Monday, February 7, 2011

DIY Valentines

I don't really care for Valentine's Day as a holiday. Sooo commercialized, sooo lame. BUT, I do like making special things for my lovies, and Valentine's Day is a good time to do that. Here's what I'm working on for the kids:

Fabric envelope which will have a stamp in the corner eventually.  Excuse the distortion - merely for personal security issues. =] I wrote "Our House" on the second line and then wrote our city and state on the 3rd line.

I'm using this tutorial to make the stamp.

I made the envelope following a tutorial from Sew, Mama, Sew.

Front of the envelope

Note paper?
Look closer!

A combination of machine sewing and hand embroidery.

Inspiration for the sewn letter from Katie Cupcake.

I made something very different for Richard, but since he occasionally reads my blog, I'll post pictures of it after Valentine's Day. =]


Here's Richard's Valentine's Day gift:

Grace said, "WHAT IS IT!?" and when I told her it was a human heart she was totally grossed out and thought it was kinda weird to be giving something like that to my husband. But there's sort of an inside joke there too because Richard has this thing about how your heart muscle doesn't really contain feelings in it... so I thought it was both not too cutesy and also kind of funny.


son said...

Love it!! Nicely done; what a great idea!

Debby said...

This is one of the best ideas ever :) I cannot believe you're just starting out in embroidery, lady!! You got a double helping of craftiness!! I love seeing your work!