Better late than never, but this is my entry for the Creative Monthly Challenge with Jenniebellie and the theme was "What does your Heart Look Like?"
I was not entirely sure what to do and then things cropped up at work so it was put off until half term but then that past.
I found this lovely sun catcher on Suzysitcom.com which I thought was lovely and there is a post on her website which you should go and read.
I felt that the use of wire would represent the combining of lots of different aspects of my life and how my love of making has gone from a hobby to a job and with off shoots such as my Art Journaling and website.
I bought some wire from Hobbycraft and created a heart shape and then criss crossed thinner wire in the centre.
Taking my blog name which has featured in my life for the past 7.5 years I found a range of blue fabrics and woven then through the thinner wire.
I teach textiles, so a few buttons were added. I am trying to teach myself crochet hence the little flowers. i also teach Art but struggled to add anything that would actually stay on so painted glass beads took its place. I have made intricate beaded wedding bags so I felt it worked!
Many things make up my heart, including my hubby and daughter and all three of use have creative hobbies.
I also added lots of little silver beads around the edge using the thinner wire and tied on lots of organza strips.
It looks even better than the photograph suggests and I have it hanging up by my chair in the living room Eventually I shall take it upstairs and have it by my sewing machine. I really enjoyed making this once I got going, it is just a pity it took so long to get there!