Well,, today is the well known important day of the year , the Valatine's day,,,that special day all lovers around the globe look forward to, to offer and accept love laden gifts and make their sweet hearts smile with glee and hug each other in delight..!!But who said valentines day is meant for lovers only?!Is it not a great idea to visit your close friend, or mom and dad or your brothers and sisters and make them also happy and smile with joy by giving them pretty gifts as well..Think of the joy on their face when you just ring them up and say you luv them and miss them too!..Am a person who loves all these wonderful occassions but my partner says days like
valentine's day are gimmicks meant and encouraged for commercialization!..According to him one does not need a special day for saying I love you or I miss you to one's dear and special ones..Such manifestations of love are not meant to be exploited!..It has always been an issue for argument that will not reach any where at the end..so "leave it" I say to myself each time:):)..But is it not a great lovely idea to make some exquisite handmade gifts and present them to your special ones on this auspicious day for manifesting love?Whether it be your husband, lover ,parents sibling or friends , it does not make any difference!
This valentine's day I decided to make a few things to suit that special feeling of love..A set of heart shaped dresser set to adorn the unit! These make very pretty gifts too,to gift your mom or sisters or friends who adore handmade tokens of luv..I have not taken step by step photographs of the method.. But its so simple and easy for the needle and fabric crazy folks.. All you need is some pretty fabric with some red print, matching lace, iron on interfacing , some pretty satin ribbons , few beads, sewing machine threads etc..of course you have to make a heart template before you begin with the fabric.. I used a heart shaped baking dish to cut out the template from a piece of white card paper..Then it was used to draw the shape on the fabric and a few pieces were cut out..I used printed fabric for the top and plain red for the back..Both were then made stiff by applying interfacing..To the stiffened top piece,lace was attached with the edge of the lace facing towards the interior of the top piece...The right side of the lace should face the right side of the top fabric...Here for stitching I prefered invisible thread on my machine...Do not pull the lace while stitching as this can result in the lace being curved out or inward once the project is complete...Then I placed the bottom piece over the top one, right sides facing each other.. Sew all around leaving a three inch opening to turn the right side out later.. Once turned out it was pressed well.. Its now easier to hand sew the open side...Iron again.. And then attach the bows and beads and give them a final press!..voi-l'a..The dresser mat is ready!I made a set of two large and two small hearts !
The red towel was made adorable by appliquing the hearts..Here also I have stiffened the top piece..But have not attached any bottom piece to it since it was going to be appliqued onto the towel..I machine appliqued the heart and then the lace was subsequently machine stitched using invisible thread along the edge of the heart..My passion for attaching the laces and ribbons wud not make me feel comfortable if I had left it without adding some embellishments !!..Hence a few bows and beads were also added.. I hope this set gives my followers an inspiration to make one set like this for your own dresser unit or to use as give away!
Once again wishing you all a very happy Valentine's day!!Enjoy every moment you spend with your special ones!....and of course with your needle and thread!!..................Warm Regards, Mini .