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Sunday, January 29, 2012


Valentine’s Day is two weeks away. Why not make yourself to some heart-shaped sachets? -- AP

5” x 10” piece lavender felt
fabric marker
4-1/2” heart shaped cookie cutter
6” 1-4” wide ivory satin ribbon
3” x 3” heart-shaped lace medallion
fabric glue
DMC #8 lt. lavender Perle Cotton
embroidery needle
small amount of fiberfill
3 cotton balls
lavender essential oil

1. Using the cookie cutter as a template, draw two hearts on felt and cut out.

2. Glue the lace medallion centered over one felt heart.

3. Fold the ribbon in half and glue cut ends to the top center of the wrong side of the heart.

4. Place a few drops of essential oil on each of the cotton balls and set aside.

5. Using Perle Cotton and beginning at the top center, blanket stitch the two hearts together, stopping before coming all the way around. Stuff a small amount of fiberfill and the cotton balls into the heart, then finish the blanket stitch. 

Post a comment to enter the drawing for a book from our Book Club Friday guest author this week. -- AP

1 comment:

Jane R said...

This is cute. I have a secret pal at work but we're supposed to limit the amount we spend on each other (think thoughtful gifts). This is a great idea.... something a bit different, useful and pretty, too!