Friday, August 25, 2017

With Love

About a month or so ago (time is really flying), I made salt dough ornaments with my little neighbor who was 6 at the time (she's 7 now).   It's been years and years since I made salt dough and I learned at that time that winter weather didn't exactly provide the right conditions for  it.
We made small hearts and big hearts and then left them outside for 24 hours to let solar energy do its thing.
They dried perfectly and then it was time to paint.
 
 
I let her have all the fun and only kept one of the bigger hearts for myself.
Crocheted hearts are often made with bits of leftover cotton and gifted to friends.
 
And it's not only my love of crochet that I'm passing on to the younger generation, but I've also got them stitching, too.
This past Saturday my newest little craft friends came for another visit.
And on Wednesday, my neighbors came over and since they are always looking for something crafty to do, I got them stitching, too.
Some freehand embroidery by me using the running stitch from this week's slow stitch sew along that I posted about Wednesday evening.

Let everything we do and say be an expression of the beauty in our heart, always based on LOVE.
(Don Miguel Ruiz)

Blessings to all,

21 comments:

Tanna said...

You shine brightly, dear one. The ripples of love you spread in your life are nothing short of AMAZING!! Bravo! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Linda said...

You're living a beautiful life, Tammy, passing along these time-honored crafts and traditions. ♥

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Your neighbors and friends are lucky to have you teaching their daughters some fun crafts. I'm sure the girls had a great time. Hopefully they will continue creating on their own. Your crochet hearts are lovely and it's so sweet that you give so many away.
Have a great weekend, Tammy!
xo Julia

Betsy said...

You are amazing! How sweet of you to take the time to craft with your little friend. All of the hearts are beautiful, but yours is a piece of art. The crochet, and stitching hearts are so pretty. You have such a big heart yourself that it's easy to see why you would love to make them and give them away. I hope your day is a bright and lovely one.
Blessings,
Betsy

Createology said...

Hearts are Timeless and you have a very big generous heart for sharing your talents and love with others. Blessings Sweet Tammy...<3

Sam I Am...... said...

Aren't you a sweetie to do that for the neighbor girl! It looks like you both had fun! Love the salt dough hearts and the crocheted, cross stitch and the embroidery!

Teresa Kasner said...

I heart you! LOL! I also am a heart lover and adore all the ways you made them. The new thing kids are making is homemade slime! LOL! Have a wonderful weekend. I'm starting early by not going swimming today.. I'm just too dang tired. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mia said...

Beautiful, Tammy. I love your salt dough hearts and the beautiful crochet heart. I love your stitching and you are such a kind person to teach your little crafty friends. Kisses, my friend.

Pradeepa said...

I thought you were making cookies :) Lovely hearts! Happy weekend to you!

Preeti said...

Lovely hearts !! It is always nice to see new generation also taking interest in art and crafts rather than just mobile gaming apps. Loved your Kantha embroidery in earlier post:)

Małgorzata P said...

Prześliczne serca w każdym wykonaniu.Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

Kit said...

What great projects! I love the hearts. Hearts are my thing. I have them all over my house. Nice that you can spend time with the young ones. :) Have a great weekend! Kit

Mereknits said...

You are amazing Tammy. Passing you love for crochet, ornament making with little ones and stitching Love. Well done my friend..

Melanie said...

How sweet that you're teaching crafts to the kids! I remember making salt dough ornaments - so much fun.

Angie said...

Tammy - I am glad to know I am not the only one that posts about things that happened a month ago! We don't have many kids in our neighborhood; it's great that you do and you have the time to invest with them. In my experience, attention from an adult other than parents means so much to kids. One person at a time, we can make a difference in the world!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Lovely post of creating salt dough hearts. Yes, I've made those too, baked in the oven, very slowly.
Teaching children something of beauty and meaning is so valuable!
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Hi Tammy, It looks like you had great fun making that salt dough! I love all the hearts in this post. I hope to create something SOON since it has been since May! It is one thing after another, and this week I am still waiting for my painter and daughter to move in. Hopefully, soon!

Anitha said...

The salt dough hearts came along pretty well. So nice to see you teach crafts for the little ones and happy to know kids are interested in crafting these days. Have fun exploring the joy of crafting with your little partners :)

Liz D said...

What a fun project! [salt dough hearts]. We made some years ago, but cinnamon and glue,lol. They sttill smell nice.

love

lizzy

Oliva Ohlson said...

Memories with these children will always be precious! Love that you take the time and share your talents with the children.
Funny...I was thinking of making salt dough ornaments for myself...now I must definitely make them.
Hugs

Jodiebodie said...

This is so beautiful, Tammy. Your message of love is needed more than ever these days and it is lovely to see it embodied in so many different crafts. I especially love the tassels at the bottom of your love hearts.
Love to you from Australia xx

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