Sunday, 28 November 2010

Heart Decorations

Are my entry for this weeks Play Date Cafe Challenge.  Our inspiration photo below is right up my street, I love the weathered feel to the pegs.
I was going to decorate a large peg but as Sarah had already decorated pegs I thought I would have a go at some Christmas decorations to hang from my fireplace.
I love anything heart related so this is where my project began with hearts cut from brown felt.  I have added grey stitching, buttons and silver ribbon to match the colour challenge for this week.  I also added brown rusty snowflakes.
I will hang these from twigs on my fireplace to give that rustic feel which I love around Christmas.
My second decoration has had a bird added along with grey stitching, buttons, silver ribbon and rusty snowflakes.
I have also added a Tattered Floral for its wing. 
My third decoration I made a smaller heart but this time in grey felt, adding brown hand stitching, a small brown bird, Tattered Florals and buttons.  Again a silver ribbon has been added to hang the decoration and I have also added a silver heart charm to the bottom.
 
I love the silver charm on this heart which matches the rusty heart I have used for the bird wing.

I found these decorations very therapeutic to make and a lovely change from cards and I even quite enjoyed the hand stitching LOL.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Tracy x x

23 comments:

Helen said...

Such beautiful hearts, they look fantastic. They will look wonderful hanging from your fireplace.

Sandy said...

Oh wow so wonderful felting hearts.
Lovely work Tracy. Love them.

Have a lovely new week.

Juls said...

wow!! these are just fab! Hugs Juls

Sarah Anderson said...

the bird ones are my favourite, although I love them all! I love felt :) Watch out next week in the cafe ;)

Netty said...

These are so charming, I love the idea of them hanging from twigs. Annette x

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Tracy, very pretty.

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely Tracy, bet PDC will love having your considered and careful entries to look at - they will really grace your fireplace.

Lavender Rose said...

They really are fantastic, perfect for the challenge and just stunning!

Lori said...

Gorgeous ornaments, Tracy! How whimsical and fun!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the rustic feel to your beautiful ornaments!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely ornaments and great idea! Beautiful felt images. Thanks for the lovely words on the blog! Much appreciated!

Sue A said...

I love this colour scheme for Christmas, well, for any time of year. These are beatiful and it is good to have a change from cards, I agree.

We must be thinking alike because I have been cutting out lilac hearts for a sewing project.
These three look really nice hanging together.
Very neat stitching....
have a great day....is it snowing?

Sue xx

*** Suzi B *** said...

Very pretty and like Sue A says such neat stitching...

Laura said...

These are so great. I love this sort of thing. Looks so fresh in those colours.

Tracey said...

oooo yummy colours, they would look so pretty on my tree lol, chocolate and caramel yummm - gorgeous idea on the play date challenge TFS XXX

Joanna K said...

Awwww, I absolutely LOOOOVE these! They are super gorgeous and wonderfully charming! Made my heart melt! lol ;) x

Fiona said...

great decorations - I bet they look lovely on your fireplace :)

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous, all of them! x

Lynn Stevens said...

Just darling Tracy! I love the rustic feel of these! and your idea to hang them from a branch is perfect!

Andrea Ewen said...

Simply adorable! What a creative way to show off our colors...Magnificent! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY, Tracy! These ornaments are super fun! I love how beautiful they turned out--all different and with the same colors:) GREAT job! Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

JeanFB said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! What a wonderful way to interpret the color scheme - so beautiful!

Ruby said...

These are lovely Tracy. I always forget about using my dies to cut felt, fab idea! Sorry, I'm a bit late in getting around to comment on everyone's blogs, but thanks for playing along with us this week at the PDCC!