One of my favourite materials to work with is felt. Felt has such a lovely quality to it; is really versatile and comes in such a wide variety of colours I couldn't possibly be without it in my fabric stash. So it comes as no surprise that I turned to this material when I wanted to make a small birthday gift for a lovely friend of mine. The heart template came from Tilda's "Sew Pretty Home Style" book and I used it because it had that slight "wonky" feel to it. The embellishments on the front and the gingham ribbon for hanging were all made up from "bits and bobs" I had in my sewing basket. That's part of the fun on a project like this is that to a degree you get to make things up and be creative as you go along.
Time to start rifling through my fabric stash again as I enjoyed making it so much, I think I may have to make one for myself!