"HEARTS ARE WILD CREATURES, THAT'S WHY OUR RIBS ARE CAGES."
Today's post is brought to you by pink burnout. Maybe it was the flock of flamingos that did it? Before I forget: Did you know that a flock of Flamingos is called a flamboyance (thanks Shannon)? Maybe it's that I have been in V-day arts and crafts mode for the past 30 days? All I know is that the wild creature that lives in my rib cage was all, "Nope. No pink, no way, no how. Not today, sucker." So we made a deal...there would be hearts but they would be of the black and white variety. These plush gals are inspired by the iconic black line drawings of Señor Picasso and Monsieur Matisse.
1. Create a heart template out of cardboard and trace it or freehand your heart shape directly onto your pillow fabric. Fold your fabric in half so you get two identical heart shapes when you cut them out. 2. Use a light colored fabric pen or Sharpie to sketch out your facial features on your black felt. 3. Cut out your black felt face shapes with a good pair of fabric shears. 4. Glue your felt pieces onto your white heart shape with felt glue, fabric glue, or a hot glue gun. 4. Hot glue the edges of your heart shapes together, creating a sealed pocket, and start filling it with your fiber fill, closing up your seam and stuffing as you go.