Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy little hearts...

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.


  1. These are lovely! You did a great job. I know how you feel about the craft room, too. I have been meaning to turn my spare bedroom into a craft room but I just don't want to go in there and clean it out. It's the room where everything goes to get out of my way. ;) But since I don't have a nice, organized craft room, I keep misplacing my supplies! It's a little frustrating, but I'll get it all organized one of these days.

    Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. It makes me want to use my crafting to help other people, too.

  2. Oh, thank you.

    You should totally do it! Having a studio/craft room is so nice. Its not 100% yet (we need to have a garage sale and get rid of a lot of stuff!), but at least I can work in there now. My living room will eventually be finished, and will stay neat and clean. (I was dragging all my stuff out there and making messes that sat for weeks!)

    Its definitely a little overwhelming to start. I stood in the room looking around, thinking "I should just close the door and forget it." But if I had, it never would have gotten done!

  3. these are so adorable!!!!
    great blog!
    loving the posts
    stop by some time xx
    take a peek at my giveaway while you're at it!


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