Monday, February 24, 2014

Heart Themed Three-Inchie Swap

Laurie at Indulge Your Shelf hosted a heart-themed three-inchie swap which I was pleased to join. If you're not familiar with inchies, they're small pieces of fabric or paper that you embellish. In this case, we used three-inch square pieces of fabric embellished in a heart theme. Laurie divided us into two groups, and these are the three-inchies from my group.
Aren't they wonderful?  Here's a closer look.
Upper:  Beth - all handsewn, with felt, fabric, a button, and a tiny "Blessings" tag
Lower:  Laurie - vintage French ribbon and a heart doily with ruffles, tulle and a button

Upper:  Barb - handstitching with fun colors and pretty French knots
Lower:  Suzanne - A sweet bouquet, rhinestones, lace, button and applique

Upper:  Mercedes - knitted base with a velvet heart, doily, ribbon and handmade flower
Lower - Kristi - woven sari ribbon with a wool heart and a tiny key

Mine were made using vintage lace over fabric. The pink hearts are ultrasuede sewn with silver metallic thread from French General. The vintage heart sequins are also from French General, and the gold color embellishments are from French General's line for Jolee's Boutique. The pink ruffle was a find from last year's Birdsong vendor night. I used tiny vintage green velvet leaves on a couple of mine, including the one I kept, but didn't get them in the photo.

To see the pieces from the other group, check out Laurie's post here and for more detail on my group see her post here.


  1. Oh, each one so different yet so beautiful. What a fun swap!

  2. Wasn't this so fun? Your incheys are beautiful!

  3. I have never heard of incheys. All of them are so sweet and fun.