Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentines for my Valentines

Last year I made my parents a Valentine at our family program at work.  It was not my best card, to say the least.  But, as parents always do....they loved it!  I was reminded of this funny Valentine when I was home for Christmas and saw it proudly displayed on the refrigerator.  So, this year I decided I had better make it a good one.

I ventured forth to make Valentines for my parents, and both of my sisters...but I cannot tell you whose is whose because I still want them to be surprised when they arrive in the mail.  First I had to gather up supplies: paper flowers, doilies, stamps, and some cute little birds I cut from a scrap of fabric.

Each Valentine got a super special touch.  One recieved a carefully crocheted garland of flowers using embroidery floss.  It was hard to do it so small, but since I just used a simple chain stitch, it did not take too long.

The end result could not have been more adorable.

I used a combination of bits and pieces for the next one: a snippet from an old button paper, embroidery floss, and a couple of buttons...

(Don't tell the others, but I think it turned out to be my favorite)

The final Valentine got decorated with a bit of stitching, pieces of a paper doily and two little love birds.

I think they all turned out pretty cute!  Any one of these would make a nice addition to the refrigerator. 

I hope the recipients enjoy getting them as much as I enjoyed making them!

Are you making anything special for Valentine's Day?


  1. Can't wait to post one on the fridge. They are all cute!

  2. So cute! I haven't even thought about Valentine's Day yet, but it's coming fast, isn't it!?

  3. I thought it might be nice to post some Valentine's Day crafts early to inspire those who have yet to consider it. It is coming up fast...but there is still plenty of time!

  4. We'll see how crafty I get this weekend. Perhaps it will be a "late" valentine this year...

  5. Got my Valentine today. Of course it is on the fridge!