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Wear Your Heart on Your Lapel

February 13, 2008

I reworked some felt heart pins/brooches that I found in my closet - they were a lot of fun to embellish - here's a picture of three together - the close-ups can be found at my flickr site -

The hearts were knit with wool using a pattern from Nicky Epstein's book "Knitted Embellishments", then felted.

The one on the left I actually didn't change much - there is lots of top-stitching done in YLI's Kaleidoscope gold thread & an embellishment from India - I once bought a ton of these for my dragons and still have lots to work with.

The one in the center bottom had the most dramatic change - I had stamped a face onto the left side, an eye was embroidered and there was a cluster of beads on the right. I had fun learning how to crochet the flowers and beading around them.

The one on the right - I just added some beads around where the yarn embellishment was, it came out very pretty.

Where can you find them?

  • A Break In Time Co-op & Gallery @ 81 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH 603-647-8118

And on the back, a little self-promotion - I'm so happy about these labels, I want to put them on everything:

Visit flickr to see more.


  1. Noro! I want some Noro too!

    Hope you feel better soon..

  2. Oh these are delicious.
    I do believe these are confections of the HEART.
    Love it.


  3. Those hearts are so cute. I'm just starting to do some felted crafts. I'm having a lot of fun! I posted my first blog challenge if you want to come participate. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've changed the first blog challenge to a potluck dish. I think I stumped a lot of people with my signature dish idea! LOL! It's supposed to be a fun, easy challenge! LOL! Thanks for the book recommendation. I'll definitely add it to our reading list!

  5. Oh these are so sweet! I can't pick a favourite, although I love the edge of the middle one, so cute :)


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