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for the love of valentines

January 4, 2012

In honor of St. Valentine, the patron saint of love and happy marriage, I’ve been on a quest for  inspiration for this mid-winter season of craftiness.

I already have a few tricks up my sleeve from previous years.

Last year I made swedish heart valentines – they’re easy and so fun to make.

And I did a little cross stitch too.  So perfect for a valentine, don’t you think?

I make my own cross stitch designs, since they are pretty darned simplistic.  Here are a few that i didn’t use, but may circle back to them this year.




I did make a cute love banner that I hung between the kitchen and living room.  Perhaps I should  go find it–it’s stashed somewhere in a desk drawer.

But what is inspiring me so far this year?  Pinterest is a pretty good place to start looking.  I’ve found no shortage of imaginative fabulousness.

I’d like to mash together a few ideas, like these fabulous images, from my own pins–

Source: via Diane on Pinterest


Source: via Diane on Pinterest


Source: via Diane on Pinterest


Source: via Diane on Pinterest


Thank you for reading ~ wishing you plenty of St. Valentine inspiration this winter!




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9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2012 8:03 pm

    i was just contemplating Valentines Day. or maybe that was just me craving chocolate 🙂 i love hearts, i’m sure there will be no shortage of cupid or hearts on Pinterest in the next few weeks. it’s always a fun place to find great inspiration.

  2. January 4, 2012 8:05 pm

    Oh my lord! I am still undecorating from Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration to get my rear in gear and get started on the next fantastic celebration! As always, you have created such beautiful things.

  3. January 4, 2012 11:44 pm

    LOL @ Carrie!!

    I let ‘he-who-put-it-up’ take it down…and stuck out my Valentines wreath last night.


    Oh, but it’s not as cute as that little heart covered with buttons…….OR the mobiles!

    UH oh…… LOLOL

  4. January 5, 2012 12:14 am

    Oh, what a sweet post, Diane!

    Love all the adorable heart/love creations!

    I’m especially lovin’ those heart pillows covered in buttons. How CUTE!

    Yes, I’ve heard of Pinterest from a customer a work who has a pinboard, and she really enjoys it. I need to check it out.

    Thanks for sharing this post, dear friend. Enjoyed it!

    Hope you had a super Wednesday!

    X to you and C!

  5. January 6, 2012 4:04 am

    Great inspiration Diane. Valentines Day isn’t far off. I’ve been thinking about a few projects.

  6. January 6, 2012 4:49 am

    You always have such fun ideas! I like those little blue hearts.

  7. January 6, 2012 4:13 pm

    You’re so organised!!! I can’t believe you’re already planning for Valentine’s!! You are Super Woman!!

    Happy New Year, my lovely,



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