I finally got around to making hearts for my Etsy shop. These are items that will be part of my "Have a Heart" collection, raising money for heart patients.
I went crazy the other night trying to find the pin backs I had bought. I ended up cleaning and organizing our spare room, a.k.a. the "craft room", and still couldn't find where I had laid them down. It was worth it, though, because I've been meaning to clean out the room so I could sew and craft in there again.
The next morning I actually found the backs, sitting on top of the desk in the craft room. OMG! Right in front of my face! So I hot glued them on and this afternoon, took some photos.
As I had planned, I made a few as key chains, or you could use them as charms, and a few as pins/brooches. (I think they're pretty cute.) They're really simple, but still nice. The backs are made from felt, and the front is woven cotton fabric. They're all stuffed, for a nice "plushie" look. Later I'll make some brooches that aren't, so that they lay flatter if you like that look better.
I can't help but smile when I look at them. I'm proud of my work, but also, cute stuff just makes me happy. I love that my life has taken this interesting turn, and I have the time to create cool stuff. I do something crafty every day, and hopefully that will bring joy to more than just myself.