"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart ... pursue those."
Do you have a go to embellishment that you use a lot?
I actually have a few...and one of my favorites is the heart!
With February just around the corner and Valentine's Day a few short weeks away, stores are just filled with heart stuff...candy, party decorations, wreaths, mobiles, muffin tins and papers...all sorts of things that catch the eye.
I designed a February workshop project around hearts...and called it "Artful Hearts". The workshop pre-sold in the blink of an eye...quite literally...which is why I never posted about it.
There aren't any openings in the workshop BUT, I do have a few extra kits that are available for pre-order right NOW.
Here's what the project looks like:
It's a repurposed hardback book with new pages that you will stitch inside. The flavor is a bit of vintage Parisienne...deep red, black, ivory and some silver/pewter...somewhat elegant but with a bit of whimsy on some of the pages, too!
In addition to the book covers and interior pages, you will receive instructions and goodies for a dozen pages...as well as a pack of extra trims, etc. for the other pages. Plus, there's a lot of room for pictures, heart/love quotes and your own memorable stories.
You won't want to miss out on this fabulous book...lots of artful hearts and some fun new techniques or new spins on techniques that have been around for a bit.
The kit for this multi layered and highly textured hand created book is available for just $87, plus shipping (within the US, includes sales tax for AZ residents).
To reserve your kit, simply pre-order today by clicking the buy now button below. Kits will start shipping out next week after the workshop.
If the project has caught your heart, and I hope it has, you'll want to order right away as quantities are extremely limited.
To pre-order your kit, click the button below:
A UNIQUE, ONE OF A KIND "I START, YOU FINISH" IS AVAILABLE, IN TIME FOR HEART MONTH!
It's been about 30 years since I made a quilt.
No kidding...totally serious here.
It had tons of pieces, but the killer for me was the hand stitching that I did to quilt the top.
I told myself that I wouldn't do any more quilts...and if it weren't for my daughter, Ashley, I probably wouldn't have done this one. One of Ashley's friends is an avid quilter and she is currently making a really funky quilt for Ash. I got totally into looking at different patterns and finished quilts online with Ashley and the rag quilts really caught my heart. I decided that I could most certainly do one of those...especially if it was sized to fit the top of an album. :)
So, it's with great enthusiasm that I present "Quilted Hearts", a funky rag quilt featuring beaded hearts.
This 11x10 (approx.) heavy chip 3 ring binder comes with the completed cover (rag quilt attached to textured linen), textured linen back cover and fabulous stitched fabric hearts and huge glossy buttons on the spine.
This is such a fun way to work on a project...I start with the theme and color scheme and you finish with your goodies. A great way to use your stash...and a super way to jump start your creativity!
This totally unique, one of a kind, rag quilted "I Start, You Finish" album is available for just $87, plus shipping (within the US, sales tax included for AZ residents).
Simply click on the buy now button below and your album will be on its way!
As always, a heartfelt thanks for your orders and your referrals to friends and family!
From my studio to yours,