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My last-minute Valentine I made for my son using one of his drawings won second place in the Sew, Mama, Sew! contest! My prize is actually the one I wanted most, a CD containing more than 20 Amy Butler quilting and sewing projects. At first glance, I thought it was just the patterns and instructions (which [...]

Sneaky Valentine

For some reason, it has never quite occurred to my husband to get me chocolates for Valentine’s Day, even though I LOVE chocolate. Maybe he thinks its too cliche. (He did get me a nifty extension table for my sewing machine, which is also much appreciated). So this year I took matters into my own hands [...]

Last-minute Valentine

I decided at the last minute to enter the True Love Valentine Contest at Sew, Mama, Sew! and make this little fabric card and envelope for my son. I used the same technique that I recently used to make my husband a notebook cover, but this time, I used a smaller paintbrush and painted before [...]

Charming Valentines

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I know at some point I’ll have to let my son make or at least pick out his own Valentines, but while he’s still young enough to not have much of an opinion about it, I can’t resist taking over. I had been wanting to write about “The Polymer Clay Cookbook” [...]

Painted & Embroidered Notebook Cover

Happy Birthday to my impossible-to-buy-gifts-for husband! He hates surprises and tends to buy things for himself before I get around to it. Add in the fact that his birthday comes just over a month after Christmas and a week before Valentine’s Day, and I’m usually scrambling for ideas. But this year, I think I did pretty [...]