Monday, 14 February 2011

Handmade Monday: Happy Valentines Day!

Another week gone already - here is Handmade Monday again! There seem to be quite a few of us now sharing what we've made recently, so please visit the 1st Unique Gifts blog to see more links, and read about what Wendy's been up to over the weekend.

In case you've just arrived from another planet, today is Valentines Day so I couldn't resist knitting this when I found the pattern on Ravelry, the knitting/crocheting website! I think I might do one in cream, perhaps with some sequins or beading - might make a nice wedding gift idea. What do you think?

Knitted Valentine message

Hubby and I got a lovely handmade card this morning - from my daughter! She must have sneaked off and made it sometime over the weekend - it brought tears to my eyes, but then I am a bit of a softie where my kids are concerned.



I was at a local crafts & collectables market at the weekend - the first one of the year. It was a bit of a shock to the system having to get up so early on a Saturday!! I mainly specialise in baby and young children's items so Valentines Day isn't a major selling event for me, but I did sell one of these to a gentleman looking for a last-minute gift. I hope his wife liked it :)

Romantic wooden hanging heart


Also at the market were the lovely ladies from Caramel Ocean who make gorgeous things! I took this quick pic when their display of Union Jack items caught my eye.

Items by Caramel Ocean, Stone Market
And finally, I know lots of you loved the bunny nuggest last week - I found time to make another, extra fluffy one who might have a new home soon ;-)


I think that's it for now - don't forget to have a look at the other Handmade Monday blogs. I'm off to have a look!




16 comments:

  1. A good idea for the knitted words, ideal for the main table at a wedding and love the bunny nuggets, so sweet

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  2. The knitted words look great :) How sweet is the card from your daughter, bless :)

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  3. Really like those knitted words. Maybe you should send one to the future Royal Couple for their April wedding. Could be the start of something big

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  4. Wow, I love those knitted words! And the bunny nugget is to die for. Almost worth learning to knit. The card from your daughter. Wow. Thank you for sharing that. Kids are not all bad. In fact, most of them are wonderful. :)

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  5. Yes I also think the knitted words are fab - they would look lovely with some sparkly crystal beads dotted about :)

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  6. Wow! So much fab stuff in one blog post! Love the knitted letters and fluffy bunny - that note reminds me very much of one I've still got from one of my daughters when she was 8 yrs and 2 months (I know because she says so in the note!) - she is 27 now!

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  7. Thank you all for such kind comments - I am going to experiment with knitted letters I think, though an ampersand symbol might be a challenge!!

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  8. I also love the letters. Mainly because they are so unique. I wish my sons had that much consideration for me on valentines!!
    Great post

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  9. Cute I Love u message! I bet knitted personalised messages go down well!!

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  10. I like the romantic heart :-) Am sure his partner was delighted with it :-)

    Feel free to pop over and read my blog :-) I have virtual custard creams and coffee :-)

    www.silverthistlebeads.com/blog/

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  11. I popped back to award you a Stylish Blogger Award! Please visit my blog at www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog for more info!
    Wendy x

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  12. hi, new follower here. The knitted words are so cool x

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  13. Great blog :) and what a lovely letter from your daughter too :)

    I have nominated you for a stylish blogger award x

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  14. Thank you for following my blog and for the lovely comments just realised i'm already following you on twitter i'm staffordcupcake.... lovely letter from your daughter i love stuff like that rom children xx

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  15. The knitted letters are excellent. A great twist on the tradintion of wooden letters. And that heart with the poem, very sweet.

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I would love to hear your comments and ideas - please feel free :-)