needle
- Bit of lace
- Lavender – loose and dried
- Bird Charm
To created the background fabric cut squares and rectangles of quilt batting and stitch them one over the other.
Sprinkle tea onto a cup of gesso and stir in. Let set to darken the gesso. Stir again.
Paint tea stained gesso over the stitched batting. Set aside to dry.
Using a template cut the quilt batting into a heart shape and cut a felt shaped heart for the backing.
Stitch flowers and French knots onto the batting. I just stitched as I went but you could use a disappearing ink pen to draw the flowers on before stitching.
Stitch on a bit of lace.
Using a blanket stitch sew the two layers of fabric leaving a small hole in one of the straight sides.
Fill with lavender.
Stitch the hole closed.
Stitch on the charm and chain.
Options: You could also stitch coordinating beads onto the heart, add colored stitching or add paint to the quilt batting background before stitching.
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post but some product was provided for use in this project. All opinions are honest and my own.