Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sweet Hearts

I've been in hibernation for a while and enjoyed every minute.  It's been nice getting back to a pace that's less stressful and regaining that work/family balance in my comfort zone.  I am happily back in my groove.

So, what have I been up to?  I've been satisfying a 'heart' fetish!  Heart motifs have always captured my heart (ahem), but all of a sudden I'm obsessed with them.

The pattern for these little cuties are from Skip To My Lou

I made a bunch of these little hearts, at first, not really knowing what would become of them.  Then I found 9 ft. bead garlands at my local drugstore at the beautiful post-holiday price of $0.49.

So after all my little hearts are edged, they will complete their life on a sweet beaded garland for Valentine's Day.

More hearts... did I mention I was obsessed?  Or maybe possessed?!  This pattern is borrowed from Bella Dia.
These are a little bigger than the red hearts so I think I'll make them into little pillows with felt backing.
How nice to venture out again!  Thanks for indulging me.

Enjoy your day and follow your heart :-) 


  1. Wow! Your hearts are really sweet! The bead garlands look great too! Thanks for sharing the pattern!
    Have a nice week my friend!
    LS, xxx

  2. Those hearts are really,really nice! Glad I found your lovely blog :)

  3. Those hearts are fantastic!! I too have a thing for hearts, have made a knitted heart garland in my little girls room.They're just happy. :)

  4. Lovely hearts! Thank you Josie for the visit and for sharing :)

  5. Hi Josie!
    Lovely to say hi my lovely.
    I do love your hearts I might just have to borrow that lovely pattern...hee hee :)

    Thanks for dropping by and saying hi.
    Sorry to hear about your sis. Fibromyalgia is a real nasty....big hugs for her x

    Karen x x x

  6. Congrats on your award! love the hearts...I've been working on some too!

  7. Thank you for the kind words that you left when you stopped by. It means a lot.

  8. Hello Josie, Thank you so much for the lovely comment.
    Your hearts are lovely and will be great on a garland.

  9. Hi Josie! LOVE all the hearts you made!! I like those little ones from "skip to my lou" so much, I might add those to go with the bigger ones I made... OR just start another garland! (You really can't have too many, can you?!.. Nahhhhhh!) Love that beaded garland you found!! I don't know if I can find any like that left around here. If not, I may just glue together some Valentine candy, much like I did with the Christmas peppermint candies.. We'll see... Have a great day! ~tina

  10. Hi! LOVE, love hearts. Such pretty pics of your project! Loving the bead idea and can't wait to see the finished garland. Just about all the jewelry I own has heart motifs. Hence the name of my blog. I've made some of Lally Lou-Lou's hearts, too & they are addicting! I just wasn't sure what to do with 'em. I'll think of something. Valentine's day will be here before we know it so that means I have to get hookin'.

  11. I love hearts, I think I will do some in other than Valentines colours just to have around. A few years back I made some keyhole covers. They were little stuffed hearts decorated with buttons. They are old now so maybe time to make more


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