heart strings #2

Do you remember how huge crafting was a decade ago? Do people still putz and play like this anymore? I remember following dozens of craft blogs when we lived in Nebraska. And maybe all the ideas have been posted already or maybe they've all switched to instagram and pinterest, but crafting blogs seem hard to find. I guess I'm just thinking aloud. Anyway, here's my second creative project!
The first three hearts I made (on the right here) had to be outlined in string because I had traced a heart with pencil right onto the wood. I wished I hadn't made the pencil marks because I didn't actually want to outline the heart, but I couldn't erased the pencil. So today I tried again, nailing the heart outline to the wood and then putting the nails in around the paper, and then removing the paper.
It leaves one nail mark, so I could have used double sided tape or a tape bubble on the paper to hold it in place. Then I tied a good knot and started running my thread all around the heart. This is a really, really fun project. No one way to do this one...
I like how this one turned out, without the outline around the hearts. Both ways are darling though. And the best part for me is that when I was gone grocery shopping tonight, Ivar made his own heart and star. He loved this project and is excited to see what I whip up next. Long live crafts!

3 comments:

Nancy Holte said...

That's really cute! I remember crafting a lot when I was younger. So much fun!

Martha Heisel said...

Very pretty string art hearts, Becca! It reminds me of a geometric string art picture I made sometime in the late 1970's!

The variegated yarn you used is similar to some yarn I have and plan to knit into a hat to donate to an elementary school here in Mesa. In the "resort" where we are, there's a group of women who meet once or twice a week to knit/crochet/cro-knit items for the children and families at a school. Hats, slippers, dishcloths, and even afghans are all being made. Many of the women cut up plastic grocery bags into "plarn" (plastic yarn) and crochet mats for homeless people to sleep on, too.

We just went out to see the eclipse of the moon! Now a bit more sleep...

Martha

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Adopt me, please! #beccaisafunmom :)