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February 10, 2018

ANOTHER HEART IS BORN!

In my last post, I shared with you a stab at "hacking the code" with how to make a velvet pumpkin heart, which I initially discovered available for purchase via this company.  However, there were no online tutorials to be found for how to make one yourself.  These plush beauties are not cheap - a simple five inch heart fetching $39!

Additionally, while I was hacking away, and to my delight, I came up with a variation.

Here it is!
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©Linda Nelson 2018
Just like the hack, begin with a rectangle piece of fabric.  Fold the fabric in half (nice sides facing each other)so that the two short ends meet.  Machine stitch a "V" at the folded edge, then cut off the little triangle shaped ends.  Next, trim off each top corner into a curved shape.  Now, pull the fabric halves away from each other and turn it right side out.  Proceed with the up and down stitching, cinching and stuffing just like in the hack.
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©Linda Nelson 2018
This heart design doesn't lend itself to pumpkin stems or sticks, but buttons and ribbons are perfect for finishing off the look.  A little brooch or tassel would work too.
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©Linda Nelson 2018

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©Linda Nelson 2018
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©Linda Nelson 2018
Okay, no more Valentine heart posts for this year - scout's honor.  But, that doesn't mean I won't be creative.  It never fails that another crafty fixation will pop into my head.  Who knows what that will be.

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