First off, wow, thank you all so much for your encouragement on my upcoming book! Knowing you're all behind me makes it so much more worth it. :O) I can't wait!!
Secondly: we made some little heart shirts. It was fun. I have this thing about holiday crafts: I always get so excited before each holiday, my mind reeling with all kinds of project ideas and then...all of a sudden it's Christmas and I've done squat. Ugh! Well. As soon as Valentine's season started (um, hi, it's in less than a month) I promised myself I would make at least one heart themed project. And yesterday I did it! We used hearts!! Take that, procrastination!
All we did is draw a heart on a round sponge brush and cut out around it (cut all the way down to the bottom of the sponge) then use it to stamp acrylic paint hearts on in rows on shirts with papers stuffed in between the layers. On Paige's I used a tiny paintbrush to write "XOXO", "HUG" and "LOVE" on some of the hearts to make them look like little conversation heart candies. (Sidenote: when did the phrases on those get so pathetic? "text me", "friend me", "let's ride"? Come on now.) I also let her stamp the hearts on her shirt, which is why some of them, um, aren't as heart shaped as you might expect a heart to be. ;o)
You could also use a cardboard stencil to get the same effect as per this super cute tutorial from My Little Secrets Blog.
One Valentine's Day themed project: done! Let's see if I can manage any more before the actual day comes. :o)
Have a great day!