Friday, February 11, 2011

I'm not heartless

No matter what some of the people at work say about me, I do have a heart. As a matter of fact I actually have several of them.
I have Loraine to thank for my abundance of hearts. She posted a tutorial for tiny crocheted hearts. She found the directions here and then shared them with all of her readers. When I saw them I really liked them so I dusted off my crochet hooks and dug out some yarn.

Mine aren't as tiny but I seemed to have a bit of difficulty trying to crochet with embroidery floss so I gave up and just went with yarn.
Then I found some crochet cotton and made a bunch more. Here is one on another of my Valentine treat boxes that I've been working on.
I have over a dozen hearts in various colors, and I'm still making more. I just can't stop. They are super easy and really quick to do.
I'm planning on picking up some pin backs and making some heart pins, and I may even make some of them into magnets.

36 comments:

Sandee said...

That crocheted heart really spiced up that card. Wow, I love it. I can't crochet either. I tried a while back. I gave up. I just don't have a crafty bone in my body.

Have a terrific weekend. My best to Duke. :)

Sharkbytes said...

Very cute- They could have lots and lots of uses.

Catherine said...

And such cute little hearts they are! :)

Reeni said...

Those are cute! And your boxes are pretty. Good idea to make them into pins and magnets!

Ginny said...

I had been thinking of magnets before you even said it, but pins would be even better!! People would really comment on them everywhere you went! They are just adorable! and I love the boxes!! Hmmm...perhaps put a couple hearts on Duke's collar for Valentine's Day!

Doris Sturm said...

They are adorable and I think I would use thinner yarn instead of floss...I don't like working with thread - it's too small for my eyes...

So, are you going to hand them out at work so they can see that you are not heartless? (I wonder how that rumor got started - are you a tough boss?)

LDH said...

I think you have a BIG heart! And now lots of sweet little yarn hearts. Thanks for the mention! I made a garland of hearts using a slightly different pattern than the little ones. The are made with yarn. I will post them for Mosaic Monday (Sunday evening)

Helen said...

This is really cute! Thanks for the link.

Miawa said...

They are adorable, I don't even try to crochet. My biggest sis does, she loves it. You did really good Annie.

Real Life In A Minute said...

What a cute idea. I think I'll look up the directions and make a few myself! Thanks.

Ann said...

Sandee I thought so too. I actually taught myself how to crochet after many many failed attempts. I can't do anything fancy but I know the basic stitches and can make a blanket :)

sharkbytes absolutely, I think the possibilities are endless

catherine aren't they though

reeni thanks, I thought the pins would make nice gifts for the girls at work

ginny I think I like the pin idea better than the magnet but I'm going to do both

doris same here with the eyes. yes I am going to give them out at work and yes I am a bit of a tough boss when the work isn't getting done right.

ldh aw thanks. and even more little hearts still to come. I can't wait to see your garland

helen thanks and you're welcome. Will we be seeing some cards with crochet hearts on them?

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Ann, those fabric hearts are just so cute and make the perfect card. You are so creative.

BeadedTail said...

Those are so cute! If I knew how to crochet I'd be making lots of little hearts too! I really like those boxes. I'm thinking you need an Etsy shop!

Grace said...

those are cute. I could actually do that since I know how to crochet - I even sat through the video!

marie said...

Love your little hearts. They really do make sweet little gifts.

Great video too ~ LDH shares the best things!

Roschelle said...

very cute. your coworkers don't know jack...lol!!

allotments4you said...

Hey Ann...these are lovely..and I went and checked out the link...it's a great site and as a novice crocheter i will keep checking it out!!

FishHawk said...

I don't know, your capacity for love looks like it could get kinda fuzzy.

Duni said...

Those pink crocheted hearts are adorable. Yes, they would make perfect brooches!

Jen said...

Coooooool! I'm off to check out the pattern :o)

Marg said...

I really like those hearts. I might have to learn to crochet. That would be fun to make a whole blanket plus those cute hearts. You are just good at all of it Ann. Hope you have a fun week end. Take care Duke.

Sandra said...

you go girl, they are sooo cute. and pins and magnets will make cute gifts. they are really cool little hearts. happy heart day. i really like the one on the card, the colors.

Ann said...

Miawa I was doing quite a bit of it for a while and then I think I burn out on it but now I'm loving it again especially with such a quick and easy project

real life in a minute they are cute and so many things you can do with them

poetic shutterbug thanks, they do look good on a card

beaded tail best part is hearts are good all year long not just for valentines day

grace I skipped the video. for some reason I normally don't like to watch them.

marie thanks and yes they do

roschelle lol, most of the coworkers are younger kids who don't care about working they just want a paycheck

allotments4you thanks, glad you liked it. isn't the internet a great place to find info when you're learning something

fishhawk lol leave it to you to think of something like that

duni I thought so too. Now if I can only remember to pick some up when I'm out shopping today

jen cooooool, will the boys be sporting crocheted hearts for Valentines day?...lol

Marg I wish I could learn to focus on just one kind of craft and get really good at it but I have too many interests and just keep jumping around...lol

Russ AKA Grampy said...

Great job Ann. Some excellent ideas. I checked out her site and sent the address to my wife and my sister in law

Philippa said...

Your hearts are sweet, and so versatile ...

Karen said...

I love them! Very cute.

Out on the prairie said...

This would be a good use for odds and ends of yarn.

Cards by Cheryl said...

I love the hearts...might just have put down the quilling to try these.

Tanyia said...

These are great, Ann! How adorable!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow very nice you did a great job!

Jille said...

I love them! so cute!
Jille x

Love Cocktails and puppydog tails! said...

Those hearts are adorable!!! I can't say enough about that instructional video! I am a novice at the art of crochet and it definitely helps actually SEEING the stitches as she does them! I have gone heart crazy since reading your blog and checking out the link!

-Ashleigh

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, I think your little crochet hearts are simply precious and so fittin' with Valentines Day.

God bless ya and have just a beautiful weekend my friend!!! :o)

Ann said...

sandra I'm going and I can't seem to stop...lol

russ hope they enjoy the site as much as I do

philippa thanks and yes they sure are

karen they are cute and perfect for valentines day

out on the prairie it sure would although some of my odds and ends are some really odd colors for a heart :)

cheryl go for it :) won't take but a few minutes to make one

tanyia thanks

beebeebabs why thank you

jille thanks

love cocktails and puppydog tails I actually didn't watch the video but after your comment had to go check it out. She did do a good job with that,

nezzy thanks, hoping the girls at work like them too

Kelly Rachel said...

Aw, who could resist those cuties? You've done an awesome job. :D

Ann said...

Kelly, I know I couldn't resist them when I first saw them. :)

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