The DeStash Diaries, Vol. 20 — Big Love

February 08, 2011, 12:03 pm  Posted by needlearts

fabric card with 10 different hearts Get ready for lots of hearts in the next week or so, being so close to Vdestash logoalentine’s Day and all. Amanda is posting lots of fun and awwww-inspiring free projects over the next few days (hope you didn’t miss this one from yesterday), and I wanted to share a romantic fabric card I put together a few years ago.

When my sister Lauren and her husband Warren renewed their vows on their 10th anniversary, I used materials from my stash to make this fabric scroll. It featured 10 hearts (one for each year of wedded bliss). I enjoyed pulling together little bits and pieces I found amongst my treasures—hand-decorated fabrics, sequins, a few pearls, vintage seam binding, silk thread—and added a little bit of free-motion stitching and embroidery for emphasis. While there were no words on this “card,” I think the sentiment expressed was still easily understood. And my sister appreciated it so much that she had it framed. So show some love and make one-of-a-kind heartfelt greetings this year. If you’ve got any DIY Valentines underway, we’d love to hear about them.

detail of additional heartdetail of fabric hearts


2 Responses

    sandy says:


    Valerie says:

    Thanks – it’s inspired me to make fabric Valentines again this year!

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