Good Friends & Valentines

Last night we got together with friends to create some new pillow covers for Valentines...  We had so much fun photo transfering "LOVE" onto the pillow cases, and then started having to much fun with embellishments of scrap fabric & a sewing machine!  While simple these pillow cases were a HUGE success and a super fun and easy project - and what fun crafting with friends who inspire you!

                                                     Happy Valentines!   x0xx0X

More Valentines

Well the girls did such a good job on their valentines that I promised to bake some treats for their class...  I started out with a simple sugar cookie reipe, of course I made multiple batches (had to have enough for my niece & nephews class) and a few extra for the family!

After many batches of cookies were made, I started on the royal icing, there's a GREAT online tutorial and for those who saw last years valentines cookies, you'll know that I was completely inspired by Sweetopia .  I followed the instructions both to pipe and flood the cookies with red icing.  The white icing was just for playing and making several different designs! 

                                                                Happy Valentines  X0XXO

Project Cupid - Thanks Craftsy

I was super excited this week to have one of my clay pendants featured on Craftsy's blog.  I entered it into a Project Cupid valentines contest.  It's been great to post some of my projects, as well some of my process on this great open sharing site.  Craftsy if a fantastic resource in addition to the amazing sharing, they offer workshops and patterns for purchase.   If you haven't visited check it out at .

If you'd like to stop by and "heart" any of my projects I'd love the support - thanks again!!  & thanks Craftsy!


Valentines 2012

     Inspired by Jane & Emma, each year we make our valentines...  This year, we started with doodles that I've been playing with over the past year, we decided to make a few versions; bookmarks, hearts, hearts with wings, labels, and cards.

I then photocopied them onto cardboard.  Jane & Emma were glad to do the watercolor painting on these cards, by doing layers of washes.  We waited till they dried, varnished them, and then cut them out with curvy scissors.  From there we glued them onto cardboard and re-cut them out to make them a little more sturdy.

The girls did a beautiful job finishing them with a gel pen and writing their class mates names on them!  It was a GREAT family project.

We have a seres that we are going to make into cards and will be donating to the Ride to Conquer cancer fundraiser at the Skol Pub, Gabriola on Feb. 25th.  Hope to see you there!

I've inlcuded the link to the Valentines Drawings, please feel free to use them for personal use only.

About this blog

I've been fortunate to enjoy following many craft blogs over the years, which has inspired me to create a littlel blog about "everything crafty." I'm going to share some of my creations as well as crafty inspirations.