It’s an overcast weather kind of Valentine’s. Terrible for photoshoot so I’d just leave it as that. A sneak peek into the latest offering we have been meaning to share. A dainty, teeny tiny heart strung on a delicate rope chain. Perfect for layering, suitable for personalisation, great for everyday wear. A barely there kind of piece that you don’t want to remove.
Anyhow, enough of jewelry. Since I can’t offer it today, I’ve ruffled hearts to share instead. Those on my twitter and instagram (sparklethots) feed would have seen the ruffled hearts from last week. I finally got the elusive last piece to complete the project. A shadowbox styled photoframe. I got this as a nesting set of 4 at Typo (Singapore seems to only have the turquoise and brown wood versions). Anyone know where else to get these sort of frames, tell me.
A pretty easy craft, you’d need approximately 1 hour to complete. Less if you work fast and don’t try to multi-task (*sheepish*).
You’d need :-
- cloth remmants
- heart shaped template
- needle and thread (doesn’t matter what colour, cannot be seen)
- shadowbox frame
What to do :-
- cut out your heart base, doesn’t need to be perfect
- cut the cloth remmants into approximately 2cm squares (again doesn’t need to be accurate)
- pinch the square at the middle, and sew it onto the heart (I like to start at the centre tip)
- sew as many or as few as you like, the more you sew the denser the heart
- occasionally pause to ‘ruffle’ the sewn squares to see how it is coming along
- trim the heart to shape (if it goes ‘off’)
- fit it into the shadowbox
Re the shadowbox… while the stock picture of the Eiffel tower is pretty and all, it just doesn’t go with the heart. I lined the frame with some pretty scrapbook paper instead. Scarilege maybe but so much nicer!
Some tips to note :-
Keep an inch around the heart and frame. It works much better this way. Any fabric can be used, I used tee-shirt scraps.