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Last Friday I made a quick trip to Michaels for a few supplies.
One of the things I needed to pick up was a new pair of tiny scissors for cutting appliques, etc. because I looked and looked and looked and for the life of me I could not find my super sharp, fantastic gingher scissors anywhere! I know they are here somewhere! I can't, for the life of me, seem to keep any of my things in order and organized no matter how much I try! Part of the problem is that there are always little fingers and hands creeping around my sewing area (which has no door)...and I am always putting my scissors in weird places so that they can't find them. And, apparently, also so that I can continue to reassure myself that I actually am loosing my mind some days! Ha ha ha!
So, anywho...we went for some new fill-in scissors and a couple of other things. We mostly only got what was on our list. Not on my list, was a large heart hole punch. I had a coupon...that and I just couldn't resist it! I have been wanting to make a paper heart garland for a while now, but wasn't too keen on the idea of having to cut out all of those hearts by hand.
And, I love how easy this little project was...punch and sew, that's it!
Violet climbed into Henry's crib! Result, no nap for Henry and no real sewing for mom.
It's like little bits of love just floating in the air! They make me HAPPY! I think that it might also be the idea of having easy handmade mobile-like things in our large front window. In the fall we had acorns and paper leaves that Violet made hanging from our hand-picked sticks. (Excuse the terrible gray day phone photo)
Violet and I decided that we should always hang something from those sticks, something different each season perhaps...
And, if you decide to do this...don't waste the scraps! You can use them as decorations just like Dana did here. Or, if you use card stock, which I did in some cases (some of the hearts were from origami paper), you can use the scraps as stencils for the kids (or adults) to use for future art projects!
We are definitely feeling the love here ;)
Oh, and speaking of feeling the love...did you notice the adorable little rainbow girls up there at the top in my left side bar? That's Imagine Gnats! We are doing a little sponsorship swap, Rachael's idea! Check out her blog and some of her other sponsors!
Have a lovely day!