Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome 2010 and thinking of Valentine's day


We finally got home after a wonderful 3 week holiday by the sea. Refreshed and full of new found resolve I have decided that 2010 is the year of purging all the clutter in my home. So needless to say I will be concentrating on that for the next few weeks as my kids go back to school on Wednesday.

I have however started thinking of Valentine treats for my boys to hand out on the day. Every year I make something for my boys to hand out to all their classmates (one year I only gave to the girls and the boys were very upset so now I just get them mini chocolate slabs so they don't feel left out ; -) .

This is what I made for 2008. For my youngest a simple pouch tied closed with a ribbon, filled with heart chocolates the boys helped me make.

For my eldest a small drawstring pouch also filled with chocolates but topped off with a bracelet my son made.

For 2009:

Little houses filled with heart chocolates, inspired by this post by Lauren Meader and the pull treat (mini chocolate slab) can be found here on Splitcoaststampers. Apologies for the poor photo's - my DH was overseas with the camera and the back up was in for repairs. The flowers around the house are made using a small heart stamp with hand drawn stems.


The larger house was the teachers Valentine's gift.

I hope I get some inspiration for this year soon- must say I've seen some great projects on Splitcoaststampers already.

1 comment:

Madeline said...

Those are both very cute ideas. I'm sure you'll think up something wonderful this year too.

Thanks so much for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog.