February 9, 2009

a love-ly string of sweetness

Valentine's Day is coming and I have never really decorated for little days like this, but with the girls growing, it is fun for them to get involved and working on something for a little celebration. Then, seeing their little finished project always puts such a big smile on their face. Thus, we made our Valentine's Day garland and hung it up on the mirror which rests atop our fireplace (and yes, I know the mirror is broken, we like it that way!)...
putting it together

valentine's garland

soft color... love it!
Now, I saw this garland somewhere and pretty much just replicated it using cupcake liners and doilies. I can't find where I found it and the Garland blog, I think that had it, is no longer working, so if someone knows where this came from, please send me the link because I would like the give the creator the credit due to them... thank you! Thank you all you wonderful people for sharing all those links and I found the wonderful blog I first learned it from, which is Petunia!!! So much goodness there that you must check it out...

Anyways, this was super easy to make and the girls had such fun taking out the cupcake liners and stringing them onto the twine. Kids have so much fun doing the simplest of things, but they like it more when you are doing it with them. Crafting and making memories is such a good combination!

There is lots to do this week as I plan on having a shop update soon and we are busy playing. Yes, playing (and well, other housekeeping activities). Also, one of my good friends and I are going to be hanging out at Cafe de Leche, which I learned about from Karen, this Thursday morning at around 10-ish. If any of you live in the L.A. are, you are more than welcome to join us. This little coffee shop is great because it has a place for kids to play. I would love to meet some of you, so if you want to just hang out and chat about mom things with us, just email me. 

Have a love-ly Monday friends!!!

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  1. ADORABLE! Doing this immediately!! Were you inspired by that coffee filter garland? I was looking for a link to that the other day and couldn't find it. This is a really, really cute and sweet idea, Rubyellen. Love it! <3

  2. Wish I lived near you so we could meet up for coffee - sounds fun! The garland is adorable!

  3. i first saw the cupcake garland here:

    hope this helps :)

  4. I first saw the cupcake garland here - http://poppytalk.blogspot.com/2008/12/art-of-display-petunia.html. Yours is beautiful!

  5. Cute idea! I'm afraid if I bust out the cupcake liners my little one will think we're making -- and then demand to make -- cupcakes!

  6. omgosh yours turned out darling! BTW I LOVE that mirror! I have seen something similar here: http://pamgarrison.typepad.com/pamgarrison/. Not sure if that's the source you were looking for.. hth :)

  7. Love this garland! We recently made some coffee filter garland for Valentine's Day decor - and there are birds involved, so you may want to check it out!


    We might have to try our had at the cupcake liner garland and bake some cupcakes too!

  8. aw what a fun project for little ones! the girls must have had fun! sorry for disappearing...i have been too overloaded with school. i hope you are having a great monday! i'm ready for my beauty sleep!

  9. this is just grand there are lots of great links here, as well as the one that i saw. it seems everyone already knows about these great garlands... so simple and easy to make!

    thanks everyone!!!

  10. I'm loving it, so simple but really sweet, we need to make that soon...!!!

  11. What a sweet garland and a great idea!! I've seen a few sweet garland's for love day and am getting a little garland envy!! Thanks for the great idea : )

  12. thank you, rubyellen! i love the garland and the mirror, especially because it is broken.
    i find such inspiration in your blog that i am glad i could inspire you a little bit too in return.

  13. What a dainty little delight this garland is! Oh and the possibilities...

  14. What a beautiful, simple craft. So glad you shared...merci!

  15. oh... I missed this... such a great, great idea!!!


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