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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The little things that say "I love you"

Happy Valentine's Day!

I wanted to make something useful for the kids this month - a little something to say "I love you."  I don't like to simply wait for February to tell them, so my challenge to myself is to tell them more often.


I used scrap fabric to make these homemade cards (right), and old book pages (left) to create the envelope.  I used a fine-line black marker to make dashes around the scrap fabric heart (adhered with fusible web). 

What's inside?


I made crocheted hearts using #10 cotton thread, and embellished paper clips for each of them.  (Many of these card ideas are shared on S.C.R.A.P. Blogspot).

(The book the mini crocheted heart pattern is in, is linked in the above paragraph) 

I thought they could use these for organizing their homework, or for bookmarks.  I also thought our oldest daughter could use them for organizing bills and paperwork. 

8 comments:

Mama Pea said...

What sweet Valentine cards you made for the kids. That three-heart crocheted piece is beautiful. I don't think I've ever known anyone who does as fine, detailed, perfect crocheting as you do!

Happy Valentine's Day! It's a special day to show our love for others, isn't it? :o]

Kristina said...

Thanks Mama Pea! That bookmark used a steel #9 hook (smallest I think I've ever used).

Liz said...

What a great handmade Valentine! You are so talented!!

Kristina said...

Thanks Liz. I'll share the pattern book for the bookmark soon too.

EMMA said...

Wonderful!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So, so pretty!

RB said...

Aren't those sweet! They don't look all that difficult to make, would bring such warmth to a recipient's heart and I'd bet they could be modified with symbols for many holidays and special occasions too.
God bless.
RB
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Kristina said...

GratefulPrayer and RB, thank you! The kids loved them. Mom got a set of them too.