Wednesday, 7 February 2007


Valentines day will soon be upon us and I must say I have been happily indulging in heart making for the last couple of weeks.

Actually I indulge in hearts ... and roses throughout the year but February seems to be the time that I can go la la over them without questions being raised ..... !!!

In between all the usual chores of running a busy family I have managed to take some time out, listen to my new radio (an early valentines present) sip tea and indulge in one of my favourite passions ..... making hearts.
Not only are hearts in abundance throughout the house and workroom for various projects but I have also joined a nostalgic heart swap and am making 4 hearts for my swappers. I can't wait to see my swaps from Germany and Finland and hope and pray they will like mine.

There is an element of shabby chic about my hearts, they are all made from antique durham quilts and I like to embellish them with vintage jewellery, diamante and/or buttons.

Roses and hearts are my most favourite combination

I might even add some of this gorgeous ribbon that came from Cupcakes -

Just look at the sweet little heart that came with my ribbon.
I love this little heart brooch and ceramic pommander, I'v had them for years, great inspiration..
Well time for a tea break.... will just grab a biscuit and I'll be off .... whoops not more hearts!

Don't you just love 'em!!
Can't let you see the finished heart swaps yet ....... its a surprise .... but all will be revealed soon.


moderncountry said...

Very nice blog you have. Lot of nice fabrics, colours and i love all your hearts ! LOVELY...

Have a nice creative week,
Greetings from a Norwegian girl who lives in The Netherlands

Jen said...

I love your hearts and your cookies look devine. Did you make the first heart in the picture you posted? I love hearts and roses too and look forward to seeing what hearts you made for your swap.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a lovely post! I create fabric hearts too, so I really enjoyed reading about the making of yours!
I also adore the mosaic heart in the first photo! Beautiful!! :)

Carol said...

Woohoo can't wait to see what you are coming up with! It's so lovely to be your swap partner Ginny :D! I too think hearts and roses all the time at the moment well I sure think roses always lol. Gorgeous photos!

Nonnie said...

I love hearts too and use them all the time, not just at Valentines. Can't wait to see what you're creating for your swap. Looking at the fabrics you're using they look like they're going to be lovely. The heart biscuits look delicious.

Tracy said...

You can never have enough hearts in your house (that's what i keep telling Stephen as i bring yet another home!)
And yours look wonderful xx
Thankyou for mentioning my ribbon - i hope it goes with your hearts beautifully - cannot wait to see!!
Tracy x

Primrose Hill said...

Ooh, your hearts look beautiful, I love making hearts too, I've made 36 so far this week! Love the ribbon too, I've bought some of that to sell at the Country Living fair - hopefully it will sell well!
Your swap partners are very lucky!
L x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

What a gorgeous post Ginny.
Those swappers are going to be VERY lucky ladies. I love all of the fabrics that you have used and the details sound perfect.

The mosaic heart is wonderful too...ditto Jen, did you make it?

Happy crafting,

Sol said...

I am so glad that I found your blog! As many others here,I love your hearts, so romantic,and so soft ;-}
I`ve been making hearts too, but not as lovely as yours ;-}
Have agreat day!

Susie Q said...

How I love your hearts...your photos..your words. This blog is always such a special place to visit.
I too love hearts and all for which they stand.

You are such a creative and artistic lady...such a blessed gift you have.


Metteflette said...

Your hearts are stunning!!!! I hardly can't wait for your next project!! Have a nice day :-)

dede warren said...

love all the little treasures you share here. do keep up the good work!

Anita said...

Oh Ginny you busy bee! I can't wait to get one of your lovely hearts for our swap! I am so glad you are participating!

I very much like the shape of your hearts! (Could you e-mail me your pattern?)


Pia said...

hello...nice blog you have....and your hearts :) pia from sweden..

Clare said...

Hi Ginny, you make some really pretty things, the old fabrics are perfect aren't they? Did you make the mosaic heart too? It's lovely.

I could just eat one of those heart-shaped biscuits with my coffee!

Clare x

English Vintage said...

This heart is lovely, hearts are very important they have a universal language, they are truely the most beautiful of all symbols.....x

Anna said...

Wow, you are so creative. I made some heart biscuits just like that at Christmas and they were fantastic!!!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Hi! I really enjoy your blog! Those hearts are so pretty!

Gypsy Purple said...

What a lovely poot...I enjoyed this


A bird in the hand said...

Ginny, you are making me salivate! If you ever want to do a trade with me, just let me know!