Friday, February 15, 2008

Day 15: Homemade Valentines

On a sweeter, less dysfunctional Valentine note, here are some pictures of the cards I made with the kids for their grandparents and little friends. The little fingerprint caterpillars were inspired by Ed Emberley.

They were great fun to make, especially since Ellie enjoys anything involving inky, tactile filthiness and bugs.

A year ago today, one of my very first posts was about homemade Valentines which, in a case of riveting coincidence, were also phalange-themed. And, thus, everything comes full circle...

(Part of the 30 Tiny Moments project.)

28 comments:

Girl Vino said...

They are just GORGEOUS! What a wonderful idea.

MamaBird said...

So Sweet! Love em and love Ed Emberly (I remember using his books back in the 70s).

bipolarlawyercook said...

you have gorgeous handwriting.

Loralee Choate said...

OMGOSH those are cute.

I could never attempt it. I have the handwriting of a serial killer.

:S

Nora Bee said...

Lurvely. Those little fingerprints.

Professor J said...

Cute, cute, cute. I love your handwriting,too.

Beth said...

I love these! These look really great. My only problem is that I have horrible handwriting and I would ruin the cute little bugs.

Your handwriting looks so professional...It's like it is it's very own font! Beanpaste in 10pt, perhaps? :)

Mrs. G. said...

These are smudge-alicious.

Someone Being Me said...

Those are adorable. What a great idea. I will have to remember that.

Magpie said...

lovely. hmm, maybe next year?

serial commenter said...

Very cool. Those are the cards that get kept forever.

-Stu

stephanie said...

Darling work - you're a very good mom. We also adore Ed Emberley (and once upon a time I helped my kids make the fingerprint pictures...and then I turned Bad).

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Those are adorable.

And your handwriting should be made into a font. I would totally buy it. You could call it Bean Paste and be all quirky that way.

katydidnot said...

your handwriting is so perfect it should be a font.

Mike Golch said...

these are really great cards.
I could never do such cards my writing makes doctors scribble look good.

Rima said...

I am totally going to steal that idea next year. I love those cards!

Sojourner said...

Just wanted you to know this is one of my favorite blogs! The cards, your handwriting, photos, all of it make for one terrific blog.
Michelle

dkuroiwa said...

I need to find my Ed Emberly book...its around here somewhere!

The cards were dah-ling! What a special treat to give the ones you love!!

I AM VERY MARY said...

I have nice handwriting TOO. Pout. ha! Actually, I was going to ask why you didn't use their sweet little bare feet for an inky messy project? Surely when they wiggle away and run onto the carpet - well, that's not such a big deal is it?

Tootsie Farklepants said...

"phalange-themed" LOL!!

bluemountainsmary said...

yep I'm stealing it too!

Jessi said...

Awww, those are so cute!!

bensrib said...

Hi Melanie, Haven't been here in a while due to the flu, and you didn't disappoint. I loved the Victorian Valentines! And the Ed Emberly ones too - I remember using his books with my kids when they were small. Thanks for the fun and memories.

Ophelia Rising said...

LOVE them! You are so *bleeping* creative.

John said...

These are adorable. Absolutely love these.

Missie said...

Loved the cards, very very pretty, and very very beyond my capability as I am craft-challenged.

Found your blog from halushki...I just moved from Idaho to Missouri...and I miss it terribly!

ChezWhat said...

Your cards last year inspired these, and now I know what we're doing next year!

Suzanne said...

I discovered Ed Emberly just a couple years ago for my daughter. We've made countless cards with caterpillars and lions and all sort of finger print delights. Love it.