Monday, January 24, 2011

I heart these


I made these right after I saw this post about felt heart pins on the Purl Bee but was waiting to get a little closer to Valentines Day to post about them .  I like the Purl Bee ones but I thought they'd look cute if they looked like conversation hearts. I don't even really wear pins but I needed to make these (needed to) so I made one for each of Emily's teachers, one for my sister who is a teacher and one for Emily although I'm not sure she'd wear it. I used the template from the purl bee project and machine sewed them together instead of hand stitching them. I also used two different embroidery stitches to see which I liked better (or which one I'm better at) and it turns out the AWESOME one is the best embroidery-wise. It's very hard for me to make perfect letters and this stitch helped (back stitch?). I printed out different sized conversation heart words and matched up the sized that worked the best on this size heart. I then used a iron transfer pen to get the wording on to the felt.


Below is my favorite part. I made a little card for the pins to be pinned to so they'll be purty when I give them to the teachers.
the sources for these digital scrapbooking elements:
heart balloon: free from here
scallop border: for sale here
pink strip: tape strips free from here but now I can't find it on her site
"Happy" font: called "dreamed about you" (not sure where I got it)


13 comments:

Mary A. said...

Oh my gosh, those are too stinkin cute! I was really impressed with the pins, and my jaw dropped with the card. Woman, you are good!

Also, love Ava's sweater. Crew Cuts?

Kelly's Korner said...

Apparently I've been around Mary too long, because my first thought was hOW STINKIN CUTE! But she already typed that. :) Really cool! The pins are adorable! I LOVE the card you made for them! That makes them so special! And AVA! Look at her!!!! Those pics are great!

Corinnea said...

I know this is redundant but THOSE ARE SO STINKIN CUTE!!! The card is amazing! Very, very, very cool. GENIUS!

Ava looks so lovely. Cute sweater. I want it.

Corinnea said...

Your header is very cool too!

Anonymous said...

these are very cute...or in opera "genius, genius, genius!" The little fairy model is cute too :)

Adrienne said...

Ok, what I was going to say has already been said, in triplicate. ^_^ And I lvoe the shot of Ava holding them in front of her eyes, so cute!!

Jessica said...

These are SOOOOO AWESOME! I LOVE THEM! You did such a good job on the little card! it's fun to see the banner in use! :)

jules said...

I have to say it, too . . . How Stinkin' Cute! I can't wait to wear mine . . . my students will love it! They always walk around my room and comment on the cool things my sister has made/given me. You are so talented Jenny, the card it goes on is genius!!

Heidi said...

Those are SO STINKIN' CUTE!!!

Love the cards too - you are so clever!!!

pearlswirl said...

I waited way too long to comment and now everything good is taken... :(

These are adorable! and i would expect nothing less from the mom of the coolest girl in school! Also I LOVE your banner! I wish I had your skillz.

Also, word verification: "pricks". How rude.

Heather said...

LOVE them! Such a great idea! Your peeps are going to be thrilled to receive such a sweet valentine. Also, I've been thinking of your upcoming hospital trip and I think you and your daughter should make friendship bracelets. Best of luck with your stay. Ugh. Things like that are just stressful. Maybe some crafts will help.

Heather said...

ps. your new banner kicks ass.

TheBlackForrist said...

I <3 them too! They are smaller than I thought, and sooo darling. perfect teacher gift. And the presentation is perfect!

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