ERL always gives me roses for Valentine's Day. I, in turn, resist the urge to take the easy route and purchase junk food and a card with a cheesy poem on it and give him a homemade valentine. This year, he was the recipient of my very first embroidery project.
The adorable pattern can be found here: http://www.themodernladyblog.com/index.php/2011/02/02/heart-tree-carving-embroidery-pattern-tutorial/
Being a mommy, Valentine's Day is also an important day for me to show my other sweethearts just how much I love them. Knowing that the sweet little things all hoard their valentine's from me every year, I decided to give them something in addition to their paper cards....
This year's Valentine's Day projects proved to me that its not so hard be heartfelt and thrifty...the felt bags were purchased for $1 a piece and I used fabric remnants for the backgrounds. The patterns for the dog, swallow and kitty were all from the fabulous book Sublime Stitching. I'd say the total cost to make all four gifts was around $10, not including the treats that will be stuffed inside for the kiddos.
Valentine's Day isn't really about roses or cards or gifts or candy, but I sure do love giving them to the ones I love.