Saturday, February 06, 2010
Valentine love (& a giveaway!)
I was browsing Etsy a couple weeks ago and came upon this adorable heart pillow. It inspired me to sew my own, using some corduroy I had left over from a project and little felt hearts. I do like how it turned out, although I wish I had gone out and gotten some nice wool felt to use for the hearts (and I still like the original better, although this color scheme fits our decor better).
Once I took down the handmade Christmas wreath that I made to hang in our bathroom, the poor wall looked empty without something festive. So I whipped up this Valentine wreath using a wreath I had, some ribbon, felt, tiny paper hearts, and embroidery floss.
Last Sunday I got to make Valentine cards with my friend Codi for a couple hours and we had so much fun cutting up pretty paper, stitching on the cards and ironing on fabric shapes backed with heat-bond (it's like magic!).
I've been working on a cd mix of love songs to share with a few friends this Valentine's week. Did you know I've been blogging since August 2005? Neither did I, LOL! I've been blogging for all these years and I don't think I've done a giveaway before, so today is the day! Leave me a comment before Tuesday afternoon and I'll choose one person to receive a happy envelope with a copy of the love songs mix, a box of heart-shaped junior mints, and a handmade valentine card. Thanks for reading my blog!