Last week we
had visits from both our families, and though very nice to see them, it left me
rather tired (I’m one of those people who is drained on energy when surrounded
by people, and gains energy when being alone, or with my closest family) and
uninspired to work on my coat. Instead I felt like making felt hearts for the
Christmas tree (pretty and unbreakable if pulled down by small hands), but
thought the felt at the hobby suppliers’ was too expensive.
I do however have
wool scraps left from making my red kirtle, so I dug them out, and looked for
pieces big enough for my hearts.
are hand stitched, wrong side out. They are then turned, lightly padded and
trimmed with smaller hearts of scrap linen, attached with blanket stitch in
green, to match the ribbon hanger. A brass button and some quilting in the same
colour as the linen complete the look. I had eight buttons, so I made eight
hearts. I would like to make more, decorated in a different way, but for now,
I’m happy to have completed these. A completed project is not an every day occurrence
for me, not even before having a baby. (Speaking of which; I did start and
finish (!) a cushion cover today, also for Christmas. More are planned, so I’ll
post about that later.)
I would also have liked to have made these more
decorated, with embroidery and so on, but knowing myself, I thought I’d better
keep it simple, and actually see them finished this year.