I hope this day finds you relaxing and surrounded by lovely things, as mine is so far ! Another special occassion done and almost dusted as they say. This year was good; I was able to make a few more decorations for our Valentine Vignette. Not as much as what I had hoped, but that's usually the case all the time anyway! I had talked about making the heart bunting I saw on Sew Mama Sew; and I did that, but I changed it to two vertical hanging decorations instead. We must have symmetry don't you know!
I also made some felt treat bags for the kids; something to hold a few candies and these cute little dogs I found at the dollar store. I have had the pattern for weeks and weeks, and last night at 9:30 decided it was a good time to start! The patterns are from Betz White's Etsy shop. Next year I hope to make her cute little mice and hedgehogs.
I know that no matter how much I decorate and sew for each special occassion, it's stuff like this:
...that my kids will remember. Long after the treats and toys the kids will remember the pink heart shaped pancakes! Really I could save myself so much work if I just stuck to the pancakes.
The kids weren't the only lucky ones around here. I got this beautiful bouquet of gerberas:
... and a lovely necklace made by My Favorite Girl. I have tried all morning to take a picture of it but it just isn't turning out. Anyway, it's made up of red seed beads and a pink rose quartz heart bead. She worked very hard on it and I am honored to call it mine.