Sunday, February 9, 2014

Love Is In The Air

'Ello Sweeties!
Hearts, hearts everywhere! I've had hearts on the brain lately, been fiddling around and making sweet little things, these are a few of them. I made these heart pins for a Valentine's Swap organized by Aunt Peaches. The idea was simple, you make and send three Valentines and you'll receive three back - but not from the same people, which makes thing interesting because what you get, and from whomever really is a surprise.

Felt Heart Valentine Pins by Lisa Leggett

As I've repeated often, I'm not so great at papercraft, I dunno, I try, but it just doesn't seem to be my thing, thank dog I'm handy with a needle! *wink* Having said that, I knew I'd stitch something for the ladies whose names I was given.

Detail of back of pin

Small and sweet pins, cute, but not too over the top, something I would wear in public myself. I added a little pin to the back of each so that my Valentines can wear them on a jacket or sweater, or lanyard, or whatever floats their boat.

Felt Heart Valentine Pins by Lisa Leggett

I enjoyed making these pins, it really felt like playing, and got to use a new tool that I purchased recently, which I've wanted forever, scalloped sheers! Found them on eBay for a song. I have pinking shears and they're great, but I adore the soft bumps of a scallop.

Felt Heart Valentine Pins by Lisa Leggett

I made (very) simple little cards to attach the pins to and wrote a note to each gal on the inside, then away they went. Off to Kentucky, New Mexico and Idaho, fly away little pins, be free!

Felt Heart Valentine Pins by Lisa Leggett

I hope my Valentines like their pins and don't find them too gauche. I have had two Valentine's come back to me so far, pretty handmade things, crafty people are my favorite people!

Do you have any Valentine making going on in your neck of the woods? Do tell!


Jusmom1 said...

I have made a Valentine's mini quilt for my foyer. I really want to make a table runner for my kitchen island and a matching square mat for my kitchen table. But other crafty things keep calling me away! Oh to have 8 hands and 48 hours per day!

Helen Le Caplain said...

Aww they're really cute! Hoping to knit a couple this afternoon and make them into pins... this has definitely convinced me to get a wriggle on!

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Super cute Lisa! You make such great things.

I've been wanting some scalloped shears myself, especially after seeing this!

Chris said...

They are lovely!

Chris said...

They are lovely!

Mom Wald said...

What a lucky three ladies. These are quite lovely!

Beedeebabee said...

Those three lucky girls will have THE most adorable pins on Valentine's Day...and the cards you made to attach them to are sooo cute! xoxo