Monday, January 27, 2014

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Valentine's Flower Crowns

This weekend was another busy one spent making mostly etsy orders during my sewing time, but we did find a little stint both on Saturday and Sunday for some handmade holiday sewing. Valentine's Day has always been a favorite in our house and here on my blog for crafting. My celery stamping project remains in my top ten most popular posts! But really we all just want a reason to keep the house looking festive after the Christmas tree comes down and these slow, cold winter days present lots of time for creating!

First, we made a few Valentine's Day versions of my crown of flowers. I have enough flowers made to offer a few for sale later in the week! If you happen to have a Valentine that you think might like one, feel free to put an order in!

Felt flower making! Hoping to turn these into some sweet crowns to offer before Valentines Day!

I'm very happy to have decided on a final special use for what's left of these spools of recycled rope I purchased from Anthropologie a couple of years ago. I love how it finishes off these crowns!

Valentine's Flower Crown 
Making

There were a few fox pillow orders made as well! I especially like this one with the burgundy bow and Daisy Janie's Tilly Mumsy in Dusk for the backing!

Lady Fox Pillow

Backed with Tilly

On Sunday Haila and I had a sewing session date, this time she made a quick heart felt garland! My boys and I have made this garland before, first discovered on Betz's wonderful blog two years ago, oh my! You can find her tutorial here on Craftzine, it's so quick & fun! I knew it would make the perfect decor sewing project for a newbie to tackle!

Haila making hearts!

We started with just one 9" x 12" piece of wool blend felt, a spool of red Aurifil, some red & white Divine Twine, and our cutting tools!

Heart Garland Supplies

Two quick stitches later, a little measuring & cutting, and she had made a dozen hearts!

Making hearts!

I love, LOVE this photo! We had some fun with black & white focal editing and I had to share it!

Love this photo!

In just a matter of minutes, after carefully threading her hearts onto the twine, she had made her very first strand of garland! Yes!

Heart Felt Garland

Making this for yourself or with a little one eager to start sewing, will surely start you're February off right! We highly recommend it!

Happy sewing!  Maureen

40 comments:

  1. Sew cute!!! Good job Mama! =D

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  2. Please tell your daughter what a fabulous job she did with her heart garland!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. She's a good reader now and loved reading through all the comments she received under her first quilted pillow post! She was beaming!!

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  3. Love the last picture there! She's clearly so proud of her work and should be!

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  4. Love the recent headband--will that be available on your etsy? Thanks!

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    1. I will only have a few available, maybe six or so. If you'd like to order one they will be $32, you can email me at maureencracknell@hotmail.com anytime! Thanks Shannon!

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  5. Lovely! These hearts are the sweetest! Great job! I see some of the special baker's twine too... ;o)

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  6. Sweet crown and love the heart garland ~ thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. such cute projects. I loved it when our little one decides that he/she wants to learn to sew. It is so much fun helping them acquire the skills needed. Have fun and patience. It all SO pays off in the long run. Our son (29) now sews and sells civil war re-enacting clothes for men and our daughter(26) quilts

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  8. I love the look on her face, so proud! I'm glad you're enjoying your sewing time together. :)

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  9. This post is full of wonderful ideas for sewing with felt! Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you, Catherine! I love to sew with felt and appreciate you stopping by to see our projects! :)

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  10. What a beautiful girl, you must be so proud.

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    1. I am, so very much! She's a natural, it's fun to watch!

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  11. so cute and looks so much springy here~ xxc

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  12. What a wonderful garland!!! And how neat that you can have sewing dates with your daughter.
    Love your fox pillow with the bow accent, too.

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  13. My daughter who just turned eight, would totally get into the heart garland. I will definitely do it with here. Thank you. And I do love that one photo too. The contrast of the heart on the stark white background. And her sweet face. Very nice.

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  14. so very cute - we tend to sort of skip over valentine's day because our wedding anniversary is only two weeks prior, but it really is a sweet holiday and i love the things you and haila made together! <3

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  15. Beautiful garland and a gorgeous model with it!

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  16. Such lovely makes ladies!! I really enjoy these posts with you two sewing together! Looking forward to seeing many more!

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  17. Wonderful! Better than people alot older than 8! My granddaughter will be making these tomorrow, i have it all set out, she will love your idea! Thank you for sharing! ( she is 8 also)

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  18. Maureen, what fun crafts to extend the "holiday" season! Your daughter is getting to be quite the young lady. She takes to the camera lens as a "natural!" :-)

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  19. Great projects, but Haila and her garland are my favorite! :)

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  20. That is ADORABLE! And I mean your daughter as well as her project. She did a great job! Will be sharing this!

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  21. Can I pin that picture of your little girl holding the felt hearts?

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    1. Thank you so much for asking, and yes I am ok with it. She already has big dreams of following in my footsteps and having a sewing blog of her own. Which will probably happen by the time she is a teen, so I think sharing these photos of her is completely fine, with her excitement and approval of course!

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    2. Its all to adorable, its like selling girl scout cookies, I will have to buy some...... so cute.. all of it.

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  22. i haven't visited your blog in awhile (have just been so busy) and goodness your daughter has grown! she looks close to the same age as my daughter (they have the same teeth growing in.. so cute). my daughter also LOVES hearts... we may just have to make one of your cute garlands together... thank you for the inspiration :)

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  23. This piece is just full of love — it radiates through each photo! I absolutely love the ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Love these prints! and your pillows. Amazing job as usual!

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  25. Love these fabrics! and your pillows!

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