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Thursday, February 11, 2021

All Things Valentine's Day

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It's time to share Valentine's Day posts from the past several years.

Definitely time to get all the posts together since then, in one place. Click on the captions below each pic and it will take you to the original post.


Let's start with a Valentine's Day tablescape from 2015. Our breakfast room in our last house was my favorite space to decorate for a holiday or season.  

Setting a festive table is a simple and easy thing to do for a holiday. 

You have to eat, right? 

Why not make it pretty!

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Valentine's Day Tablescape 


Glitter Valentine's Hearts were an easy Valentine's Day craft for 2016. 
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Glitter Valentine Hearts


I  shared our Valentine's Day tablescape in 2017. Oh, how I love to get out those Ruby Red glasses for Valentine's Day (and Christmas and maybe 4th of July). 
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Valentine's Day Table for Two






In 2018 - a year I was not feeling well at all - I was still able to summoned enough energy to make this sweet Vintage Valentine Heart using some a vintage doilies and hand tatted lace that my grandmother made when she was a teenager back at the turn of the last century. I soldiered on with a muddled head and I'm glad I did.
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Vintage Valentine Heart


In 2019 I shared a Valentine Vignette in our Foyer.  This cottage dresser in the Foyer at our current house is a great space to decorate for any season or holiday.
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Valentine Vignette



I made a LOVE Banner last Valentine's Day with some leftover supplies from our granddaughter's first birthday. The pale pink roses Mr. DIY gave me were perfect in the vignette. 
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love banner for Valentine's Day



Hopefully, you stopped by yesterday to see the Heart Shaped Pillows I made and sent to our granddaughter in California. I hope she likes them!
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Heart Shaped Pillows for Valentine's Day


 How will you make this Valentine's Day special this year? 

For some of my FAVORITE Valentine's Day Craft's, click HERE. You won't be disappointed!

For  a few more Valentine's Day posts and a sweet story of what Mr. DIY arranged one Valentine's Day, click HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Pam

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Heart Shaped Pillows for Valentine's Day

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Several days ago, I was searching the internet for a cute heart shaped pillow to give to our granddaughter for Valentine's day. Since she is only 2 years old, I was looking for a cute, smaller pillow that didn't cost an arm and a leg. After about an hour of searching and not finding anything, I realized (duh) that I could probably make one faster than I could find one that fit my criteria because I have quite a bit of fabric I've purchased and not used (yet) and smaller pieces of fabric leftover from other projects.


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I found these two fabrics and texted this pic to our youngest daughter and asked her which one she liked better. 
I was hoping she'd pick the super soft stretchy raised dot fleece ivory fabric and not the Waverly floral print that was a small scrap leftover from the balloon shades I made for our girls' nursery in the early 1990s.
She picked the floral, so I decided to make two heart shaped pillows.
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I quickly cut out two heart patterns from a roll of dot paper I've had since I worked in the fashion industry in Los Angeles over 30 years ago. You can make a pattern out of a paper bag or other large piece of paper.
Then, I pinned the patterns to each fabric and cut two pieces of each...2 of the ivory fabric in the large heart pattern and 2 of the floral fabric with the smaller heart pattern. 

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Then, I stitched the two pieces together (right sides facing each other) and turned them right side out. I left an opening on one of the straight sides large enough to get my hand through and put the batting in.
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I had some sheet batting, so I cut it up in small pieces and bunched them up. I also cut some larger pieces to put on top if it was lumpy. 
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You can see the part that was not sewn and left open in this pic. I just kept stuffing until it looked good and didn't feel too firm. 
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Just about perfect and ready to close. I still kept adding batting as I sewed the opening shut by hand.
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All finished and ready to ship.
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This project cost me ZERO as I had everything I needed in my craft room. 
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Mr. DIY shipped the pillows (and a few other Valentine's gifts) to our granddaughter this morning. 

You can see another Valentine's heart sewing project HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!
Pam

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