I found these beautiful Valentine hair clips and will be making some of these for the little girls in my life.
I really wanted to do do something for the boys that would be similar. This is what I came up with:
Fun right? First I drew a pattern that was football shaped and one that was a circle.
I cut them out.
I used the shapes as a template and cut six football shapes out of brown felt, six circles from orange felt and six circles from white felt.
I found white embroidery floss for the football stitching, red for the baseball stitching and brown for the basketball lines. I really would have used black for the basketball but I didn't have any on hand and who wants to go to the store when there is a project that can be done?
I stitched lines on the baseball as shown.
I doubled back to fill in the holes. I make the stitches across as I went.
I used a double strand of red on the three of each of the colors. -- they may be boys but it is still a valentine... These will be the back side.
I matched a ball front with a heart back and stitched them together with embroidery floss that matched the color of the ball. Be sure to leave about a half inch gap unsewn on the bottom in the center for the pencil.
Do stitching on the footballs and the basketballs in the same manner and you get...