Simple clay hearts made on a rainy afternoon...
this is my kind of Valentine.
My Christmas angel has yet to be boxed up and put away, but
doesn't he make a wonderful accessory to my hearts?
While tending to my sickly flu/pneumonia/flu again household,
I didn't have the energy to engage in much of anything, but rolling out my Crayola clay
and grabbing my heart shaped cookie cutters gave me an opportunity to relax for a bit.
It took a good 48 hours for them to dry completely, as I discovered
while filing the rough edges with an emery board.
But I had some fun with them afterwards.
The sun came out and the winter rye grass made a perfect pillowy spot to capture their charm.
I covered one in Miss Mustard Seed's glass glitter
and it became the base of a stacked arrangement that I placed into an old clock
on some pale blue chenille scraps.
I placed it on top of a small iron urn as my ode to Valentine's Day.
No red hearts here.
I think that it's so sweet and simple and I love it.
The glittered heart is under the glass, while the other two rest on chenille strips on top.
I chose to leave my hearts plain, but there are a zillion ways you could embellish them.
How sweet is this one leaning on some rocks from the yard?
I love them just sitting around the house in random places.
Oh, and my absence? No fun! No trip!
No getting The Keeping Room open.
I ended up being a nurse/maid for a solid month and then some.
And then it was my turn to be sick.
Such is life, hmmm?
Sorry that I didn't get back to you on your comments and emails
but I know you understand.
I'm visiting as much as I can in between puppy naps.
I feel like we have newborn twins.
They had a visit with our vet today and are healthy and doing great.
They are NOT 12 weeks old, but they think 9-10.
They neutered them too early she thought, but that is shelter life.
They are healing fine.
They are so smart and learning their routines.
We gave them their last feeding at 11 last night, followed by
playtime inside and then outside.
Two tired puppies slept thru the night and used the potty pads!
Maybe it was Dog TV???
Make some sweet hearts for yourself this week.
I think mine saved my sanity. ;)
It's good to be back.