Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day than a cute little chunk of plush cheese, right??

Well, maybe not for you...but it is for a great girl I know. Her sister's Valentine's request was a stick of butter, because she LOVES butter...

She even had a dream that I made her a stick of butter, and I am happy to report that it lived up to her expectations =)

I also made some more box bags, these are so handy and really can hold a lot because of their shape.

If you'd like to give the box bag a try, my friend Stacy at Stacy Sews has the perfect tutorial you can find HERE.

And last but not least I FINALLY was able to make the Swaroski crystal hearts that Martha featured last year.

I had to modify her directions a little because I do not have the budget Martha obviously has for Swaroski crystals! LOL But I think they turned out beautiful anyway.

You could uses a variety of beads or crystals to make these, as long as you have small sizes for the bottom point.

Hope you all have had an awesome day, xoxo

Friday, February 12, 2010

Love Notes

Today is the day for my son to exchange Valentines at school! I used to love this day when I was little =) I think he could take it or leave it. Oh well, he still wanted me to make handmade Valentines for him and use a gator theme, so that was alright with me.

I made a simple folded card that could hold a JUMBO roll of Smarties, and a last minute addition of a mechanical pencil. Because according to my son, everyone likes mechanical pencils! Duh...

Here is the front:

And the inside:

But of course I couldn't stop there...I made some Valentines for my friends and family and my son's teachers. I have been doing a lot of crafting lately with my new Big Shot and having so much fun! I decide to do a little purse shaped card with a flower brooch on the front that they can remove and pin on their sweater, jacket or bag =)




The Brooch is made of interfaced fabric and felt, that I cut out using the Big Shot and a flower die, stacked them and added a faceted heart scrapbooking brad and added a pin back to the back. Super simple!

Hopefully everyone receiving these handmade Valentines will be feeling the love! XOXO
I have more Valentines goodies to show, but some are still under construction...gotta get busy!

Sorry about the dark pictures, but it is a cold, gloomy, rainy day here in the sunshine state =( But hey, at least there isn't snow!