I have had a lot of time on my hands of late and although I haven't been as creative as I could have been, I managed to make this little heart. I had been going through some old Australian patchwork magazines and came across an applique heart pattern which I thought I could use. I amended it slightly and made various shapes for the patchwork, then assembled bits of fabric, silk sari ribbon, old lace and printed or stamped canvas for the body of the heart and assembled some of my absolute favourite buttons and embellishments as I wanted this to be the kind of thing I would buy for me.
It was very fiddly and sometimes I wished I hadn't decided to make something so intense but continued on.
It was quite tricky in some places as I decided to use hessian for the backing and it was quite tough to sew but eventually got there through trial and error as some of the patchwork pieces didn't fit quite right.
Well here is the finished result and I love it - I will hang it onto one of my rustic door handles. Hope you like it.
I'm a self-taught altered and mixed media artist, embroiderer and small scale quilter. I love collage, distressed and vintage art, rubber stamping and digital collage, as well as playing around in Photoshop Elements.
I also adore fabric, needlework/ embroidery and quilting and can't resist adding to my stash of lace, fabric, ribbons, buttons and embellishments.
I live in a very old cottage in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds in the UK, am now retired and looking forward to good health, being a lady of leisure and hope to spend more of my free time creating.