Sunday, February 14, 2016
Tattoo heart from Mollie Makes Issue 36
Mollie Makes Issue 36 kit-ish
Happy Valentine's Day! Last summer I bought a lot of 30-something Mollie Makes magazines on eBay. This kit from issue 36 is super adorable. It's actually supposed to be a brooch made entirely from vinyl and stuffed.
Well, step 1 of the instructions warn you to make sure that the templates are all facing the right direction when cutting them out, as the pieces only fit together one way. The letter templates were face up, so I assumed, without checking, that all other pieces should be cut face up as well. I cut out all my pieces, then went to put them together and....argh! It turns out, all other templates should be cut flipped over!!! Why wouldn't you consistently cut out the templates?? Instead of having a meltdown, I had dinner. I decided to use felt, and instead of making it as a brooch which I'm not going to wear, I stitched it like a Heidi Boyd whimsy hoop kit. The white and green felt were leftovers from Heidi Boyd Crafts kits, and the red and pink felt were from deep stash. The letters were cut from the black vinyl supplied with the kit. I followed their advice about using an exacto knife to cut out the letters--that made it a lot easier. The little gold beads came with the kit. Some black thread also came with the kit but I used my own embroidery floss with 3 strands.
It was pretty quick to stitch up. In order to have some consistency, I used this "measuring tape" tape to help me stitch stitches spaced ~1/4" apart... Here's a not-so-dramatic reenactment...
I didn't stuff it but it did turn out a bit puffy. Slits are cut into the scroll and tucked behind the heart, so it does give it some nice dimensionality.
Paper Source stickers. Text me is my favorite!
Stay warm and enjoy the day! I'm thinking of maybe going out for a heart shaped Dunkin' Donut and some of their hot chocolate but that means going out into the cold....hmmmm...
If you follow me on IG you know that I am working on my epic pencil skirt and hope to have it finished today!