I have come to realize how much working with fabric makes me happy. Especially smaller projects where I can curl up on the couch and hand-sew details while hanging out at night with my hubby.
This is my most recent happy fabric project, a Folded Cloth Heart.
The center is stuffed like a pillow. I used a faded sort of "shadow" image of Marie Antoinette. She's there, but just barely.
Here is a closer view of the barely there Marie.
On the outside of the heart I used a corner of a vintage tablecloth over turquoise satin.
Then made a little tattered rosette and bows to add at the bottom of the pearl hanger.
I made this heart for Thespoena in my Marie Antoinette Mail Art swap group. The group has totally cultivated my "fabric = happy" gene. It's such a wonderful creative outlet and the projects these ladies come up with are totally inspiring.