Wednesday, January 16, 2008

key to my heart

when i was making these, my daughter came into my studio and gasped. she couldn't believe i was cutting my treasured stash of french vintage fabrics, but then said, well, i guess why not! i figure if i use them up, it will be incentive for me to figure out a way to get back to buy more ~ see, there is a method to my madness...i think!

i told you i was on a paris kick. loving the rosy reds and faded hues in these fabrics! my whole house smells heavenly from the lavender. i love lavender and have sachets tucked in drawers everywhere, i even sleep with a little one tucked under the corner of my pillow.

my fave hand cream ~ truly fabulous! i love the scent
relax,
with lavender of course, but everything in their line is divine! even hubby's using it.

a lot of love went into making these. when i sat down and started dreaming these up, all the elements came together easily. carved mother of pearl buttons are something i'm always on the hunt for, but the tiny skeleton keys were a rare find. i think they add the perfect touch, after all every heart needs a key!

24 comments:

The Rose Room said...

I can smell the lavender, actually I can, my lavender. Love your hearts and you are correct every heart needs a key:) Rachael

Alison Gibbs said...

Your hearts are beautiful. The key is such a sweet touch.
Alison

Lori said...

Heidi, those are in a word: stunning!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh these are just gorgeous! lovely! down to the skeleton key!

Jessica said...

How beautiful! They are a project worthy of your special fabric.

Holiday Queen said...

So delicate! Who could resist?

Gabriela said...

Lovely!

Gabriela

wanderlustandpixiedust said...

These are darling!

Steph said...

Those are gorgeous!

KJ said...

HI HEIDI!

These are charming! I will need to check out your Etsy shop!

I know how it is to part with the materials and supplies that we buy because we adore them. But, finally I made some keepsake books and dug into my treasure trove. Like you said, this means I can go buy more!!!

KJ

sarahkeith said...

So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am a fabricholic also so boy does it hurt sometimes to cut into treasured fabric.
Now - just in case you don't zip over to France in the next few weeks you might want to check out French General dot com. I know she stocks french fabric and she also brings back vintage items so I am betting you can find a temporary fix. Not associated with the company - just have ordered from them. They have two books also - I bought the jewelry book and can vouch its fantastic!

Kathy at kspilsbu@gmail.com

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Beautiful!
Barbara

Lorrie said...

They are truly lovely, down to the finishing details.
Lorrie

pink sky said...

i love these hearts! so sweet. you are the valentines day queen. the holiday completely suits you. see you next week i hope...xo

Bari said...

Heidi,
I love these. An the pictures are wonderful!
Bari

Jes said...

I ADORE these, and I love how you've attatched the "amore" ribbon!!

So very french romantic....

xoxox

CoCo said...

Very sweet :)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi~
Well of course I love lavender! I own a little website boutique called www.lavenderhillstudio.com :-). Those hearts are sweet...
Penny

LP Vintage said...

I love lavender!! My husband hates the scent of lavender! It seems he had a great aunt who lived in a nursing home. He had to go visit her with his mom and while there he had to endure hugs and slobbery kisses from all the lonely ladies who smelled of lavender in the nursing home; they thought he was their long lost son; so now he feels claustrophobic when he smells lavender and I can't have it around the house. -- thanks for letting me vent about that - now, I feel better :-)

And, oh, your sachets are lovely!!!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Those hearts are stunning! Love the fabrics. Very sweet.

Mieke said...

They are FAB

paperjunk-lc said...

These are lovely. Year's ago I worked for Crabtree and Evelyn and we used to sell heart sachets. I always went home smelling wonderful.

Linda Kay said...

truley wonderful and the lavender is one of my fav's too! I have some valentine print fabrics in cards and hearts that would be wonderfulalong with a bar of lavender soap... for gifts...
thank you for the inspiration.
Linda Kay