Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Hearts!

A Valentine pictorial...

A "green" bouquet! I made these fabric flowers out of two old shirts and a stolen wedding napkin (don't ask!) that were in my Reuse Me basket of textiles. Plus some sticks from the neighborhood and a hot glue gun. I used the tutorial found HERE. Best part is, they will last and grace our table long into the spring. Sorry the pics are so dark; we are having an overcast, gloomy looking day.

Handmade card using some embroidery floss, card stock and a pen, all of which were just lying about the estate. I traced a piece of heart shaped chocolate, then cut it out on the front part of the card. I then traced that negative space with my pencil to make a heart shape on the inner part. I used 6 strands of floss and did a very rustic looking satin stitch along the outline on the inner part. On the front, I did a rustic back stitch around the opening, leaving the ends long to tie in a bow. Write something cheesy and sappy, and there you have it!

Wee Too's baby booties.

Vegan sugar cookies with strawberry icing. The berries eliminate the need for any food colorings or dyes and make the hearts the sweetest shade of pink.

Vegan Strawberry Icing

4 medium strawberries
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Pulse the berries in a food processor until smooth. Pour into large bowl. Add in the vanilla and two cups of powdered sugar; with electric mixer beat. Add in additional sugar to make a stiff icing. If it gets too thick, you can add a teaspoon of soy milk.

Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day too!


affectioknit said...

Sweet card...lovely booties and yummy cookies!

Happy Valentines Day!

cseneque said...

Aww, that card is the cutest! And I really love the recycled fabric flowers. You had a really productive Valentine's Day!

Jenny Hodgson said...

Thanks for your nice comment about my Sedum : ) I kind of love Valentine's Day...your post was really inspiring...heart cookies always get me...need to find a good gluten-free wishes!