Monday 8 February 2016

February Craft Project: Love Is All you Need

I decided at the start of the year to make more time for crafting. I want to aim to complete one sewing project a month. February is the month where we start to see red hearts & cuddly teddies in the shop windows. As soon as the Christmas decorations are out of the way, the shelves start to fill up with Valentines gifts.

hand embroidered wall art hoop featuring Beatles love is all you need song lyrics on vintage fabric

There's something so uplifting about the Beatles "All You Need Is Love". Reading about the song online, the Beatles said this song: "cannot be misinterpreted. It is a clear message saying that love is everything". With this in mind, I was inspired to stitch a section of the song.

hand embroidered hoop featuring The Beatles love is all you need song lyrics on vintage fabric

There's nothing you can do that can't be done.

Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.

Nothing you can say, but you can learn

How to play the game

It's easy.

Nothing you can make that can't be made.

No one you can save that can't be saved.

Nothing you can do, but you can learn

How to be you in time

It's easy.

All you need is love

All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.

work in progress image of hand embroidered love text onto vintage fabric

Love it or hate it, you can't get away from Valentine's Day. But love is about more than a few overpriced roses and a shiny card...

There are so many forms of love. Whether it's for a child, a partner, your parents, good friends and even pets. They are all equally important and we all need it in one form or another.

hand embroidering beatles lyrics onto vintage fabric

If you love to craft, you may like to take part in my new monthly "Crafting is my Therapy" blog linky.

The focus of the linky is crafting for pleasure, basically taking some ‘me-time’ to unwind in our busy lives. It doesn’t have to be a finished project, I love seeing work in progress photos or tutorial posts too.

All crafts welcome!

This week I'm linking up with these lovely blogs:

"Happy Days" over on and


Ana De-Jesus said...

I agree Valentines day is more than just an obsession with consumerism but showing people that you care and will be there for them unconditionally.

Unknown said...

I'm loving the crafting project. I look forward to see what else you produce this year!

Ickle Pickle said...

What a lovely post - yes you are right, there are so many forms of love. I am single, but have my four children to fill my heart :) Kaz x

Jenni said...

I love this, very beautiful. Look forward to seeing what your March craft is x

Ali said...

My husband and I I use Valentines day as an excuse to eat good food and remember that we're a couple and not just mum and dad. I do love this song and what a lovely idea to bring it into a craft project.

DannyUK said...

I still think that you should share the message of love with someone every day rather than just one day per year, but the lyrics of this are so true.

EmmaT said...

We don't celebrate valentine's day at all which is a shame because it would be a good excuse to actually have a bit of romance and show each other we care. But I hate the commercialism of it.

(Can I ask that you allow name/url for people leaving comments - not everyone has a google id/wants to use it)

Kara said...

That is really pretty although not sure my sewing habits are good enough

Alana said...

That's a really lovely design. I love the background fabric, and the font is really cute. That song makes me think of Love Actually x

Holly Hancocks said...

This is lovely! I'm also making more of an effort to devote time to crafting - it's good for the soul! Your embroidery looks lovely!

Emma White said...

I am actually sat singing the song now ha and what a pretty piece you have made

beautyqueenuk said...

I love the pattern behind the words, what lovely fabric and I love the sentiment of the words x

Sian @ QuiteFranklySheSaid said...

I'm humming that song now! This is a really beautiful piece, I love crafting - I can't sew though! Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

Anosa said...

This is a lovely crafts project and lovely Beatles song, love is all you need.

Katy (What Katy Said) said...

Got the song in my head now :-) We don't make a huge fuss about Valentine's day but we do have a nice meal just the two of us which is so important as a couple isn't it? Thank you for joining in #HappyDaysLinky x


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