Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Pictures so Mama and Olivia can see my heart garlands! I got inspired and had to make two. :)

(I just don't remember it being

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This is my lovely morning-buddy
getting ready to go in the "ruck" (truck), for pretend of course,
with her pretty purse and play keys :)

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It has been requested that I include instructions for these little heart garland things. I will attempt to retrace my steps to please. It was very complicated and well thought out, I assure you! ;)
I had a thought one day about cutting out some hearts for Mama and Livi out of some cardstock-weight scrapbook paper that I had leftover from making Christmas presents and stringing them in a garland of sorts to pin to the wall. As a present, to be sent for Monday Tea next.
My next thoughts consisted of color combinations of said paper leftovers to coordinate with rooms, and also a decision to have more than one heart shape (soft but not too sugary, if you take my meaning).
Next came a delightful while of tracing and snipping and configuring and reconfiguring orders of pattern and shape...Balance, my dear Watson, and flow. Harmony without perfect symmetry.
I originally thought ribbon for the base of the garland, and then I thought Not so! I had some leftover cotton yarn from making washcloths, and I used it to chain crochet a string for each.
You can see the one stitch per heart that I used to sew them on. With quilting thread.
Somewhere in there I made supper: eggs and toast and saut√©edonionmushroomgreenpepperzuchinistuff to go on top. I’m sure that had something to do with it.
And that in a Brazil nut shell is what I did. :)



Auntie Meredith said...

No fair posting such loveliness without instructions for the rest of us to duplicate the idea. I'd love to try my hand at it. Are they made of paper or fabric?

You might enjoy this blog, Katie. and particularly her posts entitled "Heart Sessions".

Katya said...

What a beautiful blog, Auntie! Thank you for the link. :)

Auntie Meredith said...

Thanks for the instructions and the chuckle. You have such a way of turning a phrase, my dear.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Those are very sweet!

Julian said...

lovely! Wow, i just LOVE the soft glow of your house! I have spent a good part of this am looking thru your archives, (hope u dont mind) and have just been able to relax a bit while the 4 kids are in school. It is a rainy day, one of thoes kinds to curl up with a hot drink, and a great book, or in my case, a great blog! I wanted to mention, I have been wondering what to do with some blue and white china of mine that broke, and for the life of me couldnt figure out what to do. Until I saw what you did with yours, stringing it from a wire! So my beloved will get some for me when he comes home.
I hope you are feeling well, and I am so eager to see that little one... are you letting it be a surprise? Take care of yourself.:)
Blessings in Abundance,

Melissa said...

This all just makes me smile so much. That little face and flowered knee. The beautiful (orange:))glowy corners. Your wry and adorable words. I just like you, I guess, and your blog makes me happy!:)