Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Conversation hearts

Riley's preschool class has a Valentine's Day party coming up and instead of offering the kids a cheap paper card that has a lion on it and says something like "I'm not lion...I like you", that they're just going to throw out, I thought I'd make the kids something that would last a little longer...from Riley, of course. For the girls I made Valentine hair clips.

The clips were very easy to make. After cutting out some hearts from felt, I made a small cut in one of the hearts. Then I put the end of the barrette through my cut and sandwiched my barrette between two hearts. I tied a knot at the end of my crochet thread and embroidered around it. At the end, I made another knot and I was done.

My friends daughter wore her's and even had people commenting on them. Make some yourself, and see how many conversations they start for you!


Now I just need to come up with an idea for the boys.

7 comments:

  1. I agree that this is a whole lot nicer than the throw away cards. Super cute "model" too!!

    Carolyn

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  2. I'm curious..
    what idea did you have for the boys?

    Carolyn

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  3. Carolyn,
    I'm still trying to come up with something for the boys. Any ideas?

    Stacie

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  4. Oh my! These are adorable! What a fabulous idea! I just discovered your blog, and am looking forward to many more great posts :)

    Tracey

    myhouseofgiggles.blogspot.com

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  5. SO cute!!!!! i wish i had my own little girl to put those in her hair! you girls are so amazing and come up with such sweet things! : )

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