In March one of my best friends, Johanna got engaged to the lovely Kolaia. She’s a big fan of my craft work (yes, I have a crafty side) and I knew she’d love a hand-made gift. One Christmas I made her personalised stationary that she used to send out to 30 of her family and friends on her 30th birthday.
Print out heart template according to size required. Note: Check Google Images for heart templates here. Using Microsoft Word, I made a box the size of the photo for the photo frame. In this case 4”x6” (standard photograph size). I then pasted the heart shapes into the box, to see how many hearts would fit in the frame. Cut out one heart for your template.
Place heart template on tapa. I lifted it up to the light to see what patterns on the tapa would show on the heart. I used tapa from Fiji which is good to use because of its repeated geometrical patterns.
Congratulations J&K 🙂
Kala Vata : J & K’s engagement outfit.
East St. Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 12 March, 2011.
Taken on iPhone using Hipstamtic iPhone App.
Tovolea mada is Fijian for “go ahead and try” and is Urban Viti’s DIY blog post series.