Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Belated Valentine Cheer

I really want to be faithful in posting regularly each week, but this week was tough! My project was maybe just a little bit ambitious in the first place, but then throw a wedding, some flu-ish version of a bug, a charity walk, and a 5-hour midnight visit to the ER into the mix of a week and I don't stand a chance!

My embroidered pillow is coming I PROMISE, but you'll have to wait just a bit longer to see the finished product.

In the meantime, I thought I'd share a pic from Valentine's Day. This year I participated in Aunt Peaches' 3rd Annual Valentine Swap. The gist is you make 3 cards for 3 strangers and [ideally] receive 3 cards from 3 different strangers. Ok, so I'm still waiting for that 3rd card...but I really enjoyed the 2 that I did receive and I had such a blast making my cards.

Handmade cards for strangers

Even though I was sending 3 cards in 3 different directions, I wanted them to be similar and sort of go together somehow. I decided on a large heart as the general theme, but used very different mediums. The first one is embroidered on cardstock. The second I call 'Chevron Ombre Heart' made with paintchips. And the third is a paisley doodle in red ink. I'd totally sign up for something like this again in a heartbeat!


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