I was so lucky to be a guest poster on One Artsy Mama
where I shared this tutorial for little hearts .
Since then a few have asked if I could repost it here
so they could keep my tutorials altogether (how nice !)
Well here it is ~
These little hearts are so quick and easy to make in any size
and they have a little pocket for your love notes so
you can send messages any time you like .
They also might be cute for popping in your little ones
lunch box with a sweet note from Mum xxx
The ones here are only about 2" but you decide how big
you would like yours and trace your heart shape onto cardboard.
There are 3 pieces of fabric ~ front , back and pocket .
The pocket piece has the top edge pressed down before
sandwiching between between the front and back pieces.
Trace your heart shape on .
Stitch around leaving a gap for turning .
Cut out heart shape and clip and snip .
Turn right side out and stuff very lightly .
Neatly stitch the gap closed .
Pop a little note in the pocket .
These should take you 10 minutes to make tops .
So you can make a pile of them and everyone will know
you are just lovely !
As I don't do Valentines I give a donation each year
to the Heart Foundation and this makes my heart feel really good.
EDITED Since this post was published on February 14 I have been contacted by
a few amazing blog readers who have said they don't do Valentines either
and are going to use my idea of making a donation to The Heart Foundation.
I am so humbled to think that my little blog could influence some
in this way and I am so touched .
Thank you very much x