Oh my goodness, friendos: where has this month gone? I mean, I know I’ve spent a lot of time holed up with nothing but a crochet hook and a bag of Willy Wonka Heartbreakers, but I didn’t realize so much time had passed.
Maybe, like me, you’ve been in a bit of a vortex. Maybe you forgot Valentine’s day is coming…and maybe you’re afraid you’ll have to be some super sappy, overly sentimental cards at the drug store on the way to your knit/crochet meet-up.
But fear not! Have I got the valentines for you:
Whaddaya think? Craft Husband and I were feeling a little punny, and we thought these craft-inspired phrases would be perfect for some valentines for grownups that had the flavor of the small, cardboard Valentines of our youth. All the letters were crocheted using my upper and lowercase patterns, then sewn to this pladish (new word) black & white fleece and accented with some cute crochet hearts.
I was planning to use grey corduroy for the background, but Erin (who did all the photography – thanks!) forced me to dig in my stash for this jem. I think she was totally right, but so much for the pillows I was planning… oh well. Who needs pillows when you can have Valentines!
We also made cute little seals after we scanned a crochet heart placed on a fabric swatch. Have you ever tried scanning anything you’ve crocheted? I was sort of amazed at how great it turned out.
Craft Husband made all the envelopes using a folding board he bought on sale at the local crafts store. They’re a thin, light grey paper that just screams “shove me into a heart-covered shoebox with a tiny slit cut in the top.”
So, if you’re hoping to hand out some precious valentines this year, head over to Etsy. (Go now, and you can use the coupon code “heartshapedbox” to save 10%. But hurry – it expires Sunday at midnight!)