Because my dear, sweet mother knows that I regard Valentine's Day as the very best holiday of the year, she made sure to send me a slightly earlier than normal valentine goody package so that I could make use of the darling decorations in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day.
I will admit, Valentine's decorations are my very favorite to put up; I suppose this is only natural, considering the fact that pink is my favorite color (one year, I took down the halloween decorations in January only to replace them immediately with valentine's decor). Also, I've always held a special place in my heart for the fashion faux pas of combining red and pink together. If I didn't get such horrified looks, I would happily wear pink and red together all year round, not just on the one day of the year that it is acceptable.
I always adore the sweet little packages of thoughtfully purchased or handcrafted presents that my mother sends to me through the mail and this year was no different.
This sweet Love Notes tea towel is just too cute to use. So far, I've carefully kept it away from the kitchen for fear of it getting stained. I suppose I'll use it eventually but, even then, perhaps just for drying very, very clean dishes, which easily excludes anything I wash.
The fuzzy, little, pink heart (pictured above) was hand-felted by my mother and is just darling. I'm not sure what to use it for, but when I called to thank her for the gifts, my mother suggested sewing it onto a dress for a tiny pocket, or applying it to the outside of a canvas handbag which would brighten up any drab book bag. I'm not entirely sure what to do with it, mostly out of fear for it's safety. It is fairly delicate and i don't want it getting ruined. Any suggestions for a safe way to use the little, pink, felted heart without it getting destroyed?