Ooooooh what are these......?
My very good friend is celebrating her 'girlie' birthday this week. She is a lover of all things 'hearty' and has an excellent eye for detail, creating lots of interesting little corners in her house. Anyway the 'hearty' thing was my starting point.
So where do you go when as a crochet novice you need a bit of handholding and advice? Off to lovely Lucy of course, where there was a lovely teeny tiny heart tutorial which was just perfect for my needs.
The hearts were so straightforward to make and I had purchased a white box frame for them to nestle into.
But then of course I had to make the card and think of a suitable wrapping. Here's what I came up with.
A tote'ish bag made from good old reliable wallpaper lining to house the frame, using hearts as my theme and working with the same colours as the crochet hearts. Shall we have a closer look......?
A carefully placed sentiment and hearts randomly stamped onto a strip of white card which were then cut into squares and mounted onto card. I wanted a faded heart look, so I stamped some of the ink off before stamping onto the white card.
This might give you a better idea....
The ribbon was simply tied around the handle and the handles were made from red card and attached with eyelets.
Although this was for a birthday, what a great Christmas present it would make wouldn't it?
And talking of all things crochet, just in case you were wondering...............
........my crochet blanket is coming along nicely. I left off it for a few weeks as sewing projects took over but I'm determined to get it finished in time for Christmas. I'm aiming for a 10 squares by 12 rows blanket and I'm on row 10 now, I should make it shouldn't I?
Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by x