Sunday, 28 October 2012

Christmas Hanging Hearts For Handmade Monday



A HEARTy hello handmade Mondayers! (Did you see what i did there :)) Yes, my most favourite symbol/theme has taken over this week and love has been pouring forth in Christmas decoration form (or potentially veeeeeeeeeery early valentine's!)


Set Of Five Rustic Christmas Hearts



These cute little hearts come as a set of five (priced £12.50) although as you can see from the picture at the top of this post i've been busy making a whole crowd of them!



I've used a variety of fabrics in a red and beige earthy tones including linen, velvet and thick cotton upholstery fabric. I love the contrasting textures and think it adds 'rustic charm' :)


Peace, Love, Joy Hanging Hearts




Next is this set of three love, peace, joy hanging hearts (priced £15). They are made from gorgeous thick linen and the colour palette is deep red and plum/aubergine with beige/cream highlights - nice and rich and warming like Christmas pudding with cream on top! (only without the calories :)).




I've gone for a rustic 'cottage charm' look with these too - lots of frayed edges and wavy stitching. I think there is something very cosy about a frayed edge! The writing is fabric paint (heat applied). I could have embroidered it but i do like to get my paintbrush out :) I'm itching to do some more ambitious projects with fabric paint when time will allow.


Personalised Christmas Keepsake Heart




I've gone for pretty pastels for my final (for this week!) heart decoration. I'm completely in love with the flannel fabric i've used which is unbelievably soft to touch. The colours are so pretty too and i just had to add the super girlie pink gingham ribbon as the hanging loop along with the felt heart and pink bow detailing.





This personalised heart decoration (priced £7.50) can be customised with any name or short message. As the colours aren't obviously Christmassy i think it would make a lovely keepsake to hang up all year round - a great stocking filler too!



In Other News

Free Moo Business Cards

If you're a regular visitor to my handmade monday posts you may remember me showing you the moo mini cards i recently got for free (except for p&p). I promised to try and hunt out the link i'd followed to get the free cards but i never could track it down! However, this week i came across another link to get some free cards from moo (the regular sized ones this time). It is only for Etsy sellers (and will have an Etsy logo added) but still a fab offer - i've had moo cards like this before via Etsy and they are fantastic! So, here is the link x

Handmade Monday

Hands up who is in the mood to read about some super inspiring crafting? (my hand is up btw :)) why not join me in popping over to Handmade Harbour for Wendy's Handmade Monday linky party, its always lots of fun!

p.s Thank you very much to all the Handmade Monday readers who took the time to leave lovely comments on my last HM post, they are very much appreciated :) x

34 comments:

  1. The hearts are lovely - I do like the autumnal colours. I hope you sell lots of the personalised hearts - a really great idea. Many thanks for the Moo link. Hope you have a great week.

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    1. thank you! i love warm Autumn colours too :) x

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  2. I like the sound of the contrasting fabrics you have used for the hearts. The personalized hearts are a great idea - maybe for a first Christmas keep sake? Hope you have another super productive week :)

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    1. thank you! yes i think its nice to get a keepsake at Christmas, especially when you can use it as a decoration other years... i'm hoping these hearts will fit the bill! x

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  3. The hearts really are lovely. They will do well for Christmas and beyond!
    I had a moo mini cards link, I think it was just /molliemakes at the end of the normal moo address...not sure if it's still valid though.

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    1. thank you!!

      i'm not sure if they run out... i know that with the Etsy ones it is only available on a first come first served basis to a certain number of people (quite a big number though!)

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  4. The hearts are just lovely - and not just for Christmas.

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  5. Loving the hearts <3 especially the "love, joy peace" ones x

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  6. Lovely hearts, I particularly like the love, joy, peace ones. The colours are beautiful. Will be checking out the Moo/Etsy link as I have their business cards and think they are fab.

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    1. thank you!

      i love the colours too, they're so lovely and warm :) x

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  7. Wow, you've been really busy!
    I really like the 'Love' 'Peace' & 'Joy' hearts - so pretty :)

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  8. The hearts are gorgeous, I love the last one, its sooo pretty! x

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    1. thank you!! i love that one too, the fabric is sooooooo gorgeous :) x

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  9. Oh, I do like them! I feel a little scandinavian inspiration going on there - how wonderful!

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    1. thank you! i am loving the Scandinavian look right now :) x

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  10. OOhh, a circle of hearts how pretty. The material is lovely.

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  11. I think the personalised hearts would make a lovely 'baby's first Christmas' decoration with their name on. Very sweet!

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  12. Gosh you've been very busy. Think I like the love, joy and peace hearts best.

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  13. I like the painted words, it's a nice alternative and the details make these extra nice. Hope you are sold out very soon ♥

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  14. The hearts are so pretty and will look lovely on a tree or across a hearth

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  15. Lovely hearts and I love the way you've photographed them. Thanks for the moo tip!

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    1. thank you! :)

      you're welcome, i hope it comes in useful! x

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  16. Your Christmas hearts are really pretty. My favourite's the personalised heart, I love the fabric and the pretty detail you've added.
    Ali x

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  17. The hearts you've made are sooo pretty!. I like the pastel colour one too. Great way to use fabric scraps too. Thanks for the link for the moo cards.
    Wendy

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    1. thanks Wendy!

      that's true, they're a great way to use up fabric scraps :) x

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x