January 18, 2011

So I Got This Idea...



...to cover a heart shaped box with sheet music and crepe paper and
glitter and vintage novel pages {can you see the words "threat"
and "angry" up there? I think I should have chosen my page with a
tad more care...not very Valentine-y verbiage...the Jerry Springer
Valentines Show comes to mind ;}




But as soon as I cut out that first heart...way too small...I completely changed
gears...without using the clutch! A different idea popped into my brain {this
in nothing new...there are generally 10-15 ideas battling for creative
supremacy at any given time...and I just have to tell them to hold their
horses and come back later...they know where to find me...on the couch! ;}




Nothing says "SAINT VALENTINE, CUPID & A HALF-EATEN
WHITMAN'S SAMPLER", like mini-sand dollars, am I right? No? Oh,
well, I though they looked cute hanging from those little strings...but
not cute enough to distract me from a WHITMAN'S SAMPLER! ;}




Oh, did I forget to mention that the box turned into a pin? Oops.
Sorry, I was must have been licking chocolate off my fingers!





I thought it might be a little bit of fun to wear to my sister's annual
Valentines Tea on one of my vintage sweaters...you know, "something
old, something new"...wait...that's a whole other thing! Sheesh!


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I might not where this particular sweater though...he thinks it's his new
mommy and has be sleeping on it and kneading it and generally writhing
all over it since Sunday... I know...why don't I just take it away? I'm just
that weak when it comes to stripe-itty-loined felines! It's pathetic!

41 comments:

  1. oh my goodness, that is just gorgeous! And little. I can't imagine how you did that! I am all thumbs and it would look like a 4 year old did it... SO JEALOUS:)

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  2. I know, why is it that we feel so bad taking away our items from our kitties?
    Very cute sweater,kitty and project
    Happy WW
    AMy

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  3. Beautiful!
    Ha had to laugh, I never read the type either.
    Thanks so much for stopping by
    Hope you have a great week
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  4. Your pin is gorgeous.

    If you got a little time before the tea - maybe your kitty will tire of your new sweater by then.

    Cat hair is a style statement.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  5. LOVE HOW THE PROJECT WENT FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER AND THE END RESULT IS SO PRETTY.

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  6. This is adorable~ i love seeing crafty ideas like this!

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  7. Lovely pin - isn't it fun when a project just sort of evolves and changes as you go along? :-) You never know when a new idea will pop into your head :-)

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  8. That's what I say when cats are standing on the kitchen table or laying on the cabinets. heck, I'm weak and they're so darn sweet. cats rule.
    Love the pin and sweater!
    xo,
    Debra

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  9. I Heartily agree. this is LOVEly.

    Someone stop me please..it is not even February yet lol

    xx
    z

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  10. I LOVE the pin you made!!!
    It is so gorgeous!!!!
    Suzann

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  11. Love it, but the kittie stole the show! Such a pretty face...and the sweater is a small sacrifice for all the lovin' going on. HWW

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  12. Thats so pretty and i have to say i love you cardigan you have to claim it back ;-)) Tell kitty to find another one ;-)) Dee x

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  13. The pin you made is lovely and so is the sweater...plenty of bling!! Your kitty is so sweet. We just had to put our 17 yr old cat to sleep & I just suddenly missed her...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  14. Beautiful..beautiful.. beautiful.. but the Whitmans... you did not share..?
    SMiles~
    Cricket

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  15. LOL! Wait.. I need to catch my breath, then I'll comment...

    Girl, those are the prettiest valentines I ever laid my eyes on. LOVE the layers!

    Donna

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  16. What a adorable craft!! I Love it, I hope you can sneak that gorgeous sweater away too!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  17. Very Sweet, and a good chuckle too!!

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  18. Oh- I am so going to copy this idea...yes..yes..I am an idea thief...but I will let you keep your sweater;>) LOVE this project~ Hugs-Diana

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  19. I love your pretty heart and I love your sense of humor. You have me laughing already this morning!

    Kitty is just trying to protect your lovely sweater and of course, it's super comfy. I never make my bed because my kitties are always snug and comfy on it! LOL! What an excuse!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  20. Your pin is so cute, thanks for the great idea. I'm hosting a party for Valentine's Day for my family and these would be cute for each of the ladies attending. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. This is delightful. Do you have a secret for all those perfect pleats?
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

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  22. simply lovely...just lovely even with those not-so-romantic words that snuck in. who's noticing what with all that glitter and beauty?

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  23. You are one busy gal...this is lovely! I want a day to be creative! Hugs. xoxo

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  24. Yeah, might want to choose a different sweater although that one goes so well with your pretty pin! Your "M' is perfect! I want to make a beachy wreath and hang mini sand dollars from it. I'm wondering if there's a way to make them stronger though- less breakable? Do you know of a way?

    I give my robe to my kitty every day. She even nuzzles/pretends to nurse on it! If it's a sick day and I wear my robe too long, she'll hop on on me and try to nuzzle it- nope, that's where I draw the line! :)

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  25. Very pretty; it goes great against that sweater, too! I think the words "angry" and "threat" work for Valentine's Day; if I don't angrily threaten my hubby, how would he know that I really love him? ; )

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  26. I LOVE that it is a pin now. I can totally relate to kitty. We will put ourselves out before moving the baby from our favorite spot on the couch, bed, chairs, etc. LOL It's a kitty illness.
    BTW thank YOU SO MUCH for the tutorial (and pics) on those gorgeous crepe paper thing a mabobs. LOL When I make one, I'll email you a pic!
    Happy WW
    Roselle

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  27. That is super cute. Nice way to recycle and looks good too.
    Sherry

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  28. Well it's all pretty kitty cute! Thanks for coming by and leaving a sweet comment!

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  29. So, so cute...M. The little sand dollars are so darling. I've never seen those before.
    Kitty has good taste! I'd have to fight him for it.

    hugs to you..

    I'm off to buy a teeny box of chocolates.

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  30. love your pin - it looks adorable on the sweater!

    thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment on my kitchen makeover! yup, it was the sink that I insisted on and I would have settled for cardboard boxes for cabinets as long as I could have the sink! :)

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  31. That is way too funny. Everytime I looked at it I saw the word "angry". Sometimes you don't even notice those things! It turned out gorgeously though.

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  32. I have battling ideas sometimes as well but it looks like the "right" idea won out here. I love your heart!

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  33. Gorgeous! I had to laugh at your comment about taking things away from the felines! I am just as bad!

    ~ Tracy

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  34. I love it I love it!

    I also love the Valentine's Tea idea.

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  35. Wonderful sparkly Valentines! I scrolled through all the comments and nobody asked, who is the little fuzzy face *under* the kitty? I think he has an accomplice :D

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  36. LOL!!!! Valentiney verbiage!!!

    Love this AND your feline!!

    Lou Cinda

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