Crochet Heart Pillow

Hi friends,

I love all the cute things for Valentine’s Day – maybe because one of my favorite colors is red? 😉 Whatever the reason, it’s fun to add a little something cute and red to celebrate the day.

I found the pattern for this cute Crochet Heart Pillow here at Leelee Knits. If you want to make it a little whimsical, she adds the cutest little face to her pillow!

I used I Love This Yarn in Red and a G/4mm hook to make my pillow. It is a a worsted weight yarn so my pillow came out a little smaller than the one in the pattern. It’s about 9.5 inches across by 10.5 inches high. It’s the perfect size to sit on my little rocking chair!

A cute and easy way to add a little ❤️ to your home.

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Crochet Heart Dishcloth

Hi friends,

I found this cute Crochet Heart Dishcloth free pattern here while I was perusing Pinterest. It works up really quickly and would make a fun little Valentine surprise to give to a friend. ❤️

I used I Love This Cotton yarn in Red and White and an H/5mm hook to stitch up my dishcloth. It ended up a bit smaller than the size stated in the pattern – about 7.5 inches by 6 inches. Still a great size!

Put one or two in a cute basket with a few chocolates and you have a sweet Valentine to share with someone special! ❤️

Happy ❤️ Day!

Anita


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Valentine Treat Cups

Hi friends,

I have the cutest little Valentine Treat Cups to share with you today! They are only about 3 inches tall – just the perfect size for a sweet treat!

You’ll need some of these tiny 4 ounce disposable coffee cups (I found mine here), some scrapbook paper, stamps, punches, and other embellishments. 

First you’ll need to make a template to cut your paper to wrap around the cups. Take one of your cups and cut out the bottom circle using a craft knife. Then cut up the seam of the cup so it will lay flat. Finally, cut off the small lip on the top indicated by the arrow.

Using your template, cut a piece of patterned paper to wrap around the cup, adding about 1/4-inch to each end so it will overlap when attached to the cup.

Glue the patterned paper to the cup, overlapping the edge. Use the seam on the cup as a guide on where to glue the first edge and make sure the top edge of the paper is pushed up to the lip of the cup. I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue for this step. It dries quickly, but not too quickly, so you can adjust your paper if you need to.

Then embellish however you’d like! I used different punches and embellishments as well as stamps to decorate my cups. Use whatever you have in your craft room! (If you are looking for some heart stamps, this is a cute set. Here’s a great set of heart dies or a good heart punch to add to your tools.)

Just look how cute they are! ❤️

Fill them with treats for a sweet Valentine! ❤️

Happy ❤️ Day!

Anita

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Valentine Candles

Hi friends,

Do you like to decorate for Valentine’s Day? I like to add a little “love” around the house – it just makes me smile.

Here’s a super fast and easy way to add some Valentine decor to your mantel or table. All you need are some pillar candles, burlap ribbon, and felt hearts.

I picked up my candles at Walmart. The ribbon I used is actually jute chair webbing I found at Amazon. It is 3-1/2 inches wide – use any ribbon you like. I cut my hearts from red felt using these heart dies from Spellbinders. You can also just trace a heart onto the felt and cut it out.

Simply cut your ribbon to fit around your candle, allowing it to overlap about 1/4 inch. Hot glue the ribbon to the candle. I glued one short edge to the candle and then glued the other short end, slightly overlapping the first end.

Cut hearts from red felt and hot glue to the front of the candle.

And that’s it! A super fast and easy addition to your Valentine decor.

You can find out how to make these DIY Farmhouse Candlesticks here. And if you like the DIY Farmhouse Natural Wood Bead Garland, this post has all the details on how to make your own.

Happy ❤️ Day!

Anita

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Heart Friends

Hi friends,

Valentine’s Day will be here soon. ❤️ I love this Old Chicks set from Unity Stamp Company – it makes such a fun card to send to your “old friends”.

I stamped the bird with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored the image with Copic markers. Then I punched out the image with a circle punch and inked the edges with the Rich Cocoa ink. I stamped the sentiment with the same brown ink on white card stock, punched it out with a scalloped circle punch, and inked the edges with brown ink.

To make the card, attach a piece of pattered paper to a white card. Emboss a piece of red card stock with your favorite embossing folder. (The one I used is no longer available, but you can find a similar one here.) Attach the embossed piece at an angle to the card. Trim a small strip of another patterned paper into a banner shape and attach to the card. Attach both stamped images to the card with foam tape.

A sweet way to connect the hearts of “old friends”!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Hippo Bird-Day

Hi friends,

I’m ready for Spring! Yes, I know it’s only January and it will be a while before warmer temps come our way. 😕 So I have a sweet, Springy birthday card to brighten your day (and mine 😊)

The stamp set is called Happy Hippos and is from My Favorite Things. They also have a set of Happy Hippo Die-namics to go with the stamps. The grass border punch is from Fiskars.

I sponged the sky with light blue ink using a cloud template similar to this. Then I added a grass border punched from green card stock. I stamped the hippo, party hat, balloons, and little birds on white card stock with black ink. After coloring the images with Copic markers, I die cut them using the matching die set. The images are attached to the card with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment using the same ink I used for the sky.

I hope this sweet card adds a little Springtime to your day!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Parmesan and Garlic

Hi friends,

I have a great side dish recipe to share with you. It’s super easy to make – perfect for a weeknight dinner.

I love roasted vegetables! Roasting just brings out the best flavors and you can season them any way you like. I found this recipe for Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Parmesan and Garlic here at Wholesome Yum.

Ready for the oven…
Roasted and ready to eat!

It only takes about 25 minutes to get this on the dinner table. Precut broccoli and cauliflower florets can make your prep time even faster!

Be sure to eat your veggies! 😊

Anita

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