Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tattered Chick Valentine Heart Swap Linky Party!

Today is the Day! The day for Love. The day for Romance. And most importantly...the day for Friendship! Friendship made through blogland! It was a year ago that I officially met Sassy Marsha of Tattered Chick (formerly Sassy Minidolls) and I am so excited to have been involved in her Valentine Heart Swap last month. And today is the day we are sharing our swaps. Thanks Marsha for hosting such a wonderful swap and for being such an awesome friend. I can't wait for our adventures for this year!

First of all my Secret Heart Friend was Kathy P. at Creative Home Expressions. When I went to her blog and read her profile I was so intimidated to find out that she is an interior decorator and has and education in art and design. OMG! BUt after reading I found that she and I have similar likes so it was fun to create a heart for her. BUT...it wasn't pink or it wasn't red...It was Brown and Cream! However, it turned out very frilly and over the top and I am glad she loved it! Here it is.
 I used a brown and cream cotton damask and layered it onto muslin with tattered pieces of old lace and pillowcase trim.  The back is also muslin.  I made tattered roses out of lace and the damask and hand sewed them on.  they are centered with rhinestone buttons.  I added some vintage buttons that I recently found at an antique shop and topped it off with lots of seam binding and lace trim.  It is stuffed to the gild and lined with batting.  Enjoy Kathy!

And this is what I got in the mail from my valentine heart friend Kim at The Fairy Cottage.  She spoiled me with candy, ephmera and some cute valentine hearts.  My favorite is the pink heart doning the cupid...She also made a cute paper banner for the occassion.  Here are some pics...some of the candy is missing...lol!

Please stop by Tattered Chick Blog and click on all the links in the party and see some amazing work!