Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Hearts

One of my favorite things to make every year is the small danglies (or ornaments) that we put in our holiday show. The centerpiece of our show is a bare tree branch, and each artist hangs some of her own danglies on it. I also display some at my own booth.

In the past I've made owls, birds, wooden and fabric houses (which I can't find a picture of), and hearts. I wanted a simple pattern this year, so I returned to hearts again, using a new design.

They will come in 3 flavors. Cool:

And earthy:
The design was inspired by this wonderful bag of strips and selvedges that my friend Cindy sent me:
I have bags of strips that I've kept from other projects that I pulled out too. I like the challenge of building something out of such small pieces that might otherwise be headed for the trash.


louciao said...

Scraps! Selvedges! Things earmarked for trash! Why is that they all prove so irresistible?! I tend to hoard and cherish these little bits and pieces, too. They just seem so full of potential for non-overwhelming projects.

I love your "flavoured" hearts idea. I'll go for the earthy one with its mocha overtones. Yummy!

artymess said...

cool ....love the colours on the earthy one ......x

Dayna Collins said...

Lovely as usual. I bought one of your hearts last year at the PAC sale and I love seeing it each day!

art spirit said...

Love your hearts!
and the prayer flags...so cool!