Saturday, April 5, 2014

Healing Hearts Touching Hearts

Healing Hearts are taking off and touching the hearts of others.  Earlier this week I shipped the first Healing Heart to a buyer who is not connected to me in any way.  She found my Etsy shop and ordered a Healing Heart for her daughter whose kitty recently passed away.  The customer asked if I could add a green crystal with the charm because the cat's eyes were green.  I had been considering adding an option for a crystal.  I am so pleased with how it turned out that I will be adding this as an option as soon as I order the crystals.  You can see for yourself what a nice touch it is (in the lower right hand corner).

I have a few more fabric colors to add to the current fifteen shown in my Etsy shop.  I need to make samples and get them online.  But before I can do that, I have a couple of Healing Hearts that I need to complete and ship.

There is a story behind each Healing Heart and I'm familiar with most of them.  Many have gone to pet parents who have recently lost a pet.  Winston, Reese, Scout, Grace, Patches, and Ozzie left behind owners/parents who were devastated by their deaths.  Others have gone to friends struggling with life's challenges:  a young woman recently diagnosed with cancer, a high school girl struggling with the difficulties of growing up, and a woman who lost her mother.

The photograph to the left is Reese's "mom", Amanda when she received her Healing Heart.  She sent the picture to my friend who gave her the Healing Heart and graciously gave me permission to use it.

My sister received this response about a Healing Heart she gave to a friend:

I just got your beautiful Healing Heart and it touched me so tenderly.  That was so thoughtful of you.  Thank you!  With the whirlwind week preparing for mom's memorial service and having my sisters around, I know the full impact of her death has not hit me.  The Healing Heart will help with my feelings next week and in the weeks to come when the service is over and the family goes back to their usual routines.

A recent custom order really tugged at my heart.  This heart with the polka dot bow was purchased by my friend, Terri Lynn.  Her cousin's three year old son, Brayden was nearing the end of a 15 month battle with cancer.  Brayden carried a polka dot blanket everywhere he went.  Terri Lynn wanted to incorporate elements of the blanket in the Healing Heart she purchased for her cousin.  She sent me a couple pictures of the blanket and I headed off to the store where I purchase my ribbon and found this polka dot ribbon that was a very close match.  It was a successful custom order.   Sadly, Brayden passed away on March 24, 2014.

It is such an honor to know that my Healing Hearts are touching the hearts of others.  Healing Hearts are sold exclusively in my Etsy shop, The Pink Contessa.