Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valentine Ideas

Hello sweet ladies,

I have been seeing some really sweet ideas on different blogs for Valentine gifts. So many of you have downloaded the Tea cozy that is located along my side bar. I was asked by The Old School House Magazine this last fall, if they could feature the tea cozy. I did up a picture....... but they ended up not using the pic. For the picture I did one in wool and one in cotton fabric. I thought I would show you what it looked like in cotton fabric. If you have not downloaded the tea cozy before............ it is real easy to do! This pattern makes up really fast. It can be slipped into a card and envelope to send to that special friend or slip into a cellophane bag with ribbon and tag tied on to the top. Easy gift!

Another simple idea is making Almond Bark Strawberries. You will need almond bark, pink food coloring and big strawberries. Melt bark in a microwave (be very careful to not over cook) or in a double-broiler. After it is melted........ add the food coloring. Put bark in a ziplock quart freezer bag or a squirt bottle Cut a small hole at one corner of the bag and decorate each strawberry. After the bark has hardened......... place on a decorative plate. Slip in to a cellophane bag. Tie with a ribbon and add a tag. Simple! We made these for a special occasion and they were a hit!

If you have a Valentine idea on your blog.........please let us know................and we will come and see.

Hugs from our your HOME!



  1. I know I"ll be back here tomorrow, but I just had to say those tea cozies are the CUTEST :) :) :) So adorable and how fun are they to make and give away :) :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  2. I love the little tea bag cozy thank you for sharing and the strawberries look very yummy too.


  3. Thank you Linda for the tea cozy pattern. It is so cute and kind of you. The strawberries look yummy too!


  4. Tea cozy perfect, thanks for sharing...
    Hugs, Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  5. Linda, the tea cozys are lovely! Thank you for sharing the pattern. Those strawberries are mouth watering!


  6. I love the red teapot and these cute ideas!

  7. Oh my goodness! Those strawberries look fantastic. What a beautiful photo!!

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  8. The tea bag cozys are just too cute! Thank you for sharing them!!
    Blessings & Love to you and yours!

  9. What cute ideas! I love the strawberry idea so very much. It's also a low-cal version of the chocolate covered ones ;) And so very pretty. Thanks for sharing your Valentine ideas, and have a great remainder of the week! -Tammy

  10. Dear Linda, I must send a picture from the cozy tea bag I make with your pattern!!!! I love it so much to have my favorite tea bag with me in reunion.
    Blessings from France

  11. I also love the tea bag cozy - and my daughter and I have been having fun sewing yo-yos, this will be perfect.
    Thanks so much!
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  12. I need a tea cozie better learn to sew quick fast huh?!?!? Hee Hee! Love those berries all sweet and yummy looking. Miss you and love you bunches! Anne

  13. What a cute cozie! And I wish I could just reach through this screen and grab those strawberries--how delicious they look:-)

  14. Darling idea--would like the pattern--will
    definitely be doing the strawberries this weekend!

  15. Oh Linda...I just 'love' this idea...and ordered the pattern! (thank you...) I try to send lots of cards out to friends and family and am always looking for something special to put in them. This is such a neat idea...

    I will try to post a Valentine pin that I make that is sooo easy on my blog, when I do I will let you know. They are just darling and easy:)

    Blessings to you and your family...
    xoxo Gert

  16. I love these tea cozies! They are easy to make and I think it makes such a sweet little gift to send.

    Sweet blessings to you, Linda!

  17. I had such a busy day and evening. Wanted to write each of you......but doing another Valentine post I ran out of time. Just had to stop and say think you to all of you and I will write on Friday or Saturday. I loved reading every one of your comments. Brightened my day! I want to see pictures of your tea cozy if you make one........please!!!!!!!!!

    Hugs and sweet dreams, Linda

  18. These little tea bag cozies are so cute. I'm in the midst of trying to download the pattern. Seems as if it may be quite slow with dialup. I have a friend coming over to craft with me next week, and these cozies would be a fun project to work on together. Thanks for sharing! Love your blog.

    God bless,


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