Sunday, 24 May 2020

Some More Hearts

Hello everyone. I hope that you are safe and well. Today I am sharing some more hearts which I have made for the 1000 hearts project. I was not planning on making any more but as I am 'under the pump' at the moment with remote learning and the constant changes to what is needed at school, I needed something to balance all the crazy. It is amazing, but this week I felt an extreme case of 'teacher tired' all the time.

My first group of hearts featured rainbows. These were inspired by the images from the UK which were to share messages of hope. The above hearts were pinterest inspired...inspired to make me feel happy!

My last two hearts were to challenge my colour selection. Yellow is not a colour I use often and I thought I would use some yellow just to be different in my designs.

It is important to try and look after our well-being. I have to model it for my students yet am I am not very good at executing it myself. These hearts were a great way to have that brain break and keep my mind and hands occupied in a way that was relaxing.

Take good care

Sunday, 10 May 2020

1000 hearts project for #Santa Strong

Hello everyone! I hope that you are safe and well. As well as a crafter, I am a full time primary school teacher. An initiative my school implemented was the 1000 Hearts.

The explanation shared by the Head of Mission and Identity as to why my school would participate in this initiative is as follows:

"The project is based around small pocket hearts which are handmade by you and stitched with love and good intentions. Over our time in isolation we will make our hearts and when we physically come back together as a community I hope that we will be able to bring back with us at least 1000 hearts. We can then give these hearts to everyone in our community as well as use some to make a beautiful wall hanging that will be a constant reminder to our community that when times were the toughest and most isolated we remained connected and we cared for each other."

Of course I had to join in!

This post is photo heavy...sorry!
These were my first hearts, using the template supplied with the kit I received.

This is my next heart....the title given to all co-curricular activities connected to remote learning.
Next I went rustic...I used some more of craft supplies from my stash and pulled out some of Memory Box dies.

I used some of the fabric from my 1000 heart kit in these hearts.

My final hearts....some embroidery and a few embellishments from Memory Box dies.

The final result.

I really enjoyed making these hearts and learning new skills on the way.

Friday, 1 May 2020

How to Make a Pom Pom Garland

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I have another fun crafty video for you which involves pom poms. This time I am sharing how to make a garland with all of the bright pom poms you can make. This project is not difficult and it looks great when draped over a hook.

Below is a video demonstrating how to make a pom pom PLUS the garland. Enjoy!

Stay safe and well.

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