February 01, 2011
Inspired by Tif, I sat down Saturday morning with a pile of card stock and started cutting hearts. I used a little patterned paper and a lot of off white. I tried to stick to three sizes and I cut them all free form. I sewed them together with the sewing machine and hung them with some masking tape. Easy. Cutting took the longest amount of time and I still have a good number of hearts left over for more garland. I love that they are festive but not over the top Valentine's decorations. And seeing them makes me smile - especially good on a rainy February day.
I've updated the blog design - long, long overdue! A great huge thanks to Rachel and Tracy for their help. I couldn't have done it without you! Some photos on the tutorial page are missing - those will be here by week's end. In the meantime, the links should all work. If you find an error, please let me know so I can fix it right away. Thanks!
The blog looks awesome Erin! And really, my friend, anytime I can help. :)
I think these are going to be part of our snow day activity today.
Posted by: rachel | buttons magee | February 01, 2011 at 10:40 AM
The new design looks so good! And what a perfect photo for your banner.
I might need to make your heart garlands for a certain little girl whose birthday is on Valentine's Day.
Posted by: Jennie | February 01, 2011 at 11:14 AM
Beautiful garland. I've been working on crochet heart garlands, but I think a few paper ones would be great around here too.
Posted by: Jennifer | February 01, 2011 at 11:29 AM
Oh, to have rain!
Posted by: jess | February 01, 2011 at 11:43 AM
the garland is so cute! and i love the new design- it looks great!
Posted by: julia | February 01, 2011 at 11:50 AM
Love these heart garlands.
Posted by: Lorrie | February 01, 2011 at 11:56 AM
That garland is so sweet! And I'm loving the new blog design!
Posted by: Bonnie | February 01, 2011 at 12:05 PM
Beautiful garland. It is just the right amount of valentine! I love it!
Posted by: Mary-- The Yellow Door Paperie | February 01, 2011 at 12:35 PM
We are making a heart garland today to hang in the windows as well! Too sweet.
Posted by: Heather | February 01, 2011 at 12:51 PM
We have made/are making more them with fabric scraps from my current quilt and the wax paper crayon shavings. Love the the blog design.
Posted by: Sarah | February 01, 2011 at 01:00 PM
i love the garland and the blog looks fantastic!!!
Posted by: lulubeans | February 01, 2011 at 01:09 PM
Oh, I love your new header, and, the valentine project! :-)
Posted by: Linda | February 01, 2011 at 01:33 PM
The blog looks great, Erin! and the garland is so stinkin' cute. I want to do a little something for valentines day before the weekend. (painting N's playroom dormer today, so that takes priority!)
Posted by: Alicia A. | February 01, 2011 at 01:41 PM
Love the new design! Mine is long overdue, but it's near the bottom of a very long to-do list. I'll just enjoy yours for now. :)
Posted by: Sarah Jackson | February 01, 2011 at 02:00 PM
Two great new looks: the blog and the hearts. :-)
Posted by: Suzanne | February 01, 2011 at 02:26 PM
The blog and the garland look awesome!
Posted by: Sarah Jane | February 01, 2011 at 02:53 PM
Love it! I love your new header picture as well. I helped my daughter do something similar last year for her "100" day at school. But we punched our 100 hearts! I'm gutless.
Maybe my girls and I should do something similar while we wait out the ice storm!
Posted by: Indiana Lori | February 01, 2011 at 03:29 PM
the blog looks fantastic Erin!!
Posted by: blair | February 01, 2011 at 03:51 PM
I have been seeing heart garlands popping up all over lately...I love how simple and pretty they are! Yours is beautiful! :)
Posted by: Erica | February 01, 2011 at 05:07 PM
Fantastic new design, Erin!
Posted by: Grace | February 01, 2011 at 05:30 PM
Love the new layout Erin! It looks great!
Posted by: Margaret | February 01, 2011 at 06:54 PM
Oh, how festive!
Posted by: Annalia | February 01, 2011 at 06:56 PM
I love those. Putting them on the list of things to do.
Posted by: Nat | February 01, 2011 at 07:10 PM
Your blog looks fabulous :) What a cute little project!
Posted by: Chara Michele | February 01, 2011 at 07:18 PM
the blog looks FAB!
Posted by: emily | February 01, 2011 at 08:30 PM
oh! love the new look.
so erin! xx
Posted by: leslie | February 01, 2011 at 08:54 PM
the new design is lovely, as are the hearts. i just got my own .com (actually, it was a gift. how sweet is that?!), and i have absolutely no idea what to do with it! erin, you *almost* inspired me enough to exercise more (um, i mean 'at all'; i'm not kidding anyone here). maybe i will be sufficiently inspired to figure out this .com thing!
Posted by: cathygaubert | February 02, 2011 at 01:18 AM
Ca-ute garland! I'm snowed in today and this would be a great project. And the new blog design looks great.
Posted by: nannergirl | February 02, 2011 at 08:55 AM
I really like the new blog design, clean and fresh. The garland is great.
Posted by: margie | February 02, 2011 at 08:59 AM
now you've inspired me. I was stuck in the horizontal garland mindset, but I like your vertical ones much better. lovely! PS really like the criss cross green in the margins of the new blog!
Posted by: Larissa | February 02, 2011 at 10:45 AM
Love the garland, love the design!
Belated comment: I have been thinking so much about your community post. It's one of those that really stuck with me (and even inspired my own post). Just wanted to say thanks for sharing it. It hit a cord.
Posted by: Denice (inkstitch) | February 02, 2011 at 11:13 AM
I got the snow day I was wishing for today, and my son and I made these. Thanks for the idea! http://twentytwopleasant.blogspot.com/2011/02/hearts.html
Posted by: sherrieg | February 02, 2011 at 07:15 PM
Love the new look! Love the heart garland, and I love the pic at the top of the blog! There is nothing like the feeling of new snow and sleds ready to rock!
Posted by: Kellie | February 02, 2011 at 10:25 PM
I just fell in love! What a great idea and I love that it isn't garishly pink and red. I LOVE this project
Posted by: Kellie Blossom | February 02, 2011 at 11:07 PM
Love the new blog design and the garland. I think we will be making one today too... a little messier perhaps. I'm going to have little helps.
(blog redesign is something I've had on my list for a while. Seems like I've lost touch with css code somewhere along the way and mess it up every time I try. Sheesh.) xo
Posted by: miss chris | February 03, 2011 at 10:44 AM
CUTE garlands! I've been wanting to make a garland out of old Valentine cards--I think you have inspired me!
Posted by: Sara | February 03, 2011 at 08:08 PM
yay! it looks great! I've been anxiously waiting to see how the new design turned out. it is so you! :) xo.
Posted by: mommycoddle | February 04, 2011 at 08:49 AM
Loving the heart garland! I wonder if that would fly in my very boy-centric house? :-)
Congrats on the new blog design. A little online redecorating feels good from time to time, I think! I love re-thinking my space from time to time - it keeps things fresh and interesting.
Posted by: Lisa Clarke | February 05, 2011 at 09:16 AM
They're perfect. I got the stuff out this year and then got too lazy to put it up.
Posted by: sewkatiedid | February 05, 2011 at 11:22 AM
I loved this so much, thank you. I linked you on a post of mine today if you rather i didn't let me know and i will remove it. Thanks again and have a great weekend!
Posted by: Jen ~ a view from a brown dog | February 05, 2011 at 04:36 PM
I made a bunch of these too! I think they're the "must make" decoration this year!
Posted by: Emmmylizzzy | February 05, 2011 at 07:06 PM
Thanks Jen! It's a fun project, isn't it?
Posted by: Erin | house on hill road | February 06, 2011 at 07:31 AM
Posted by: monica | February 06, 2011 at 05:09 PM
Lovely - and achievable - project! I hope you don't mind that I 'pinned' it on my Pinterest board as inspiration....
Posted by: Fiona | February 06, 2011 at 07:34 PM