Sunday, February 13, 2011


well today is valentines day.
until we have kiddos this holiday will be observed by
purchasing one thing each for one another(meaning my hubs and i)
oh and sending cards to my mom, gran and grandmother.
(those cards just saying that i am thankful for them bc...)

shea found his present already.
it is a westerns box set.(he is obsessed with them)
i have no idea what he is getting me but this is just a fun day for a surprise.
that is how i see it.
however this day/"holiday" has fun things in it.

first is vintage valentines. the one above i love but this one is my most favorite.
once when i was in 2nd grade i got a ninja turtle valentine from a boy.
it say cowabunga i like you as much as pizza.[amazing] it's on the front of my journal.

second is conversation hearts(fruit flavors only please)

third. cupcakes. red velvet to be exact.
i plan on having a nice quiet dinner and a movie at home with my precious husband.
i also plan on baking red velvet cake bc cupcakes won't look as good on my vintage cake plate.

have a happy one.
make sure all your important people feel loved always.

florence, alabama iloveyou.

well lately i have been missing the warmth of good ole southern weather.
i have made two ilove florence alabama crafts this weekend.
one of which i can't show you finished until after may 5th.
which is my sisters bday and she will be receiving it!:)

i made a state of alabama pillow. with some special love in florence.
here is some help if you'd like to make one for yourself.

first find a xerox copy of whatever state you are attempting.
black & white is fine. now for al i free handed
a large scale pillow by simply looking at an 8x10 copy.

next cut out your copy in the fabric of your choice.
i love green and i had an old ruined shirt i used the back of.
this pillow turned out huge which i love.
if you are buying fabric you will need about a half a yard.

next cut out the back side of your pillow i chose a checkered material.
then take the two and pin them..

then the fun begins. my sewing machine and i have a love/hate relationship.
i am getting better and better at using it but the time between each use is long.
i would recommend a small stitch and not a zigzag stitch. (i learned the hard way)
while sewing remember to leave a small opening for your stuffing.
i chose not to use a ton of stuffing bc i wanted it to be extra squishy.

here is the finished product.
oh and i added a heart over florence ofcourse. :)
my next state will be mississippi, which is where my husband is from.
happy crafting.