I hate to admit it, but Valentine’s Day is just not a real big deal around here.

I did spend many years making valentine’s with the kids.

Glitter, craft paper, doilies, stickers……the usual.

We were homeschooling and on a budget, so they were pretty basic. Nothing like what you see on blogs and pinterest today. I was amazed by what I saw over at Meadowbrook Farm today!

They are fond memories though, of the time spent around the kitchen table. Any diversion from actual book work was gladly welcomed!

I did, however, make this a few years back, and thought I would share a few pictures.

It is all hand sewn … machines were used in the making of this heart pocket! I also crocheted the edge.

I really like the vintage buttons I used along the top edge, it just adds to the vintage-y feel.

This is a close up so you can see the texture accomplished by a special quilting technique I had learned at the time.

I have loved whites, creams, and greys for quite a while now, which makes it timeless.

Well, there it is.

I’m feeling a little lame in regards to the whole Valentine’s Day thing, so I think I’ll dig out my Barefoot Contessa cookbook, my heart shaped springform pan (which I have never used) and set a pretty table all in the name of romance.

Hope you have good weekend!



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7 Responses to valentine

  1. Leslie says:

    My favorite color combination! These are so sweet. I love homemade – especially for valentines day. My kids are grown now – but I have the same memory you do. Hallmark holiday?

    Enjoy your evening


  2. Lisa says:

    Absolutely…beautiful. I do believe that would be considered heirloom material. Much love, Lisa

  3. Your heart is beautiful! the little buttons are so cute and you can crochet too!! I take my hat off to you! I wish I was good with my hands, but I’m not, so I really admire people who can make intricate things like this. Just lovely.


  4. Carole says:

    You may not get into Valentines Day but you sure make a pretty heart. I love the episode of the Contessa’s……all things chocolate. Yum! that’s my kind of Valentine.
    Just signed up for post alerts!


  5. Margaret says:

    Wow! Hand sewn items are rare these days, and your quilting technique is very special. Did your Irish mum teach you this craft? My mom was 2nd generation Irish, and I know so well the notion of hand sewing, and sweet touches, such as buttons, trim and tiny stitches.

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  7. Cheryl says:

    I just want to say that your heart is absolutely wonderful and all the work that went into it is absolutely beautiful. I, myself, adore everything about Valentine’s Day. It is a special little day…sweet, charming, simple.

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