Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy

Valentine’s

Day!

Look what I got from my husband (I didn’t expect a present at all, because my husband, Dutchman that he is, doesn’t care for holidays at all and especially not for ‘commercial holidays’, as he finds Valentine’s Day is):



It’s an adorable book about friendship and love between different animals, with a lot of pictures. One of the friendships is between a (very big) rat and a cat; that one I like the most. Another one I like is the friendship between a Siberian Husky and a polar bear. The most touching picture in the book is one of a macaque who’s carrying a cat in his paws, as carefully as any mother would carry her baby. So sweet! This book is really perfect as a gift for Valentine’s Day.

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What I made this year for Valentine's Day:



I found this 'woven heart' at the Paper Matrix, but found it quite difficult to make. My heart didn't exactly end up the same as the one I found at the Paper Matrix, but I like it anyway.

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What I made last year:

 I made this tattoo style heart pendant of polymer clay.

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What I made two years ago:


Comments

  1. I love your tattoo heart that you made! The paper heart one looks like it was really hard to make, but it turned out beautifully too!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Happy REDnesday!

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  2. Oh! I want that book, I saw someone talk about it on television, thanks so much for the reminder.

    I love all of your hearts!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thank you, Sally! And the book I can really recommend!

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  3. I love the papercut heart. Great job on it.
    D

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  4. Your husband is obviously very sweet to give you such a lovely book! Your hearts are gorgeous!

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  5. Happy Pink Saturday Liz Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share. I love your hearts. Your woven one from this year is so pretty. I love that you used the red and blue, as it is so pretty. Did your Dutchman love it? It was straight from your heart. I like it that you take such love and time and put them into each gift. That makes it special.

    Your palmer heart clay is beautiful. I wish you would do a tutorial on that. I would love to know how to do that one. It took my breath away.

    I also loved the time that you had to put into that cut out one. WOW.

    Loved your book that you received from your DH. How sweet that he picked you out such a special gift.

    I am your newest follower. I can't wait to see what you share next. Have a glorious weekend sweet friend. Country hugs, Sherry

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    1. Thanks for following me and thanks for all of your compliments!!

      The polymer heart is very easy to make.
      You need:
      - red and white polymer clay
      - two cabochons (I used a pink rose and a black swallow, but of course you can use anything you like)
      - an eyepin
      - a ball chain
      Other things I used: a permanent marker and a cookie template.

      With a cookie template cut a heart out of the red clay. Cut the banner out of the white clay with a little knife. Drape the banner around the heart. Put in an eyepin on the upper side. Bake the heart in the oven (follow the instructions on the packaging of the clay).
      Write the word LOVE (or whatever word you like) on the banner. Glue the cabochons to the heart. Hang the pendant from the ball chain. Finished!

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  6. That looks like just the kind of book I would enjoy. :) What a sweet Valentine's gift from your husband! I love the papercut heart you made; it's really lovely.

    Happy Seasonal Sunday!

    Denise

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    1. Thank you, Denise! The book is wonderful and I can really recommend it.

      Happy Seasonal Sunday!
      Liz

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  7. Your hand made valentines are wonderful! Made with heart and hand ~ the perfect reflection of what a valentine should be. ~ Sarah

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  8. Cute blog! Thanks for sharing your post this week! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll join us again next Saturday with more great ideas! -The Sisters

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