Thursday, February 10, 2011

{handmade valentines}

on our very first valentine's day as a couple, i was in london studying abroad.
but when joel came to visit that march, i gave him a handmade valentine that i'm
pretty sure is still one of his favorite gifts.
it involved two strings of hearts cut out from various color of cardstock;
one was titled "10 things i love about you" &
the other was a collection of memories we'd shared together so far.
they were enclosed in a little box upon which i'd written
cheesy lyrics from some of our favorite songs.
we actually still have them; i hung them up for decoration :)

i have to admit, i've been somewhat of a slacker in the handmade valentine department
since then, but i've been inspired by all the valentine ideas i've seen on the interwebs to make
something special again this year (er, i mean in the next couple days, eek!)

{1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8}

hope you're inspired to make your mister a valentine {or a fort!}

16 comments:

aPearantly sew said...

I think that is the sweetest Valentine's idea I have EVER heard. ummmm, may I steal it from you? :)

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

such a sweet valentine! might have to steal it!!

and im loving that fort! its so magical. :)

Meg said...

love the fort... i'm using that idea on our next snow day, definitely!

Ari said...

making your man a fort might be the most awesome thing ever. that photo is so wonderful!!

ALELY said...

great ideas! i too love that fort!

Cole said...

I love the Valentine you made but think I might have to steal the paint chip valentine, it would be so fitting this year!

jozen said...

thanks for the inspiration!

Dancing Branflake said...

I adore those fortune cookies! And that fort is oh so romantic.

Rachael said...

The fort looks like amazing vday fun! And I love the Valentines on paint samples.

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

I love those paint card valentines... such a cute idea!

Kel said...

They are all really cute ideas!

Wild and Precious said...

CAN'T wait to meet you in OCTOBER!!!!

Krystal said...

the fort is such a fun idea!

margarita ts said...

love this post!fantastic blog!

Sarah-Anne said...

i am all about handmade valentine's this year and i've already made 8+! can't wait to pass them out and make some more! :D
Sarah-Anne

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