Saturday, 4 December 2010

Red and White Hearts!!



















This is the inspirational photograph for this weeks Play Date Cafe challenge and I was totally inspired by the DT this week particularly Sarah Andersons beautiful felt heart!!  I have been meaning to make a banner for my daughter for ages we saw one similar to this in the local garden centre and she loved it!!
 She wants one to hang above her bed so the perfect time to create it for her.  All the hearts are hand sewn with blanket stitch and stuffed with wadding for a really folksy feel.
 The gingham hearts and stars were cut on my big shot and stitched on first in just a plain running stitch.

I have stitched the hearts to the cord the little pegs are just decoration.  I am really pleased with the result and much more satisfying making my own instead of buying it!

Hope you are all having a good weekend, the snow has started to defrost but its still really cold here!
SallyX




25 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Sally! We got a foot of snow overnight here in Minnesota! Been digging out all morning! I adore this beautiful banner! Love all the stars, hearts, buttons and stitching! Fabulous job!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, Sally! I love the banner hearts---such a homespun feel and charm!! Beautiful/perfect take on the color challenge!

TuKara said...

Magnifique!!!

Vicky said...

It's a fabulous banner Sally, so clever, and better than shop bought. I've been making a tea cosy today.
Go ahead with the box of chocs I'm so pleased you liked them.
Snow is thawing here too. Will have to go out now I suppose - no more crafting :( xxx

Nancy said...

WOW!! What a fabulous project! I love the sweet red and white hearts, such a wonderful labor of love! Beautiful crafting!
blessings....

Nancy said...

I forgot to mention that your photography is brilliant!!

Lin said...

LOOOVE it, Sally - are you taking orders? :)) The little clothespins are a sweet touch!

Suzanne C said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Love these! I wish I was this talented in stitching. Love these and perfect for the challenge and for decorating your sweet cabinet.

Michelle said...

Hi Sally! This heart banner is to die for! I love it! I love the hearts and stars stitched in the center and the gingham is perfect!

Brenda said...

I really love your banner Sally! So beautiful to receive a hand made gift like this, and so much better than store bought! Your daughter is extremely lucky!

Sanne said...

These hearts are SO beautiful Sally - LOVELY DESIGNS! Made some myself some years ago but yours WOW!Did you made the after a template?

Deirdre said...

Stunning Sally... wow. No thaw here yet!!! Stay warm. Love what you created.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sally

You've come up trumps with this banner creation - its so gorgeous your daughter must love it! How satisfying to make something like that - how clever you are!

Take care

Tina
X

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Oh also wanted to add - great photography too!

Tina
X

Ruby said...

What a gorgeous banner, so very pretty! I'm sure she will love it. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week.

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful projects! :)

Simone said...

Oh wow Sally! This is so gorgeous! I too am also loving your photography! :)

Dawn said...

Wow - so clever Sally, fabulous idea

Andrea Ewen said...

So sweet! Great gifts and wonderful sewn hearts! And I agree with the photography commenter...just stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

So fun, Sally!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! fabulous projects, Sally! love love love your heart banner!

Lisa said...

These little hearts are too perfect! Wow!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Beautiful banner--love that you made so many banners! LOOOOOVE it-Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

Lynn Richards said...

VERY sweet!! I love this for Christmas.
xo
lynn

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh Sally this is just FaB, FaB, FaB!!! I sometimes feel a little alone out there amongst cards so it's lovely to hear I inspired you to make such a stunning 'banner' for your daughter. Best not let mine see it, she'll want one! Maybe I'll get one made as a surprise for Christmas :) Thanks so much for playing along in the cafe with us this week :)