I have been very inspired by Valentine’s Day and hearts and love lately. I created this wreath over the weekend- it was inspired by Alisa Burke’s Felt Leaves Centerpiece in this post. (And several other wreath tutorials she has posted on her blog-LOVE her ideas!)
I have been wanting to try free-form sewing (also inspired by Alisa Burke) this year, so last Wednesday (my birthday), I ordered a darning foot for my sewing machine. On Friday, it was in my mailbox. I was really excited to get started.
I started with some cotton duck canvas cloth and some felt hearts that I cut out. I used the cotton duck to add a little more surface area to be able to maneuver the heart around under the needle. (I was a little afraid of sewing my finger…)
I also cut out some leaf shapes and created some leaf veins with red thread. Then I laid out all of the pieces until I found the right shape.
Before I sewed the pieces together, I trimmed the canvas off of the shapes.
And finally-the finished product. This is about how exciting my Saturday nights get
And finally…on the wall. Like I said-I have been inspired by love and valentines lately…A LOT…