spread a little love

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

We are in full valentine making mode around here.
We saw this idea over on the purl bee and immediately Libby started tearing the card stock.  (Which has now become her least favorite part.)
She was able to cut all of the hearts out of scraps of fabric.  
To make it a little easier I made "half a heart" template and she cut the fabric on the fold.
Instead of sewing on the hearts, she is glueing them on using a glue stick.  I am doing the sewing (it is unusually rewarding to sew on card stock) and Libby is doing her favorite part....writing the names along with a special message inside.  Spreading a little love.

Happy Wednesday.

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84 comments

  1. so cute! that is a great use for leftover fabric:o)

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  2. so inspiring!! I love them!

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  3. These are so sweet! What a great idea.

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  4. What a great idea. Love it! g

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  5. Anonymous2/04/2009

    I hope I'm on her Valentine list :)

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  6. i love this idea! i have a ten and a 2 yr old. i think this is a project they both can work on!

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  7. those are super cute! i miss making valentines for my classmates, that was always so much fun as a kid :)

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  8. absolutely adorable!

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  9. They're super lovely!

    How do you keep the thread from getting all loopy and sad on one side? That always happens to me when I sew on cardstock... ;(

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  10. love that! I want to knit hearts, but that won't be done for this year!

    It is unusually rewarding sewing on paper product isn't it? Although I'm sure it dulls, I still like it quite alot.

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  11. Love it! What did she do for the boys in the class?

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  12. That is such a neat idea! So much cuter than the store bought ones! They look great.

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  13. I love this idea and will definately try it once my daughter is a little older!

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  14. Dear valentines from the minute folds of the heart. And so sweet your little girl writes her own sentiments in greeting. How can we not live a smile when the young know such depth with ease and comfort?

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  15. Such heartfelt cards. Really lovely.

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  16. they are great!!!! Really like them! I want to make the valentine pins... just bought the fabric!

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  17. What lovely Valentines! Makes me wish I was in Grade 1 all over again!

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  18. Love the Valentines! Wish my daughter was still into giving/making them.

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  19. Another great idea! We are soooo behind in Valentine crafts.

    Come for a visit - I'm trying to spread the news about a fabric giveaway!

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  20. such a great idea! I too am looking forward to the sewing on card stock.... ;)

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  21. thanks for sharing this idea! i love it. addison really want to make his cards too, he will love this!

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  22. Aw, what sweet little cards!!

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  23. Oh, so CUTE! I still think I'd end up cursing at the darn bobbin, because they appear to hate me.. so maybe we'll just try the unlined version... or use a marker and cheat. (Ah... the lessons I teach my children...)

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  24. Those Valentines are adorable!

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  25. SO sweet! We are still at the age of sending out photo cards. What a great idea for when the little one gets a little (ok, a LOT) older!

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  26. My oldest daughter and I are planning to do this one as well. They are looking great!

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  27. What a great idea and fun to do with your daughter! It makes me want to join in the fun.

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  28. Oh, that looks like so much fun! Now when can I squeeze that in...?
    I still need time to knit, you know...

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  29. That is so awesome!

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  30. That looks like so much fun! Maybe we can squeeze a few in before V-day?

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  31. Isn't purl bee fantastic. Love this project!

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  32. They are adorable. Happy early Valentine's!
    Welcome to the world of sewing on paper. We scrapbookers love our sewing machines + cardstock! It's even kitschy to embroider on paper too. So fun!
    Now, if I could just get more proficient with knitting needles, I'd be all set. =)

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  33. Love those, and what a refreshing splash of colour for February.

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  34. Really cute. So much better than store-bought Valentines.

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  35. They are adorable!!

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  36. These are great! Simple, but so cute!

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  37. I love these! I think I might have some scraps to use up exactly in this way!

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  38. so sweet--sewing cardstock is fun, huh? too funny! :)

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  39. Super Adorable!! Love them!

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  40. so cute!! we're doing a combo of gocco and fabric this weekend. can't wait!

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  41. You are such an awesome mom for making the template, seriously!!

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  42. very very sweet. my mom always insisted we make our own valentines and we always gave out the most unique notes.

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  43. i adore sewing on paper!
    libby has done a great job. i am definitely going to try to remember this next year.

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  44. Good idea to get a jump on Valentines Day!

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  45. You're such a good mommy! We do the store bought ones around here. :)

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  46. okay. that is super cute. and super cool. and i am going to have to give it a go. thanks!

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  47. What a wonderful idea! Very sweet.

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  48. what a cute idea! beats the cheap-o disney or scooby doo ones I used to get as a kid! :)

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  49. so fun...one of my favorite things to do is make valentines...i've always loved making them, since i was a bitty girl.

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  50. awesome!!! Need to get started on V day cards...thanks for the reminder and the inspiration.

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  51. they're SO sweet.

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  52. What a cute idea!

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  53. You and your daughter are very ambbitious! These are wonderful.

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  54. I love it and I love that your little gal is learning early, the joy of giving handmade. Fantastic!

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  55. I'm doing the same thing with valentines for my husband! I love how easy and rewarding it is to sew on paper! I love the idea of using pinking shears and gluing them!

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  56. Those are so sweet and girlie - that reminds me - we need to get started on our Valentines too...

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  57. Those valentines are just the sweetest!

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  58. these are adorable...love 'em!

    ~smiles

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  59. You have given me yet another great project idea for the niece and nephew! We finally made yarn baskets... it kept them busy for over an hour. Ahhh.... blessed silence!

    Thanks! :D

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  60. Those are super cute.

    This year I just got store bought ones for my 2 year old's class. They won't be appreciated until later ages, so I figured why bother. Maybe for his teachers tough, we'll make special ones!

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  61. I **love** this idea! I had bookmarked the heart pins from purl bee but somehow missed this one.

    Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  62. So sweet. She did such a lovely job! Her friends are going to love them.

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  63. These are so adorable. You are a good mom to go through so much effort to make a special gift (and memory).

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  64. what a great post! and a great idea. laughed at your comment about sewing cardstock.

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  65. What a great mother/daughter project!

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  66. I'm going to do a card for my daughter with a piece of fabric from when she was a little girl, she's 25 now.

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  67. Those are so sweet!

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  68. those are so very sweet!

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  69. sirine rached9/15/2009

    gosh these are lovely - also can re-use old card from various things, the grey-brown would make the colours from the fabric stand out even more, perhaps...

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