Tuesday, February 15, 2011

heart garland

I was clicking through Meg's Happy Things list

and clicked on "marshmallow milk?!" (um, yum!)

and then wanted to see what they were up to now and found this!

hearts and circles sewn together . . .

they made me happy. i wanted to make some.

I do not own a sewing machine nor do I profess to know how to sew. But there is no time like the present to just go ahead and tackle something, right?

I called up my friend Jacquie and asked her if I could come over and use her sewing machine and if she would show me what to do. She was so, so gracious and spent a couple hours of her Sunday afternoon with me helping me as I tried to get that sewing machine needle to pick up the thread from the bobbin over and over and over again.

Finally I sewed! I did it. I sewed all of these paper circles I'd punched together and the hearts that I traced and cut. It was fun. I was so happy and proud to bring them home and hang them up.

A shot of the cuteness mixed with chaos today . . .

and a little sneak peak at what will hopefully be tomorrow's post.

Have a great night.



Shauna at The Reed Life said...

oh gosh! i love love love yours! i love that the hearts are hand cut out (mine were punched) it makes it look more special and one of a kind! and the red thread.....so cute. thank you for the link.....good job braving the sewing machine.

Shauna at The Reed Life said...

sorry...me again...PLUS those doilies! what!? in the world are those!? vintage? perfectly antiqued? gorgeous, friend.

Jacquie said...

They look adorable hanging!!

Sandi said...

that garland is beautiful!! i wish i'd seen this before valentine's day!
oh well, maybe next year. :)

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

PS Your little guy is adorable!