Beat the Monday Blues, Part 3

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 describes her signature piece as “art on a heart”. The first one she created was a union jack heart which was a huge success over the Royal Wedding holiday.

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.

She particularly likes dotty material to link in her company name, as well as toadstools. This design is magical and would look fab in a little girls room.

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 hand cut all the pieces, each were stamped, left to dry, then individually stitched onto the heart. Every Daddy would love these!

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.

Have a look at some of her creations, and check out her lovely hearts. She currently sells on Folksy  and through


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  1. Lesley
    25 July 2011 / 2:24 pm

    I have bought from Dotty’s Heart, union jack heart, so cute. She is currently working on a special larger heart with a red bus to match my son’s bedroom design. If you want a unique and personalised present for someone special I would definately recommend Dotty’s Heart.

    • 25 July 2011 / 3:05 pm

      Thanks Lesley! I agree…lovely designs with great customer service!

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