After Christmas, this is my favorite month for creating, sewing, I get so many ideas for making crafty Valentines. I love all the lovely pink and red fabrics that make the sweetest eye candy for any creative project you can think of (or steal from Pinterest).
There is always such a variety of crafting, wrapping and heart-y goodies in some stores, I find it hard to resist! This loot is from Target dollar bin section.
Growing up, Valentine’s Day was always a great “Gal-entine” day celebrating with friends, going to card shops, movies, shopping and getting ice cream. When I was a teacher, it was always a great time making crafty valentines with construction paper in the classroom to put in our special mailbox.
This year, my bestie from Texas was in town and we shared a crafting day, it’s another great way to spend the day gabbing, painting and creating. This wooden heart was part of my Target loot. We painted them and cut vinyl letters on the Cricut to make this verse, Romans 5:8a.
We made a beautiful mess, a nice memory and a crafty Valentine, such a great time!
Needless to say, my crafting and sewing for heart day did not end there. I made this cute I Heart You Mini , tutorial and pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew. I am sending it off to one of my favorite fabric enablers 😉 To be enabled yourself, follow her on Instagram @oneygirldestash for her fabric goodies.
After making this, I had planned on making another mini but started playing with scraps to make heart pillows, small ones for doorknobs, sidetracked for sure.
I knew these babies would get lost in pillow puffiness so I “log-cabinized” them with more scrap pretties. So fun!
They turned out so cute! All that was missing was some fragrant filler. I’ll have to buy some lavender.
Then I started toying with more scraps. I sewed 4 random strips together, folded them in half to cut these heart shapes.
Once I added the batting, I stitched around the outline and instantly loved the result. Why hadn’t I done this before?
Sadly, I sewed them up and sent them away so quickly, I do not have the final product photo to show you. Shame on me! You can be sure they went to good homes and I should have those pics soon.