Sunday, 14 February 2010

Heart Felt Flowers from me to you...

Happy Valentine's!

Hope everyone is having a lovely day celebrating Love in all its ways. 
And to help you celebrate I have a little how-to gift for you of a bunch of Heart Felt Flowers. They are super easy peasy to make and look so pretty.

You need:
a little square of fabric and a 4" hoop
a little red felt
 some black and red embroidery floss
a needle and a pencil

Pop your fabric in the hoop and using this as a guide (print it out from here if you like to use it as a pattern), draw three stems in the middle of piece. Stitch them with 2-3 strands of black floss in backstitch.
Cut 1 large (3cm) heart and 2 small (2cm) hearts from red floss. Place them at the top of the stems, the large heart in the middle...

Then stitch along the centre of hearts with red floss backstitch. Give them a little pinch together to make your hearts all a-flutter... and there you have your Heart Felt Flowers.

They look cute in a hoop but you could use them as little embellishments on anything. And you don't have to use felt hearts...

Buttons are cute too (and more washable for popping on pockets)...

...or craft pom poms make fluffy blooms
(very inspired by the wool pom pom dandelions which I made following this wonderful tutorial)

Have a lovely day filled with heart and flowers and the people you love


  1. Oh how sweet! I hardly know which I like best... okay, it's the hearts! (The pom-poms are a close second, and those are tied with the buttons, haha)

    Happy Valentine's!! xox

  2. what a sweet (and thankfully, easy) tutorial, can't wait to try it, perhaps next year :)

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on in the Handcraft category today [03 Mar 01:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria


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