Monday, January 11, 2010

Back Where it All Began

When it comes to Valentines, the best are the ones that look the most homemade. Maybe I'm just partial to good old fashioned homemade Valentines, because that's where it all began for me. See, a few (or more) years back, B and I were feeling a little silly on our first Valentine's Day as a married couple. We thought it would be fun to send some seriously homemade valentines to our families. Looking back, I'm probably the only one who thought it would be fun and B was just a good sport to participate. We had a great time cutting and gluing those monstrosities. And our families knew they were made with love.

As time went by and B was traveling often for his dental school interviews, I found myself home alone a lot. So again I drug out the paper and glue; this time a little more serious. A few more years down the road and I'm still here making stuff. It's funny how one silly activity led to something I truly enjoy.

So you guessed it. This week's shop update is full of hand-stitched valentines. And if you've always wondered why my valentine collections look a little more down-home than some of my other stuff, now you know.

6 comments:

ms. less is always more said...

CUTE! Funny story, once my boss came to the office around Valentines and was like "help, my wife wants us to make our own cards to exchange for V-Day this year, what should I do?" Ha, so there is the other side of it! We made an "office themed" card complete with "confidential" stamped on the red file folder where he stuck his little love letter inside!

Down and Out Chic said...

oh lovely, i will definitely check out the v-day cards!

Laura Trevey said...

yay! I love Valentines Day ~~

Mary-Laure said...

So adorable that you've been doing these for so long!

Blair said...

Oh how incredibly cute! Love the hand stitching. I cannot believe it is almost vday.

nichole said...

These are SO cute. Seriously. I can't stand Valentine's day, and I love these. :)