I have always loved the Heart icon, there is something so sweet and charming about it. I mean how can you not love a symbol that symbolizes LOVE!
So when February rolls around It makes me smile to see the world filled with symbols of love and valentines.
Personally I like to surround myself with this image year round, but it's nice to see a month dedicated to just that, LOVE. the world could use a little more of that right?
So the past few weeks I have been working on all sorts of Heart goods. pillows, paintings, you name it. (click on images to see them larger)
what a nice way to start the day.
It's also such a nice time of year to start bringing out the cheerful colors, warm reds and pinks to warm your soul....
In fact speaking of cozy, I had my first very successful class last Saturday....8 of us creating in a warm and colorful environment.
you wouldn't even know it was a raging snowstorm outside!
Everyone of them made something GREAT!
makes me so happy :)
Now back to Valentines goodies, I have a few in the shop....Valentine tablecloths
and little heart charms and bracelets
now don't think these are just for kids, we have martini glass charms, wedding ring charms, highheels and other goodies that can make this a very adult like bracelet too, while still remaining, well, Charming. ;)
I also have a few other goodies, but like I said before, I love to celebrate the heart all year long.
Instead of traditional Valentines, I like to stock more unusual goods in the shop, like this beautiful metal Heart Cache. Something you could use year round.
although I prefer to keep my religious views to myself, I will tell you that I love to surround myself with beautiful religious icons, saints and symbols. there is something comforting and beautiful about them that just draws me in.
they are beautiful works of art, plain and simple.
The sacred Heart is one of my ALL time favorites.
Now something truly near and dear to my heart was born in february. My little valentine baby Jackson was due on Valentines day. It couldn't have been a more perfect date for my first child!
but because he was such a big ole baby (9lbs 11 oz.) they made him come out a little earlier on the 10th.
it's o.k. though, From the minute he set foot on the planet he has been followed by hearts wherever he goes.
a heart shaped chip on his plate,
yes, we notice these things.
he even pointed out that our dog has a heart on her fur....
one little black heart
yup! sure enuf...
and these are just to name a few....seriously there have been TONS of hearts on goofy things around him..like the time we were barreling down the highway and mud splashed on the car window (his side) in the perfect shape of a heart. no joke.
I always tell him it's the universe telling him he's loved. and he is.
my sweet son, turned 13 yesterday......
from a little round faced tot
who was even cool when he was 5,
to a pretty hip, hilarious, incredibly cool kid
full of talent, techno-whiz, and athletic ability,
(a good big brother encouraging his little sister when he can...)
not to mention quite charming with the girls.
(oh please help me) ugh.
anyways. Happy birthday to my sweet sweet boy.
I got everything I wished for with this child.
he couldn't be more like me in many respects,
the good and the bad ha ha ha.
the universe definitely shined some love on me with this one, and that is yet another reason to celebrate the Heart all year round.
it's a good thing for sure. :)