2.03.2011

paper heart garland

Just as I suspected, flooding our house with pink hearts has proven to be a very happy distraction from the endless winter on the other side of our windows.

The other day I cut up a pile of paper hearts, folded them in half, and sewed them back to back for a fun little garland with tons of dimension. Am wishing I'd made 10x more, because it's just so darn cute draped on top of my kitchen chalkboard.

Can you believe it's Friday again? I am double checking my calendar in disbelief. Really excited for all that this weekend has in store: a little painting, a church craft night, a Super Bowl party, of course some cuddle time with my two cute boys, and an antiquing date with this sweet lady (who btw, is giving away a copy of One Thousand Gifts by Anna Voskamp on her blog this week! Hop over to enter!).

What are your plans?

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21 comments:

Jenna Lou said...

That is too cute! I wish I had time this year to decorate.... sure could use the extra cheer it brings.

Liv said...

So cute, as usual.

Melinda said...

LOVE this garland! :) We are going to a Super Bowl Party this weekend too, on Sunday at our Pastor's house. Hope you have fun at yours sweetie! :)

bethany said...

So, so cute! I made some really simple V-day garlands, like the X-mas garlands we made in December, but I love the texture of these!

So much more fun. Enjoy your weekend...I hope you two have a blast! :)

abby @ tales and trials said...

LOVE your heart garland. Makes me wish I had a sewing machine so I could make one too. :)

Biscuit McGhee said...

That heart garland makes my heart happy! Your kitchen must be such a blissful retreat from the cold weather!

Jordan said...

new to your blog and love it. Such sweet garland!

Nell said...

So cool. I need to make one for Valentine's Day...weekend project?! xx

Fairlightday said...

Love the garland! I'm hoping that we can catch up on some housework this weekend while Mike's home to help so that Olivia and I can work on some Valentine's crafts next week. I'm looking forward to it!

Emily said...

So cute! Makes me warm inside.

Bec said...

That is beyond adorable. I'm usually anti valentine's decorations (simply because you don't get to have them out too long) but these might break my rule :)

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Kat said...

I love the paper garland - I wish I had as much creativity in me as you seem to have in your thumb :)

Cottage Mommy said...

LOVE the new look of your blog Jess! It must be blog revamp time...everyone including myself is doing a little spring cleaning in blogland! And your paper heart garland is super cute!

Cassie said...

I am spending the weekend catching up with lots after a rather manic week.

I adore this little banner, I was given a similar one as a gift last year and had forgotten about it so hoping to seek it out now.

Hope your weekend is as fab as it sounds.
xx

A Serenade for Solitude said...

Little Birdie Secrets is right! I, too, feel so happy to have come to your site! I love your chalkboard and garland. I would like each of them!

RIRI said...

Hi Jessica!!!!Congratulations for your blog!!!You are making so nice crafts!!!I made today the wreath you posted on Holidays!!It is fantastic and so easy!!Thanks a lot!!
Best regards fro Crete-Greece!!!

Becky said...

Hi Jessica! I'm a new follower, your blog is adorable! I live in Minneapolis too!

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

These are so cute! I am a new follower! I just love your blog! I would love it if you came and visited me

http://breakingfreefromoldways.blogspot.com

Sharon Simons said...

Truly LOVE your blog. Your Christmas card was amazing, I dido so many of your 2011 resolutions, thanks for introducing me to tumblr, pointing me towards an execellent book giveaway and so much more... Clearly I have spent far too long on your blog, but loved every minute of it.

Shutterly Lovely said...

love this!! I just might have to make one for our mantel!

dancin' gams said...

Oh, I love those! How beautiful.