February 10, 2012
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The girls love to play with the kitchen that their dad made for them. Their play kitchen isn't tucked away, it is staged in the great room of their house. So, they play with it lots. Each Christmas Andrea has added felt food items to the kitchen. So, for Valentine's day I decided to make decorated felt heart cookies to add to their stash of felt food. I'll put a set in each card to give to them on that day of love. Here is what they look like:
Here is what you need for the one with the little hearts:
Two 4" squares of tan felt
Tear away stabilizer.
Tan and Pink embroidery thread
Pinking shears (optional)
Lapel stick temporary adhesive
Cookie designs (Download mine here)
Here is what you do:
1. Hoop the tear away stabilizer. Put a little adhesive on the corners of one felt square and center it in the hoop.
2. Sew the first color using tan thread that matches your felt. I used tan in the bobbin as well on mine. This just puts a heart outline down on the first square to hold it in place nicely.
3. Sew the second color in pink for all those hearts.
4. Now remove the hoop and flip it over. Put a little adhesive on the corners of the second felt square and center it over the back side of the design. Carefully slide the hoop back onto the machine and check to make sure the felt is still in place.
5. Sew the third color in tan. Remove the hoop from the machine. Separate the two layers outside the stitching and carefully tear away the excess stabilizer.
6. Pink around the outside of the finished cookie. These look good enough to eat.
Note: These cookies can be done using any thread colors you desire. These were created in blues and pinks so they could be seen well on screen. Use the colors of your choice. The designs were created in Designer's Gallery MasterWorks II which is available through Baby Lock Retailers.
Happy Valentine's Day to you all.