I have been working on this for the upcoming birthday celebration tonight. We are having a party for dear husband this evening. His birthday is actually tomorrow, but we are off to Massachusetts for my father's 60th birthday celebration.
I (with the occasional help of a child or two) needle felted inside a heart cookie cutter. The key (as my nine year old daughter informed me) is to keep flipping the cookie cutter over. Needle felt a bit on one side and then flip over and keep repeating until nice and firm you have the desired thickness. Then each letter is needle felted while still inside the cookie cutter.
After I finished all of the letters, I strung a sharp, larger sized needle and threaded with a long piece of hemp. I first strung a larger wooden bead on the end and tied in place. Then with the needle, string right through the side of the heart, add a small wooden bead, and continue.
Here is the birthday cake. I took out the cake decorating supplies and had numerous requests from the children to have a turn at decorating. I, of course, said yes. (Someday, I do look forward to decorating cakes myself, but for now I think a child-made cake is just perfect).
May your weekend be filled with beauty and love.