I joined in a swap this month which required the use of Friendly Plastic.
So what's friendly about it tell me do!
I bought a number of sticks, a set of heart cutters and thought it was going to be easy!
I even watched a mini demo on TV - and it did look fairly easy - but clever people have a way of doing that don't they. - Making things look easy!
I thought I would make a book and decorate it with friendly plastic.
But I received a lovely book in the swap from someone, so had to think of something else.
As I had a heart cutter I had a flash of inspiration and I cut out a big heart out of material - almost A4 in size.
I stamped it with vintage wording, and did an image transfer of a lovely gypsy girl onto a piece of cream lawn cotton, and sewed it on the front adding some vintage lace to frame it.
Having admitted defeat with the unfriendly plastic and ending up with lots of disasters I decided to make a back for it and turn it into a 'puffy heart' which I remember seeing on someone's blog but just can't find it to add a link.
**** Edited to say - it's here ****
Carol makes the most amazing things - and her little vintage hearts are stunning- so is her photography - do go and pay her a visit.
It was nothing like my heart - and as soon as I have tracked it down I will post a link.
I made a gold heart from Friendly Plastic for the gypsy girl to wear, and experimented making leaves and little gold flowers with gems in them for the front.
I did an image transfer on the back of a vintage heart.
Then sewed it all together and filled it with stuffing which I perfumed with Anais Anais
It's a Friendly Plastic failure, but hopefully the padded heart will be used to add fragrance to a room or to a wardrobe full of clothes.