Leslie from Leslie’s Art and Sew has been making jars filled with Hope Hearts to give to people battling a major illness.  The simple stuffed shapes are a reminder of all the love being sent to them by friends and family.  This started out as a personal project, but she’s gotten such a warm response to her project that she’s sharing a tutorial and a kit so you can start your own.  She shares a tutorial and template on her blog.  And to help you get started on filling your jars, she will send you a Hope Heart Kit, with the templates, the printed tutorial, and three hearts already made.  Go to her blog to read more about her Hope Heart project.

[photo from Lesllie's Art and Sew]

By Anne Weaver


2 Comments so far

  1. susanab on August 23, 2012 11:33 am

    i <3 this! it's a heartfelt and wonderfully creative way for people involved in crafts to share themselves with people who are working through an illness. it would make everyone feel a whole lot better. good going, leslie. this is a real gift for us!

  2. Leslie Andersen on August 24, 2012 5:30 am

    Thanks so much for featuring this, Anne; I hope everyone who could use some help starting a jar of hearts will contact me. This will be an on-going project of mine, so anyone reading this in a week, a month, a year, or more from now can still request a Hope Hearts kit.

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