Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business.
So this Monday, I want to share the treasure that is Dotty’s Heart.
The owner, Caroline Robinson, lovingly hand makes fabric hanging hearts which are a perfect gift for your loved one, your child or even your teacher. I found this site by accident through the wonder of Facebook and decided to order a heart for my daughter Kitty’s 1st birthday.
I sent a photo of Kitty’s letters that are on her wall which are a mixture of greens, pinks, ginghams and florals asking if her heart could be similar. As it’s her first birthday I wanted a number 1…maybe next year she will get a 2, then a 3 etc! Caroline sent me over her ideas and swatches for me to sign off along the way which showed she really cared about what I wanted.
She got it right straight away and last Friday, Kitty’s heart arrived. Beautifully packaged and a perfect match. For that, many thanks!
So back to Dotty’s Heart……..
She hand cuts each piece then freehand machine stitches them to create a real sense of craft rather than the mass produced. These come in different colour ways too.
The hearts aren’t just for little girls though. Caroline created a successful Father Day range in various sizes bespoke to each customers requests.
She has had great success in a short time (she got 1000 Facebook fans in one month!) so is now thinking up new ideas to expand her range. Camper van pictures (I will have to get one as Herbie has asked for a camper van bedroom when it is decorated), re-creating company logos onto fabrics (what a great idea!) and cute machine stitched hearts replicating your exact handwriting..perfect for a teachers present this time of year.