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« on: February 14, 2018 03:21:12 PM »

made this for the Valentine mixed media swap.

Pictured here are Mom and I in 1976.

 Mom was the one who taught me how to sew (and never heard me swear under my breath whilst doing it, thank goodness) and here are the colonial costumes she made for us for the Bicentennial Celebration. All these years later, I inherit the leftover muslin from the caps and aprons.
I used it to create this hanging heart.

Also used was a hankie that was also mom's


the old muslin showed its age three quarters of the way thru the  project, when there was no turning back!
the button in the middle was supposed to really pinch both sides together to create an affect. But the other side began to crumble. So I had to put a patch there then cover with something else. I stalked my partner, discovered that she had been in a bird swap so I removed a hummingbird from my windchime and lo and behold, it fit perfectly.

thanks for looking!

P. S.  I still have both complete costumes hanging in my closet.


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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018 08:22:27 PM »

Your heart is so pretty and the story behind the fabrics makes it even more special.

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018 09:07:28 PM »

What a special history this sweet heart has! So sweet.

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018 05:35:16 AM »

blu, I love the way your mind works to create!  Your materials, your process, and what you choose to create are just so meaningful and different, and wonderful!

P.S.  That bonnet is just "so you"!  Grin  Hee-hee!

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018 06:09:32 AM »

I am the recipient of this lovely heart...the story behind it moved me to tears...my mother was the one who encouraged me to sew and worked hard to get me my first sewing machine so that I did not have to make my projects by hand (glad I learned to sew by hand, though!)...

I have many of her hankies, because she also taught me that a lady always carries a hanky in her purse...

I will cherish this heart because we have shared memories of our moms...I miss mine so much, but I know she lives through me and my projects...

Thanks for sharing, blupaisan...and lol...you were so darn cute in your colonial garb!

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018 06:14:21 AM »

What a lovely sweet project.


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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018 08:36:34 AM »

What a wonderful heart. The history behind it makes it even more special.

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018 07:31:46 PM »

Very sweet project, and I love that picture!

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