As the title would say today is all about the heart or hearts in this case.
This week I worked through the different size hearts I wanted for the garland and finished them off. The smaller heart is from Attic24’s blog tutorial, I just added a border of red to it.
I chained a length to fit where I was hanging it and then slip stitched back through each length to make the cord thicker and attached the hearts as I went.
I used King Cole’s Bamboo Cotton for this with a 4mm hook, the yarn is lovely and soft but at times was a bit splitty, now that could be down to my inexperience to but the hearts were going to be to floppy to hang the way I wanted them to. While reading Attic24’s blog with the smaller hearts I’d read she used PVA glue to stiffen up the backs of some items she wanted to hang so I gave it a go and Caoimhe and I happily spent an evening painting PVA glue onto the backs of the hearts. It worked perfectly, hardening up the backs but keeping the front nice and soft. It dried clear and the hearts hung the way I wanted them to.
Nothing else remained only to let it dry and hang it up in its place. Its now hanging in its place under the girls fairy shelf, I’ve been collecting fairy statues for the girls from when Caoimhe was born and that’s what you see on top!
I have to say for a project that was a mere picture in my head and taking into account my inexperience in crochet I’m awfully proud of this garland ! and if I may say so I do a mini happy dance on seeing it each time I walk into the room.
For this post I’m joining in with Tami’s