Tuesday, February 1, 2011

See my heart!

Well here in North Texas we are all snuggling up in our homes due to the low record breaking temps and sheet of ice on every surface outside. To add to the craziness people from all over the US are arriving for the Superbowl. You people up north would think we are crazy if you could see how we react to weather like this! So what's a girl to do under these conditions??? I know... create sumpin!
I purchased this cute little frame at the Goodwill the other day. As soon as I saw it I had an idea of just what I wanted to do with it. Do you have items that you are drawn to at the Goodiwll? I do, frames are one of them. This little gem cost me  99 cents, how you gonna walk away from such cuteness for that price I ask you???? So I gave it a good coat of  Krylon X Metal Red spray paint.
Then I took some of the leftover wool that I had from this project.
And this old sweater... I love the color of but it always sheds and gets awful little fuzzies in my eyes. I couldn't throw it away, I thought it would be perfect for a project. I cut 3 hearts in 3 different sizes out of these fabrics.
I cut 3 small circles a little smaller than a dime. Then I took a needle and thread that had been knotted. I pulled it thru the circle.  I couldn't take pics of this but I folded the circle in half, with the knot inside and I folded it in half again which made a little bud. I took the needle and thread and whipped a few stitches thru the small end, kinda at the point. It forms these sweet little buds.
I glued all 3 of those buds to the center of this heart. I also stitched around the white heart, then glued everything together. It's so sweet, love how  it all came together. I was inspired by Tea Rose Home on this project. She is one of my favorite blogs and one of the first that I followed. Go and check her out! Oh and hear is a shot of our crazy weather, doesn't look nearly as bad as it is!
Linking to Junkin Friday Friends

26 comments:

Melissa said...

Hi! :) Love your blog. Am following. :)
That project is just too cute! Good Job.
Hugs,
Melissa

Janna said...

Cute! I'm in north Texas, too & I'm freezing. Not liking this weather at all!

Laina said...

I LOVE that heart! That is too adorable!

Comeca Jones said...

cute!

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

You are indeed, Ms Smartie Pants! Love this precious heart art! Cute, cute!

Richter's said...

Very cute little project. However, I just have to say, be happy that you can still see grass when you're spray painting outside. Up here in SoDak, I'd have to tromp through 6 feet of snow.

Cheers!

Tara Lauren said...

Love your blog! Adorable heart!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you never cease to amaze me. Btw, I never find anything that cool at Goodwill. I wish you would teach a class at the church. Ooh, maybe a findraiser for the next women's retreat or something???
-Christina

Sachiko said...

Very cute! I love the color combinations.

Sherringa said...

Sweeeeet! Just like you~ Hmmm which follower will get this lovely? Some one far up north in Alaska I Hope! I say it should snow for a week straight so you can continue on with your creative sojourn.

abeachcottage said...

Very cute and fun project. Certainly warms up the temperature when you see it! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle @ Loving Every Second said...

So fun! And the weather has been FREEZING where I live, too!

Michelle :)
LovingEverySecond.blogspot.com

Michelle @ Loving Every Second said...

PS - I'm a new follower! Love your blog :)

Terry said...

Super cute project!

A Few Pennies said...

Those hearts are adorable. Thank you for such a great idea--I'm gonna try it too!

Maggie said...

Such a lovely Valentine, what can be better when the weather outside is frightful than to say warm indoors, and get crafty?

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

This turned out so cute!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a cute Valentine! Love how you painted the frame and then made the hearts from a sweater and leftovers! Thanks for joining Junkin Finds Friday.

hugs, Linda

-Sam said...

So cute! I found you via Show and Tell Saturday, love the blog!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Now that is clever. It turned out so cute! Now, why don't I create something like this when it snows? Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

I love this! What great inspiration from a frame.

Maureen said...

How clever!

megan said...

How sweet. I love this!!

By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now that you might be interested in!

Judy said...

I love that heart. It's really so cute. I linked over from Laurie's party. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com and follow me back. Thanks so much. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

freckled laundry said...

This is way too cute! I have a frame almost identical to the one you used. Thank you for linking with air your laundry Friday. Party is back on tonight!

xoxo,
Jami

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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