Tuesday, February 4, 2020

bee-mine valentine!

woolly sweet-hearts pattern
Valentine's day is coming fast and furious. But you still have time to knit up a dozen or so of these Woolly Sweet-Hearts for all the special loves in your life. They are a quick knit & felt design and they make great valentines, with words or not!

In the photo above, the word 'mine' was needle felted onto the finished heart using cream perle embroidery floss and a 40-gauge felting needle. The finer tip needle gives more accuracy, smaller holes, for needle felting something like this. The simpler the phrase the better!
clay bee buttons

For a whimsical selection of bee buttons, Just Another Button Company has little clay bee buttons in several designs and sizes. Check out my Etsy shoppe for all the BEE buttons shown in the photo right. All these buttons shown are the perfect size for a project like this.

For a fun way to present the finished heart is by placing it in a small kraft brown box with lid (3.5 x 3.5 x 2-inches). Place a little brown or white raffia in the box and nestle the decorated heart inside. Stamp the outside of the box using fun rubber stamps in valentine-themed prints. I used a brown ink pad for the stamping, covering the top and sides with hearts and flowers. Tied with twine and a tiny note card.

If you don't have time to knit and felt one, I have a few finished hearts-in-a-box still available for sale: Bee-Mine Valentine.

Either way, you have a few ideas to get your creative juices knitting in the valentine theme. Not like you need another idea, right?

Happy knitting!

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