Happy Mothers Day to all mums,
This is the gift I made for my Mum today...
It is based on the simple premise of die cutting hearts with felt then hand-stitching them together using contrasting embroidery thread in blanket stitch. Now although I thought this was simple I started it before valentines day (not usually that organised!) However I am glad I did, I had to teach myself to blanket stitch for a start, thank you you tube.
I cut the hearts using a sizzix Bigz heart die as this cuts felt beautifully and the die cuts 3 different sizes in each pass. Once almolst stitched together I stuffed the hearts with the contents of an old pillow (the same one I used for the Pin Cushion box's I made back in February)
This was an organic process and so I learnt at the end I really should of stitched in the ribbon loops during the process rather than attaching them at the back. To neaten the back I stitched each ribbon loop on with a button.
Finally I decorated each heart individually using buttons, bows and felt cut letters to spell out MUM before threading them onto a pink gingham ribbon (Ebay bargain) for hanging.
I have popped in a pic of the box I made for this from yesterdays sneak peak in case you missed it. I will Let you know if she liked it!