Secret Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! The romantic soul that I am – I love today.  I love love. Always have.  An excuse to gush over the ones you love, have sweets, and get dressed up just because. Yes, I can be feminine when I want to be and today just makes me giddy.

My tots picked out Valentine’s pajamas this past weekend and I’m going to get them dressed in them and let them wear them all day.  A love machine and a love pirate – robots and, well, pirates – were their chosen themes.  Little boy dreams, but super sweet little boys who at 1 and 3 years still like to give me cuddles and hugs.

I stuck hubby’s card and note under his phone this morning and he read it before work.  We dug into the Valentine’s cake I made last night…we couldn’t resist.  It didn’t look perfect, but it tasted delicious.  Vanilla cake with marshmallow icing and rose and heart candy melts.  Yum…

I signed up to do a secret valentine gift exchange with a little group of artisans that I belong to.  While I haven’t met these ladies in person, they are true friends.  We chat, we share our crafts, stories, and lives.  I’ve received surprise packages and warm-hearted notes from many of them and I was very excited to get to create something for one of them.

I received my gift earlier this week and was excited to open it.  My secret valentine came from my favorite polymer clay artist Kathy.  You can see her shop Flowertown Originals here and you’ll see why I love her work right away.  Her work is amazing and she is an equally amazing person.  I absolutely LOVE my gift.  It was very thoughtful and just perfect for me.  The seam ripper works fantastically (yes, I had to use it as soon as I opened it) and is so much easier to use than the standard one you buy at the store. My fingers don’t cramp up and I can easily glide it through the seams.  And the pins are gorgeous!  I’d be happy to replace all my pins with these.  I also love my little magnet. I have it on my magnetic board right next to my sewing machine with some other little cards and trinkets I’ve received from my fellow artisans.

Valentine’s Day…it’s not just for lovers.  It’s for family, friends, and all those that we hold dear.  A day to remember that those around us can make our lives so much better just by being there.  I’m a lucky lady and I hope today that someone stops to make you feel a little loved too.

This is absolutely not a sponsored post.  I just wanted to share my gift and my love for Kathy’s amazing work.

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One thought on “Secret Valentine

  1. Happy Valentine’s Day, Ashley! As soon as I found out you were my secret Valentine, I knew I had to make something sewing related. Enjoy your day with your sweet family. ❤

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