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Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Heart Felt Brooches!

It's been quite a while since I've made any of my "Heart Felt Brooches".
They're sweet little stuffed heart shaped pins made from felted, or fulled, repurposed wool sweaters.
I'd saved some pink, rose, mauve and burgundy felted sweater wool to use for this batch of brooches. I cut two sizes of hearts and mixed and matched the coordinating colors. I then choose some embroidery thread colors to complement the wool.
First I used a blanket stitch to add a small contrasting heart shape to each brooch front. Then I embroidered a few tiny flowers, stitches and knots to embellish each heart.
To finish, I added another large heart to the back, blanket stitched around the outer edge and added just enough stuffing to make them into tiny little heart shaped pillows. Each has a levered pinback for secure placement on a sweater or jacket.
These brooches make great little Valentine's gifts and are now all for sale in my
Etsy shop!

1 comment:

Wendy said...

these are really pretty!