We all know you're not coming to this blog for fabulous crafts, and I'm ok with that. I have a very low aptitude for crafts of most sorts...don't get me started on my tragic sewing skills...but I can crochet thanks to a ridiculously talented Granny who taught me at age 5!
And since Ana is having a lovely link-up I dug deep and came up with this little contribution: a crocheted heart garland for Valentine's Day.
The lighting became so bad and I just didn't have the time to figure out how to make this look good!
A couple of years ago I thought it might be a quick idea to whip up these hearts and make an Etsy-esque garland. It didn't take me long, I had some red yarn from something left over, I found a quick tutorial on the inter webs similar to this one and I just single crocheted a nice chain and slip stitched twice in each heart to connect them all. It was super quick and I've been happy that I can throw this up and have instant Valentine decoration every year.
I'll admit right now that I kinda like Valentine's Day. Not so much for the mushy, romantic, cheesy-ness, but more for the sheer fun of it and the chocolate, and for an excuse to buy/decorate with a lot of pink and red! Valentine's has also become way more fun since the kids are getting a little bigger because the kids really seem to think its a big exciting deal! A couple heart window clings, some heart candies, a couple of paper valentines and everyone has a great time!
It is kinda a drag that Valentine's falls within Lent this year. I really want to make a giant chocolate cheesecake...and I still might because well...I'm pregnant and everything, that's like a dispensation when it comes to cheesecake in Lent right??
I think its ok to have a little fun in Lent, especially when it comes in pink, to take a little break from the sackcloth and ashes. Or at the very least it encourages a little more childlike celebration in the middle of a still snowy February. Toddlers seem to inspire a frivolous sense of celebration that you've just gotta roll with it.