Our house has succumbed to that nasty virus that is going around. I have spent several days in my heated bed, with heaps of yarn around me, and two of my four legged friends at my side to keep me company.
If you crochet, then you know Lucy at Attic 24. She has inspired so many of us to get out our hooks and create. I saw these darling puffed heart hangers on her blog and decided that it was time I made something for myself since I am caught up on all of my orders. (Diana, don't worry, I will have your earwarmer ready for you by Friday) Katie, yours is going to the post office today!
Here is where you can find the link to the patterns for both the heart and the cute rosebud and leaves.
Puffed Heart Hanger
I have to admit, at first, I could not make heads or tails out of the pattern description of the heart. It is not Lucy's, but she links to where she found it. I had to have my friend Pammy Sue help me out. She was gracious enough to decipher it for me, so that I could easily figure it out. She has also made a few of these darling hearts.
Here is the first one I made. A bit wonky, but I didn't want to frog it. The flower is too bulky, and leaves were terrible, but I put it together anyway.
Even though I sewed the flower and leaves on before putting the two sides of the heart together, I should have secured the rose tighter. Live and learn.
Then, feeling like I now understood the patterns perfectly, I made my second one. By the way, the instructions for the rose and leaves are given in UK terms. You must remember to translate them to US terms. But Lucy does give a brief description at the beginning of her tutorial.
I love these hearts!!! They are pretty quick to make, and you could put any kind of adornment on the front you choose. Lucy put some cute little hanging signs on hers with favorite sentiments. I wanted to add some essential oil to my fiberfill, but I could not find it. I will do this to some that I make for gifts.
I hung these in the sunniest room of my house this morning to photograph them.
Wherever I go, my new doggie follows. We have all fallen in love with this fine creature! He has found his "home."Everyone loves to gather in the living room by the picture window in the winter. The sun shines brightly through this room, warming your bones. Ducey loves his spot in the chair next to the window.
Today I am feeling much better. I am going to head out to do some marketing and run a few errands.
Go out and make it a great day!