Tuesday, February 16, 2010

handmade valentines...

...this was my first holiday 100% handmade and it felt really good!

I made these pocket cards stuffed with vintage hankies and other goodies for grandmothers and my great aunt...

crocheted these dish cloths...
 
Pattern for pointed granny found here 

sewed these fabric baskets for my Mom and MIL using one of Pink Penguin's wonderful tutorials (the first one is made out of linen and a vintage sheet, the second is canvas and quilting fabric)...


  
and crafted these magnets
 

  
It was a lot of fun doing a mix of crafts... thank goodness my female relatives LOVE handmade!

Update: Oh my, I have blundered by forgetting to mention where I got all of the wonderful pink, red and white graphics! They all came from one place, one great resource, one generous designer, tricia-rennea . She is a wonderful illustrator and is often offering free personalized PDFs and free printables on her blog and also has a shop on Zazzle. I used her designs on the round magnets, the embellishements on the red valentines and the tag on the crocheted dishcloths. You really should check out her blog!!

7 comments:

ayumills said...

Everything you make is so pretty!! My favorite is te red and white crocheted dish towel!

mandi said...

this is so cute! i try to tackle christmas every year and fail terribly. i really should take on a holiday like valentine's day and i may feel like less of a failure hehe. hopefully i can tuck this in my back pocket and remember it for next year!

craftydill said...

thanks you guys!

mandi- i totally know how you feel! i did a 50% handmade christmas in 2009 and would like to work to 100% in 2010 but thought i would start with a smaller holiday and work my up!

PonderandStitch said...

Those valentines are WONDERFUL! I bet none of your recipients had ever gotten valentines like that before. :) I think I may make some of those handled baskets for shelf storage in the new house! They are adorable..

P.S. I convoed you!

xoxo
Amy

Rosina said...

Ahh you've been having so much fun! Your valentines are super cute and love your fabric baskets :) I make ones that are just about the same. They are so great and have so many uses! Have a lovely evening ;)

kawaii crafter said...

Your Valentines are so pretty and unique. Did you use security envelopes on some of them?

This is truly an inspiring post. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you make.

Jessica

craftydill said...

Thank you for the kind words everyone!

Jessica, on the Valentines with black and white pockets I did use recycled security envelopes (I can't wait to get my bills, statements etc open now just to see the inside of the envelope! :D) And the red pockets are made of red printer paper.

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