Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Scrappy Heart

A big hearty hello!!

I know its been a while but I'll hope you'll find it in your heart to forgive my recent silence. 

Some say absence makes the heart grow fonder. 

I'm sure you all know how life can take over and before you know it days, weeks and even months have flown by. I kept meaning to write blog posts and I do have lots of fun things to share but I found the longer I left it the harder it became to sit down and write the words.

But thats all water under the bridge. There's love in the air with Valentines Day around the corner and I couldn't pick a better day than today to share a happy scrappy heart. 

So what's the story behind the big heart dancing around under the trees??

One day in the storeroom of the flower shop where I used to work I came across an old polystyrene heart shape and in my mission to add colour to the world I thought it would be fun to cover it in bright fabrics. For added sentimental meaning I used the fabric pieces from the bunting we had at our wedding

I was too caught up in creating to take progress photos but I simply sewed the fabrics into long strips and then wound the strips tightly around the heart shape. When it was fully covered I folded the fabric ends in and under and pinned them into place. 


I haven't found the right place to hang it yet so instead of a wall photo we took it for a walk in the bush. 


I'm sure I heard fairies giggling as Mr Daisy and I wandered along the paths with our big heart. 


And of course we echoed their giggles with our own. 


And with that I wish you all a colourful Valentines Day full of happy heart giggles.

40 comments:

Heidi said...

Glad you are back with such a happy post :-)
Giggling in Germany ;-)

Allie-oops Designs said...

Love it - and so very glad to see you!!! I've missed you!

Susan C. said...

XXX......and a happy hearty Valentines Day to you and Mr Daisy! All loved up there!
....hmmm is three kisses too little or too much, should I just have one? What is the right number, two looks too uptight, but then Europeans give a kiss on each cheek....or is it three? Four kisses starts to look like your a stalker with wide eyes....and isn't there a beer with four kisses? .....oh I am all confused now. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.....argggh!

Quiltbenaco said...

Bentornata nel mondo blog!

Buon San Valentino!!!

Ciao

Vickie said...

I was thinking of you the other day, so happy to see you ! Have a Happy Valentines day with your love !

Melissa P said...

Happy Valentine's Day! It would be hard to pick a better fabric for a colorful Valentine's than Sis Boom. The heart is perfect--indoors or out!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I have been wondering where you were (-:
Breaks are good and obviously you found a fun,fun project to fill up your time! I love it!

fiberchick said...

What a beautiful heart! You are always worth the wait:)

Terry said...

A Happy Valentines Day to You and Phil. The scrappy heart and the location is great. Glad to see you looking happy and fit having fun.

Patchwork and Play said...

I've missed your fun posts Rachael, but so happy to have this fun post to welcome you back! Love the heart! It's a perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day!

Patti said...

Love the heart!! Hope I can find one someplace before next year!!! Welcome Back!!!!

Chrissy said...

Cute heart.
I saw a picture of one of your quilts on a springwood quilt show post. It made me think about you and then I wake up this morning and see you have a post of your own.

Nifty Quilts said...

What fun to see you again, and with your beautiful, happy heart--both inside and outside. Are you not working at the flower shop anymore? I've been wondering about you.

Dasha said...

What a fun post! The scrappy heart is delightful, and looks so good in the bush settings you have chosen to show it off.

Melody said...

No wonder I've missed you, such a gorgeous post.

Susan said...

Oh that is THE best! Those faeries had best be happy that you are there with them. That heart is very clever. Nice to hear from you!!

Dawn said...

A big brightly colored heart, you to a tee! Missed you.

Kyle said...

What a delight to read your post today. Your valentine heart looks lovely along the lush path. I've missed your stories.

Helen L said...

Yes, I haven't posted in months myself. You're right: the longer you wait to do it, the harder it is to do it! :-) Love your fabric heart, and I love the woods where you live: so beautiful!! Have a great day tomorrow!! Hugs, H

Sandi said...

What an appropriate return post, love the whimsy of your story, the heart is beautiful, to make it perfect would be you and Mr. BMD together framed within it. What a lovely walk to share with us.

Glad to see you back, ahappy Valentines Day.

tracie @ beets+birch said...

hello lovely! made me smile!!! happy valentine's day!

Karen S said...

This does look like a lot of fun. I think it looks lovely to see all those wonderful colours against the green of the bush.
Good to hear you have been busy.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

LOVE! Happy Valentine's Day my dear! Beautiful pictures and a perfect setting for your heart :)

Ruth said...

I love it! Your forest looks like the forests here in Oregon. Just amazing!

smazoochie said...

It's lovely to see you & your colo(u)rful heart!
I hope all is well at chez Daisy. Happy Valentine's Day!

Michelle said...

Hello gorgeous girl - so good to see you!

Maureen said...

Wonderful post - lovely pics of the bush and your glorious Valentine Heart it's beautiful. Good to see you again!!

Quilting Dee said...

Great post, delightful photos. Put a smile on my dial!

pandchintz said...

What a lovely post - I certainly had a giggle! And welcome back x

leanne said...

welcome back ! what a fabulously coloured heart :)

Janice said...

It's nice to see you back blogging. Your heart is such a lovely, cheerful pop of colour in the bush. It must have been a fun day.

Barb said...

Welcome back - you look incredibly happy which made me so happy.
Your heart is a lovely remembrance of your beautiful day.
I always love to see the forest there - so gorgeous and green!
xo

shez said...

Hi Rachael i sure have missed you my friend,you put colour into my day.
This heart is amazing my friend,its so beautifully made and the colours are perfect.
Oh i do love where you live,such beautiful pics you have taken,enjoy your walks as i am sure the fairies love you being there.xx

Radka said...

Love it! :-)
I know exactly what you mean about time, blogging......., there just aren't enough hours in a day..
xx

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

So fun! Glad you are sharing your creations!

Chris said...

Thank you for such a joy-filled post! Wishing you lots of love!

O'Quilts said...

I do not know how I missed this post..so perfect for Valentine's day Oh, well..it is perfect for this day too

Judy said...

I'm so glad that you're back! And thanks for sharing the photos with us, that looks like such a relaxing place for a hike.

Corrie said...

How fun!

Corrie said...

How fun!

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