Thursday, February 13, 2014

My gift to you......

Happy early Valentine's Day!
Please enjoy this free pattern
from my heart to yours......
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Prim Valentine Dove & Heart Bowl Fillers/ Ornies Pattern.

Please read over all the instructions before beginning. The trace line is the sew line, unless otherwise indicated. RSO ~ right side out.

Grungy mixture:
Before beginning mix up your grungy mixture so it will cool.
I used 1 cup instant coffee, 1 ½ cups boiling hot water, 2 tbsps. Vanilla and ¼ cup cinnamon.
Boil water and mix all ingredients together. Let cool. Mixture will be very thick and gooey.

Trace bird body and wing pattern on double layer of muslin. Sew on trace line, leaving the birds tail open were indicated on pattern. *Wings are completely sewn around. You will cut a small slit through 1 layer for turning. Cut out ¼” from stitch line.

To complete birds tail~ after cutting out ¼” from stitch line, take your top and bottom seams of the tail and match them up. Now stitch across to form a flat tail. (Refer to diagram for this step) Clip curves and turn RSO. Stuff the birds body firmly. Whipstitch opening closed. Turn wing RSO~DO NOT STUFF~ no need to stitch slit closed as it will be the underside and glued to the bird.

For the heart, trace on double layer of muslin. Sew on trace line completely around. Cut a small slit in one layer for turning and stuffing. Stuff firm and whip stitch opening closed.

Now take your craft paint and paint your dove and heart: white for the bird and wing and red for the heart. (I add a few drops of water to my paint until it’s an ink consistency, and then paint my fabric.) Let dry completely. . I use the sun to air dry my prims. In the winter months I use a small heater with a fan. Use whatever method you wish, but please be careful with whatever heat source you choose.

Once dry take a piece of fine grit sandpaper and sand your bird, wing and heart. Careful not to rub holes in the fabric.

Paint entire bird, wing and heart with the grungy mixture. Let dry. I use the sun to air dry my prims. In the winter months I use a small heater with a fan. Use whatever method you wish, but please be careful with whatever heat source you choose.

Once your bird, wing and heart are dry use the fine grit sandpaper and lightly sand again or if you like the look just skip this step.

Take your hot glue gun and add a small amount of the glue to the slit side of the wing and place on bird. Refer to the pattern for placement.

Make a bunch of the Dove’s and hearts to fill your prim bowl or add a hanger and place on a prim tree, cupboard door or anywhere!
You may make the (C)Prim Dove and Heart BF/Ornies for personal or profit. No mass producing allowed. Please do not reproduce in any way or sell this pattern as your own on/or off line. Give Dusty Cupboard Prims credit when selling on any website. All rights reserved.

Dusty Cupboard Prims will not be held responsible or liable for human or computer error due to printing or craftsmanship of this product.
Have a wonderful Valentine's day!
Blessings~ Jean


  1. Hi Jean,
    What a sweet gift....thanks so much.
    Happy Valentine's Day

  2. Afternoon Jean, so sweet, thanks. Francine.

  3. So Sweet of you Jean! Thanks so much!!!
    Valentines Blessings to You!

  4. I love it Jean! Thank you so much for sharing your talent!
    Happy Valentines Day to you!

  5. How sweet of you! Thank you Jean! Happy Valentine's Day!

  6. Thank you Jean, they are adorable! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! Deb

  7. Hi Jean, thank you for sharing your wonderful pattern! Happy Valentines Day!
    hugs, Lecia

  8. Happy Valentines Day!
    Thank you friend.
    SO excited to try these.
    Woolie Hugs

  9. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! Thanks for the wonderful pattern.Be blessed,Jen

  10. What a wonderful gift, thanks Jean, hope you had a love filled Valentine's Day,