Only 9 more days until Valentines Day.....
I gotta get movin' on all the things I want to show you before the big day.
I've got several Valentine cookie tutorials I want to share with you in the next week....so let's get started!
I know, I know......you are shocked that I'd do STITCHED hearts AGAIN. I hope you don't tire of them.....because I just love stitched things. :)
They are nice and simple......and yet really cute.
Simple and cute.....great combo. ;)
Bake up some heart cookies and use a straw or other small cylinder to punch a hole through them.
Outline your hearts.
(You're gonna see these next photos several times in the near future.)
I know some people are very visual.....
so I wanted to make sure that you saw the outlined hearts that you'll let dry for 10-15 minutes.
Be sure you outline (or is that "inline"!) the hole too. I have a pic from a different project to show you the outline around the hole.
Once the outlines have dried....you flood the insides of the hearts.
Now you have to let the flooded hearts dry overnight.
I changed my mind in the middle of doing these cookies.....
so I thought I'd show you two ways you can add stitches.
You can draw the stitches on the hearts with a food color marker.
I use FooDoodlers.
OR.....you can pipe on the stitches on with a #1 round tip.
I used a PME tip
......works really well for this type of detail work.
(Notice how much more vivid the red shows up when you pipe it on compared to the marker above.)
After a few hours (or overnight) of drying......you can tie some cute twine or string on each heart.
I used the wonderful twine I got from The Twinery
. Love their selection!
And then the fun begins........hang them on a string and bring smiles all around. :)
Don't go too far away......I'm still editing all the photos I took of last week's projects.
Lots more coming your way soon.