I'm still loving the heart doily prints! Besides the t-shirts I printed last time, I also printed some hearts on plain fabric — white cotton and natural muslin. These I sewed up into little heart pillows. They are each stuffed with a combination of millet and lavender flowers, so besides being decorative, they can be used as soothing hot/cold packs. They can be heated up in the microwave (or in a low oven for us since we don't have a microwave) or put in the freezer. And the lavender is nice and calming.
I'm thinking these would be nice to send a child to bed with at night, perhaps warmed up first, to help them fall asleep. Or to use to soothe a bruised knee (or ego).
I love the weight and heft the millet gives these, too! They feel great in my hands.
I had some friends over for some more heart doily printing recently. I was going to print some more myself for the heart doily pillows and decided it would be a good opportunity for friends to bring a t-shirt or two to print while everything was set up.
We started with red hearts, then got out the black fabric paint and tried some black ones as well! This is getting rather addictive…
If you liked these Soothing Heart Pillows, then you might like the other Valentine's Day crafts and recipes in The Artful Winter ebook: