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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine teacher surprise!

I decided to try and make a little heart bodied doll inside a decorated match box, which I saw over at Rachels Blog, CLEAN. I think hers (and her childrens) turned out so much cuter, but I kinda did my own thing, not following her directions completely (I always get into trouble this way, hehehe).

I covered the inside and outside with some stationery I had with light green leaves and pink butterflies along one edge (I used the edge for all the details). The doll, as you can see, is made from felt, and a bead head. Rachel had used a top of an acorn for the top of the head, but I didn't have one and didn't want to wait, so I cut a circle of green felt and gathered it a little to make it floppy. I hot- glued a glittery flower button (I cut the shank off first) right on top of the heart, for added pizzazz!

My blanket stitch looks so bad...but it was my first try. It could be fun to make a few more. I love paper and felt crafts!

We added some glitter to the top of the box, which was one detail I really liked that Rachel had done.

When I finished, Donovan (my 6 year old grandson) asked if he could give it to his teacher for Valentines Day!!! WOW...the ultimate compliment!!! Of course! On one side edge of the box I wrote (with ultra fine Sharpie) TO MRS. C, FROM DONOVAN...and the other side says VALENTINES DAY 2011. We placed it in a tiny sheer pink bag with rhinestones glittering...and what a lovely thing! It was a quick hour, while he worked away on his classmates Valentine cards...

16 comments:

Janice Mae said...

Lucky Mrs. Donovan, what a nice Valentine's Day present for anyone.

Evelyn said...

Very sweet.

Diane AZ said...

Adorable; the teacher is sure to treasure it! :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a fun gift. I might make one for the little girl I write to. I think she would like such a thing. You are an inspiration.

Lynn said...

The teacher will find this to be her best gift ever!! So cute!

Darla said...

She will treasure it always!

Jane said...

What a cute idea! Love the glitter too. I am following your blog, you are welcome to follow mine as well. Blessings jane

Teri C said...

I saw that you did this over on Lisa's blog. Don't know how I missed yours but what a wonderful and cute idea. You clever girl you!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

How cute! Anyone would love these! Great job!

messyfish said...

this is too cute! you are on fire woman. I cant keep up with all your diverse creativity. Tis excellent....
and how cute of Donovan

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a sweet gift. Great job at using up match boxes for small little gifts. I need to start saving mine. What a sweetie Donovan is to think of his Teacher.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Just saw your comment. The is great Julie. I just love to hear when others go out to their garden and gather their rewards. It's awesome.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Pokeberry Mary said...

I think its cute--love the red button in the middle! Isn't it fun to play with art?

meemsnyc said...

These are super cute!

messyfish said...

Hi Julie, I have had an extra copy of
The Cute Book by Aranzi Aronzo
http://www.amazon.com/Cute-Book-Aranzi-Aronzo/dp/1932234683
for ages now, with your name on it. I keep meaning to send it. then you did that post where your daughter sewed some stuff from a Aranzi Aronzo book. So maybe you already have it??
Email me your address if you want it. let me know either way. If not I will do a giveaway. I just wanted you to have first dibs!

Judi said...

Hi Julie
How sweet....perfect little Valentine for his teacher. You did a great job Julie. Its very cute and you had the perfect little bag for it also to finish it up. That is a great idea.. I should do that wiht my granddaughter.
*hugs*
Judi