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The Art of the Valentine’s Day Cookie

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Some baker somewhere in the world decided one day that Valentine’s Day would be the holiday of the decorated cookie. And I’m not talking about a smear of icing with some sprinkles. No, no. I’m talking about full-on edible artwork. Artwork so good, it’s almost a shame to eat it. This post could have gone on forever, but these 4 stood out as being particularly spectacular!
 I love the retro style of these cookies by Hayley Cakes and Cookies. I’m amazed at how perfectly they piped on those words and the mix of patterns is so fun.

 

 

 

 

 

Seriously? I’m supposed to eat this cute little Valentine’s cookie? Have fun browsing Cookie Connections for tons of other amazing creations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Literally, I think I would shellac and frame this heart cookie by Sugar Rush Custom Cookies if it were handed to me on a napkin. Or I’d try to turn it into a needlepointed pillow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wham! These pop art Valentine’s cookies by SemiSweet Designs look like they might jump off the plate right into my mouth. Sound effects and all!

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Love Rocks :: Valentine’s Day Craft

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d pop in to share my Conversation Love Rocks project with you. It is a simple, easy, quick project with super satisfying results. Check it out here, and spread some witty, cheery rocks to your loved ones.

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!

Love,

Emily

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5 Bright Spots :: Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 8th, 2013

1. Melanie of You Are My Fave developed this adorable Valentine pin project.  I love the colors, the shapes, the imperfection of the hearts, and the packaging.  So sweet!

2. Jessica’s Glowing Cupid Arrows look SO FUN!

3. This simple, hand drawn hearts  project is a lovely, independent activity for wee hands.

4. My children are making these watercolor Valentines for their classroom parties.  (Project by Bar Rucci on You Are My Fave)

5. Oh! Stitched Heart Bookmarks!

 

xo emily

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Valentine’s Day :: sew-a-heart

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Last February, I posted this Sew-A-Heart project on my blog and it was a big hit!  My children loved making this sweet and simple project for their friends.  It is easily modifiable for children of different ages: parents and teachers can punch the holes for little ones, so they can simply stitch, and older children can punch their own creative designs.

The best part?  You can transform stuff that you already have in your house (cereal boxes and random bits of yarn) into cheerful messages of love.

xo emily

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Valentine’s Day :: Accessories

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Make simple, cheery rings and things for Valentine’s Day! Children can help turn wooden and felt hearts into rings, hair ties, and bracelets.

Begin with a pile of felt hearts and freshly painted wooden  hearts.  (You can find wooden hearts at your local craft store.)  Children can help paint, cut, and organize the piles of hearts.

How to:

Materials: paint, wooden hearts (wood section in your local craft store), black 1/4″ flat elastic, scissors, thread, wool felt, elastic hair ties, and a drill.

After painting the wooden hearts, drill holes in them to make them into heart shaped buttons. The size of the holes depends on what you wish to do with them. Tiny holes are perfect for sewing them onto a black elastic ring, and larger holes are better for threading with hair tie elastics.

Trace hearts onto felt and cut them out.

Make the elastic rings. Measure little fingers and snip off a piece of flat elastic. While sewing the elastic into a ring, use a slightly larger piece with some overlap, and then snip off any part that hangs over.

Once you have a bunch of black elastic rings, sew wooden hearts, felt hearts, or whatever you want onto the rings.

**Children will need adult help and supervision with drilling and sewing.

Have fun!

xo emily

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