Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Crafts

If you follow this blog on a reader, you'll see that I've already half-published this post.  I hit the wrong button and the post went up long before it was ready.  That's the first time that's ever happened here, but I suppose it was bound to happen at some point.  At least there weren't any first-draft bad words. :)

If you saw the draft version, you might have seen that I have not strayed from my usual post-writing protocol.

Anyhoo, what I meant to write, which I didn't quite get to before prematurely hitting the publish button, was that we've been working on crafts for Valentine's Day.  Right at the last minute, of course.  But they've turned out to be rather sweet, I think.

These little butterflies (inspired by this post at Skip to my Lou) are headed for my four year old's kindergarten class.  Except it's not called kindergarten at her French language school; it's called maternelle.  Which I just love.

The paper we chose totally reminds me of spring.  Next we'll work together on adding all of her classmates' names. 

My nine year old wanted to try something a little more ambitious this year, so after we saw these hearts at the Purl Bee she decided to give sewing with felt a try.

She drew her own heart and decided to sew only the bottom, leaving the top open for goodies.

I just love the look of hand stitching and I think my daughter does now, too!

As a general rule, I don't have a lot to say about the merits of Valentine's Day, but this year, I don't know, so far it has been a real treat!

Hope your 14th is lovely.



  1. Your daughter did a lovely job with the hearts - her stitching is very neat and even. That's quite an ambitious project for a 9-year-old to take on. Good for her!

    1. Hi Susan! She loved every minute of it. I half expected frustration at some point, or having to finish them myself, but she really enjoyed the process and they all looked awesome when she put them all together for her friends. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    2. Oh my goodness, how cute is that!? Love the blog!!


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