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making valentines

January 31, 2011

it was a weekend for making valentines. Several versions of the woven Swedish heart, mentioned earlier, and one special one for my mommy.

I wish I had loosened one or two threads along the edge of the fabric just a tiny bit before I sealed the envelope.  Hindsight and all.

All the materials used for this card (above) were remnant pieces of paper and fabric that were just a little bit too big for me to throw away.  And they all came together nicely here.  The most time consuming part was cross stitching the heart.  The 2nd page of the card is paper cut from an envelope out of my stash of odd-shaped surplus envelopes.  I bound the front to the back with a short length of knotted rafia.

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  Thank you so much for dropping by.



7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2011 3:22 am

    Oh, sweet! Any mom would love it!

    I admire anyone who has the patience to cross stitch.

  2. February 3, 2011 12:53 pm

    You are so creative! This sooo tops the little bug Valentines I bought in a pack at Walgreens! Maybe I can steal your idea for St. Patty’s cards.

  3. February 3, 2011 9:44 pm

    What a beautiful way to combine your fabric and paper remnants into keepsake worthy valentine art!!

  4. February 4, 2011 1:13 pm

    Aaah, this is so lovely. I really must get going at cross-stitch. I’ve got the books, I just needed a kick in the rear to get going….so thank you!!


  5. February 4, 2011 10:16 pm

    This is beautiful, you did a wonderful job I would love to get a card like this..

  6. February 6, 2011 12:23 am

    That is so adorable. My sister cross stitches as well and has tried to teach me, but all that happens is she has to undo all my mistakes! 🙂 Beautiful work, thanks for linking up!

  7. February 9, 2011 12:43 pm

    Your valentine makes me want to try weaving paper too !

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