ARTFULLY AVOIDING THE LANDFILL (& driving my husband crazy) ONE PIECE OF JUNK AT A TIME

2/2/11

Twenty-five Below

Baby, it's cold outside!  They're registering our wind chill at twenty-five degrees below zero today - so I'm really glad for those big snow drifts blocking our road.. it means I can't go out!  I guess I'll stay in the house where it's nice and warm and keep plugging away at making candles : )

I'm a bit candle crazy these days.... so many things to consider - and recipes to get "just right".  But I haven't forgotten about the sweet day approaching soon and I'm getting ready for it!


Everybody needs a pretty place to park their Valentines, don't they? 

I went to my scrap heap and found some material I thought would work well and started cutting out hearts.  I had no idea what they would become, so I just winged it.


Of course I had to "antique" the striped ticking material (that's become another obession!) because I just love the grubby, old look.  I simply layered the hearts and used crochet thread (I think that's what it's called) to sew them together creating two pockets.


I also made myself a little Valentine  - just in case I don't get any.

Now it's back to making candles - a nice occupation for a horribly cold day!

10 comments:

  1. Very cute my friend!! I love the antiqued ticking fabric... nice touch! Hope you stay warm and keep power... I feel bad for those getting hit by this blizzard!! Ice, wind, temps... Not Good!! Ok... my little candle connoisseur... have a good day!!

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  2. LOL..love the idea of thinking ahead and making a Valentine for yourself..hee-hee :)
    Great home decor piece and it looks perfectly aged :)

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  3. Oh Coleen--
    Surely you'll get a valentine... as sweet as you are to those Grands!
    Love the little pocket so cute.
    Twenty five below w/wind chill. Don't you hate the whole wind chill-- it's almost like were being lied to by the weather man,ha! go figure.

    We're having temps in the 20's this week. I wish it were still LAST SUNDAY, it was 80!

    Thanks for the sweet comments on my Big TEX fork and spoon. I thought they were cute. I have no idea why my daughter thought to buy those for me- but she did and I love 'em! Stay warm.
    See you ~
    Pat

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  4. Oh Coleen. That is too cold for me to even think of going anyplace. I love the valentine holder. Please share pictures of your new candles. You're so creative.

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  5. Colleen, how darling. ...just something you whipped together, and look how sweet it is!

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  6. Colleen so darling...I just love ticking...would like a whole couch done in it! Well, if the power goes out your house will sure smell good with all those candles! Lezlee

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  7. Sister Cindy2/3/11, 8:48 PM

    Coleen - Love the Hearts!! (and thank you for removing my picture - ha ha!!) Not fair you got all the creative talent in the family but you put it to wonderful use and always willing to share - Your homemade gifts are priceless treasures!!

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  8. Lucky you, getting to stay home and play with your candles. I wish we would get a snow day, but around here weather never stops us, we just work around it.
    Stay warm and safe!

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  9. Hahahaha I see your sister finally caught on.

    Love your little heart... and you primmed that perfectly.

    I finally got that parcel in the mail for you as promised, I bet you thought I forgot...lol. Should be hitting your neck of the woods around Friday or Saturday (19th).

    Happy Valentine's Day Coleen.

    Hugs, Deb

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  10. Just popping in to see what's shaking Coleen?
    Hope all is well and you had a memorable Valentine's day and you heart was stuffed with LOVE !!!!

    Pat

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