Bernie (short for Bernadette) used to live next door to my mother and, although there was about a 30-year gap in their ages, they became firm friends. My mother died 14 years ago, but I keep in touch with Bernie, who now lives in Devon. During our phone conversation she said how much she likes hearts and can't resist buying them to hang on doors or just to sit on surfaces as ornaments. Now hearts are my favourites too, so I suggested a little swap - and this is my swap heart for Bernie.
But that is not all - the heart is made of totally recycled materials - except the label and the sewing thread!
- The pink, woolly material is an old sweater of mine that I felted
- the cotton perle flower is one I made many years ago
- the Indian silver butterfly is a broken brooch I found in my mother's jewellery box
- the tatted edging is my very first attempt at this craft which my mother obviously saved (also in the jewellery box)