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Friday, February 15, 2013

My Velvet Valentine's Posies ..

Hello my dear friends,

I must admit that things haven't gone too well this year with me being able to create things and actually finish them on time ... I seem to leave things too late even though I try not to. This time it was the same but I finished my Valentine creations for my daughters just in time.
Remember my red dress/ballgown I told you about some posts ago? I used some of the velvet to make my newest creations that were my gifts for my two daughters.

It started out with plain red velvet hearts and then turned into these ...

... lovely creations ...

... my Velvet Valentine's Posies.

An old cut up doillie ...

... and an aged tag ...
... a few vintage velvet violets ...

... and some crinkled seam binding ...

... were all that was needed to turn these hearts in to my velvet Valentine's posies.

I wasn't sure if these creations were going to work out at first because I am not a good sewer when it comes to using a sewing machine but I took my time, even though I didn't have much, and in the end my creation turned out exactly the way I imagined it should look.

The nicest thing about these creations ...
... the smiles on my daughters faces when they received them.

I would love for you to visit me some time soon again here at Todolwen.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Your creations are spectacular, Karen . . . well done! Happy Valentine's Day to you and all your beloveds.

  2. Gorgeous, Karen....
    I hope your daughters love them half as much as I DO!!!
    I love beautiful hearts....including all of your hearts, made and born with!!!
    Happy Hearts Day!

  3. They are wonderful....
    and I so understand that 'getting started too late'.
    I do that too. But, at least you got them done, and given....
    Great job.


  4. They turned out beautifully, Karen. The rich dark velvet and the luscious velvet pansies together with the doily and seambinding are just an unbeatable combination.

  5. Those are really wonderful! Your daughters will cherish them.

  6. Oh Karen they are gorgeous! What a great use of your velvet fabric and I am sure your daughters will treasure these forever!
    I too have had a lot of trouble getting creative things done this past year and I a determined to do better this year, maybe we should create a "club" of ladies who try harder..lol!
    Have a super weekend and stay focused..:)
    Tina xo

  7. Realmente maravilloso y original.

  8. Splendid keepsake treasures, with oodles of love tucked within each tiny stitch!
    Happy day to you...

  9. Morning Karen, as others have said, the most endearing keepsakes for your two daughters. Amazing what your creative mind can think up and then actually do! And, they really are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. P.S. I am in love with your little flowers, I constantly make them! A happy :-) follower.

  10. I knew it, I just knew it.....you outdid yourself with these gorgeous hearts. Nice use of that beautiful fabric also. I want one...boo-hoo-hoo!

    Here's hoping we all have a very productive week-end.

  11. Such gorgeous work Karen! I couldn't imagine a more beautiful Valentine!
    Not sure if I ever commentend here, I'm kind of a secret admirer of your beautiful crafts.
    Sending you happy weekend wishes from Germany

  12. Oh my.... I absolutely LOVE them! You are sooo talented.

  13. So pretty!! I love them! And I love your blog and all the awesome tutorials too!! Thank you for sharing them !


  14. Lovely and wonderful treasures for your daughters. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

  15. These are just beautiful Karen. What a wonderful gift... something hand made my mom, priceless! Love those little velvet flowers.