Monday, 23 January 2012

Home is where the heart is

The forward planning involved in running an online craft shop is mind boggling. It is barely the end of January and I am already feeling under pressure and running late with my valentine's designs although they can of course be revamped for the wedding season. Love and hearts are quite a universal theme throughout the year though and unlike snowmen or snowflakes there isn't a particular season or holiday. They can always be quite easily welcomed in any home decor theme.

I had forgotten how much I enjoyed lino cut  until I did some for Christmas cards so now I've designed and printed a few hearts which I'm going to make into a banner. With so much going on in my life at the moment (as well as the comma not working on this keyboard) it's going to be a work in progress.

So far it's a bit of a mixed media recycling extravaganza and I have resisted the temptation to splash out on new beautiful papers from Craftie Charlie and use or reuse what I already have.

Scraps of brown paper in various shapes from recycled envelopes sewn on to cream card and then backed with vintage calico from the thrift shop.

A little bit of yarn made from shredded cot sheets and an old button.

Now they are waiting to be strung onto a banner.

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