Tuesday, February 09, 2010

my version

Yesterday afternoon, the kids and I pulled out all of the Valentine goodies we could find in the house. We went through my craft stash and grabbed pink and red paper, heart doilies, red candles, my trusty heart punches, fabric, tulle.....and then we proceeded to make a giant Valentine mess!!

The end result may not be magazine worthy, but during all of our craftiness, I felt such gratitude for this time in our lives. Even though there are moments (many moments) when I feel like I might not be able to take all the dirty diapers, the tantrums, the sibling rivalry, etc...for one more minute (second!!), I am still so very grateful that we are blessed to be able to spend special moments together with paper and glue, making lasting memories.

Here's a shot of our mantle when we finished. Sienna and Grant colored the punched out hearts, and I strung them on pink tulle to make a little garland. Then we filled little votives with sugar and stuck some of my vintage Valentines in them. Finally, we made a large paper lolly (on the far right) and glued on some heart doilies. We had a blast!

A close-up of my mercury glass candle holders and my Teresa McFayden bird.

And then I got out the fabric glue and Amy Butler fabric and went to town making this lovely little flower clip.....I am addicted!! So excited to finally have a use for all that costume jewelry my Mom has collected over the years!


The Frisco Russells said...

Love your version better than the original and LOVE the flower pin - those are FAB!!

Nancy W said...

Looks awesome!!


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