Sunday, February 13, 2011
Heart to Heart 2011: Sharing the Love
Sarah over at Makin' Projiks hosted another Heart to Heart Swap this year! Last year was the first swap in which I ~ever~ participated, so I was thrilled to have the chance to return for a repeat this year!
Look at the sweet, gorgeous, glittery, sparkly, and creative valentines that all of the swappers shared!
Desi made a traditional doily heart ornament and Rachel made a red toile-ish ornie with a special vellum bag attached: inside was a necklace! Mikey made Cupid wings with real feathers glammed up in gold, and Katie created a pocket ornament out of book pages and romantic photos and ribbon.
Shara created a glittery woodland scene tucked into a matchbox covered in extra glittery bling, and Sara crocheted a beautiful heart coaster (that's what I'm using it for after tomorrow!). Colleen made me smile with her nod to the valentine cards I used to give out as a school girl with her "I love you a ton" elephant card, and Kim made ~this~ brunette happy with her decorated valentine candy box (oh yes, there was chocolate inside until about, oh, seven minutes ago!)- look at the sweet brown-eyed girl on the front!
Courtney's fabric heart is soooo soft to the touch, and Jane added a three dimensional quilled heart to the front of a sweet vintage photo (she's a relative of Jane's!) presented on a photo stand created from wire and a repurposed mold. Tiff's "I'm NUTS over you" squirrel has been the pre-schooler's favorite, since he loved collecting acorns on his own last fall!
My dear friend Shannon made a valentine treat that I can carry with me: a covered notepad with stamped notes throughout, and Sarah made a love bird in a nest (it's a vintage nut cup!) which not only reminds me of Valentine's Day, but is a sweet reminder that spring is on its way!
My offering to the swappers was my LOVE bunting:
Thank you Sarah and all of the crafty participants! I've put all of the valentine goodness on display in the front foyer, and mixed in some of my own valentine paper ornies and bottle brush trees... I ♡ crafty swaps!