Friday, February 20, 2015

Valentine's, a Cross Stitch Finish and a Crochet Blanket


Hope all had a nice Valentine's day.
I know I am a little late, but here are some Valentine's things. Better late than never, right?

The little mice we made for Brenda's class. We got the idea from here. Cute, but we had to make 37 of them. Brenda wanted to give them to her classmates and some teachers.

I don't have a lot of Valentine's decorations. here are a few of them.

The roses I got from my husband.

The bears I got at Hallmark years ago. They have a magnet inside their faces, so when they kiss they stick together. When kissing, their cheeks used to blush, but not anymore. So, I just sat the little guys on the little red chair. Kind of boring, I guess. Today Brenda did this with them.

So cute, specially with the little cross stitch pillow. I think this will be my new way to display them now :)

I made this heart last year. I think I never posted it.

I also made this felt heart. This year I had plans to make more things, but all I was able to make was this Lizzie Kate ornament.

I finished it flat and trimmed with pink rickrack. I changed the colors a little bit to make it more "valentiny".  For the back I used the pink and red fabric on this picture.

Let's see if I can finish the other months this year :)  I am working on other things now.
I started this crochet blanket to use my left over yarn... I am just over halfway and already had to buy more of most of the colors... not exactly how I had planed. Now I am stuck because I can't find one of the greens. I guess I will have to order online.

Crochet is fun, but it's not easy for me... but I will keep trying. I will post a picture when I finish it.

That's all for now, have a good weekend!

Ana Paula.


  1. What a lovely post , love all your Valentine stitching and your display .

  2. I love the way Brenda displayed the bears too. Beautiful roses.

  3. Such a fun post, Ana Paula!! The kissing bears are great--I remember those, too. I think I have a pair of dogs from Hallmark that do the same thing :)

    I'll bet Brenda's classmates all enjoyed her candy mice--such a cute idea... Beautiful roses, too! Looks like you had a lovely Valentine's Day. And I love the LK finish--need to add that one to my list!

    I have no idea how to crochet, but your blanket looks great to me--bright and cheery!!

    Have a great week!