Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day to me!

I thought about making a bunch of cute Valentine's Day stuff and giving it all to my friends. But then I decided I should make something for myself for Valentine's Day. So I made these guys. I also thought about making an apron for a friend and decided that I would just make one for myself.

I always wonder what people really think when I give them homemade presents. I LOVE homemade presents, I cherish them. I brag about them to my friends. BUT I also love to make homemade gifts too, so I think that is why I can appreciate them. I wonder about my friends that have no idea how much time, energy, and love go into making things think. Do they think it's weird that I crochet objects? Do they think it is ugly or stupid? My friends don't exactly have my style or would even know what the handmade nation movement is or even know what DIY stands for (let alone DIYODS!).

I've decided gifts is one of my love languages. I show love by giving gifts...
So I made two things that actually made it all the way out the door...

I gave the cupcakes to a friend. The pink was the first one that I made (without a pattern no less) and it came out a little stumpy.I made the purple cupcake second and it came out MUCH much better than the pink one. It has a tapered stump and more frosting on top. Yum!

This is the tshirt I made for the BF... it is a feather. It looks really cute on. I think he's wearing it today, so I'll try to remember to get an action shot.

Now this is another Valentine's present to myself, an apron...
I'm cleaning up my mess after making truffles for my Valentine. I LOVE my apron! I can't wait until I have my own home to showcase all of my domestic goods I've been collecting.


  1. I don't know if your post required commenting, but I absolutely LOVE your homemade gifts. They are the most precious things to me.

    I do not have the same style as you, but I can appreciate your style (because I have none).

    Thank you for putting in so much time and effort, sweat and love into everything that ends up coming through my doors!

  2. i love your style, and your apron is amazing. and i made truffles for my valentine too! also, i hope its okay that i'm going to add you as a blog friend on my page. i enjoy your blog. :D

  3. That's cool kayla, thanks for the compliments. I must confess that i read your blog as well!