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Our homemade Valentine’s…

February 14, 2013

As I said in the “Say it with (British) flower’s” post recently, Valentine’s Day tends to pass us by a bit, as it is preceeded by the Lovely Hubby’s birthday, and I am then usually all out of ideas for either presents or extravagant meals.

This year, I had given it very little thought, and then I saw this fab post on Eco Thrifty Living, which not only gives you an easy, quick and cheap (yet thoughtful and love-filled at the same time, obviously) present idea, but also shows you how to package it in an empty loo roll! Needless to say, I had to give it a go…

Piped chocolate hearts. Not perfect by any means, but no doubting they are homemade!

Piped chocolate hearts. Not perfect by any means, but no doubting they are homemade!

And here they are packaged up in their upcycled box, alongside the card I made:

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Not to be outdone, hubby had a couple of presents for me…

He made this card for me at Christmas, and it is a montage of a map of our Scotland trip, and some of the pictures. He found a frame for it, and wrapped it up to give again!!

He made this card for me at Christmas, and it is a montage of a map of our Scotland trip, and some of the pictures. He found a frame for it, and wrapped it up to give again!!

And he plundered my crafting books, and made this giant paper pendant! (I think it is from one of Kirstie Allsop’s books)

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Valentines bauble21He even made me a card too!

Valentines card31Hubby and BigSmall were busy at the weekend, doing ‘secret stuff’ and BigSmall very proudly presented me with his own handmade Valentine’s card for me:

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Complete with decorated interior, and this fabby picture of “an angel riding a caterpillar”…

Valentines card21So there it is-our handmade, homemade Valentine’s. And I can honestly say I think our cards and pressies were better than anything we could have bought 🙂

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  • Reply Jo aka Kiwijo February 16, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Fabulous ideas (all of them) especiall the caterpillar riding Angel. :o) Thanks for the link for the Eco Thrifty Living site (I may be on there for a while)……..

    • Reply Jen February 16, 2013 at 9:19 am

      It’s a fab site isn’t it? Enjoy!

  • Reply AngelJem February 14, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    The angel riding a caterpillar wins. I hired my daughter to make the cards for us to exchange and hubby came home for a romantic lunch of cheese butties since a romantic evening out wasn’t on the cards! Homemade is best!

    • Reply Jen February 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Thankyou! Cheese butties have always been pretty high up the romance stakes..!! Our romantic evening involves hubby out doing the weekly shop, and then I will be trying to mend BigSmall’s swimming shorts. Who said romance was dead..?!

  • Reply mehubbyandthekids February 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I love the angel riding a caterpillar! Kids’ imaginations are the best x

    • Reply Jen February 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      Fantastic isn’t it?!

  • Reply Jane Louis February 14, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    How romantic, far better than anything shop bought 🙂 Lets face it how many men make Valentines gifts xx

    • Reply Jen February 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      I am a lucky lady! He is even known to do the cleaning on occasion!

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