Friday while the babies were napping - Nora and I got a head start on her Valentines. One of the little girls in her class named Carley passed out her Valentines last week??? not sure why so early?? but that got Nora in the mood to begin making her own.
First we cut out a heart template and then trace it all about on the poster board. Nora even helped on this part which took lots of concentration on her part ;) I wish I had taken photos of us in progress... but at the time didn't think of it.
I bought a 5 pack of glitter pens, which didn't go far... but we did the best we could with them. It was Nora's idea to add the buttons to the glitter paint while they were wet. I'm hoping they stick.
No one can truly appreciate these homemade hearts as much as I can... these are her treasured buttons... the same buttons she has been playing with, cooking with, counting and sorting for over 2 years now as I worked on m quilting... First upstairs in the sewing/guest bedroom and recently in the dining room where I've moved my sewing machine to.
In the guest room, she'd carefully carry them over on a platter to the night stand and have me stop what I was working on to come open her oven doors for her... ;)
I only cut around about half of them - I'll save the rest for her to work on later. I know she's gonna be mad at me for even cutting on some of them as she is so independent... ;) We'll have to go shopping to find the perfect heart suckers to tape to the back of each valentine..
I only wish now we had cut them out first and she'd signed her name on the back of each heart. It will be hard for her to do that now with the buttons glued on. *sigh* Hind sight is 20/20.
Love from Texas!