In contrast to the heart-shaped badges I have previously made, this time I slightly stuffed each heart as I stitched them up. This gives a satisfying plumpness to the pieces.
When I had completed a number of the hearts, I sewed them together into the circle shape. Eight hearts seems to be the minimum number that worked (without producing a very strange shape!), but more could have been effective too.
I then tied a bow in ribbon that matched the sewing thread, and stitched it onto the top of the heart circle to create a hanging loop.
I like the result, and made these two matching heart banners to hang alongside. The construction technique was basically the same, although this time I anchored the ribbon through the centre of each heart as I stitched them together.
It is difficult to tell from these pictures, but the ribbons form a loop at the top of each banner. The pieces can be suspended as a decorative group, or positioned separately to provide individual decoration. A bit of loving warmth for this festive season.....
Happy Christmas, all!