Monday, January 30, 2012

Heart Garland

(inpiration; darn that string hanging in the foreground)
I made myself a Valentine's decoration (perhaps my first ever or at least since Elementary School). I found a copy of Pride and Prejudice that was in pretty poor shape, which was the only way I could justify cutting up a book (I'm still feeling a bit like I need to go wash my hands/mouth out/conscience clean) and cut out a load of hearts. Then I layered them in 3's and sewed them all together.

After they were all sewn together I creased the the hearts along the seam for a little dimension and that was it! Fun and simple. So while I was at it I listed one into the Etsy shop too. Maybe you'd like one too, after all it is 100 feet of Jane Austen love.

Dear Ms Austen- please don't be upset that I cut up your book, I promise it was for a real good cause. Don't think of it as destrying think of it as upcycling!


  1. That is just awesome! When we made these, we folded first, silly...after is much better.

  2. I love this! Why didn't I see it before Valentines day???