Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine Placemats

For some inexplicable reason, my son loves Valentines Day. So I felt like I needed to make some sort of decorations to celebrate this fun holiday. I remembered seeing a heart table runner in this book years ago, and decided to make placemats instead. I was hoping to do a Valentine advent calendar, but ran out of time. Does anyone have any cute ideas for a Valentine advent calendar?

We also made chocolate sugar cookies on the day we were snowed in last week. This great recipe is found here. Yum yum! (Mine don't look quite as pretty as the ones pictured, but I had some 2- and 4-year olds helping).


  1. I really like this blog Treeness!! I might even just get motivated by it and make some of my own stuff. I want to. . .I have the desire. . .but somehow never get around to it.

  2. Ok, so I have a friend who is a little obsessed with crafting. . .she doesn't have any kids yet so we'll see how it all goes once she enters that stage of her life, right?! Anyhow, she keeps a blog of all the ideas she comes across that she wants to do someday, or that she has done.

    She just did a post about a Valentine's countdown, which was more for her husband than an advent calendar for kids, but you could copy/change it to fit your Valentines-Advent-Calendar wants.

    The blog is http://itsagirlthing1.blogspot.com

    It's the post from January 30th, 2010, so just scroll down a bit and you'll find it.

    I hope that helps!!