This week I'm on holidays and since I just LOVE holidays I thought I'd share with you a few love heart inspired crafts I've been working on. First up...
I scored three old school wooden rackets from a garage sale a few weeks back and decided to give them a bit of a spruce up before displaying them in our home. There's plenty of inspiration on pinterest and I decided to give the racket a bit of embroided excitement. This project seemed super easy but actually took me a while to work to out as I've never really used embroidery floss before and only had a mixed collection of old embroidery floss from a garage sale (as I've mentioned before I live in a small town with no craft stores). I started off but messed it all up a bit as it didn't quite look like the heart I was planning so I patiently pulled it apart and started again.
We had a market in our town over the weekend and I got embrodiery floss in 3 colours for 50c a pop (so $1.50 in total) and began the process of creating a heart shape again.
I began by counting the width and deciding that the middle was 11 squares in so I began by weaving the middle piece. Then I mirrored the thread out to create a love heart shape. I am very pleased with the end result and I think it will look awesome displayed in our home.
The only other chance I am thinking of making is perhaps painting the red a white or blue colour. However I don't want to take away from the vintage charm of the old school tennis racket. To paint or not to paint? That is the question. What do you think?
P.S I'm linking up with