Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Love is in the air

Well, we could not let Valentines day go past without a mention and a few knitted or crocheted ideas to go with it, we start with the lovely crocheted heart coaster from the fabulous red heart site just click on the link for the fabulous pattern, what could be nicer to put your champagne or brown ale glass on! http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/valentine-heart-coaster
Even my lunchtime slimfast shake looks
good next to these two

One Made but it looks so lonely

Looking even better with the crystal &
As crafters there is nothing that shows your love more than a handmade gift and in this very commercial world it is sometimes nice to give a gift made by you for that someone special, even if it is just a coaster to decorate your table setting it always appreciated because you have taken the effort to make it yourself.

If you are more of a knitter then Red Heart have a fabulous cushion pattern by Michele Wilcox on ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-pillows-2  if these aren't your thing then head over to Ravelry where you will find lots of fabulous heart patterns in every shape and size to knit.

A fabulous heart cushion pattern by Michele Wilcox on Ravelry
See Link above.

Why do we use the heart on Valentines?

A heart (red or pink) with an arrow piercing through it is the most common shape depicted for a Valentines. The heart is a symbol both of love and also vulnerability.When you send someone a Valentine, you take a risk of being rejected and your feelings hurt. So a piercing arrow is a symbol of death and the vulnerability of love.

So have a very Happy Valentines day and we hope your tokens are accepted and your hearts do not get pierced! Also if you would rather not get caught up in the whole Valentine thing then have a fabulous weekend too!!

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