Valentine hearts, two ways

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day!  I have two little felt crafts to share today.  First, I was part of a mom’s group Valentine exchange.  After searching through all of Purl Bee’s wonderful collection of crafts I decided the Sweetheart Charms would be fun and easy enough to make multiple times.  So I used wool felt to stitch up 12 little hearts.  I used baker’s twine for the loops and skipped the stuffing to make these easier to mail.

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Inside each heart I placed a little note, using the bookmark template here from Sanae Ishida.

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Because of the thickness of the felt and knotted twine I was concerned that they wouldn’t lie flat enough in the envelopes.  So I cut up some old Nikki McClure calendars to make little envelopes.  I love her art so much and always keep her calendars around to repurpose.

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And then I mailed these off to other moms around the country (and world!).

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When it comes to little crafts felt is always my favorite.  Which brings me to my other heart-shaped craft.  Last Valentine’s Day I made a heart garland inspired by the one Gail made (that was in turn based off a tutorial from Made By Rae).

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I was happy to pull these hearts out again.  I love making holiday decorations that you can reuse each year.  It’s mostly been up around the window or mirror but O was happy to play with it while reading his farm book this morning.

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And unrelated, I realized that it’s been two years since my first post here.  What a fun two years they have been.  I’ve learned so much and enjoyed getting to know so many of you. Thanks for being along for the ride!

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12 thoughts on “Valentine hearts, two ways

  1. i love your purl bee hearts! i agree, felt is so much fun to work with. and that heart garland…the perfect valentine’s day decor if you ask me 🙂

  2. I made cards from a Nikki McClure calendar, too! Love her artwork so much! That garland is amazing – isn’t it so awesome to pull it out again the following year after making it! I just love that with my Christmas handmades. And your heart charms are very sweet!

  3. Your heart crafts are lovely. I really wanted to make heart garland this year but it didn’t happen. Maybe next year. I love felt and a local to me quilt shop just started selling wonderful colorful wool blend felt. I have already purchased many colors.

    2 years blogging! That is wonderful.

    • Thank you, Christine! The hearts, if I recall, actually took quite a bit of time to cut out. It would be a good watching tv kind of task, I’d imagine. And how nice to have a good source of wool felt!

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