A Heart that Sparkles

We shouldn’t pay attention to whether our words have any influence, whether anyone listens to us.

The most important thing is to remain faithful to the beauty as long as we live; to love it so as not to worry about anything around us; to sing it a hymn even when the whole world is falling apart.

Nikolai Gogol

Red Wool Heart - pink side up

I got a little kit in the mail before Christmas. In it a pattern for a heart ornament, a piece of red felt and some white floss (and an embroidery needle)! What a simple, cute and lovely gift, right?

I decided not to do wool embroidery on the fabric, but go the iHanna style route and add glitter! So I sewed on sequins and stitched some with white metallic thread .

Wool Heart with glittery embroidery

I sewed it together from the outside, which makes it look very handmade. But I like that look. I like handmade. I like hearts. I like it when the sequins reflect the sunlight in the window. Then my heart sparkles.

It’s a perfect little craft project for any time of the year, and why not make a heart for yourself this week, since Valentine is coming up soon. One side has silver sequins, the other one pink sequins. I hope it will distract viewers from seeing my dirty windows…

Red Wool Heart in Window

If you need more Valentine ideas I’ve got a list of them here. And in my class at Alma Stoller’s STITCHED you’ll learn how to make mixed media artist trading cards with love. Check it out, and let the love shine!

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3 Responses to A Heart that Sparkles

  1. Christie Juhasz says:

    “to remain faithful to the beauty” …oh so true! Thank you for the reminder! I love your stitched heart!

    • iHanna says:

      Thanks Christie, it’s a good quote right?! I love combining words, my own and others, on this blog. All to inspire us!

  2. Chris says:

    This is sweet and pretty and so YOU. I am going over to your class. I’m astounded that I haven’t gone over there yet.

    Happy Sunday!

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