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Pretty Liberty Picture – Home is Where The Heart Is

Lara from the studio has made this super cute Pretty Liberty Picture.  The Home is Where the Heart is message seems very appropriate at this strange and unsettling time in our lives across the world.  Similar pictures often crop up at craft markets, but, with these missing at the moment, it’s really easy to make your own.  Why not use this time in lockdown to make gifts for loved ones?  You can make your very own using a basic frame, scraps of fabric and stylised scrabble pieces. See below for how to make this pretty Liberty picture.

Pretty Liberty Picture

You will need:

A shadow box picture frame.

Old scrabble pieces or stylised ones available from many craft stores.

Scraps of Liberty or other pretty fabric and felt.

Background paper.

String.

A small button.

Glue – PVA works really well.

Pretty Liberty Picture

I asked Lara about how to make the pretty Liberty picture.
“The ‘Home’ picture came about as I wanted to make a present for my daughter’s bedroom with her initial and name spelt out in scrabble letters. After making her present, I had alot of materials left over. So, I started playing around with different phrases and sayings. I settled on ‘Home is where the heart is’. The shadow box, scrabble letters and craft papers can all be found in Hobbycraft, but you could easily use an existing frame, with some fabric, or wallpaper for the background and there are free printable scrabble tiles on Pinterest, if you can’t get hold of any online. So, after deciding upon a phrase I chose some paper for the background that tied in the the fabric scraps (but you could also use some beautiful fabric). I found it is probably best to use a fairly neutral shade with a subtle print so it doesn’t fight with the scrabble tiles as you want to be able to read it easily. Next, play around with the placement of the words – weaving them together so they make sense. You could make a picture with the names in your family or a meaningful phrase – check out scrabble art on Pinterest for inspiration. Once the letters were in place I made a little string of bunting and a house with some tiny Liberty scraps and voilà – instant present!”
 

Pretty Liberty Picture

This is such a lovely idea for a present to make to make a loved one smile.  Our homes are so important at the moment – somehow they feel like the only safe places.  We are all looking for things to keep us occupied.  Our customers keep saying ow grateful they are that we are still able to send fabric orders out.  It’s certainly been a challenge trying to operate in a way that means we can all socially distance ourselves, but we know that sewing and crafting is providing huge comfort in peoples lives at the moment.  

Pretty Liberty Picture

Keep well everyone and happy sewing and crafting.  #stayhome #staysafe

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