Darren and I are not a particularly romantic couple. We really don't "do" Valentines Day. That being said, I don't mind the holiday for its lovely colour scheme, I have had a thing for the pink and red colour combo for years. We didn't grow up with Valentines Day as a popular holiday like it is now. I first learnt about it in Primary school, when I read an American book with characters that were dinosaurs who went to school, and a triceratops girl was giving handmade Valentines Day cards out to her classmates... yeah...
So anyway, I participated in a Valentines Day swap hosted by Beck from Strumpets Crumpets and Amber from Hoot-n-Annie.
I haven't received my parcel yet, and my partner - Alexandra from Russia hasn't received hers yet, but I thought I would share what I made despite our non-arrivals! I emailed Alexandra not to look at my blog yet!
I had been scouring the internet for some inspirado for my craft, and came across this cute tutorial on Make It Do. I didn't really follow the tutorial as such, winging my own version of it. I had lots of fun making pom poms, something I haven't done for years! I made the heart so it could be worn as a brooch, or hung like an ornament.
Tonight, I whipped up a quick Valentines garland, Darren bought us salt and pepper squid which we ate while watching Fantasia (a childhood favourite of mine), which was really sweet of him! So I guess we did "do" Valentines day this year!
Lastly I'll leave you with a video that I saw recently that melted my heart, I mean it has cake in it! If you haven't already seen it, please do watch it, I promise you will smile!