Saturday, January 17, 2009

Valentine assortment

I was so inspired by the Valentine's shown in the recent issue of Somerset Life, the January/February issue. Especially the one on the cover. So I set out to create Valentine's of my own. Here are pics of the first three I have finished.

This was the first one. I decided to make it very similar to the one on the cover of Somerset Life. I sewed, by hand, the tiny pearls on the red felt heart. I love the vintage rhinestone pin that is glued to the top.This was the second Valentine.This was the last one I have done, so far. There is another one in the works today. The item in the center of the pink heart is actually an earring that I found at the flea market last weekend.

Learned something new from this experience. I wanted to use metallic thread on these Valentine's. But my past experience with metallic thread ended in a very frustrating experience. The thread tends to shred after taking a few stitches. Well, then I visited JoAnn's Fabrics and Crafts and asked someone who worked there. Found out there are actually needles for the sewing machine that won't shred the thread! So I bought a packet. It worked!

7 comments:

Heartinmyhand said...

Judy, I love these. I was also inspired by the new Somerset. I did pull together some stuff but haven't gotten around to making anything.Thanks for the tip about the needles

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hi Judy! Love your creations here *smiles*

Susan said...

I love your Valentines!
Susan

Nicole said...

Gorgeous as usual! It was so good seeing you today Judy. Happy New to you and your family!

Nicole

Judy said...

Another tip for using metallic thread...especially if you are using it on an embroidery machine...your spool of thread needs to be on a vertical thread holder, not a horizontal, so it doesn't twist.

JWood said...

how exciting! we should do some kind of on line handmade valentine's card or art exchange...

CeCe said...

The valentines are adorable, Judy. I also am grateful for the tip about the thread. I, too, have had the same problem and did not know there is a special needle.