This Sweetheart basket is made to resemble the small silver scent boxes, that Scandinavian girls were given as love tokens by their fiancé in the period around the year 1800. The crown does not refer to royalty. It symbolises that the girl when married shall be the sovereign queen of the household. It is important that the crown is closed and not pointed. A closed crown indicates sovereignty. If the crown is open it refers to the crown worn by a bride and indicates a proposal.
The heart is made just like any other joined heart. However using a little more gluing than usual. This is because the slid used for joining is very short. It pays to crease and then glue stick together the two pieces that form each half of the heart before joining. Line them up carefully considering that the central line should not show the inner piece where not planned and fix with glue. Cut the short joining slids as deep as you dare without separating the piece. Take care that one should be from the top and one from below. Join with caution. Line up the two parts so that the patterns of the small squares are aligned and there is no opening at the central line. Fix with glue. Add the handle you prefer.