In spite of the fact that we are not big followers of Valentine's Day, I do make or buy something for the OnlyChild every year. Last year, I made her a pair of sweetheart pillowcases.
It's so hard to think of Valentine's gifts - she has plenty of pajamas, she doesn't want chocolate because she's trying to eat healthier, and she's got enough "stuff" in her room that more trinkets would just be lost.
So, this year, I made a heart garland for her, using Betz White's tutorial. I didn't have any pom-poms so I used buttons in between the felt hearts. That's more my style, anyway.
Here it is hanging on a picture in my sewing room.
Hmmm...looks like it belongs here. I might have to steal it back from the OnlyChild.
And I tried it out on the shutters in the dining room too.
And on the picture of my grandfather and his parents c. 1917.
I did eventually hang it in the OnlyChild's room, up over her bed. That was after I made the bed and put the one sweetheart pillowcase I could find on a pillow.
(I had to clear a path from the door to the bed and almost lost my slipper in the process. Some mess in there!)