Wednesday, February 04, 2009

spread a little love

We are in full valentine making mode around here.
We saw this idea over on the purl bee and immediately Libby started tearing the card stock.  (Which has now become her least favorite part.)
She was able to cut all of the hearts out of scraps of fabric.  
To make it a little easier I made "half a heart" template and she cut the fabric on the fold.
Instead of sewing on the hearts, she is glueing them on using a glue stick.  I am doing the sewing (it is unusually rewarding to sew on card stock) and Libby is doing her favorite part....writing the names along with a special message inside.  Spreading a little love.
Happy Wednesday.

84 comments:

Shawna said...

so cute! that is a great use for leftover fabric:o)

Erin said...

so inspiring!! I love them!

Julie said...

These are so sweet! What a great idea.

gaylen said...

What a great idea. Love it! g

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm on her Valentine list :)

maltagirl said...

i love this idea! i have a ten and a 2 yr old. i think this is a project they both can work on!

Julia said...

those are super cute! i miss making valentines for my classmates, that was always so much fun as a kid :)

KnitFloozy said...

absolutely adorable!

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

They're super lovely!

How do you keep the thread from getting all loopy and sad on one side? That always happens to me when I sew on cardstock... ;(

pricklypearbloom said...

love that! I want to knit hearts, but that won't be done for this year!

It is unusually rewarding sewing on paper product isn't it? Although I'm sure it dulls, I still like it quite alot.

KeanaLee said...

Love it! What did she do for the boys in the class?

Stephanie said...

That is such a neat idea! So much cuter than the store bought ones! They look great.

Bonnie said...

I love this idea and will definately try it once my daughter is a little older!

APA said...

Dear valentines from the minute folds of the heart. And so sweet your little girl writes her own sentiments in greeting. How can we not live a smile when the young know such depth with ease and comfort?

Renee said...

Such heartfelt cards. Really lovely.

Paty said...

they are great!!!! Really like them! I want to make the valentine pins... just bought the fabric!

The Wooly Wumpus said...

What lovely Valentines! Makes me wish I was in Grade 1 all over again!

Estella said...

Love the Valentines! Wish my daughter was still into giving/making them.

hurrayic said...

Another great idea! We are soooo behind in Valentine crafts.

Come for a visit - I'm trying to spread the news about a fabric giveaway!

Trailing Mira said...

such a great idea! I too am looking forward to the sewing on card stock.... ;)

..... Carmen said...

Too cute!

Philigry said...

thanks for sharing this idea! i love it. addison really want to make his cards too, he will love this!

TD wool design said...

perfect!

Hilary said...

Aw, what sweet little cards!!

MadMad said...

Oh, so CUTE! I still think I'd end up cursing at the darn bobbin, because they appear to hate me.. so maybe we'll just try the unlined version... or use a marker and cheat. (Ah... the lessons I teach my children...)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Those Valentines are adorable!

Julie said...

SO sweet! We are still at the age of sending out photo cards. What a great idea for when the little one gets a little (ok, a LOT) older!

Regi said...

My oldest daughter and I are planning to do this one as well. They are looking great!

JoAnn said...

What a great idea and fun to do with your daughter! It makes me want to join in the fun.

ali said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! Now when can I squeeze that in...?
I still need time to knit, you know...

Jess said...

That is so awesome!

Katie said...

That looks like so much fun! Maybe we can squeeze a few in before V-day?

Prairie Girl said...

Isn't purl bee fantastic. Love this project!

Jody said...

They are adorable. Happy early Valentine's!
Welcome to the world of sewing on paper. We scrapbookers love our sewing machines + cardstock! It's even kitschy to embroider on paper too. So fun!
Now, if I could just get more proficient with knitting needles, I'd be all set. =)

Elizabeth said...

Love those, and what a refreshing splash of colour for February.

kim said...

Really cute. So much better than store-bought Valentines.

Kirsten said...

They are adorable!!

Amy said...

These are great! Simple, but so cute!

Jessica said...

I love these! I think I might have some scraps to use up exactly in this way!

Cathy said...

so sweet--sewing cardstock is fun, huh? too funny! :)

FlipFlop Mom said...

Super Adorable!! Love them!

Sarah Jackson said...

so cute!! we're doing a combo of gocco and fabric this weekend. can't wait!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

You are such an awesome mom for making the template, seriously!!

Nell said...

Super cute!

chelsea said...

very very sweet. my mom always insisted we make our own valentines and we always gave out the most unique notes.

blair said...

oh I love them!

Erin said...

i adore sewing on paper!
libby has done a great job. i am definitely going to try to remember this next year.

Meggie said...

Good idea to get a jump on Valentines Day!

Lisa said...

Very cute!

tiennie said...

You're such a good mommy! We do the store bought ones around here. :)

Alison Boon said...

Very nice project

leslie said...

okay. that is super cute. and super cool. and i am going to have to give it a go. thanks!

lucky knitter said...

What a wonderful idea! Very sweet.

Stacey said...

what a cute idea! beats the cheap-o disney or scooby doo ones I used to get as a kid! :)

stitching under oaks said...

so fun...one of my favorite things to do is make valentines...i've always loved making them, since i was a bitty girl.

Gretchen said...

awesome!!! Need to get started on V day cards...thanks for the reminder and the inspiration.

emily said...

they're SO sweet.

beki said...

What a cute idea!

Leslie said...

You and your daughter are very ambbitious! These are wonderful.

Shannon said...

I love it and I love that your little gal is learning early, the joy of giving handmade. Fantastic!

kelly jo said...

I'm doing the same thing with valentines for my husband! I love how easy and rewarding it is to sew on paper! I love the idea of using pinking shears and gluing them!

affectioknit said...

Those are so sweet and girlie - that reminds me - we need to get started on our Valentines too...

Kara said...

Those valentines are just the sweetest!

apryl said...

these are adorable...love 'em!

~smiles

Ella said...

You have given me yet another great project idea for the niece and nephew! We finally made yarn baskets... it kept them busy for over an hour. Ahhh.... blessed silence!

Thanks! :D

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Those are super cute.

This year I just got store bought ones for my 2 year old's class. They won't be appreciated until later ages, so I figured why bother. Maybe for his teachers tough, we'll make special ones!

SpiderWomanKnits said...

I **love** this idea! I had bookmarked the heart pins from purl bee but somehow missed this one.

Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Mandi said...

So sweet. She did such a lovely job! Her friends are going to love them.

Erin said...

These are so adorable. You are a good mom to go through so much effort to make a special gift (and memory).

Michele said...

what a great post! and a great idea. laughed at your comment about sewing cardstock.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a great mother/daughter project!

Joan said...

I'm going to do a card for my daughter with a piece of fabric from when she was a little girl, she's 25 now.

Alisha said...

Those are so sweet!

amandajean said...

those are so very sweet!

sirine rached said...

gosh these are lovely - also can re-use old card from various things, the grey-brown would make the colours from the fabric stand out even more, perhaps...

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