Thursday, 9 February 2012

Two hearts are better than one....


Valentines day... does it suck or not? Now I'm not complaining... ok maybe a little...but it's not a big thing in this house for a few reasons. One growing up my mom's bday is Valentines day so it has always been about her.. (seriously not complaining) and through my dating years I always end up with guys who really.. well aren't into it. Mr.Aftercraft thinks that everyday is Valentines day.... I should remind him of that when i want him to do the dishes next.... hmmm..


I've wanted to make these earrings for ages. Last year I got half way through and abandoned because I didn't have the right thread, but I did it this year AND in time for Valentines.



You'll need to gather a few supplies.
Chain ( depends on how long you want them )
shepherds hooks
thread
needle
embroidery floss
filling
pliers


I cut out a heart from a piece of paper to make a template




I traced and cut out four hearts



Took a length of embroidery floss and used 3 of it's stands and sewed a running stitch around the heart and stuffed a little filling inside of it before I finished it off.


Added a jump ring to my chain and matched it to my shepherds hook.




Then I sewed my heart to the other end of the chain.


And voila! Valentines earring!!!






And of course two hearts are better than one!



I love them...



And they kinda match my "valentines" hair..



and nose... phew sneezed up a storm today!



What are you making for Valentines? Is it big in your house?

2 comments:

  1. Nope Valentines Day is not a bigger- been married too long I guess. How is the job going? The new S.Moon looks good Hope all is well jan

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  2. I love Valentines, but Husbee (my husband) thinks its a just way for companies to fleece more money out of him (such a romantic, that he is (not). Wanted to do a nice meal with crafty trimmings surrounding us, but it just didn't happen. Oh well maybe next year.

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