5 Jul 2011


This is my first attempt at making a heart. The fabric is calico painted with acrylic paints. The pieces of silk were sewn onto it with the machine and then embroidery was added over the top. The little charm at the bottom says "made with love". And it was!!

As you can see, I have a LOT to learn. The shape is dreadful, the stuffing doesn't quite reach the bottom of the heart, the ribbon at the top is a disaster and should have looked much prettier than it does.

But I absolutely loved doing it and it has taught me a lot... and the only way to go from here is up!


  1. I think thats a pretty good first attempt. Hearts are not the easiest of shapes to work with. I love the design and embroidery you had done, very clever.

  2. What a wonderful first attempt - I love watching people take on new challenges - thanks for sharing the journey with us.

  3. I love this just the way it is Angie!!
    Truly original and so very beautiful!
    You should be very proud of it!

  4. I think the not-quite-perfect shape gives it some character. I love the colour of the fabric and the freestyle pattern of the embroidery. I'd buy one! :-D

  5. I think it is cute and for your first one it is lovely. They will get better the more you do!
    Hugs and blessings