Friday, July 2, 2010

July….Seriously?!

Can you believe it’s July already?! This year seems to fly by so fast!!!! I can’t believe its half gone already and before you know it, we’re going to be preparing for Christmas again… Better enjoy the summer while we can!!!

I did made a small finish this week. After seeing so many beautifully made heart ornaments out there, I really want to try making one myself, so this is kind of an experiment for me.

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Pattern: “Coeur printemps
Thread: DMC cotton floss
Fabric: 28ct Irish linen in tea
Finished Size: 5.5” x 5.5”
Finishing Date: 06-28-2010

I have to say it was kind of tricky!! I had to hand sew the edges first and when I try to turn it right side out, the top part kept bundling up on me. After several attempts I finally figured out that the trick was to snip the edges before turning it over. It still looks a bit lopsided, though…. So may I ask all you crafty minds out there what’s the secret of making a perfect heart?

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I know it’s not spring anymore but I love those little bunnies~~ Sometimes I can see a bunch of them having dinner on the lawn during my evening walks. I also like the bright greens and pinks. It’s very……spring!!! I was lucky to find a perfect pink fabric for the backing. I can’t remember where I found this freebie design. If anyone knows please let me know so I can include the link.

Edit 07-04-2010: I’ve added the link for this freebie. Just go to this link and click on “GRILLES GRATUITES” on the left sidebar then it will show a whole list of freebies from Anne. This pattern is called “Coeur printemps”. Thank you Brigitte for finding the link~

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By the way, have you seen Kaaren’s latest First Friday Freebie pattern? It is totally adorable!!! Be sure to hop over her blog and check it out!!!

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Lastly, for those who are in the United States, happy 4th of July~~~

22 comments:

  1. I think your heart looks lovely. It is best to trim the seams to about 1/4" (grading helps to - trim one side more than the other), put a little clip in the curves almost all the way round spaced about 1/4" apart and trim as close as you dare at the points!

    See this link:
    http://cyberseams.com/article/105273/basics/how_to_clip_curves_on_a_seam_allowance.html

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  2. I love it Theresa :) And such a sweet chart too, if you remember the link, be sure to share!

    Happy 4th to you!

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  3. Theresa, your heart ornie is beautiful! I think you did a great job!

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  4. I think you've finishing your heart beautifully! I did a Stacy Nash heart which was my first attempt at one and it turned out OK but I think I need some more practice with them. So I won't pass on any tips since I'm still learning myself. Good luck with more of them in the future.

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  5. The heart is so pretty. Very nice finish.

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  6. I love it, Theresa--you did a wonderful job on the heart. I've never attempted one yet, so I have no advice, but I'm sure each one you make will get a bit easier...

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  7. I think you did a great job! Very pretty and it looks like a heart to me.

    Thanks for sharing the embroidery freebie...i just love it! Hope you have a wonderful 4th and many happy stitches.

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  8. I love your heart...I think you did a fantastic job! The colors and pattern and stitching and finishing are all so very lovely!

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  9. I think it came out great! :)

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  10. Wow Theresa, this little heart is precious! I love it!

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  11. So sweet heart! Nice finish!

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  12. Your heart is so pretty and it's very well finished, I think. I stitched the same freebie a couple of years ago and made it into a needle case. And this is the designer's site:
    http://pagesperso-orange.fr/anne-les-petites-croix/

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  13. It seems perfect! Congratulations!

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  14. Wonderful summer heart!

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  15. Your heart ornie worked out beautifully - well done! I've been wanting to try that sort of finish too, but as always, never enough time!

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  16. 好可愛喔 ~~ ^_^
    我也覺得好像在不知不覺中就過了半年了.
    每次想繡些和節日有關的東西,
    可是還沒繡好這個節日就已經過去了,
    下一個節日又來了...

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  17. What a super sweet finish! It looks great.

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  18. I've been a little timid about trying a heart finish, but I think yours turned out very nice. And I share your love of stitched bunnies. Don't know what it is about those little animals, but they pop up in quite a lot of the designs I buy.

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  19. this heart is really beautiful
    Pat

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  20. This beautiful heart. Congratulations.
    Regards

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Theresa

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