Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sweet Hearts

Hello everyone! How was your weekend? Well while the boys in my life were busy watching the Super Bowl game on Sunday, I ended up playing with some fabric. Now before I begin, I have to make it clear that I am by NO means sew savvy! This fun little project was solely based on the fact that I wanted to "make some pretty pastries" - without having to worry about eating them afterwards! lol


Ok, ya'll are probably wondering what the heck I'm talking about. Well, I have gained about 10-15 pounds over the holidays {so sad, but oh so true}. And that's on TOP of the extra 15 pounds I was trying to lose pre-holiday time. So, I figured why not make some pretty little baked goods...but with felt fabric & some beads instead! :)


I was inspired to do this initially by the "fake foods out of felt" that my son often plays with {they sell them at IKEA}. Now I have to tell you that it's been about a "minute" {a very long one...we're talking years here} since I've done any crafting with fabric. So please kindly forgive my rusty non-existent sewing skills.


So I went digging for my crafting supplies, and although I already had some needles & beads on hand, I ended up having to buy some embroidery floss {0.35 cents each} and felt squares {0.29 cents each} at Michaels. And instead of using polyester fill, I went cheapo and just used cotton balls from home {don't laugh}, because I didn't want to buy an entire bag! :)


I needed a refresher on how to blanket stitch and whip stitch, and this website here helped. But clearly I need some practice as you can see from my uneven spacing, but even so, I really enjoyed this fabric craft project. Who knows, maybe it will inspire me to purchase an actual sewing machine so that I can finally learn how to really sew properly {with a machine}! :)


But for now, I was content on making these "Sweet Hearts" and putting them in a box just for fun. :)


So I cut out some circles & hearts. Then decorated them with some "Hugs & Kisses" and some "Hearts." :)


...and some pastel colored beads. Stuffed them and then stitched up the edging all around.


Then put them in a box with some pink ribbon around. And voila, we have a petite box filled with some "pretty pastries."


But what can be better than a boxful of little pastries?


Well that would be a {vintage} plateful of pastries, of course! :) All I need now is some "coffee" or "tea" to go with it. :) Until next time, enjoy your week!

XOXO's,
Jessie


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Sharing with: Dear Lillie Valentine's Party, Pink Saturday, Tickled Pink, Show & Tell Saturdays, Freckled Laundry, Sew Crafty, My Romantic Home, Home Sweet Home, White Wednesday, Good Life Wednesday

49 comments:

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Jessie~~ They are so sweet and my kind of cookie. God knows I have overindulged this season:))
xo~CHeryl

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh those are absolutely ADORABLE!

You did a super fantastic and frugal job, well done!!!!

It's me said...

These are so sweet !!....xxx...

Donna said...

So cute Jessie!
I have a thing for hearts! They turned out adorably!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are darling, Jessie!! They look wonderful done by hand rather than a machine! Very sweet {!!}

XO,
Jane

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jessie,
Your sweet hearts are guilt free precious!

My granddaughter loves to play with the felt veggies and fruit from Ikea!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Robin said...

Adorable! You did a wonderful job. Are you sure your not sewing savy?

Tricia said...

Those are so cute, Jessie! I have some cream colored felt I've been wanting to make into some hearts...I should follow your lead and get on that :)

Kristin said...

These are really sweet! And they will last a lot longer than chocolate!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Jessie, I so love these!!
These are perfect and would make wonderful Valentines!
I hope you have a beautiful day!
Sincerely,
~Melinda

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

Jessie! these are soooooo cute! love them and want to make some felt pastries now too. your stitching is perfect...i don't even know how to blanket stitch...LOL...i'm gonna have to visit your reference link!
really love these :)

Posy and Co. said...

Oh, so delicious! Trust me, I have my share of extra poundage to lose as well...so these sweet treats are just perfect! You are so talented, girl! Much love, Lisa

Dayle said...

Oh, those are simply adorable!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Thank you everyone, for your kind comments! I wasn't even going to post these because I wasn't too thrilled about my sewing skills, but it was so much fun - so I decided to share it anyway. :) So all of your compliments really made my day! Thanks again!!!


Hugs,
Jessie

Tammy @ Type A said...

these are adorable! thanks for following back, i'm so glad you could party. i haven't partied in forever, i need to get somehting done. :)

Rachel Pallas said...

Love those they are sooo cute!! :)

Rachel Pallas said...

Love those they are sooo cute!! :)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Your pastries are adorable! They are so sweet but without the extra calories.:) I really like the stitching along the edges.

~Shanon

Ellen said...

Dear Jessie. I love your cakes in fabric! They are so beautiful :) sewn by hand makes them even sweeter! Simply wonderful :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Jessie! These are really "sweet" and are the only kind of treats I should be having too! I've gained 10 lbs since my surgery last year! We are going on a little vacation in a few weeks and am hoping for a miracle to lose it all by then!

Sherri Mitchell said...

Hi Jessie - just wanted to say, that those are the CUTEST things ever!!! I love those. I've always wanted to try to make them - I have seen several on Etsy and thought they were darling.

Fabulous Job! xo

Michelle said...

I love your blog. I would like to awarded you the Veratile Blogger Award. Please pick it up on my site.

Samgoose said...

Well it doesn't look like you haven't sewed for so long, you've done a really good job. I'm always having to remind myself how to do different stitches and I sew a fair bit. I love projects like that, where you can have a finished product in one session.

Old Paper Roses said...

Dear Jessie,
I can only say, they look adorable,
I just love hearts.
They would look so lovely in a bowl for Valentine decorations!
Have fun creating them ( if you're making more :)

Hugs Michelle

Rachel Cotterill said...

Those are so cute! I think you're probably okay with real tea/coffee, even on a diet (well, as long as you don't load it full of sugar and milk!)

Tricia said...

Those are so sweet!

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Sue said...

Those are the cutest! Wonderful project. I love vintage as well!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

So totally adorable!! love the little letters spelling kiss and hugs, you did a great job on the fabrics and stitching. my favorite kind of heart, no calories!!

Frazzled Mom of Five said...

Just the kind of cookies I want on valentines day- ones that last forever and dont add to my thighs! I love these, so so sweet!

June said...

OMG Jessie they are darling!!! Yummy enough to eat, I think!!!
It looks like you have sewn for years!
hugs from here...

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

So cute and they look like cookies! I would not say you were rusty at all!

I am still chuckling about the pounds...Aren't holidays dangerous where they are concerned? I am with you and I am trying so hard to be good as it won't be long 'til spring will be here and I want to get into those pretty clothes!!!
Have a wonderful Valentines Day and HPS, too!
♥ Jil

xinex said...

These are adorable! And non fattening too, lol....Christine

Lorraine said...

Gotta say it...they're too pretty to eat! Sweet post! Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Marti McClure said...

As much as I love chocolate, these are way better! They really are beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Jessie!

Nice to meet you! These are just adorable, and you did a great job. They are fun to make aren't they? I made some too last year. Love yours with the little letters on them.

Debbie

sonya said...

Hi Jessie,
These faux treats are delicious!;)
Happy Pink Saturday.
hugs,
Sonya

Natasha in Oz said...

They are so pretty and I love that they are fat free!

Best wishes,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

Dru said...

Very sweet ~ I say you did an excellent job! Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Pink Saturday to you...

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Jessie Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share. I simply adore your lovely pastries. Being an insulin diabetic these are some that even I could enjoy. They look simply delightful and I cannot thank you enough for sharing with me.

I will be checking out your link that you shared for the blanket stitch, as I too, am quite rusty, but would love to give it a try.

I am your newest follower. I love your shares. Can't wait to see what you share next. Many country hugs, Sherry

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love all the beads and pretty thread! So glad I saw you at Beverly's Pink Saturday. ~Diane (I am #16)

RobinfromCA said...

These are so sweet and I love the way they look on the vintage plate! I feel some "pinning" coming on!
Have a lovely weekend,
Robin

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Love your sweet hearts and homemade pretties. Keepsakes...
Pat

Denise said...

These are darling, Jessie, and you did a much better job than I could have done!! They're just perfect for Valentine's Day, and they're fat and sugar free. :)

Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

Denise at Forest Manor

chubskulit said...

Fabulous post for Valentine's day. I love your pink!

Flamingo Love is my one of my pink this week. Have a great weekend.

Lisa Balazs said...

What lovely little creations! My family is not having any sweets or goodies for Valentine's this year either as my hubby just went on South Beach so I'll not be tempting him with any of my baked goods even though I use only organic and vegans ingredients as I started my new lifestyle change later last year for health reasons. I love the felt hearts and may have to dig in my craft supplies and see what I have available. Thanks so much for sharing. Your newest Linky friend.

Hugs, LisaKay
Belles Roses Romantiques

The Tablescaper said...

What a great idea - stitch up some sweet treats instead of baking them up! You did an outstanding job. Why don't you link your post to Seasonal Sundays?

- The Tablescaper

Holly Lefevre said...

sweet and adorable even beyond Valentines day!

freckled laundry said...

These are the sweetest, Jessie!

Claire said...

Love your sweets!!I'm your newest follower on linky and gfc-stop by toay hi!!

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