A contest 

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

I will put it in my Etsy shop that I have finally reopened.



Creative Wings Boutique said...

I cant believe ur gonna sell it!!!!

Denise said...

I adore it.Thats just my kind of thing.I thought for sure it was a cone when I first saw it.I'm now going to try and make one. You should put a tutorial up for us all.

Rella said...

Tabitha...you are too cute!!

Denise, maybe Terri will to a tutorial for it one of these days. It's her pattern and design...we all just made them up the way we wanted to. Thank you for your note!!

xox Rella

Robins in the Trundle Bed said...

Dear Rella,
Thank you for your kind words on our blog. Our dog was a peke-a-poo, part pekingese and part poodle. We are so sad without him! He was such an amazing dog. I am not exaggerating to say that for over 19 years he was always in my arms or by my side. I was trying to prepare for the loss of him, but it didn't work!
Thanks for sharing such a magical blog...

Peace and Plenty,
Sheila and Sherrill

dogfaeriex5 said...

i have been listening to your music tonight over AND OVER...so fitting ofr a faerie princess..xox

debi said...

Beautiful! I just love how romantic your heart is. This was such a fun project!

Joanne Huffman said...

Your heart is rich and elegant and beautiful.

Marianne C. said...

Rella, how absolutely gorgeous!!!
I love - it's so beautifully made, and all the materials you used - everything is lovely! You won't have this is your shop long.

Happy St. Valentines's Day to you. ♥

P.S. Work has been crazy because of the holiday, but I am mailing off your surprise card today or tomorrow.

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Rella, I just love your beautiful heart, it is so special. I love all the sweet details that you put into your heart, I know it was made from the heart. I love, love, love it. Happy Valentine's Day Rella. Hugs, Terri

Marianne C. said...

Didn't even make it to the shop - I'm not a bit surprised...it's just so beautiful!