Hi, my sweet friends!
Welcome to another series of Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge!! If you are new to the blog you may be wondering what is this about? Let me explain it: a group of bloggers around the world teamed together to share our crafts, traditions and how’s life in different parts of the planet. Last month we took a needed holiday break but here we are again, full of energy and new ideas.
Our last challenge on 2017 was about Christmas, and I showed you how to make an easy Christmas gift wrap for kids. This month, as Valentine’s around the corner, we decided to share something related.
February 14th is called in Spanish “El día de los enamorados” which means “lover’s day”, and it’s the day people get crazy buying things for their loved ones as if they couldn’t show their love all year round… or showing love without buying anything…
That day we like to do special things, like a special breakfast together or a craft made with love. This year my daughters are old enough to help make something cool, and I wanted a challenge. Read: using my sewing machine.
If you follow my adventures you’ll have seen I am more a kinda power tools gal than a sewing machine one, but my daughters like to sew and I thought to make a paper heart pouch could be something they would like.
The first thing was to print some papers with colors I liked
Then I looked for a heart shape and printed it too twice. That would be the pattern for the hearts.
I traced the silhouette and cut them
I managed to sew them (with some little trouble on the first one) but I love how they look!
I need to work on my sewing skills but I don’t think my hubby will look too much into details 😉
We are not too much of candies or sweets to fill them but I like the idea of the fortune cookies, every one will have a different “gift” or vouch inside and he will be able to use them whenever he wants.
Aren’t they cute?
I like the idea of a handmade Valentine gift a lot, and it’s something he can’t expect (he doesn’t read my English blog posts so no worries lol)
If you like the idea and want to fill them with candies, I will suggest printing bigger hearts. Mine are about 5 cm wide.
Now it’s time to make some more!
I hope you liked the idea, and if you ever try I’d love to see yours!
What about you? How do you normally celebrate Valentine’s day?
Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to visit what the other ladies are sharing for Valentine’s Day
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