Broken/Felted Hearts

Remember these that I was knitting?

I ended up knitting 26 of them.  They were supposed to be felted and sewn together to look like this:
picture and pattern from Mochimochi Land

So without paying much attention to what I was doing (I was sick, give me a little break) I put them in the washing machine.  And the washing/felting process turned them into this:

A big pile of vaguely heart-shaped mush.

I pulled a few of them off the mess.

A.K.A a huge friggin' knitting failure....
I might still be crying over my lack of knit Valentines this year.  Sniff...