Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Treats

I can finally reveal my Valentine's creations! Which I'm glad I waited, because Hubby and the Little Guy made Valentine's for me, too. So here is what our morning consisted of!

First, let me show you the cards that I embroidered for Hubby, the Little Guy, Mom and Sis... I didn't take a picture of the inside, but I used some Valentine scrapbook paper to cover up the back of the stitches. I found inspiration for the doves and for the swirly hearts from craft blogs online that have been posting ideas for what to make this Valentine's Day.

The other picture shows the treat pouches I made for Hubby and the Little Guy. They were just made from felt, some embroidery floss and a couple of buttons. Unfortunately they wouldn't sit up to show off their contents, so I just laid them back and let the goodies flow out. (Hubby had a bunch of Haribo gummy bears in his pouch (one of his favorite treats) and the Little Guy had two Japanese drinks that he loves to partake of when we go out for Sushi). Also running through the middle of the display is a little heart shape garland that I crocheted. I got the idea from Simple Beans, but realized this morning that I didn't really have a good place to hang it. Perhaps I should've made it longer and I could've draped it across the room.

You can also see what the guys made for me! They made those beautiful paper flowers (inspiration from Maya*Made) and both of them created their own Valentine's cards for me. Hubby printed his beautiful design of red hearts on the purple background from an Adobe Illustrator program, and the Little Guy made his from scratch and cut it into a wonderful heart shape. They also gave me the cute little pincushions made to look like Hershey's kisses from Lauren's post on Pimp Stitch. I loved how everything turned out and told them that we need to make our Valentine's gifts from now on! This was the best Valentine's ever! (At least for me...)