Friday, February 6, 2009

Some Projects For Valentine's Day

I was hoping to have something to show today for Finished for Friday but I don't. (Hopefully, I will have a few things to show off next week.) I'm not even done with wearing that stupid Frankenstein shoe on my foot. The infection in my toe is gone but my doctor still wants me keep it on for now.

You've most likely heard of EllynAnne Geisel who wrote The Apron Book a couple of years ago. And, if you own a copy of the book, you know it came with an apron pattern. You know, the one I take out every so often and look at, and then tell myself I MUST LEARN TO SEW!! Well, EllynAnne has a new book coming out called The Kitchen Linens Book and guess what's included with that one? A vintage Butterick transfer pattern from the 1940's. Score! How do I know this? Well, EllynAnne is my friend and she told me all about it the other day. Really, she did.

Ok, so she is my Facebook friend, and I have never met her in person or talked to her on the phone or even exchanged an email with her, but she did send out a note about her latest book to her FB friends the other day, including me. According to her publisher's website, The Kitchen Linens Book (with free embroidery pattern!) will be out in March. I'm sure I'll love it as much as I do the one about aprons.

I found a few Valentine's day projects in my recent internet travels that I wanted to share. You still have time to whip one or two out.

First up, is a Conversation Heart Garland at The Cupcake Goddess. A mix of felt hearts, embroidery floss, vintage valentines, fabric yo-yos, buttons and rick rack come together to make a Valentine's Day garland. Oh, and you can use the blanket stitch too, woo hoo. If Johnny Depp was somehow involved as well, I would marry this project since it contains some of my very favorite things.

I love love love the No-sew Valentine Garland from Scraps in Progress. And, look at this super cute Valentine gift bag/card holder over at Plum Pudding.

And, a HUGE thank you to Suzanne for hooking me up with some embroidery floss so I can now get that Obama pattern done. Woo hoo!! Then I have to come up with a plan for finishing it. One that does not involve me adding a felt back and stuffing it, and it then becoming my 753rd ornament.


I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I need to make my Valentines!! Thanks for the if I could only decide on which ones to make!

Threeundertwo said...

LOL, if Johnny Depp were involved in that project, I would even give up the yo-yos.

Smilingsal said...

I no longer make Valentines. aw...

Protector of Vintage said...

First of all, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving all those nice comments!!

I have a few of the Vintage Tablecloth Collector's Books and it sounds like "The Kitchen Linens Book" is right up my alley. I'm so glad you mentioned it. I"ll put it on my wish list.

You have a lovely blog. I'll be back.

Diane said...

I should've known you'd have a thing for pirates ;)

The garlands are great - especially the no-sew version. I may have to get me a glue gun one of these days. I don't think I'm leagally allowed to be called a crafter unless I own one, so don't tell anyone, k?