Craft #1 – Love You Plates by Deidre @ A Craft a Day
Craft #2 – Love Letters by Kim @ A Girl and a Glue Gun
you know..I’m not really a huge decorator for holidays (except Christmas) so i didn’t want to spend my time making something that would only be shown for a good month out of the year….
and since i have been meaning to do pillows for my daughters room…i thought sure..let’s do some giant love letters….
Craft #3 – DIY Photoshoot with Heart Bokeh by Kirstin @ KoJo Designs
What happens when your go-to photog (who also happens to be your sister) moves across the ocean and you want to make photo Valentines? Well, first you feel a little sorry for yourself. And then you assemble a pile of supplies for a do-it-yourself, at-home photo shoot.
The essentials? Some heart bokeh (the blurry heart-Christmas-lights in the background- I can’t wait to share how to ‘shape’ your bokeh)…
…a chippy painted backdrop, pink and red balloons and a handmade dress…
…and you have yourself a Valentine-worthy photo shoot! Come on over to kojodesigns for more DIY photo shoot goodness (and some of the funny outtakes!)
Craft #4 – Love Sign Knock-Off by Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage
Craft #5 – Sweetheart Pillow by Shannon @ Shannon Makes Stuff
Craft #6 – Family Quilt by Jessica @ Running with Scissors
warning. It’s been a hard year for my husband’s family to say the least, and so
for this week, I thought it would be appropriate to make something representing
the true love within a family.
his dad’s shirts. My father in law was really specific in his shirts—they had to
have collars, and chest pockets that snapped so his cell phone wouldn’t fall out
when he’d work. To me, his western style snap pocket shirts were his trademark,
and so much a part of my memories of him. So I created a quilt using all of his
way to see the fabric was a complete shirt, leaving the chest button pockets in
tact and cutting around them. Symbolically I loved the idea of the weave
pattern representing the close knit love of our family.
The actual sewing of the quilt top was quite
simple, as it was all block sewing, just paying attention to the pattern of the
shirts weaving together against the white background squares. I tied the quilt
with gray yarn and backed it with navy blue and white binding.
I also incorporated some free hand sewing on my
machine to sew a dedication block, and my signature in the border.
Craft #7 – Quote Wall Art by Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts
I learned some tricks along the way and am happy with the final results – I love the wood showing through – it matches the stain on my bedroom dressers and the color of “gecko” is an accent color in my room.
The quote is from a song that was used on our wedding video (I bet you know it!). I don’t have a complete picture with it hanging on the wall, so you’ll have to imagine – it’ll go beside the tall dresser and bring color to that side of the room.
Here’s for hoping for your vote!!
You can see more details and pictures of this project over at www.SugarBeeCrafts.com – –