This morning finds me juggling a few things including blog posts. The promise of showing my dd's bedroom before and afters is floating about, but I still haven't gained permission so I'll have to put that off for a bit.
In lieu of that, I'll show the craft project that I was going to do on Monday. Plus I have a very special before and after dear to this nonni's heart at the end of my post.
You've all seen these creations at so many blogs. Kim at Daisy Cottage has been sharing many fabric hearts that have been created for her; each one is so delightful and unique. If you haven't seen the little bird that Cindy created for Kim, you must check it out. It's simply fantastic.
The creation that I fell in love with was found at With a Grateful Heart . You won't be able to miss it among the other treasures at the marketplace.
Trying to remember what I've gleaned from so many crafty blogs, I deconstructed some truly ratty old linens. I assuaged my guilt by assuring myself that I was rescuing the embroidery. The fabric around the embroidery was still strong, but elsewhere there were holes and tears.
I am pleased with the design; I like the aroma that I tucked in...star anise; and the heart hanging on the patio door handle looks nice. Two more embroidered posies remain like the one in the first photograph. Not much fabric left around them, though, and this has left me wondering what to do. Needless to say, I'll be hanging out at Dawn's looking for inspiration.
Now for my favorite before and after!
What a difference a fresh haircut makes. Speaking of which, I'll be checking in at Jan's today for sure! ;>