Monday, 24 January 2011

Love Letters...

OK is it is just me or is this month just flying by? Usually January is the slowest month of the year...Already in the short four weeks since Christmas day I have done so much, in fact so much that I have had little time to blog. Being a student is proving more challenging than I care to admit and I am finding I am studying into the early hours and on Friday I had my first and largest assessment, the preparation alone was over six hours written work and I don't even want to tell you about how nervous I was. I am pleased to report that everyone around me was extra helpful and I felt a real sense that my work colleagues really wanted me to do well.
In the Dotty Red household I have been busy with all things romantic... as I progress through my first year as a little creative enterprise I am learning a lot and I have found I need to be more organised and plan ahead a lot more, but this is what my sewing is all about at this stage, its all about learning. Any helpful hints you can pass on would be greatly appreciated.
So today after a busy day getting the house cleared and staged for the Estate Agent to come in and take pictures, working on a order, school run then preparing supper for my children... we all took a moment out of our busy day and sat around the table with a jug of Hot Chocolate and some cookies, a pile of new felt tip pens (100 pens from Asda £1.20) selection of paper, a mass of chopped up bits of felt and glue. Whilst the boys got busy cutting, colouring and sticking I had a little play with the felt...
Which resulted in a cute pile of fabric love letters... little padded felt hearts, blanket stitched together and sealed with a kiss. A special little pocket added to hold a little paper heart for you to write your own secret message. Now of course these are for your loved ones, for romantic or even cheeky little messages, but the Mom in me also thinks they are a sweet thing to pop into your child's lunch box and leave a little message to let them know they are loved...
How I love these creative times around the kitchen table and how I love sitting in my newly decorated kitchen... happy days.

Oh and finally a little sneaky peek in to the Valentines cushions I am making, using dreamy fabric and vintage lace finished off with a lavender heart tucked away in the fold at the back of the cushion.

I wish you a happy and heartfilled week...

7 comments:

Twiggy said...

What sweet little hearts. It's lovely to sit round the table being creative together isn't it. As you say happy days indeed. Have a great week.
twiggy x

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

Sorry comments was on block, now released, sorry if you tried to leave a comment and blogger wouldn't let you. All working now...

Tracy said...

Hello Suzie! Happy New Year! Oh, my yes... this month is flying--I'm not sure what's happening to the days. And now I'm opening a new Etsy shop... I must be mad... LOL! But I LOVE these precious little heart--what a fun, pretty idea. So glad to see all the creativity flying around here. Happy Days ((HUGS))

LissyLou said...

oooo i love your blogs, i have alot of catching up to do!!! thanks for stopping by xx

harmony and rosie said...

Sounds like you have a lot on your plate Suzie and I love what you've achieved. I'm thinking about creating romantic things too and Christmas has only just finished. Thanks so much for popping over to my blog, I feel there's a lot of catching up to be done here so I'm off for a good long read.

Wishing you a happy and creative New Year!

Kate x

Catanya said...

With these beautiful red hearts in mind, I can start the weekend properly, with losts of romantic feelings and emotions in my own heart.
XOXO from a new folower here,
Catanya

Em said...

aw lovely felt hearts. x