I am not usually one to be inspired by Valentine's Day. I tend to find this holiday commercial and kind of cheesy -- or maybe I still hold some resentment from my lonely single days! In any case, this year has been different and I've embraced the kitshy red-hearts-for-everyone lovey-dovey aspects of V-day. Ben and I made some Valentine's decorations and I created some artwork for my shop. I thought I would share some photos with you!
Last week we had a crafty playdate with friends and made needle-felted heart ornaments. Angel, we used your tutorial but since the kids were involved, we skipped the embroidery. This was such a fun project! And with a lot of supervision and reminders about the sharp needles, the kids (aged 4.5-7) did great!
Yesterday, since Henry was sick and we had to cancel our playgroup plans, Ben and I worked on a heart garland while his little bro was napping. We selected all the red and pink fabric scraps from my scrap bin, as well as red and fuchsia felt, and we got to work! It's really hard to get a good photo of the finished garland which is hanging in the middle of our apartment but it turned out great!! I'll post more about it next week with some how-to tips.
And I finished those 3 burlap art pieces for my shop. You can read more about them on my website and find 2 of them still listed on Etsy. It was fun to work with smaller scale pieces. Birdies and hearts, what's not to love?
And speaking of hearts... Look at what my sweet boy picked up for me outside the other day. "Mommy, I love you. That's why I give you a rock shaped like a heart." Aw, melt my heart, why don't you?
What do you have cooking for Valentine's Day? Any cute or fun crafts? Making Valentines for exchanging at school is next on our list, but we might just go with printing out some cute downloads. What about you, are you making Valentines with your kids this year?
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