Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! My husband and I don’t make a big deal of it, there are no big presents or dinners out or any of that mushy stuff. What we do like to do though is make something for each other, usually a card. What is even better is when the card I make can be made using things I have around my home which in turn is saving me money and using up materials that may otherwise end up in the landfill.
I have been making a quilt from red and white fabrics and what better way to use up the scraps (which I always keep) than to use them on my card. I played around with the fabrics, cutting and placing them onto a piece of plain black wool until I was happy with the design. The next step was to sew each piece onto the wool using the different stitches on my sewing machine. It’s best not to think too much about what you are doing and just ‘Go with it’, stitch over the edges, across the middle, do some crazy quilting, whatever takes your fancy! Once I had the main pieces sewn on I added the red heart which I stuffed slightly with a little bit of toy stuffing. To do this I sewed most of the way around the heart leaving a small hole for stuffing then sewed it closed, simple! Then it was time for some hand stitching, there’s no need to be precise, I do mine freestyle. I added the word ‘Love’, sewed on some buttons, tiny bells and a jewel I found lurking in the bottom of my sewing box. Then it’s simply a matter of sewing your love creation onto a piece of card (I used an old magazine holder that was falling apart), trimming the edges and writing your message on the back.
Love and Kisses. xx