Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Love is in the air?

No man , I wish. However I do LOVE my first swap block form Lana in Texas!
I love the green, polka dots, and the fussy cut fabric from Wendy Slotboom's frolic line!  Thansk Lana it is awesome and so me!

Im also in love with the Be Mine Blog tour (see button to the right) this week. 
They have had some great patterns and have motivated me to create some Valentine's Day decorations!
I have this tree in my kitchen-here it is all decorated for  Christmas.
But I wanted to leave it up all winter.  However the decorations were too Christmasy. 
I have a lot of Valentine and romantic red charm squares in my stash.
So first I made a modern valentine table runner
I even had a great white on white print of hearts already cut into strips.
I also had about 4 yards of this red with tiny white hearts I used for the backing with a wrap around binding.
This goes on the top of my server(antique sewing machine).  Didn't it turn out great!
Then I made these cute stuffed read hearts. 
I was inspired by valentine heart ornaments.  Again with charm squares I already had and a heart pattern I've had for probably twenty years ago.  The ribbon actually came from the wrappings of Bed Bath and Beyond products.  Reuse!
I found a porcelain heart box my dad gave me years ago and here is my Valentine's Day kitchen decorations.  I already had a white wooden button garland on the tree.  I'm thinking about adding a pom pom garland too. 
At the top I added heart-in-hand cookie cutter set I found with a house-and-heart set for about $1 at a yard sale.

What do you think?  Oh and for around the bottom of the tree, what about some white eyelet material wrapped around the bottom?
This is what you do when you have FOUR snow days in a row-that includes another tomorrow!

There is another great pattern for a heart pillow I think I will make tomorrow and another great table runner.  So check out the Be Mine Blog tour on Spun Sugar Quilts there are three more to go!

Keep dreaming…Colleen

The Christmas Day snow covered the snowflake lights on Dad's roof-too cool! 
BTW he is that house in the nieghborhood when it comes to lights.


Anonymous said...

I love your Valentine creations! Such a cute tree/table! =)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, love the little tree. I, too am having fun with the Be Mine Blog Tour - I'm enjoying seeing other's creativity with it. Being snowed in like so many others, it has been a great stress reliever.

Mariliz's Musings said...

I love that block. Such great colors and the center is so cute.

Shannon said...

The tree is so cute!! Those are such great decorations. Your tablerunner turned out so great.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Love your runner and cute tree! Hasn't the tour been fun?! Have a happy day!