Friday, February 11, 2011

Feeling the V-Day Love

I am not the biggest fan of Valentine's Day in general, but I discovered something I love about it - CRAFTS!

I like creating things but don't often make time for it. Now that Joci is a little older, I've been trying to do a crafty type activity on the weekends. Most are still above her level, but I think she enjoys it. I know I do.

Here are some of the cute things I've made.

A cute wreath that was a horror to make. But it's cute, right?

A simple heart banner. Since it's hanging on my mirror, I maybe should have done the backs of the hearts too.

Joci and I made this Valentine's mobile

Cute scribbles

Joci and I made tissue paper flowers. Mostly Joci just wore the pipe cleaners as bracelets while I made the flowers.

Cute decorations. You can see the snowmen Joci and I made in January on the right.

Making Valentines Cards for Joci's birth mom and our families. We'll have to make more for her daycare class this weekend.

I may not be big on the cheesy stuffed animals and contrived cards part of V-day, but let's be honest, pink and red and hearts are just darling.

Oh, and I need to share a cute story. At the store yesterday, I saw an old man pushing a cart across the parking lot. He was hunched over and walking slowly, a testament to his age. In his cart was exactly one item: a three-foot tall stuffed Valentine bear. Nothing more. It just made me smile. He obviously made a special trip to buy this one thing. Who was it for? Who was the special Valentine who constituted a special trip to the store to purchase a massively large stuffed animal? His wife? Daughter? Granddaughter? I'll never know, but it was a cute sight and melted my heart just a bit.


Jamie Boyd said...

I teared up a little when I read the story about the old man with the big teddy bear. I can just picture it. That's so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a crafts sort of person, but my favorite memories of valentine's day was during my grade school years when we had to make a decorated box for our cards that we would receive from our classmates. My Mom would help me with this project and it always turned out very nice. She was creative with these boxes and we had fun together making them.
Grandma Z


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