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It’s almost time for the most romantic day of the year.

  Valentine’s Day is just around  the corner, so I made myself a little floral gift.

This is very simple and easy to make.

You will just need a few items along with a glue gun and ribbon.

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               You might even have a Mason jar in your kitchen just waiting for a make over.

I put some of the wire garland inside the container to add more color and to hide the stems.

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Cutting the flower stems is a good idea, then you can arrange them into a little nosegay to fit in the jar. And don’t forget to make a bow for the front of the jar.

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It looks great on my shelf in the bedroom.

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No, this is not my home. It belongs to our #1 (first born) daughter.

She is a very talented person and loves to decorate for the different holidays.  In fact, she is the one that should have a blog, but she says time is an issue.

So I’m borrowing her pictures so that I can post something pretty today, since my decorations consist only of vinyl heart stickers on my kitchen window.

Enjoy your day!♥♥♥♥

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My mission for today is simple; I just want to make you smile. So please enjoy my pictures of my little pets.

My little spaghetti poodles have been with me for a while, but I no longer display them because I don’t have room for them.

These were popular in the 50’s and they come in different colors, pink, blue, white, and even black.

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The next one is blue, but my picture did not capture the color.

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My last one, I caught outside enjoying the sun with her little puppies.

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Enjoy your cup of love and share with those that you can’t be without! ♥♥♥


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This was my first try at making a little purse and was fun to make because I’m thinking my granddaughter will enjoy it. It’s cute for Valentine’s day or any day of the week.

 Here are the steps  to make it, in case anyone is willing to try.

1. Choose your fabric, I used felt rectangles, for both inside and outside, but would now use cotton fabric for the lining, since the felt,  along with the beaded trim made it hard to sew together.

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2. Use a heart pattern, any size that will work for you. My heart was 7 1/4 inches wide and about the same for length.

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3. Cut 2 pieces for the outside of the purse and 2 pieces for the lining and sew the pieces together on wrong sides leaving a little opening to turn inside out.

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4. Trim is optional, but I wanted a beaded trim, so I basted it on the inside  of one of the finished sides and then put both sides together and sewed  on outer edge of the heart, but make sure you don’t sew the top because that will be the opening of the purse. And now you should have the body of the purse.

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5. You will need to punch 2 holes on top of each heart to thread the cord through for the shoulder strap.  I also used eyelets for the punched holes to give the holes a more finished look

6. If you’d like you can embellish the purse, I used a felt flower that I made and added a button in the center of the flower.

And voila, you should have a cute purse to use or give as a gift.♥♥♥♥♥♥

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“I never know what’s in my purse.”—Me ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥


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Now a days  it’s so easy to just run out and buy a little gift for a teacher, loved one, partner, wife or husband.  What’s happened to our creativity?  Why can’t we just make a little something, after all, don’t we say, it’s the thought that counts?

So , I thought I would make a few suggestions. Today, I worked on little hearts, since Valentine’s day is around the corner. But if you don’t celebrate holidays it could be for any day that you wish to show your love or appreciation.

These are so easy to make.

1. Find a heart pattern.

2. Cut it out from your choice of fabric, I used felt.

3. Sew it, leaving a little space open to stuff it or you can sew it all around and then cut a little slit in the back and then stuff it, whichever is easier to do. I actually had to do this to one of them because I forgot to leave a little opening.

I made my hearts to look like the heart candy they sell around this time.  I chose felt in different colors and then stitched little sayings on them.

They  can be used as magnets, sachet packets, a heart garland, or simply a token of appreciation, I’m thinking a little rhinestone would look pretty on them. They don’t have to be perfect, because life is not perfect, right?

These would be a great craft for older kids to do as well using a big needle if they don’t know how to use a sewing machine.

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“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one becomes a master”—Ernest Hemingway



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