Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valentine gifts for classmates- for my eldest at least

Hi Fellow Crafters

Well it's been quiet a week. I landed up having an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday night, so have been down and out since then, but today I had had enough of no crafting.

I realized my boys would need to hand out their classmates Valentine's on Friday as Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year. I love teaching the boys the need to tell people they are special and if we as moms don't teach them to be romantic who else will? So not having much energy at the moment I settled on something quick and easy, heart bags.


I love working with felt so I used a pattern and tutorial you can find -> HERE for the bag and a tutorial you can find -> HERE (this site rocks, get ready to stay a while) for the flowers. I started off hand stiching the bags but decided that due to the quantity I would machine stitch the rest.

For the tags I used muslin/calico and my copics and wrote my messages on them, I then tore them and stitched them onto the heart along with the flowers and leaves before putting the bags together. With the bag with the two flowers I got a little more creative and if you look closely you will see liitle pearl beads sewn into their centers.

What is going inside? I found these cute jelly bean hearts and am also wanting to add hair clips with some felt roses if I can find the time and energy.
Aren't the jelly beans great :-)

I'm linking this to so be sure to check out the other links there too.

Happy Crafting


Kathryn said...

Very pretty!

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your emergency surgery! That's horrible! Hope you get feeling better :)
What a cute valentine project! Love the pink. So pretty! Thanks for sharing!
happy crafting,

Nicholette and Vanessa said...

Wow, very cute project, I love it!

Mim said...

Hey P, Well I sure hope that you are putting your feet up now. I love that you are teaching your little men to be romantic. Very sweet project!

Shawna said...

Cute Valentines!

Laura said...

This is so cute. My valentine's never looked this good!

Sadie said...

Very cute! My girls would love these.

Anonymous said...

Hi Paola, thanks so much for this great project! Hope to see you again this Sunday! And hope you are feeling as close to your old self as possible (minus the appendix!)all the best!

wellydog said...

Love your blog, I'd like to nominate you for the Sunshine blog award. Details on my blog

Janice x

Chris said...

Wow. I'm sure those girlies loved these purses. So fun.