Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

I actually did more for this holiday than I did for Christmas...Considering what the holiday is, it is a bit ironic. I had fun though, and that is what counts...The cupcake venture was a huge success and they all were delivered today and paid for. It worked out that Missy did the baking and made the frostings and I did the boxes, the fondant hearts and the decorating. We made a great cupcake team. I am glad the cupcake fest is over. I would weigh half a ton if I made them all the time! Missy got a treadmill and I already have one so if you dont see us, we are walking off cupcakes. Really!
I also made Jean's grandkids fabric Valentines for their teachers. It is the third year I have done them and I have declared it a tradition. I am happy I can do it for them....







I also made what I call "Bitter Valentines"! It is art therapy at its finest and it gives me a wicked sense of satisfaction...you know Valentines Day is a rotten holiday for anyone who has been dumped....So tonight I ate an ice cream cone from Baskin Robbins for dinner..The flavor was Love Potion # 31 and I finished these two cards....













I am sure there is a market for these cards...What do you think?



This week I also did the first month of this years Enchanted Ornament Swap. This is my second year and I always look forward to the monthly challenge and theme. The theme for Jan/feb was "dressed for winter". I made a fairy's winter dress ornament and some cute little enchanted paper tags....











Tomorrow is my day off and I am really looking forward to sewing...I have a pet quilt to work on for Deb and I want to finish the pink quilt top for the orphanage. I also want to go get some seeds and do some cold weather garden planting....I had no idea that things could grow even with snow on the ground....
Sending you all love and wishes! xoxoxo

19 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I am sure there would be a market for the cards. I can't remember where I saw it, but it was an anti valentine.
Glad the cup cakes went well, and enjoy your day sewing

roc said...

so happy to hear your cupcake venture worked out well. isn't it nice when you have someone you can work so well with? congratulations on a job well done!!

Barb said...

I am glad that your cupcake venture worked out...are you doing it for St. Patty's day?

Have a fun time sewing today...oh..loved your heart therapy....there just might be a place for those in the card world.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh yes..I can imagine a BIG market for your cards! Isn't it good therapy for a broken heart?
Hope you are well..Happy EVERYday to you!

Joanne Lendaro said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the little cards and ornaments!! Glad the cupcakes worked out, and like Barb said...How about St. Patty's day?? Enjoy your day off, can't wait to see what you create!

Angelcat said...

Love the idea of those Bitter Valentines, you're right I'm sure they'd be really popular!! Your dressed for winter ornaments are GORGEOUS!!

Maria said...

Pleased the cupcakes worked out oky.
You have been busy with your projects.
Have a great day sewing.

Laurie said...

LOVE the Valentines! I think you have a seller here Melinda! I love your sense of humor.
I'm proud of how well you're coming along,
Blessings,
Laurie

Jamie said...

Very nice Valentine's!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I would imagine there would be a big market for those type of cards. Not just for people who have recently been dumped. There is a large group of people that are anti-Valentine's Day (even if they are part of a couple). They make black hearts, etc.

Pat said...

I think you are onto something with those cards!!! Hope you enjoy your sewing day, too!

Jenny said...

The cards made me both want to laugh and hug you.

Julie Harward said...

Your cupcake day sounds like a bunch of fun! Love the cards, sounds like good therapy time! Sounds like you are happy and doing just fine..good for you! ;D

Laurie said...

Oh for sure -- Etsy has a whole "anti Valentine" selection! LOL! Good for you! I know what you mean about creating something to help when you hurt -- I did that with a whole line of cards for stupid women who go back to their abusive boyfriends/husbands!

Marva said...

Oh your valentine's are awesome! I bet the teachers love them! And I love, love, love your cards! You really should contact a card company, or ger an Etsy shop! I bet you could sell them! Love your little dress, so glad you're back to blogging! I've missed you!

jillytacy said...

The dress ornament is beautiful! and the tags are marvelous too!

By the way the cupcakes from the previous post look too pretty to eat. You and Missy did a wonderful job creating them. So cute!!

Sarah said...

LOVE the "up yours" card :)

Karen K said...

Wow, Melinda, I did NOT realize I wasn't a follower! Sheez, I visit often because I want to be sure you are doing okay and I worry about you! Seems you are doing better. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for visiting me. I am off to London to visit my son and his fiance for 12 days (beginning Wed) so will be out of commission (not that I am posting much) until around March 8!! I will be better once I get back. THanks again! Hope you healing continues!!

Little Messy Missy said...

Love the snow fairy dress!!!! Those bitter Valentines ROCK!!!
xoxoxox