awe… Anybody out there feel like they need a big ol’ bear hug today?
Well here’s hoping this cute poem inspired by the whimsical ceramic
artistry of Belén Soto will brighten somebody’s day, today! 😍😘☺️ ♥ Jackie
there is a family of simple bears
who live in a humble forest lair
they are a lively and happy lot
with elegant manners taught
flowers, ties and grace at every meal
is the family dining deal
fetch yourself some tasty grog
and have a seat on the family log
oodles of berries and honey
more bountiful than funny money
so yummy it makes your tummy tingle
transforming food into comic jingles
come join our family fray
with laughter and lively play
no worries for this crew
we live each day brand new
Here’s a shout out to kids, bears, fun and the simple joys of life. Once again the playful ceramics of Belén Soto inspired me to have fun with my poetry. I hope you enjoy her delightful bears and other creative creatures on her website.
My heart overflows
with smiles and thoughts,
as I think about you 🙂
My inbox, all the while,
is stuffed FULL with
hearty comments and
updates from you too!
Yes, it is true . . .
I truly do L❤VE my computer,
because you’re all my friends
and all our lives flow within it!
Happy Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day will soon be here…
and LOVE is in the air ♥
Heart-shaped symbols of love are fun
and seem—these days—to be EVERY where!
Now make your own and spread sweet thoughts,
using paper & yarn & love . . . who needs bought?!
Paper & Yarn in Perfect Harmony…
because we’d all like to add a hand-knit touch
to our own crafty Valentine cards!
♥ ♥ ♥
Well it feels like forever, yet it’s only been a few weeks since I began working on this (my first) tutorial. Now that it’s posted, I sure hope you like it! Please let me know what you think… especially if you spot something I’ve missed. Thanks! Your constructive critiquing is both valuable and appreciated.
This tutorial is a fun, easy way to knit a little 3-dimensional love into your Valentine cards! And we all know our tired, old world could use a refreshing breath of (hand-knit heart) love right about now! ♥ And would it surprise anyone to hear that my inspiration for this card was found on Pinterest? Yes, hearts are simply everywhere, including my Sweetie♥KNIT♥Heart at the heart of my own creative Valentine queue ♥
Here is a list of tools/supplies/materials you will need for this project. In my previous post, I mentioned there would be 2 separate templates for the card’s graphic. These 2 layouts are now combined onto a single template. That way, you can print/trim one template sheet and immediately have 2 layouts to choose from. 🙂
This tutorial is 6 pages in length, including 3 template pages.
FINISHED POSTCARD SIZE
4.25”/10.8 cms wide x 5.5”/14 cms high
❥ US size 6 (4 mm) needles
❥ 3 handknit Sweetie♥KNIT♥Hearts per card
❥ approx 5’ (1.5 m) worsted weight yarn per handknit heart
❥ 1 sheet 8.5” x 11” white laser paper—to print the card’s graphic template
❥ 1 sheet 8.5” x 11” coloured laser card stock—to print the card’s matting template
❥ 1 sheet 8.5” x 11” white laser paper— to print the heart-shaped envelope template
❥ 1 sheet 8.5” x 11” coloured paper—to make each heart-shaped envelope from template
❥ craft knife, ruler and safe cutting surface (guillotine-style paper cutter, if you have one)
❥ large-eyed yarn needle
❥ computer with printer—to print the PDF templates
❥ sticker(s) to seal and/or decorate the envelope
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day ♥ Jackie