This is the From Norway with Love hat I knit for the doc this Valentine’s Day. I love this hat; I’ve knit several of them, but I think this version might be my favorite. The main color is Manos del Uruguay Maxima in the slate colorway, which sometimes looks gray and sometimes looks purple, whichContinue reading “lover hat.”
I rarely enter contests because it’s not likely I’ll win and I’d rather watch. For some reason, I just loved Pom Pom Quarterly’s brilliant #valentoes competition, which took place over the course of several days last week in the lead up to Valentine’s Day. The call was to post your hand knit socks with the aforementionedContinue reading “#valentoes.”
For Valentine’s breakfast, since Sean was visiting from Phoenix and we were having a full blown blizzard. Perfect timing to leave the sunny skies of the southwest, right? My honey oat rustic loaf ; heart shaped cookie cutter to cut the hole in the bread ; butter a pan, place bread, crack egg inside, cookContinue reading “heart shaped eggs in a frame.”
I made this cheeky little Kiss Me banner for my Valentine’s Day decoration this year. You may remember last year I was a crocheting heart bunting maniac; and those are still great hangings for doorways, but there was something about the playfulness and simplicity of this hand painted banner that had me insistent on makingContinue reading “kiss me.”
Yes, I actually did tackle making this hallmark Valentine’s Day candy by hand. Let me tell you, it was a lot of work. The upside? Customizing the flavors, colors, and sayings (though I have yet to write anything on these babies mainly because I was so sick o of working on them 1,000 tiny littleContinue reading “conversation hearts.”
This Valentine’s Day I tackled a cooking endeavor I’ve never tried on my own, without my mum peering over or, heck, doing it all: the prime rib. Instead of fighting a million other people on a Friday night, we opted to have a nice, quiet meal and a bottle of wine at home. And myContinue reading “prime rib for lovers.”
Handmade cards are the best. Sean gets it and this is the best card I’ve ever received.
I’ve got two of these in my house; one at my back door entryway, hanging from the pillars, and of course, one in the doorway of my bedroom. Valentine’s Day is never really about romance; it’s all about fun little garlands and the color red and candy.
It’s important you treat everyone you love to something special on Valentine’s Day. But I’m a firm believer it should be something unique and handmade, rather than some over the top grand gesture. A meal at home, a hand drawn card, oh, and perhaps, some peanut butter and bacon dog biscuits for your beloved canine.Continue reading “vday for doggies.”
Piles of crochet hearts to be turned into a Valentine’s Day Heart Garland. I’ve been making tons of these–for my own home, for friends. They are easy, a hit, and have reinvigorated me toward crochet
I tried my hand at potato stamping the other week in preparation for teaching it in a Makers class. It’s really fun and the Martha Stewart cookie cutter method is easy and filled with instant stamping gratification. I’d use this method to make my own wrapping paper and cards, I think, but I fear tryingContinue reading “vday stamp.”