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« on: January 20, 2012 01:18:33 PM »

I've been making Valentines for my 2 daughters & 2 grandlings.  I took awhile coming up with the idea but it really wasn't at all difficult to execute---only a bit tedious because I don't do much embroidery.  I made hand sewn, stuffed felt hearts onto which I embroidered names & typical Conversation Heart messages.  They are about 4" across & look nice displayed in an oversized candy dish but I attached them to ribbons suspended  from a large metal ring.  I turned the seam on the topside to the inside but I left the bottom seam exposed because I think it looks more like a molded candy heart.  Some of my lettering is a bit crooked but I doubt they'll mind when each  finds the monetary token in the pocket sewn on the back of one heart.  

Thanks, everyone.  I love your nice comments.
I'm adding the heart pattern that I made it myself.  It's about 4 3/8" across and the side strip is 1 1/4" wide cut from the long edge of a 9x12 square---that determined the overall size of the hearts because I wanted the strip to go all the way round without an extra seam.  I sewed the strip around the edge of one heart, cut off the excess, stitched the ends, turned it & sewed the bottom heart with the seam exposed.   

I googled "conversation Hearts" to see the general shape & colors as well as popular messages.  All I found were printed in red, all caps.  I used a disappearing marker to letter the hearts before embroidering. 

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012 01:49:59 PM »

These are so cute and it is thoughtful too!

And if the embroidery looks a bit crooked, at least you can see that it is hand made!!  Wink
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012 02:23:20 PM »

I love these!

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012 05:30:32 PM »

fantastic idea! these are awesome!
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012 07:07:25 PM »

these are way cute did u make the pattern yourself or did u get it some where if i may ask



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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012 07:47:01 PM »

These are awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012 02:45:41 PM »

These are so sweet (no pun intended Smiley)! I really like the way you left the bottom edge raw. It's a very nice detail.

« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012 02:47:05 PM »

These are just sweet. I like the soft colors, and the fact that they all say something different.

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012 10:23:01 AM »

These are sooo cute, I love the idea of a little pocket on the back for a little extra something too!

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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2012 09:09:30 AM »

Good job, they look just like conversation hearts! I was thinking about making some giant ones but your size seems more versatile. I love the extra pocket idea, too.

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