Saturday, January 29, 2011

I'm in the mood for love

Cancel the intervention, I finally took down all the Christmas decorations.
In their place are Valentines. Several years ago I bought a piece of pre-cut foam core to fit an open back frame from the craft store. I covered the foam core with velvet and then popped it into the frame. The result is a blank canvas perfect for displaying my Heart Day delights. Some of the Valentines are vintage and others are reproductions. I move them around until I like the pattern and then just attach each one with a straight pin to the covered foam core. This is what I have so far. I plan to add some other bits and bobs here and there for texture. Heaven forbid there be any blank space showing.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Love Among the Ruins

I did not make a resolution to blog less in 2011, but it seems like I have done just that. Please forgive me. Even though Christmas seems like a million years ago, I still have smatterings of decorations here and there that I have yet to put away. And while you might think that doing something about that should take priority, I have found countless reasons (excuses) not to. The above picture features the tags I made for a Valentine's swap. Yep, that's right. I was sitting at my kitchen table whipping up twenty of these babies instead of acting like a responsible adult and packing away the Christmas decor. And if that is not deranged enough, I was seriously considering making a special trip to Hobby Lobby to see if they have the Easter decorations out yet. Yes ladies and gentlemen, it's a sad state of affairs. Oh well, I'll let you know if I find anything good at Hobby Lobby.