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« on: July 04, 2012 12:05:44 PM »

I'm currently in the middle of a year-long challenge to sew one heart every day.  That's a LOT of hearts, and about a month ago I started making these 1 1/2" heart-shaped, wool-felt scissors fobs.  



At the moment they fit nicely into a pint-sized canning jar; but as this challenge goes on, I think I'm going to need a bigger jar!


I've made about 35 of them so far, and I enjoy them so much that I will continue making them for my challenge as long as I don't run out of new ideas!  I am currently working on a dog, a mountain scene, and a house.  Here is a closer look at a few of them:

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Citrus slices


I started working with felt in the Felt Badge Swap (both rounds of it!), so with that experience it was easy to jump into this project.  They are entirely hand-sewn, made with wool felt, embroidery floss, sewing thread, baker's twine, and polyfil.

If you have any suggestions for future fobs, I'd love to hear them!  
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012 12:28:22 PM »

These are so cute, and very well done. I'd love to see some food themes one, like a fried egg Smiley I commend you for choosing a goal of one a day.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012 12:29:55 PM »

Most fantastic, Leslieshappyheart!  You ROCK it everytime!  I love all of these, especially the kiwi fruit!   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012 12:30:09 PM »

They are ALL so awesome! You have always have a great way of choosing themes and colours!

I mentioned it on your blog already, but I so love that lemon slice!

I hit this rocks!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012 12:42:21 PM »

These are so cute, and very well done. I'd love to see some food themes one, like a fried egg Smiley I commend you for choosing a goal of one a day.

Thanks, LastByte!  There actually IS a fried egg fog, on the far right of the picture!

And thank you for your nice comments, wendek and fiddlegirl8!
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012 01:58:43 PM »

Oh, my, but those are A-Dorable!  Grin The whole collection is very lovely.

Looking for ideas?
Well.... How about a young heart, an old heart, a broken heart, a zombie heart, a stone-heart, an anatomical heart, a sleepy heart, a locked heart, an enchanted fairy tale heart, a lion's heart, an industrial heart, a googly-eye-heart, a superhero's heart, a lost heart, an open-heart-surgery-heart....?

writing "heart" so many times makes me wonder if I misspelled it.. How about a misspelled one, then? Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012 02:07:26 PM »

Just when I think I've found my fave...I can't take my eyes off the next one!!
Each is a gem, LHH.
This is really a creative accomplishment--rocks!
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012 02:14:46 PM »

Wow, you're so industrious! I'm impressed. They're all so lovely that I'm not sure I can pick a favorite. I think it would have to be the strawberry, though. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012 03:08:52 PM »

Wow that is an amazing challenge! I really like the cotton spools, very pretty!
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012 03:11:02 PM »

Good challenge, and what an amazing selection you've come up with! Do you have that many scissors?  Wink The citrus ones are especially interesting, but I love them all.
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2012 03:45:15 PM »

Good challenge, and what an amazing selection you've come up with! Do you have that many scissors?  Wink The citrus ones are especially interesting, but I love them all.

Well, no, I don't have that many scissors...but the challenge is the challenge, and I have to make a heart a day whether I have a use for it or not.  Most of these will probably be used simply as ornaments, and my future swap partners may be seeing them in person...!

BirdBones--thanks for your suggestions!  I can't believe you thought up that many hearts!
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2012 07:34:13 PM »

These are adorable! My favorites are the fruits and the lady bug on the light green leaf. The fried egg is pretty funny too.

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1. Some bacon or pancakes to go with that egg.
2. A caterpillar, chrysalis, and then a butterfly
3. The four seasons
4. egg, chick/duckling, chicken/duck
5. Tea bag  Wink
6. If you can't think of things you could go through the alphabet and pick something that starts with each letter. (I would love to see an x-ray one)
7. You could do the same thing with colors if you can't think of something. Pick a random color and then make something in that color.

Can't wait to see more! Hope our suggestions help.
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2012 08:06:55 PM »

These are awesome, Leslie!!  Love them Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2012 08:24:20 PM »

So many great ideas, Gr33nT3a!  I actually have already gone through the alphabet with larger fabric hearts for this challenge, using fabrics with items that start with each letter--here's a picture of those:



The "x" was a Valentine's Day fabric with x's and o's (you know, for hugs and kisses!)--that was the best I could do.
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2012 09:14:38 PM »

The alphabet hearts are amazingly pretty!

And I bow to you accepting the challenge- a heart a day sounds like something that keeps one happy and thinking good thoughts Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2012 01:28:13 AM »

Pretty, cute, awesome. LOVE the kiwi.

Thoughts on themes... sea creatures, toys, robots.

ooh and what a cool baby mobile you could make with these!
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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2012 04:23:56 AM »

I just have to say that I LOVE everything you make and these are no exception!!  So tiny and cute!!  Awesome idea!!
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2012 05:02:33 AM »

Fantastic!  There are so many of them I just love.
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2012 05:51:55 AM »

The letter hearts are too cute, and you get 10 bonus points for placement on the "O" heart. Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2012 07:01:00 AM »

Love all the hearts leslie, but my favorites are the strawberry and kiwi!  Hmmm, how about an "art heart"?  Like a stitched version of a favorite work of art.  Starry Night as a heart, the Mona Lisa as a heart, etc.  Comedy & Tragedy would be fun on opposite sides of a single heart.  Mythological themes?  A Medusa heart would be very fun. A house heart, since home is where your heart is. How about "Sweet Hearts" with favorite candies or chocolates on them?

And I just gotta put this out there....  How about doing a swap based on your lovely hearts?  Either everyone makes and sends a single heart to their partner, or perhaps even groups of swappers like some of the ATC or supply swaps.  Everyone makes and sends 5 hearts?  It would be interesting to see what so many creative minds could come up with based on your lovely idea!
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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2012 07:57:59 AM »

Love all the hearts leslie, but my favorites are the strawberry and kiwi!  Hmmm, how about an "art heart"?  Like a stitched version of a favorite work of art.  Starry Night as a heart, the Mona Lisa as a heart, etc.  Comedy & Tragedy would be fun on opposite sides of a single heart.  Mythological themes?  A Medusa heart would be very fun. A house heart, since home is where your heart is. How about "Sweet Hearts" with favorite candies or chocolates on them?

And I just gotta put this out there....  How about doing a swap based on your lovely hearts?  Either everyone makes and sends a single heart to their partner, or perhaps even groups of swappers like some of the ATC or supply swaps.  Everyone makes and sends 5 hearts?  It would be interesting to see what so many creative minds could come up with based on your lovely idea!

Thanks for your many great heart ideas, jennieingram!  I had to laugh when you suggested the Mona Lisa...just yesterday I was thinking that THAT is one thing I would NOT be able to do on these little hearts...but I guess I won't know for sure unless I try!

There have actually been a couple of "jar of hearts" swaps in the past year, and I participated in one of them...maybe it's time for another one?  Okay, now I feel compelled to show you my jar of hearts:


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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2012 08:41:03 AM »

I've been admiring these on your blog for the past month or so. They are all so sweet and fun!! I especially love the lime Smiley.

What is the count of hearts you're at for the year now? You must be on track to meet your 365 goal!
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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2012 09:28:51 AM »

Thanks, LimeRiot!  After being behind for a couple of months, I'm finally ahead in my heart count:  today is day #187, and I just posted heart #195!  Yay!
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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2012 02:01:06 PM »

That's so cute! What are you planning on doing with them?

You could do:
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paintbrushes
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books
trees
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bunny
water drops
sushi
indian designs
facial expressions
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thats just a few i could think of on the spot. =D

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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2012 02:13:02 PM »

Thanks, Breegy, I like a LOT of your suggestions! I'm going to have to do a sushi one this week, it would be so cute! 

All the ideas have been great, and you have all gotten the wheels turning in my head again!
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« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2012 02:24:31 PM »

love these! and the idea of the big challenge, sounds like something crazy I would do!  I just pinned the alphabet hearts.  My faves are also the fruits, especially the kiwi.  What about veggies? red pepper, eggplant, asparagus, mushroom, fiddlehead, broccoli, also astrological signs, and for september school supplies!

Well done and thanks for sharing.
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These are so sweet, I really like hearts!
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« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2012 06:12:23 PM »

So cute and such a great idea!    I love the fruit ones and the little goldfish!
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Those are neat..How about holiday themed ones? A gnome, soda can..I really like the sewing machine one.
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They're all so sweet!  Grin
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What a neat idea! And such cute little hearts. I adore the citrus ones! And good idea on the one a day. No pressure, just take a little time, and then you have this collection! I like that.  Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2012 07:42:58 AM »

Those are so cute, and your stitching is beautiful
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How precious! A fob a day is admirable, good luck to you! They're all so adorable and perfect little gems.
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« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2012 02:26:49 PM »

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 Grin these are so cuteeeee!!!!! Such a great idea!!!
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« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2012 09:37:21 PM »

Let's see, I love the strawberry, lemon, watermelon, spool of thread, bumble bee, kitty, kiwi, ladybug, and mushroom ones!  Whew!  But really, they are all so wonderful!
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« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2012 10:38:40 PM »

I think this is amazing, I don't have the concentration or time to do something like this. I think you are insanely creative and amazing! Keep sharing all of your hearts please!
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« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2012 04:02:08 AM »

I think this is amazing, I don't have the concentration or time to do something like this. I think you are insanely creative and amazing! Keep sharing all of your hearts please!

Thanks, Poison! That's a good idea about sharing future hearts...I've already made a few more since posting this thread...in a month or two I will post a picture of all the new ones.
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« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2012 12:54:48 PM »

What a fantastic idea to do a different fob a day.  They're all so colorful!  Thanks for inspiring. ~ now I'm wondering what I could feasibly craft every day for a year.  Hmm....
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« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2012 05:44:19 PM »

Verrrry cute... as always!!!
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Very neat... I love the one a day idea.
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now I'm wondering what I could feasibly craft every day for a year.  Hmm....

me, too.  I have not come up with anything... and I kind of hope I don't.  Cheesy
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