Tuesday, February 1, 2011

BE STILL MY HEART



My close friends will tell you I do not like 
hearts. Oh, at one time back in the 80's,
 I couldn't get enough of them. 
I had them in metal, wire, in wreaths and wood,
all thanks to Mary Emmerling.
Then suddenly a self imposed boycott, 
all hearts banished.
Arm chair psychology could steer you toward a reason. 
I <3  Hearts was my anthem.


Lately, for some unknown reason I 
can't seem to stop making them.

These are scrumptious, heavy and nubbby, 
antique french linen,
stuffed with very fragrant organic lavender,
weighted with lentils ( think bean bag feel)
 and topped with felted roses.


You just want to cradle them in your hands,
they feel comforting somehow.

I've tucked a couple into my pj drawer,
and one in the top drawer of my night stand.
Left open just a smidgen and the lavender
is right there aiding sleep.
Valentines Day beckons for remembrances,
maybe that is what has come over me.

I am selling these in 
matched groups of three - 17.00
5" x 4 "

Email if you are interested.
(All sold out but more coming, please email.)
I'll be in the studio making heart garlands.
Finishing up a couple strands this evening.
Looks like the boycott is over.

Please join Kathleen at Faded Charm
for more White Wednesday gals.


27 comments:

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

They are sweet! Thank's for shaing the pretty's...........TALLULAH'S

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

They are sweet! Thank's for shaing the pretty's...........TALLULAH'S

Faded Charm said...

How sweet these hearts are and a wonderful idea to fill them with lavander. It might be just what I need to help me sleep at night.

Hope all is well.

Kathleen

Bead and Needle said...

Looks like the boycott is INDEED over - these are BEAUTIFUL, Z! Something about the soft roses on top. Happy Groundhog Day - Tanya

Blondie's Journal said...

These are too sweet!!

XO,
Jane

T's Daily Treasures said...

Everything is popping up hearts and roses over here. I love the artwork you made for your daughter. Your heart sachets with the felt roses are lovely. I could use a bit of lavendar and a snooze right about now. Best wishes, Tammy

Razmataz said...

Oh Suzan.....I think it is a good sign to be making hearts again....

Jill said...

I'm not a heart fan either and now I've been making them too! What's happening?! I do like these alot!

Robin Larkspur said...

Beautiful inspiration for Valentine's gifts...as well as year round. Robin.

gail said...

I would love these for the inn to tuck under the pillows!
Also anxious to see the garland.
Beautiful!
gail

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

They are lovely.
Goodness knows with all the creative ideas that dance about in our heads sometimes they would be perfect indeed for enhancing sleep...
Susan

Robyn said...

Yayyyy, I'm glad the boycott is over! These are lovely! Thanks for sharing on White Wednesday!

Robyn said...

I also wanted to add that your studio is absolutely incredibly PERFECT. It is in itself an inspiration! I LOVE IT!

June said...

Z, I think I can smell your yummy hearts clear up here in Idaho!!! Gorgeous!

It is -3 here today, and I am not lovin' it. But somehow, this visit to your place warmed me right up. Needed that!
big hug

she dreams big! said...

I am so not a heart (or butterfly) lover either but these beauties are making my heart beat just a little faster. I can always count on you to give me a little thrill!

Jillayne said...

Well that's a good ending to a boycott - they're so pretty! Love the simplicity of them z.
You're still working your way through the felt roses too I see - now pink is added to the mix - lovely!

Tammy said...

Susan! I love these little felt roses you 've been making! I don't have the BH&G issues with the how-to's...do you have another link with the instructions? or maybe a tutorial?
Sweet little sachets!
Thanks
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

Char said...

have you thought of opening an etsy shop?

these are lovely

Charlene said...

VERY CUTE!!!!!!!!!! You really are on a roll! But, it's a good one. Hey, there are lots of worse things a girl could be making than hearts... HUGS!
Charlene

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness !!
Those are the sweetest and most
precious hearts ever !!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh my! I **LOVE** those! I had a lavender-filled heart once that was the same size and weight of a human heart - so if you are away from one you love, you can hold it to your heart and know they are there..

FYI:
The weight of the average human heart is 10-12 ounces for a male and 8-10 ounces for a female

Cup both of your hands in front of you and put the little finger edges against each other, and then imagine the heart taking up that space; that is the average size of the heart, depending on the size of the person.

:-)

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

You really should open an Etsy shop with these,they are lovely.Your pics of them are really good and I bet you would sell quite a bit.
I love my Etsy shop....I love Etsy actually and yes it could become a problem ha ha :>

Carole said...

you are a sweet "heart" and that's why you're making them. I know that was even too corny for me!

missed you in the BIG A.
xx
Carole

beth said...

i agree with char...an etsy shop would be great.

and now more than ever i am motivated to get my butt in the studio and create something....

Theresa said...

...and just in time too! Those are wonderful and I bet they smell just as pretty! Happy Crafting! Theresa xoxo

erin said...

o.k...carole, you ARE corny! but right, Z is a sweetheart!!! and we love her!!

these hearts are adorable and i just love the nubby linen. where in the world can i get my hands on fabric like that? does anyone sell new linen like that? i just haven't seen any.

i can't wait to see the garland as i am sure it will be superb!

marcia at Child in Harmony said...

Beautiful hearts! I used to be into hearts way back when too! Then there were too many everywhere one looked hahaha.

I just love what you make!

happy day!