Monday, January 30, 2012

heart of hearts.

i made this heart garland last week after seeing it on my friend Laura's blog, and we've only had it up for a few days but already i can't even remember how we ever celebrated valentine's day without it! i made two strands and one of them is hanging above our dining table, which i love love love. i swear everything just tastes better when you get to eat it under a garland made of hearts.

one of these days i might actually give in and get myself a sewing machine, but for this i just hand-stitched the felt hearts together using twine and a tapestry needle, and also added some red pompoms just for fun. sooo ready for valentine's day. :)

35 comments:

  1. it turned out darling! maybe I'll give making my own a whirl

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  2. Aw it came out so cute! I actually really love that it's hand-stitched, too.

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  3. this is such a fun and adorable idea!
    i have been planning on getting those letters to put above our bed (A&D), i love how you have spaced them really close together. so pretty!

    p.s. cute outfit!!
    ~andrea

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  4. hand-stitched with love <3 i've been thinking about getting a mini sewing machine just for projects like these.

    ps: i have been wanting just the "&" symbol for the longest time. i can only dream of such things filling up my bookshelves ;)

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  5. oh gosh, i love it. i'd probably leave it up all year round- hearts are my decoration of choice always. bravo with the hand stitching :)

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  6. Super cute. I have that same dining table and chairs!

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  7. those are the most beautiful yet simple decorations. did it take long?

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  8. adorable! what a lovely craft. :))
    -jocee <3

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  9. This is so cute, Whitney! I can't believe you did it by hand - that's dedication. : )

    Sar

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  10. So, so, so adorable. I need to do this in our little apartment.

    Are you wearing high-waisted pants?! Can I request a full-length photo?! :)

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  11. The hand stitching is just perfect - simple and stunning. Love it!

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  12. This is the CUTEST idea - looks awesome :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  13. That makes me all kinds of happy. So cute!

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  14. What a darling idea! Your garland looks fantastic!

    Cheers,
    Christi

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  15. I made a heart garland too!! But I got impatient cutting out hearts, so mine's way shorter, haha!

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  16. haha @Naomi, you're right--cutting out the hearts was definitely the hardest part :)

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  17. cute. i copied you + laura today, but i only had a few minutes before oliver woke up from his nap and i wanted to use it in a little v-day photo shoot with him, so i took a major shortcut and stapled mine to ribbon! talk about fast. ah...but it worked. yours is so beautiful, i love it!

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  18. you are so ready for valentine's day!

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  19. And now I truly cannot figure out however I ever lived without it.

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  20. i love this! and the colors in the post.

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  21. these garlands are oh so cute. and i am just loving your clean, fresh white walls. how perfect!
    xo TJ

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  22. Love the garland! I may have to "borrow" this idea from you! Such a great decoration for February!

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  23. What a fun idea. Yours turned out beauitfully :) I've just discovered your blog via Nicole, the guest post you did for her was great!

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  24. Way cute garland! I love how you framed the letters with it.

    & awesome outfit as well :)

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  25. love your jeans and love the garland. your photos are always so fresh!

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  26. I love the garland! You did a terrific job!

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