|Will you be my Valentine?|
Valentine's Day is a fun time at our place. My husband and I had our first date on Valentine's Day 2000 at a favorite restaurant, with a nice bottle of wine and a Pearl Jam compilation CD... cracks me up to think back 12 years ago (!) to that day when he was a hour and a half late because he made a wrong turn taking him to a different part of the Bay Area over a bridge he had never crossed! LOL Gotta forgive the Wisconsin boy who couldn't find my little town.
Well, needless to say, we've been together ever since and are still celebrating our first date anniversary with the rest of you Valentine's revelers (are there Valentine's revelers?)!
This Winter Alexia and I made string upon string of sweet paper hearts for decorations around the Herrmann House. We had them on our tree as garland and now we've got paper hearts strung up in our bedroom.
The project was really simple, each of us sewed our string, but you could also glue them to ribbons if you're not into sewing. Here are some pictures of our process:
|cut out lots of lovely hearts of different sizes|
|Alexia loved the tiniest hearts!|
|We began with a ribbon |
at the top and then...
|Chain stitched away|
|Sew through each heart |
and keep stitching
|add your next heart, don't worry|
too much about spacing
|Before you know it!|
|You'll be doing the "I made my |
own HeArt String!" dance, too.
|Stitch them horizontally for a |
more traditional garland!
|Holly, our elf, LOVED |
hanging out in them
|I am in love with the vintage|
book page strings
that are now strung up in my room