Tuesday January 18, 2011

I know that I’m supposed to be a grownup and regard Valentine’s Day with the reserve, and aloofness befitting and adult-type person…

… but I really want to jump up and down, clap my hands, and squeal, “I LOVE YOU VALENTINE’S DAY!”.   I want to fill my shopping cart with doilies, pink glitter, heart shaped bath mats , boxes of tiny cards,  and cheesy Valentine’s day knee socks.  I want to stuff myself full of chocolates wrapped in red foil and fill my house with pink and white tulips.

In lieu of going crazy in the Valentine’s Day aisles of Target;  I have been sketching, cutting, painting, sewing, and have come up with a weeks worth of Valentine’s Day projects.  From January 30th to February 5th, I’ll be sharing one idea each day.  There is even the possibility of a guest post, which I’m pretty excited about!  So be sure to check in often that week!

REVERSIBLE TOTE EDIT~  After using my reversible tote for the last week I realized that the silk crepe is fraying more than I expected.  If you are thinking of making one for yourself you have several options,

1. Use another kind of material that is more fray resistant (netting, tulle, polyester knit, cotton knit).
2.  You can seal the edges of the silk crepe with heat (a candle or a kitchen torch). 
3. You can cut the silk crepe on the bias which would help prevent excessive fraying.

I apologize for the over-sight!

3 thoughts on “Tuesday January 18, 2011

  1. celebration_of_life

    What a fun way to start the month of February…

    And I keep thinking the big flower on that you put on your tote would make a great addition to a decorative pillow:)

    Hope you are having a fabulous week and that you’re up above the fog!!!


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