It's Heart Season

For the last number of years I have made hand made Valentine's for my family.  I think I've only posted about them once here.  (Still get excited about fish and puns!)

This year I'm jumping the gun and posting photos of some of them now. 

I've posted a few process shots and videos on Instagram.  I used Pellon wash away stabilizer to layer scraps and tidbits and threads into a "scrap sandwich".  Then using invisible thread and the free motion embroidery foot on my machine, I stitched and stitched and stitched.  I then washed away the stabilizer, dried the new piece of "fabric" and cut out the heart shapes.

I used heat and bond to fuse two heart together; then I added little bits of stitching and beads here and there.

As you know, I'm a fan of scrappy and this little project satisfies that need to use all the little bits!
Of course there are scraps left of my scrap fabric...may actually toss them!  We'll see. :)

The back sides are actually fronts (because I fused two hearts, wrong sides together) just without any embellishments.
I still have more to stitch and hopefully will complete those yet tomorrow.

Here are few links from past Valentine's Day posts, perhaps you'll find some project to inspire you to cut, paste, or sew!!

Completely unrelated to Valentine's and Hearts:  I started listening to this podcast, Out of the Ordinary last week.  It is so good.  SO VERY GOOD.  It's a conversation between friends about the ordinary holiness of life.  Their stories are simple, relatable, and true to how God moves in their lives.  Maybe you would enjoy it too.


  1. What a joy to behold! I know how much joy you felt in creating them. They really speak "Happy Valentine's Day" while brightening up any other day of the year.

  2. love it! just saw your link at Ann Wood Handmade. I am also sewing up some hearts from scraps to give out to my GALENTINES! :)


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