“He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.”- Kahlil Gibran
So in love.
That’s me. Utterly. Completely. Divinely.
Sow in love.
Planting seeds. Patiently awaiting the first bloom. Envisioning the wonder of spring.
Sew in love.
I’m a big fan of Valentine’s Day. There, I said it. And there are few things sweeter than a handmade Valentine.
Embroidered Heart Valentines
card stock & envelopes, I used 4 Bar size
washi tape, glitter, stamps, ribbons, etc.
This is a true DIY. You can go wherever your wild heart leads you. Hearts, Be Mine, words of LOVE, XOXO…….let loose!
A few suggestions to assist in execution- the card stock needs to be the right thickness. I got flat 4 bar cards at Paper Source and they worked beautifully- just the right structure, no creases and no breaks. I also used a larger embroidery needle (think the big guy in the middle of the mixed set.)
I sewed my hearts free hand, since I like the imperfect nature of the form…..much like our own hearts. 🙂 But feel free to lightly pencil in an outline and erase after sewing. A simple running stitch does the trick- A.K.A. up and down and up and down through the paper. Small knots on each end fasten the thread in place.
Each card only takes a few minutes and each one is a unique expression for your valentine.
“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” -The Beatles