. . . luv 'n stitches for our tired old world

LOVE is in the Air . . .

Yes, we are fast-approaching Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! And as promised in my last post, I’ve been busy working to prepare a tutorial for your valentine-ing pleasure!

My next tutorial will surely be easier. This FIRST tutorial, however, has been lots of work, along with plenty of hard knocks from learning curves, plus my laser printer’s unexpected and highly inopportune demise …sigh… On the lighter side, it is nice that I am reminded of a joke my dad used to enjoy telling. He liked to say he was working on his second million dollars, since the first million dollars was proving to be much more difficult 🙂

Anyway, it appears that visitor’s traffic to my blog is rising steadily. This is wonderful to see! And it’s important to me that you know this blog will (eventually) feature many more “heart” patterns ‘n projects for you all to see here too 🙂 Thank you very much for stopping by! Please come again, tell all your friends and do come often… You may also choose to sign-up to receive email updates for this blog. That way, you will always know right away when something new is posted ❤

For now, in eager anticipation of the long-awaited tutorial, here is a list of the materials/supplies required for the project. You may want to gather these together now, and be all set to go when the tutorial is posted 🙂

NOTE: There will be two sample layouts for the card(s). Each layout’s template (including the card’s matting template) is set to print 4-up on letter-size paper. This gives you four cards per sheet and reduces waste. The heart-shaped envelope template will print one-per-sheet (1-up) on letter-size paper. Thus, you will need: four sheets of coloured envelope paper + one sheet white laser paper + one sheet coloured card stock per set of 4 cards with envelopes.

US size 6 (4 mm) needles
3 handknit Sweetie❤KNIT❤Hearts per card
approximately 5’ (1.5 m) worsted weight yarn per handknit heart

1 sheet 8.5” x 11” white laser paper—to print the card’s graphic image area
1 sheet 8.5” x 11” coloured laser card stock—to print the card’s matting
1 sheet 8.5” x 11” white laser paper— to print the heart-shaped envelope template
1 sheet 8.5” x 11” coloured paper—to make each heart-shaped envelope from template

craft knife and safe cutting surface
large-eyed yarn needle
computer with printer for printing the PDF templates
sticker(s) to seal and/or decorate the heart envelope

Okay, see you shortly!

ttys ❤  Jackie


2 responses

  1. I like you father’s quote. LOL And isn’t i the truth…..


    February 6, 2013 at 5:47 am

    • THX caforiginals 🙂 Dad’s delivery was second to none, but I’m sure he’d be laughing now—to hear I’ve been re-telling his jokes on the internet! LOL


      February 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm

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