Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's day!

Look who got all "becky home-ec-y" for Valentine's day!

I made these treats for Vada's daycare's party. They were a little time-consuming, but so cute and yummy! Yes, I'm one of those weird people who actually like jello...

And we whipped up these valentines for Vada to give to her classmates. So easy!

And here's our one bit of decoration around the house - a garland I made BB (before blogging) last year with Robin.

Each heart has three layers of fabric - prints for the front, white felt for "batting", and some old pink velveteen for the back. I used cookie cutters to trace heart shapes onto the printed fabrics, sandwiched the layers and cut them out about 1" bigger all the way around (just roughly). Then I placed a length (about 12") of narrow red ribbon across the middle between the layers, zigzag stitched around the heart shape, and trimmed the edges with pinking shears (being careful not to cut the ribbon). After making a zillion, I tied the ribbons between them to make the garlands.

I like that it's configurable. Not that I've changed it since I made it, but if I wanted to, I could! :-)


  1. The treats turned out really well! Happy VDay!

  2. I LOVE JELLO!! Totally jealous.

  3. that totally makes my mouth water for jello! nothin' like a jiggler!!

  4. Holy cow! Those are some serious jello hearts! Too cool! And I just love your heart garland... I still can't get over how many hearts you made for it. It's gorgeous! :)

  5. i love your garland it is so pretty. i hope you had a nice valentines....

  6. Is it weird to like Jell-o? If so, I'm weird right along with you. I love the rainbow Jell-o dessert. It's tasty, and it amazes me everytime. How do you get so many different layers without melting the previous ones?