Can Self-Love Be Hand-Stitched Into Your Heart?
During a period you may be feeling down, this sweet little project shows your heart some love, while the act of hand-stitching quiets your mind and reminds you you're truly always doing the best you can. When complete, you will write a short note of love to yourself, slip it into your heart and place the soft envelope under your pillow for sweet and supporting dreams.
A couple days ago, I introduced you to the powerful properties of pink and showed you how to achieve a beautiful shade of vintage rose by dyeing fabric with a dye bath made from boiling avocado pits! Now I want to share with you a feel-good project that uses the fabric (or any pink fabric if you don't wish to dye your own) you dyed.
You could use a sewing machine to create the main structure of this project—the envelope—but I highly recommend you stay connected to the slowness of hand-stitching for this one, for its quiet dance of repetitive stitches and loving thoughtfulness for what you're creating. It will send soothing medicine to your heart, reaffirming the love you really do have for yourself deep down inside.
Let's get stitching!
What You Need
- button, smallish, flat 2-hole
- craft knife (sharp blade)
- cutting mat
- dyed fabrics: wide eyelet lace (at least 3” [8cm]), solid backing for lace and a simple cotton
- embroidery floss, color to coordinate with fabric
- fabric scissors
- needle(s), embroidery and sewing (optional)
- paper scissors (or craft knife)
- quilting ruler
- rotary cutter
- scrap paper and cardstock
- sewing thread, color to match cotton fabric
- straight pins
- drawstring jewelry pouch, small
- lavender, dried
- rose buds, dried
- sewing thread
I hope this little project soothed you and that working on it really felt like an act of self-care because it was. In addition to acting as a messenger of self-love to your heart, anytime you have a question for your Higher Self, you can write it on a slip of paper and tuck it into this pillow before sleep. Answers will come the next day—most likely when you least expect it.
For additional support in finding the answers to the questions you already have within yourself, please let me know and we will find solutions together. xo