So, my first crafty post is in honor of one of my favorite holidays - Valentine's Day. I know, the greeting card companies are in cahoots with chocolatiers and rose growers, but the hopeless romantic in me still gets a little dreamy-eyed in February.
I saw this pattern on The Purl Bee and, even though my house is drenched in testosterone, I had to "get my girl on" and make these. The link above takes you straight to the pattern if you're interested - it's FREE!
It's pretty easy. Cut out two heart shapes, draw your sewing lines, pin them together right sides facing...
sew in your zipper (this is my first zipper ever, by the way - I'm excited!)...
sew up the other side, including the handle, turn it inside out and VIOLA!
Heart-Shaped Zippered Pouches!!
Obviously, these would be great for candy conversation hearts or a few pieces of chocolate, but I also think they would be great to store jewelry in while traveling, or as a mini-makeup bag in your purse.
I want to challenge you today to go create something. I don't care if you're thirtysomething and you make a macaroni necklace - just go be creative! Take some photos, draw a picture, write a poem, knit a hat, crochet some granny squares, whip up a mini-quilt, (find something interesting?), make your own crayons, build something out of popsicle sticks - ANYTHING! Then come back here and share what you made in the Mr. Linky below or leave a comment, OK? I can't wait to see all your creativity!!
Now GO GET CRAFTY!