In my Marie Antoinette Mail Art group
Terri hosted a contest
she designed a pattern for a heart that would close in on itself
and become a wall hanging
We could really do anything we wanted
which is my favorite type of challenge
I used linen as a base
and then added some vintage laces and ribbons
and newer laces
that I tea dyed to give it a more aged look
I took out my vintage mother of peal buttons
a nice piece of vintage rhinestone bling
and some darling ribbon roses that a dear friend sent to me recently
This is how it looks closed up and ready to hang
(click on the photos to really see the detail)
This is the view as you open it up.
I tucked in a favorite feather
to show you that I created a pocket
to maybe hold a love letter or something precious
This is the view of the outside
I did not win, but that was not the driving force
for my creation
I just wanted to sew up something lacy and romantic.
I think it was a success.
and now that I am done loving it
**HAPPILY SPOKEN FOR
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.