|my love for vintage aged meets hand sewn art|
|mixed media meets here with layers of paints, illustration and glee|
|love notes inside of box featured in Stampington Life magazine 2015 Feb|
|stitched yummy layers wrap everything up|
|handmade Valentines all in a row|
It's easy to surround yourself with the things that make your heart skip a happy beat. It does not have to cost a lot of money. Really it just takes noticing what makes you feel joy. I love all things in nature and I love history. So I tend to collect vintage pieces and I adore making pieces that are new look vintage.
I have always loved Valentines Day. I remember growing up I would decorate a shoe box and slice a little opening in the top. Then I would proudly (ever so shy I was) take it to school and sit it on my desk. Each year (I went to school with the same kids from elementary to high school) I would wish and hope that the two cutest boys would leave me a Valentine. I can honestly say I never received one from either boy. I continued to wish and still adored all of the sweet cut out designs with my friends names on the back. To this day I still have a few of these.
Sometimes I wish I could do this again. Create the box march it proudly to where my friends are all gathered and see the magical wishes that get dropped inside. Perhaps this is why I adore creating note cards, letters, snail mail, packages and wishes for others.
Fond memories of hoping the right boy would give me a Valentine.
Little did I know back then it takes years to find the right Valentine and when you do hold on tight and surround them with love sweet love.
I have handmade Valentines in my etsy shop for sale. The prices are super good. Thank you to those of you who have ordered already.