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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day


First and most important -- today is my sister's birthday!!    Here are the presents I made for her.

A Birthday Love Banner


I used music sheets for the pennants, sewing a seam in the top and then painting them with pinks and red acrylic paints.  The letters are chipboard, pre-made, that I edged with a cranberry-colored Stampin' Up stamp pad and the embellishments are brads and clips.  A closer view:




And her other gift is this sweet canvas and linen pillow, with her picture as a one-year-old featured  front and center.  She was my parents' first child and, like all first babies, she was their treasure.  




Closeups:

And finally, lest you think New Yorker's aren't a romantic bunch, here is a bike in the West Village, decorated for my sister's birthday!!  (And maybe for the Love Ride at Washington Square, too.)




How did you celebrate Valentine's Day???