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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label Valentines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentines. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

from my sketchbook ~ pure in heart

hi friends ~ it's a beautifully simple message.  perfectly on the mark for valentine's week.

full of hope. 

full of promise.

and it's {always} a matter of the heart.

because... that's where it truly must begin.






thank God... we can do just that when we put our heart in His hands.
{thankful for that miracle}
soli deo gloria ~
xo
leslie

Friday, January 20, 2012

Making Valentines

This is the stabilizer I use, most often, and almost always when I use paper fabric I've made.  I put a layer of batting under the paper fabric, and then put this stabilizer on the back of that, and then the last layer of fabric backing.  I prefer the firmness to be on the backside, rather than on the front, so the top part of the item retains a bit of it's 'puffiness' or quilted look.
And these are the tiny 'inchie' sized leftovers from some of my pink fabric paper, cut into random sized, heart shapes, laid onto the batting layer, ready for embellishment.
I'll add some lacey fabric I had previously added metallic free motion stitching to... I love lace on hearts.
and some free motion stitching.  Decorative stitches, a bit of Angelina Textiva shiny stuff, and a fused flower or ... two!
a bit of pretty ribbon.
And what about some leftover cording, & crocheted trim. Yes!
Here, have a heart!

I'm thinking I'm going to add ribbon hangers, and these will be my February 2012 Valentines which will function as bookmarks, or miniature little keepsakes, or even wall hangings.  I'm going to put some in my Etsy shop, too... as soon as I can get good pictures. And at least one... will go out for "Blog Love" for February! (click on that link to see more details)

Do you make Valentines? What do you like to make, if you do? 

Happy Valentine's Day!  (I just wanted to be among the first to say it to ya!)

XO
Leslie
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