A prelude to Valentine’s (aka how to make more work for yourself)

February 13, 2014

The other day Chloe suggested that we make some heart shaped bunting to help celebrate Valentine’s Day.

“It would look lovely with the big red rose wreath beside the front door”, she said.

But why is it that I always forget when C says “we” she means “me”?!?

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Yesterday at our local treasure trove thrift store, I spied a bit of lovely bit of vintage curtain for $1 and made the huge mistake of saying, “Look Clover, this would be great material for “your” bunting!” And so guess what…yup, I bought it.

I spread the fabric out on the table and cut out a nice, large paper heart and folded it in half, and then proceded to trace and cut out 20 hearts.

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Ironed and right sides together, I got my little sewing machine from the craft room in my studio…

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And sewed the little hearts up.

Now I’m not a very good seamstress, but this basic sewing is really quite easy. Each time I do a bit of sewing I wonder why I don’t do more of it, it’s quite fun.

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Pretty soon I had ten little hearts.

OK, just in case you thought C got away with the royal “we”, she was really great at turning the hearts right side out and making us some tea.


Then we were a bit stuck as to how to nicely tie them up as bunting, and got the idea that maybe they would look nice stuffed with a bit of stuffing, so I stuffed them all and hand stitched the opening closed.

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Then this morning I got the idea of sewing on some vintage buttons and got a couple done before I had to run out and C finished sewing the rest of the buttons on.

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So how about that! Ten fat little hearts and a length of velvet ribbon. Nine hearts fit the ribbon and the left-over one I tied around the living room door handle.


Then I sent C up on the railing and she tied our happy bunting to the Christmas light supports. (No, it’s not summer here yet…lol, she was just trying to decide on a dress to wear out tonight.)

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So here we are, it’s tea time and my house is decorated for tomorrow. Now it’s time for me to relax before supper and some friends this evening.

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Hope you all had a lovely day today and are ready for a wonderful Valentine’s Day tomorrow. (Hope you all get/give roses, chocolate, hearts, hugs and kisses, to the one you love and/or for yourself. You deserve it!)

Great big Valentine hugs!

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  • Reply Lavender Dreams February 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    What beautiful fabric! I did something like this, too and kept adding and adding to mine until it was a huge project! lol Yours looks perfect and it’s fun to have help. I hope you’re feeling better my friend! Happy Valentines day!

    • Reply Veronica February 14, 2014 at 7:14 am

      Oh I see Diane, that’s beautiful! Off to have a proper look. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Mike Young February 13, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Your house looks very nice. Almost inspires me to hang some more art from the pile in the corner.

    • Reply Veronica February 14, 2014 at 7:13 am

      Thanks Mike. I’d love to have a peek at your corner art pile! Now I have to go stalk you on FB to see if you posted some photos. πŸ˜€

  • Reply vastlycurious.com February 13, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    ok…so our wreaths had the same mother?

    • Reply Veronica February 14, 2014 at 7:12 am

      Lol, so they have! Love it. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Marian February 13, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Felice San Valentino from me today in my other little home end espaΓ±a! Your hearts look beautiful, my husband is taking me out for dinner tonight, and out for lunch with a friend of ours at one also! Where I will be the talk of the village being one woman with two men!! Lol Have a great day, mx

    • Reply Veronica February 14, 2014 at 7:11 am

      Oh that’s so lovely Marian. So nice to get out of soggy E, isn’t it? We’re still fine in OXON, but that water is creeping up towards the cottage. Ugh! Here in Van it’s raining today too so I don’t feel like I’m missing much…lol. Hope you have the loveliest lunch and supper and come back with a warm, golden sun tan. πŸ™‚

      • Reply Marian February 14, 2014 at 7:18 am

        A golden tan would be nice… Think I shall be forevermore aclimateised to Spanish weather, still giggle at tourists wearing shorts n t-shirts out of summer months here… So boiling my socks off today in tights and boots!! Like a local!!!

        PS lunch was wonderful xx

  • Reply Pondside February 14, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Very pretty! Have a good weekend – it looks promising.

    • Reply Veronica February 14, 2014 at 7:09 am

      Thank you so much. Yesterday was beautiful, wasn’t it? Off to check in with you. πŸ™‚

  • Reply dawnsrays February 16, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Well it’s not love if you didn’t put your heart into it!! Hope you had a terrific Valentines Day!!

    • Reply Veronica February 16, 2014 at 11:29 am

      So true! Lol. We had a lovely day, thanks you Dawn. I bet you did too. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Renee February 16, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    The vintage material hearts are adorable! You have such a beautifully decorated house. Lucky you! It is so wonderful to see leaves on your trees, it does look like summer there!

    • Reply Veronica February 17, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      Aw, thank you so much. I love this little old house. Today was a real spring feel day. You know, when suddenly the air smells a little fresher. πŸ˜€

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