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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Strawberries in the Sky — My Valentine to You

Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.
Love is in the air, or on the wall, perhaps? Ever since I got this vintage crochet afghan for Christmas I've been looking at the red squares and wondering what I could do with them, without taking the blanket apart. So, I scanned my favorite blocks from the blanket and this garland is what I came up with — inspired by the wonderful freebie from Jenny at Allsorts.

To make a garland: download file (see options below); print (use photo paper for better quality); cut out hearts (I left a little white around the outside); cut little slits on the widest part of the hearts(see photo); and thread some yarn through the slits (I used a tapestry needle). I hung my garland up in the window and the daytime back-lighting makes the images a little hard to see. My oldest said, "What are those strawberries in the sky?"

To download: you may, go to my Flickr, choose "All sizes," and pick the size of your choice. Or, download it directly from my server as a JPG (1.3 mb) or a PDF (4.4 mb). You will need to right click these to get them to download to your computer. These files are designed to fit on an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper. There are two of each color, making a total of six hearts per sheet.

This heart garland download is for personal use only, please, no commercial usage. Copyright 2007 Michelle Russell

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Blogger capello said...

so very cute!

Thu Feb 01, 05:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger One Crabapple said...

Oh this is so cool !

Thank you !


Thu Feb 01, 05:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger Lisa said...

hi, i love your blog, i visit here every day, the hearts are just lovely. Lisa from Sweden

Fri Feb 02, 02:56:00 AM PST  
Anonymous kimberly sherrod said...

Thank you so much! I printed mine on some sticker paper and am going to put them on some cardoard and make the garland! Thank you for a wonderful crocheted image!!!!I am putting a link to this on my blog:

Fri Feb 02, 07:08:00 AM PST  
Blogger marcisenders said...

Great idea! It combines my two fav. hobbies, crochet and colloaging with patterned paper.

Fri Feb 02, 11:18:00 AM PST  
Blogger bunny said...

That is really pretty garland. great Idea!

Fri Feb 02, 01:31:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sonya said...

Michelle, these are amazing, what a brilliant idea! This is me, tipping my hat to you.

Fri Feb 02, 04:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger jennpal said...

very cool hearts! thank you for sharing!

Fri Feb 02, 04:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger Project Pink Suitcase said...

So cool!
I (heart) your hearts!
So much fun! simple and inspiring!

Fri Feb 02, 08:40:00 PM PST  
Anonymous gracia said...

Oh, yes... these are wonderful Valentine worthy hearts.
see you, g

Sat Feb 03, 05:54:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Kim said...

Strawberries in the sky, indeed. How on earth do you keep coming up with these great ideas. You're wearing me out! ;)

Mon Feb 05, 07:48:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Stacey said...

What a great idea! Thank you so much! I'm going to hang it along my stair rail.

Wed Feb 07, 08:26:00 PM PST  
Blogger bunny said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have posted more On my own Valentine Banner if you want to look again.

Mon Feb 12, 07:56:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kristin Nicholas said...

So cute - thanks! Maybe next year - since we are a bit late for Valentine's Day - but is it ever too late for hearts anyday?

Fri Feb 16, 06:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sheryl-lyn said...

I love the Valentine's garland! Maybe I will have time to make one too!

Sun Jan 27, 04:55:00 PM PST  

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