Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Swap, Part 2

Hello, Sweet Friends. I've been so excited to share Part 2 of this Valentine Heart Swap, hosted by the marvelous Marsha of The Tattered Chick!

**(Please click HERE if you missed Part 1~ believe me, you don't want to miss it!)

Kate, from the blog Crazy Purple Mom was the recipient of this little valentine heart that I created. As you can guess, her favorite color is purple, so I decided to stitch a heart in a soft shade of periwinkle/lavender. I love periwinkle. I've always thought of it as the perfect shade of purplie-blue. (Yes, another new vocabulary word for you all!)

This was my first real attempt at stitching with felt, and I loved it. I may be hooked. I wish that I could stitch a valentine heart for each of you! I've always been inspired by the beautiful and whimsical stitched felt creations of Elizabeth and Paulette, and have always wanted to try my hand at it. This heart swap was the perfect opportunity to stretch my stitchin' wings! I sent this little heart in the felt envelope above, addressed to Kate...

... and even sealed the envelope with a tiny stitched "xox"! I stitched the back of the heart with a little flower, a "J", and a little stitched heart. As they say, "love is in the details"-- right?

This was also one of my first attempts at beading. Don't you love these little pearl beads? They're so teeny tiny-- it took a bit of time to get the hang of handling them. I thoroughly enjoyed creating this sweet little valentine, and hope that it makes Kate's heart happy. I know that having the opportunity to stitch it for her made my heart happy!
Happy Valentine's Day, Sweet Friends!


PS: Please visit Marsha's blog for links to see a fun variety of hearts from this Valentine's Day Swap!


dale's dreams said...

That is so sweet! Felt is a lot of fun to work with.

Happy Valentine's day to you! :)

Lisa Leggett said...

Hiya honey! Well, I think this sweet little heart is just about the prettiest heart I've seen this Valentine's Day. Honestly, it's beautiful. Hope you've had a great day, oxo!

suzitee said...

So so beautiful...well done my friend, it is DIVINE! Such a pretty periwinkle blue, and the tiny beads are a perfect extra touch. Love it!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Your heart is just beautiful, Jill!!! I love periwinkle blue!!


Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

This is so pretty Jill....beautiful work,
Susan x

Carey said...

Hi Jill,
I really love the heart you made. I can tell you are a perfectionist because everything you make had perfect details. I love to work with beads as well and you did a wonderful job. The envelop is just too perfect.