Friday, February 14

hip hip hooray! tis a 'little hearty string of happy' giveaway

GIVE AWAY NOW CLOSED

ah, yes indeedy! already in february, already half way through!


this little hearty string of happy is a dingly dangly sort of little string and you could make it with as many hearts as you would like. it is very easy peasy and requires the most simpliest of hand stitching so perfectly suited to small beings and little critters. although you would have to observe as there are little things which go into the making of this.

gather together everything you see in this handy picture, 


except i forgot one thing, i forgot to put some 'stuffing' in the picture. you will need all these things and some stuffing and perhaps a button or two, yes a button for some folks who may wish to bling out their little hearts

folding your fabric in half, wrong sides together, cut out a heart, do not fret about it being perfect, just snippity snip away. pin together (if you wish) and with needle and thread, blanket stitch around the edge. 


if you cannot or do not wish to blanket stitch then may i suggest a small running stitch or back stitch would suffice.

before you find your way back to the beginning of your stitchy ways, stop and carefully pop a bit of stuffing into your heart, not alot, but just enough. 


holding the fabrics together (perhaps with a pin again) complete your stitching.


when you are happy with the amount of hearts you wish to make, start stringing them together and be sure to add a loop at the top for maxium dingle dangleness.


tails are always quite nice for little strings of happy which dingle dangle so consider adding one with a scrap of lace


and voila!
a little hearty string of happy 
to keep or give to another you are rather fond of


if perhaps you are not wishing to make a little hearty string of happy but are rather liking the idea of one. then you can enter my giveaway for this exact little string! its easy as one two three

one: leave a comment telling me what makes your heart skip a beat and be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. if you are not able to leave a comment on my blog, then you can email your comment to tif@dottieangel.com where i will put you in a special folder marked 'special folder' so i do not lose you.

two: one entry per dearie and any dearie around the globe may enter

three: this giveaway will close on thursday 20th february at 9pm (pacific time) and i will announce the winner on friday 21st of february

footynote: do not fret if you do not see your comment appear straight away, i moderate my comments and will check in every day to publish them :)

46 comments:

Kari Allen said...

This is too sweet, i an enjoying your blog and the narratives, it inspires me to work at my blog, one day i hope to do a give away too.

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Making time to make things makes my heart skip :)

Pam said...

so many things make my heart skip a beat...being married 28 years...seeing my kids happy...FABRIC...and the thought of winning a dottie angel heart string ...fingers crossed xo

MeganW said...

my husband is leaving for a guys trip today so we're not doing anything to celebrate... but when I wished him happy valentine's day this morning he gave me the biggest hug and said, "how about I make dinner next week". and that made my heart skip a beat.

Jill Pierpoint said...

Pictures of dogs snuggled in blankies always make my heart skippedy-skip a beat. Love this goodly stringy heart dangle <3

My email is justjilling@outlook.com

Liz Smith said...

What a lovely little bobble !

Mrs Bertimus said...

My heart skips a beat when I spot a vintage curtain across a crowded charity shop!
Happy Valentines day Miss D!
X

Anairam said...

Oh, goodie - anyone around the globe may enter - that already makes my heart skip a beat! But okay, that doesn't count, so here is what makes my heart skip a beat, it is when one little doggie called Snous lies in one corner of the couch, and then she lifts her head and looks at me sitting in the other corner of the couch, and she sees that perhaps I am feeling a wee little bit down or sad, and then she gets up and comes and squashes herself right into me and licks my hand. That makes my heart skip a beat.

danaj said...

My heart skips a beat for curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee...when I'm not knitting or crocheting, that is.

Bethany Crowell said...

Crafty goodness makes my heart skip a beat! Thanks for the chance at winning a bit of Dottie Angel goodness...

smilie said...

Oh, my heart skips a beat when I see Deeks off NCIS. Tis true.

Alex Cole said...

Canine cuddles make my heart leap, as does lovely wool and a beautiful handmade valentine card......a cup of tea and fresh flowers from the garden too.....so many reasons to smile. X

Lorene said...

I am a big fan of hearts. And giveaways. I might make my very own, but it would be lovely to have yours, too!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Such a sweet string of happy :)

Barb Marshall said...

My heart skips a beat when I hear 'OCanada' being played at the Olympics medal cermony. weepy i become.

Laura said...

i love your little hearty string. it is so sweet! my heart skips for things like that, for books, paint, yarn, etc. :-)

happy valentine's day!
blessings
~*~

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So lovely!!! Sending Valentine hugs!! xo Holly

Tammy Gilley said...

This little happy heart string makes my little old heart skip a beat! I think I'll skip over to my sewing table and whip one up for my valentine. Happy hearts day!

colleen said...

It happened only last week. I cam across a beautiful 1960s sewing machine. There was a happy ending.

jackie said...

I have a list a mile long! Including the 4 little men I raise and the man I married. An ice cold diet pop and really good food and laughing. But most recently I scored the biggest vintage sheet and pillow case haul I have ever done and after they washed I sat with my husband and oldest son and watched the Olympics and folded every single piece and skipped a beat every single time. Seriously good day. Seriously giddy me.

Kirsten Johnson said...

My heart skips a beat (or two) when I'm looking at my wee baby boy. Especially when he's sleeping. And my old lady dog brings on the skips. And my handsome husbie. And coffee, strong and dark.

Carroll said...

someone receiving my handmade valentine & telling me how much it touched them makes my heart skip a beat!

Mette said...

I love this string og happy hearts. Greetings from DK - metterobl@yahoo,dk

Ginny T said...

My heart skips a beat for new crafty books, fabric, wool and needles and hooks - are there too many things there?!

Giova Brusa said...

These will look perfect with my hearts collection! And made by you, well that will be more that perfect!
Happy hearts day!!

Gill said...

Lots of things make my heart skip but mainly making things!

Mita Saldana said...

My son's sweet smiley face makes my heart skip a beat!

Karen Minet said...

Minet1215@att.net. my heart skips a beat at all things fabric, button, ribbon, millinery flower or shabby chic. Life is so very good. Karen in california.

the vanilla squirrel said...

My heart skips a beat when I see the faces of my children when they come out of school every day ....... and spotting an abandoned vintage lovely that needs adopting and I know they belong with me! Happy wishes and love x

Kirsten Young said...

Happy dogs at the dog park make my heart skip a beat. My poor old girl died almost 2 years ago and I miss her so.

ms.kirsten.young@gmail.com

Rebecca Lovell said...

This is so sweet! Knowing my love is coming to see me makes my heart skip a beat. Thank you so much for the chance to win a beautiful little creation of yours!!!

Monica said...

I heart handmade-- anything handmade with love. Your blog is a perfect example of an experience that melts my heart. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the opportunity to win!

Ravensclaw said...

My heart skips a beat very early on Christmas morning when I think of the day ahead and feel like a child again - that fizzy buzzy excited feeling when magic is in the air . . . x

Fran. said...

My heart skips a beat when I hear my husbands voice on the phone on his way home from work when he calls me. I love the sound of his voice. Sappy I know!! Thanks for the chance to win!! I love your blog and style!! XOXO Love Fran.
thebagglady76@yahoo.com

Pati from London said...

My kids and hubby make my heart skip a beat!!! Love the hearty hearts, Pati x

ArtL8dY said...

Tif, I love coming to your blog to see what you've been up to. I just spent a week stitching some hearts of my own but I would be thrilled to add yours to my collection.

~Sharon aka "ArtL8dY"

http://e14studio.blogspot.com

Giddyauntlola said...

Finding a little bit of vintage loveliness in a Charity Shop makes my heart skip a beat. You just walk in and there she is, a little flowered jug or tea cup or lacy table cloth and you make her yours. Sighs. Sharon @ http://asaucystitch.blogspot.co.uk/
domesticgoddess76@hotmail.com

A Beautiful Party said...

Making crafty work always makes my heart skip beats!

I love seeing all the beautiful things you make. Thanks for sharing!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Those little hearts are precious. My heart skips a beat for the days when my sweet husband has a day off from work and we have nothing to do but nothing and we can do that together.

xo Danielle

Dalis Davidson said...

My heart skips many beats when I'm crafting. I have to 'craft' every single day or I might get sad, or bored, or feel unworthy. So crafting it is!

Fibre Optics Group said...

Just found your blog and will be back. Finding a lonely furoshiki at the thrift shop makes my heart sing. Meredith

Frances said...

I am very late in leaving a comment about those pretty hearts, but please do know that I think the design is lovely!

I'm taking advantage of this comment opportunity to let you know how much I enjoyed the above post about the topsy and the turvy.

The photo with the pup's little tail sticking out from under the covering is priceless.

That's what I wanted to tell you!

Looking forward to your next post. We finally have had a day without snow, and with a temperature above freezing. It was bliss to take a walk under blue sky and sunshine.

xo

sabrina said...

My little baby girl's smiling face makes me happier than I ever imagined I could be!
Sabrina ♥
brinaroze(at)gmail(dot)com

sky-blu-pink said...

Hearts to send to someone who needs love, what a wonderful thing!

Aidel Knaidel said...

My heart skips a beat when I hear my husband at the door coming home from work. Or sometimes when I hear his car in the driveway. Love this tutorial!

Karo-Liina said...

My children are so funny, they make my heart skip a beat, every day :). And your blog, ab fab! Greetings from Finland, kaardemumma@gmail.com