Friday, February 26, 2010

Lots of Love!!!

For Valentine's Day, my 11 yr. old daughter wanted to make something a bit more creative than just a card for all her besties...she came up with making little heart pillows.  She wanted to make quite a few and to make them completely on her own.  I had to come up with something pretty simple and very cute...I think we accomplished our mission...what do you think?

First...the fabric...making the choice is probably the hardest part but it helps to have an established scrap pile!!!  Have I mentioned I love my scrap pile?!!
Next, cut out a pattern from plain paper.  Now this is where you can be as creative as you like...I can think of so many different shapes that would make adorable little pillows.  

Now pin your pattern and cut out 2 hearts...simple enough...
We wanted raw edges to show and to fray so with the wrong sides of the fabric together, we sewed the edges with a long basting stitch leaving an opening just big enough to stuff your filling.
Now pin the edges up and sew it closed. 
DONE!!!  That's quick, like 15 minutes quick.  Perfect for little ones with short attention spans and Mom's who like to have their machines back quickly :)!
Make a few and spread the love...great for end-of-year "Thank you's" to your kiddos teachers!

So, kiddos are home from school today...teacher work day...we just might make a few more in some other fun shape!!!  Hmmm...what can we come up with?!!!

Happy Thursday everyone!

1 comment:

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for the heads-up!