Sunday, 29 January 2012

and the winner is.....

which makes the winner.... Dinki Dots ...congratulations! Email me your address and I will pop them in the post to you in time for Valentine's Day :) my email is info [at] heartfelthandmade [dot] com.

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered, and for all your lovely words. In answer to a couple of questions, I achieve the scalloped edges by using my lovely scallop edged pinking shears bought from ebay! As for the lettering, I use paper templates, pin them to the fabric/felt and use the tiniest, sharpest embroidery scissors to cut them out! 
There you have it....easy peasy!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I'm off to my favourite place now, hobbycraft
See you again soon.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Show me a sign

Today I've had a mostly crafty day, my eldest joined me at the kitchen table this morning to make her own creation (an apple hairclip), my youngest has been happy playing with a huge tin full of coins most of the day, don't ask, and OH has been food shopping and generally staying out of the way of the creative flow, can't blame him really!

I decided to make this sign for ME, just me, I never make anything for me these days and I'm addicted to these colours at the moment so I made it! 
But I couldn't stop there....

I decided to make one for a friend of my youngest, who shall be having her 6th birthday party tomorrow. I've got out of the habit of making the girls' friends birthday pressies recently, mostly due to the fact that they ALL have hair clip holders, tooth fairy pillows, hair clips, key rings, name banners and anything else I have made in the past too. Poor parents of Berkhamsted, you must all have a Heartfelt make in your homes!!
Anyway, I thought, this is new, no-one has one of these.....YET! 

But I couldn't stop there either, so I made this version too for some friends and their new baby girl. I now have a list of words that I need to make, but the girls have started to get bored and are squabbling and my brain is starting to ache from the screeching so I'd better stop there for now and do some proper parenting.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Have you been doing any making today?

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Giveaway time!

It's almost that lovey-dovey season again, love it or hate it, 
Valentine's Day will be here very soon. 
We don't make a big deal out of it here in the Heartfelt home, just some fun crafts and cooking with the kids, maybe a little tea party with a few of their friends, red and pink decorations....hell who am I kidding....we LOVE a theme! 

To help spread the love this Valentine's Day one lucky person will be receiving this handmade flower brooch and 'Love' sign, made by me.

 All you need to do to be entered is to leave a comment after this post.
To gain extra entries you can like my Facebook Page, follow me on twitter, pinterest, flickr or follow my blog
Be sure to leave a comment here after this post with every like and follow you make.
My Giveaway is open worldwide and closes on Saturday 28th Jan 2012. The winner will be picked at random (via and announced here on my blog soon after.

Thanks all and good luck everyone.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Keeping it tidy girls

Ever since my eldest daughter began to accumulate a rather epic collection of hair things, I have been making these pretty, and very useful, hair tidies. 
We now seem to have one in almost every room and they continue to be one of my top sellers. 
These cute personalised cupcake versions are off to the lovely, and talented, Becky from Diddy & Bo Creations, as gifts for some lucky little girls. 

They are a great way for the girls to 'keep it tidy' and saves you from hunting around for them! Just hang them up and clip them on, my hair clip holders also have a ribbon loop for keeping some of those headbands under control too. 

As you can see, over the years, I've made them in all shapes, sizes and designs, some with a pocket for holding pony bands in addition to the ribbon for clips. You can take a closer look at them over on my flickr page. 
I don't think I shall ever tire of making these.

Wishing you all a very lovely weekend!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Rosa & Lucie

To me the first week of the new year is spent slumped in post festive blues... I miss all the fairy lights (although I have kept some) and my body goes into shock when it realises all the After Eights have gone, the party is over. 

The second week is a fresh start, with a good vacuum around (even along the skirting board and in all those nooks that I normally leave dusty and slightly cobwebby), a change of throw on the sofa (from red to pale blue), fleeting thoughts of a healthy diet, pinterest overload as I like and repin all those fantastic organisational ideas, crafty tutorials, decor for your home, kids party themes, ways to dress your hair and recipes to try.

When a lovely old friend placed her umpteenth order for two name garlands and left me free to choose the colours, I decided a fresh girly scheme it should be. 
I present to you my first name garlands of the year, for Rosa and Lucie, such sweet names.

♥ I hope they like them. 

Thursday, 5 January 2012

yellow and grey

It's been a while, but lets not go there, I seem to always start my (non existent) posts these days apologising for not posting for eons and yada yada yada, lets just skip that bit and get straight to the makey stuff shall we?

Well I start this new year off with my favourite colour combination of the moment, yellow and grey, although I must admit I do remember the last time this colour combo was popular back in the '80's and the wonderful 'Casual' period, (youth sub-culture to those not in the know!). May I just confirm that I was never a 'Casual'. Anyway, moving swiftly on, when I was requested to make an Owl Name Hanger in these shades I had to say yes, yes, YES.

I always enjoy making these little fellas and fellarettes, hopefully baby Cormac will be pleased with his, just as his big brother Cashel is with his green and blue version.

Now, just time to squeeze in a wee.... all.