With Valentine’s Day coming up, I decided to dig into my stash o’ cotton Spreckels Sugar sacks that my sweet friend, Julia Terpstra, gave to me last November. She found them at an estate sale and the woman’s mother used to work at the sugar plant in Manteca, California. So I think that the hearts can be called “sweet hearts” after all.
The fabric on the old sacks are worn, wrinkled and super soft. Most of the graphics are missing, but the fabric is awesome! Nothing like an aged patina on fabric.
So here is my stack…well, part of it at least. As you can ascertain, I have a lot of fabric to use. For now, I made up three hearts and put them into Magpie. They sold right away, so I suppose my sewing machine will remain on the kitchen table. (I really need my own sewing room!) All of my burlap pillows are gone as well so this week will be spent sewing and getting my paperwork ready for the “tax man.”
Yummy stash awaits me for more projects!
For the hearts, I used scrabble tiles, old keys, bits from a cloth measuring tape, some crochet trim and scraps of fabric. A twine loop allows for the heart to be displayed from a hook. These are stuffed with poly-fill, however some fresh dried lavender would be nice, too.
I added some vintage keys that I bought from my friend, Bette, who sells next to me at Magpie.
Meet “Yale” (he’s bashful)….
Till next time, love and kiss those you love!