I started by stamping 'Believe' onto some natural coloured calico which had some iron-on interfacing on the back. This really stabilises the fabric when embroidering.
This was left for a couple of hours to ensure the ink was completely dry before stitching the outer edge of each letter.
Next I cut a heart from a scrap of card to use as my template to cut from the material. The calico was then stitched to the front of the heart before cutting to size and fraying the edges.
The heart was then stitched on the wrong sides, turned inside out and stuffed.
Using the smallest of the Lavinia snowflake stamps I stamped onto some frosted shrink plastic in archival watering can. This was cut out and a small hole made before heating and shrinking.
Thread was added and 2 brass bells.
The heart was finished with some grosgrain ribbon and a small satin ribbon bow.
I have made hanging hearts for decorations other years and they tend to all be on the traditional side but I am very pleased with how this has turned out and this fabric has so much detail printed on it, it's fab!
I would like to enter this for Lavinia's challenge 11 titled Christmas. To view the DT's inspiring samples and the other entries click here.
Thank you for stopping by and a big thank-you for all the lovely comments on my last couple of posts, they are very much appreciated.
Take care and have a good week Jane x