Oh Valentines Day, you are the bane of my existence. Not really. I just don’t really like you as a “holiday” or as a friend. I am a firm believer in loving the person you are with and telling them so throughout the year. I am also a fan of surprises and surprising your loved one all year with little things. That said, Happy V-day if you celebrate it. Otherwise, I love you just the same as I did yesterday, reader, and just as much as I will tomorrow.
I’m going to show you guys how I made my gloooooorious Heart Sweatshirt [originally from Amy over at A is for Ampersand]!
-2 Sweatshirts [I bought cheap-o 3 dollah ones at Wal-mart]
-Sewing Machine [makes it easier, but you can always hand sew with a needle]
Step 1: Draw a heart shape onto the sweater you’d like to be the inside of the finished product. I followed Amy’s idea and wanted my heart inside out to add texture to the finished product, so I drew my heart on the outside of the sweater. In Sharpie. Because I’m a rebel.
Step 2: Cut out the sketched heart.
Step 3: Flip your second sweatshirt inside out and place heart in the middle, fuzzy side down on the FRONT of the sweater. And pin!
Step 4: Move kitty off of your project! She could hurt herself if she gets any closer to those pins!
Step 5: Sew heart onto sweatshirt. Be careful not to double up and sew the sweatshirt together!?!
Step 6: I didn’t take a photo of this step, but you turn the sweatshirt right side out and CAREFULLY cut out the TOP heart! Then you’re left with this beauty!
Didn’t I say it was wonderfully sweet and simple? As seen on my Valentine’s Day post…. I wore mine with a Nerdbiskit mustache pin! So many compliments on this outfit!!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO ALL THOSE KITTEHS & PUPS OUT THERE!
Make sure to spoil your babes! <3
Happy Valentine’s Day, all!! Make sure to love your family, your furbabies, your significant others, your coworkers, and most of all… YOURSELF. You are fantastic and worthy of a little self-lovin’ today! I’m grateful for all of the people in my life today and every day! Thanks to all my blog followers, readers, and sponsors!
Oh, V-day is in the air, guys! ;]
I made a super beautiful Valentine’s Day garland this past week!! It’s my first DIY that I created all by myself, guys!! And I have to say, I’m pretty proud of it!
-Stuffing (not the food kind) ;]
Step 1: First I cut out hearts in the felt! This was not precise… I wanted them to be all different shapes and kind of imperfect. So they were! =)
Step 2: Sew around the heart, leaving a small space to stuff the heart.
Step 3: Surprise Surprise! Now we stuff the heart! And sew the thing shut!
Step 4: Gather all your pretty hearts and put a string through the back of all of ‘em!
Step 5: ENJOY!!!!!! My very first creation for all of you! I know it’s not that creative, but let me have this one, okay? ;]
Also, beware of kittens who like to help!
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I would like this week’s 5 facts to be about my 5 favorite lovey novels.
1. Pride & Prejudice: I could read this book a million times and still my heart would skip a beat when he follows her through the rain to tell her he “loves her, most ardently.” Oh, Elizabeth Bennett, you are so real and so like me in many ways. <3
2. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas: I cried. A lot. I was moved and inspired and this book entirely touched my heart.
3. A Walk to Remember: I read this book once a year. It can easily be finished in one night’s worth of reading and I get caught up in how sweet and kind Jamie is and how their love flourishes so easily.
4. PS: I love you: It shows how there can still be love after death and how to move on after you’ve lost someone so dear to you. Definitely worth reading.
5. Bridget Jones’ Diary: Hilarious, funny, at times so real in it’s unsexiness it makes you laugh aloud. The book is better than the movie. True story.
What are your top 5 lovey books?? It was hard to pinpoint 5 books!
I made a beautiful Argyle Valentine’s Day Wreath based off of a pin I found on Pinterest!! It was much simpler than I thought it was going to be when I began! =P Let’s get started.
-2 Sheets of Felt [I chose a like pink and a ruby red color]
-A ball of yarn [I chose two different colors to add a little depth]
-A 9″ foam wreath.
-hot glue gun
-Something heart shaped [or you could just freehand it]
Step 1: Wrap your base color of yarn all around the wreath and secure the end with hot glue.
Step 2: Trace and cut out the heart shapes in your pieces of felt. I used a cookie cutter. =]
Step 3: Take your handy dandy glue gun and glue down the hearts.
Step 4: Now we make it Argyle!! Hot glue an end of the yard in the back and secure, then wrap it around the hearts at an angle. I did top right to bottom left first; cut off from the yarn ball and secure the end in the back with hot glue. Now do the same at the opposite angle and secure with hot glue! And you’re done!!
Hang it up and ENJOY! I braided some yarn to form a loop to hand it on my door with. I really love it. Very craft, easy, and a blast to make. <3