I have been waiting patiently for Checkout Girl's Valentine tutorial to come out on Sew Mama Sew. On Saturday I got a chance to sit down and cut out all the pieces, and made two versions of it. I made one like the original, and another with more muted colors.
I didn't think I would like the original version so much - too many bright colors - but in the end I think it's the one I prefer. I lightly stuffed the hearts with a little polyfill, and I like how it makes the wing stick out a bit. I didn't have any of the stiff craft felt, so I used iron on interfacing to stiffen up the back piece. My hole punch went through it all right, so I know I can use that trick again in the future.
My Favorite Girl loved the design as well, and made her own version out of paper. I just love how she loves to craft!
A Valentine Flock of Lovebirds:
I see there is a cute heart bunting on Sew Mama Sew as well: I think that will be in my future! Hopefully on Wednesday I can get to it. Tomorrow is a no-crafting day: I will be spending 5-8 hours standing in line. The first five hours will be spent waiting outside, and it's supposed to be really cold tomorrow! I bought some long-johns, hand and foot warmers and two packages of tissue. What am I standing in line for? Concert tickets? No. Zhu Zhu Hamsters? No. It's to get My Favorite Boy into the same school as his sister next year. Wish me luck!