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Feb092010

valentines past

i'm putting a hold on my attempts to get decent shots of the girls' journals until i can get myself home during the forty minute slot when it isn't dismally dark in our place.. winter..

instead, here's a little reminder of what we did to festivate (that's right) valentine's day last year:


felt headbands for the girls and felt bracelets for friends.

looks like i've got some headbands to find and some figuring to do. we're a last minute kind of crew around here, so even though we don't have anything in the works right now, i imagine by the time we run out the door friday morning we'll have something fun to give to the people we love (or at least like okay).. a big snowstorm is supposed to come in tonight. i'm already planning on having everyone home tomorrow to drink hot chocolate and hatch a scheme for our valentine's day fun. if nothing else, we'll draw some hearts, tape them to a big stack of starbursts and call it true love.

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oh, i had forgotten about those beautiful headbands. tomorrow is Sutton's preschool valentine party. i think i will make one for her tonight. thanks Katie!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Swoon! Those headbands are incredibly cute.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna/quilted giraffe

I made these headbands the other day and just love them! So easy and festive. And, if my girls can't keep them on, then I can wear them, by golly!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah H.

I just made some headbands last week like this! I wanted to do it since your post last year and my 33 month old loves it! Thanks for the great idea!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Absolutely adorable! Your blog is truly one of my favorites. You are so creative yet simple. Thank you for sharing!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Little

Really cute, those are great ideas!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

cuuuuuute! i wonder if i could get away with wearing one?!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterarre

ickle wrists with pretty felt things are just perfect for valentines.....

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertinyinc

Im in awe and absolutely in love!! can't wait to see what you come up with next. So super cute.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaria

Great idea especially since we're not allowed to bring food to school. I not sure if I'll have time to make these but hopefully.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVone

seriously how long did it take you to make those bracelets? I love them. i want to make them for my son's preschool class. any hints or patterns?

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdamaris

so darling! i love the color combinations on them--so cute and unusual. what a great idea. i love the way you presented them as well. thanks so much for sharing!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterautumn

i love those headbands. i have also since seen (AFTER your last years' post) someone sew a bunch of felt hearts into a valentines garland. but in my mind i thought "I saw it first on katiedid!"

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPam

This is BEYOND lovely! I love the hearts headband. So adorable : )

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChaucee

how do you make these- I love them? What is the material the hearts are attached to? Fishing twine?
thanks so much for any suggestions...

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlj

I did the bracelets and I think I am going to do the headbands. They are so beautiful!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

I love those felt bracelets! So cute on chubby little wrists!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Yarbrough

I love that headband so much I don't know what to do with myself.

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCath

Hi Katie,

I don't have kids of my own yet, but if I did, and I had already copied your ideas I might move on to make some of these, that I stumbled upon after reading this entry.

http://crafts.kaboose.com/paper-love-bugs.html
http://crafts.kaboose.com/heart-shaped-finger-puppet.html
http://crafts.kaboose.com/kids-valentines-hat.html
http://crafts.kaboose.com/candy-rings.html
http://crafts.kaboose.com/love-bug-pin.html
http://crafts.kaboose.com/valentines-day-pins.html

We don't really celebrate Valentines Day in Denmark as you do in the States, but it might catch on if we make it about the kids as well instead of just florists and chocolate manufacturers :) How I would have loved one of those headbands as a little girl!

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

Love to see a post from you - as someone said, so creative and yet so simple. X

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterViv

Did you use invisible thread from purl for the headbands too?
love them!!

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercatherine

These are very yummy! My son has many food allergies (including tree nuts & peanuts) and although he's young (1 year old) his daycare celebrates the holidays and its hard to get around the "food/snack" thing for school-functions... I love the bracelet idea- they work for both girls and boys. Thanks for the idea- wonderful.

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrs Chryth

It does not get any cuter than this! I don't know how you're going to out-do these. But somehow you keep coming up with FANTASTIC ideas!

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershelley

Awesome idea!! Love it!

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

Love it--small treasures.

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole Feliciano

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