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Article: Happy Valentine's Day "Cards"

Happy Valentine's Day "Cards"

Last year my daughter and I worked together in making these little Valentine's cards for her class*. We are homeschooling now but the idea still lingers as we think of family and friends for this year.


The end product was a melding of two patterns. One was like this one from Orange Bettie and the other, an adorable pattern by Kim Wallace from Moda Bakeshop. 

SweetPea would pick out the fabric and buttons to accommodate each person on her list depending on the relationship and then she and I came up with some generic phrases for her to copy using a fabric ink pen. I would finish with hand embroidery following her own handwriting. Granted, I asked for the class list about a month ahead of time so we could have ample time to prepare, but it was quite fun come delivery day.


Regardless of whether you're making a one or two of these for siblings or close friends or for a whole class, it is always fun to have an excuse to play with fabric scraps with your daughter.


* Sweetpea and I visited her old class a couple of years after making these for her former class, and several of the kids came running up to her, gave her lots of hugs and said, "I still have your Valentine!!! I have it on my shelf--- or it's pinned to my wall---- or I kept it for a long time until my little brother got it----- etc..."