share the love

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so we have gathered some LOVE-ly crafty ideas to share with your little ones.

Simply click on the image for the tutorial (and credits).

Start with this simple yet terribly fabulous robot card …

heart robot

You could send it to your beloved in this hand made cute-as-ever felt envelope

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Let the whole street (or world) know of your love with this gorgeous paper heart wreath hung on your front door …

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This heart and hand tree is an old favourite of ours and is great for pre-schoolers.

heart tree

And I just adore this decoration for above the bed. I think this could look amazing above a “grown ups” bed too!

heart bedhead

We have loads more old favourite ideas to show your love here.

However you choose to show and celebrate your love, you enjoy it.

look what I just made!

These ‘make your own’ satchel bags arrived in our little store a couple of weeks ago and, although they are designed for kids around the age of 8 to complete, I have been busting to get my hands on one ever since.

The kit includes everything needed to make one fabulous chunky felt satchel. All the pieces are pre-cut so all you need is your hands, some time and enthusiasm.

All up I spent about an hour stitching the whole thing together.  I found the whole project very relaxing and somewhat therapeutic! So THAT is what all my sewing friends are going on about!  I even let my 7 year old help me with some of the stitching, but mostly I just hid in the corner, stitching, stitching …

The 7 year old is terribly happy to take ownership of the bag. Here’s a bit of a dodgy shot of him in his jammies modelling his new crafty satchel that is already now home to all his favourite colouring in books and textas.

Not only is this a fab gift for primary school age kids but I also think it’s a lovely idea for a mama (or papa) to make one for, or with, their younger kids.

We are giving this one the DOUBLE THUMBS UP!