My Country Heart

 

A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by

Brenda Greenwalt

 

My Country Heart

Approximately 15 inches long with hanger

Heart itself approximately 7 inches tall

Read through all directions before beginning.

For illustrations of the different steps and techniques as well as the stitches visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page on my website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com

 

 

 

 

Supplies

Material:  Muslin, material for heart, scraps for gingerbread man bow and bow on tiny wreath.

Tiny wreath – 3 inches across

Embroidery thread – light blue

Raffia

Paint – antique white

2 black seed beads

1 small button (for wreath)

5 inch doll needle

Glue gun and glue sticks

Embroidery needle

Beading needle

Stuffing

Mechanical Pencil

Sunny window or light box

For Staining – instant coffee, vanilla extract, fragrance oil.

Sponge brush & Stencil Brush

Paper towels and paper plates

Optional – old cookie sheet, glass jar with lid, wax paper and rags.

 

Suggested shopping for fragrance oils –

The Chemistry Store – http://www.chemistrystore.com

From Nature With Love – http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com

Save on Scents – http://www.saveonscents.com

Bramble Berry – http://www.brambleberry.com

To Die for Soap – http://www.todieforsoap.com

 

Lillie Mae’s Crafts

Charming & Winsome Raggedy Annie Patterns

Brenda Greenwalt * Muncie, IN USA

http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com

E-Mail – lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com

 

 

Instructions:

 

Heart:

#1.  Print out all pattern pieces.  I recommend printing them out on card stock.  This makes the pattern easier to trace around and to save.  Store the card stock pieces along with the printed out instructions in a zip lock bag,

#2.  Trace heart pattern on double material.

#3.  Sew on traced lines; do NOT leave an opening.

#4.  Cut out about 1 inch away from sewn lines.

#5.  In center of back of heart cut a small slit for turning.  Turn and press.

#6.  Stuff firmly and sew opening closed.

#7.  Along edges make 1/2 inch snips making sure you do not go into the seam.  With fingertips scrape along these to fray out edges.

 

Gingerbread Man:

#1.  Trace gingerbread man pattern on double muslin, do NOT cut out.

#2.  Sew on traced lines, do NOT leave an opening.

#3.  In center of back, make a small slit for turning.  Turn and Press.

#4.  Stuff firmly and sew opening closed.

#5.  Stain with recipe and instructions as below.

#6.  Once stained and dried, with white paint and very small paint brush, lightly paint on icing on hands and feet (see pattern and picture).

#7.  Using your beading needle, sew on the 2 black seed beads for eyes.

#8.  Trace gingerbread man scarf pattern (the same pattern is used for the gingerbread man’s scarf and tiny wreath bow) on single layer material, cut out and glue around his neck.

#9.  Glue to left side of your heart.

 

Wreath:

#1.  Trace wreath bow pattern (the same pattern is used for the gingerbread man’s scarf and tiny wreath bow) on single layer material and cut out.

#2.  Form into a bow and glue to top of wreath.

#3.  Take 2 pieces of raffia and form into a smaller bow and glue on top of fabric bow.

#4.  Glue button to center of this.

#5.  Glue to right side of heart.

 

Stitchery:

#1.  Trace outside box of stitchery pattern on to double layer muslin and cut out.

#2.  Using a light box or sunny window, trace words on only one layer of the muslin. 

#3.  Put the second layer of the muslin back underneath the first layer and using a double strand of your light blue embroidery thread and a simple backstitch, stitch the words.

#4.  Stain with recipe and instructions as below.

#5.  Once stained and dried, use a double strand of light blue embroidery thread and a simple running stitch and stitch to bottom center of heart.

 

Heart Bow:

#1.  Print out 3 of the heart bow patterns (the same pattern is used for the heart bow and the hanger) and tape together lengthwise. 

#2.  Trace on single layer material and cut out.

#3.  Form into a bow and tie.  Form a bow from several strands of raffia, small than the fabric bow, and tie this around the fabric bow (see picture).

#4.  Glue this to the top center of the heart.

 

Hanger:

#1.  Print out 3 of the hanger patterns (the same pattern is used for the heart bow and the hanger) and tape together lengthwise. 

#2.  Trace on single layer material and cut out.

#3.  Hand stitch to the top back of the heart.

 

Staining:  Combine ¼ cup instant coffee, 2 cups hot water, 1/4 cup Vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon fragrance oil (Some of my preferred scents are cinnamon bun, sugar cookies, and vanilla) in a glass jar with lid.  Shake for few minutes until thoroughly mixed.  If the scent is not strong enough for your preference, add another 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil and continue this until the scent is to your liking.  However, I would suggest only adding 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil each time because if you add too much and the scent is too strong for you, you will have to start over.  Line an old cookie sheet with old rags and lay what you’re staining here.  With a sponge brush or spray bottle thoroughly coat.  Bake for 10 minutes at 250 degrees.  Check often as this can catch on fire.  If you have to bake longer, only bake at 5 minute increments and always KEEP checking the oven. 

 

You're done with My Country Heart.  I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I enjoyed designing it.  If you have any problems or questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me or visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com

 

Terms of Use:

All of my craft patterns are copyrighted.  You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design.  You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns.  Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited.  You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way.  No wholesaling of items made from my patterns.  My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission.  If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@lilliemaescrafts.com

 

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Copyright 2007