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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

~A Pretty Valentine Craft~

A happy Wednesday to you, my friends.
I hope you are all well and staying warm.  It was -23 deg. Celsius when I got up this morning, that is pretty chilly, especially when there is a breeze.  It was -30 something with windchill factor, brrrrrr!

I want to show you a very easy craft that anyone can do.
I saw this on Pinterest and I just had to try it.

I put it in a dollar store shadow box frame, but I had to remove the glass in order for the heart to fan out like it needed to.

I think it's a lovely little craft.  I stacked eleven little hearts and glued each one down the fold with a tiny bit of glue.  

In other news, I had a delightful little surprise when I looked out my front window and saw several pretty birds in my Mountain Ash tree.  They were pecking at the frozen berries.

They are so pretty, I have no idea what they are, though.  Perhaps one of you may know, please tell me if you do.

What delightful little surprise have you had today?

I am joining the Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes.
Staying warm,


A wide shot, you can see my crafting paraphernalia on the table.  It's too cold to spend much time in the basement craft room.


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh my Cindy...that's cold!!! Sweet little heart and you bird photographs are so pretty! I'm not sure what kind of birds, but they are so sweet with those red berries! STAY WARM my friend!!!

Julie Harward said...


nannykim said...

hmmm, I might have to try that one. Oh those birds are delicious (not to eat of course!). I wonder how cold that is in F. ? I am glad I no longer live in the North!

RicKaren said...

I like your valentine craft and the birds and tree are absolutely beautiful!

ANNE said...

It's a little hard to tell from your photographs, but it's either a Bohemian Waxwing or a female Cardinal... near as I can tell anyway!!

Pretty bird!

Diane said...

Love the Valentine heart frame. Simple and sweet...good idea. Diane

podso said...

That is adorable, and could be adapted in many ways--even to making valentines to send! thanks for sharing on this very cold day!

Jenifer Metzger said...

I dislike the oh so cold temps, but love the valentine craft! So cute!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Love the Valentine heart and it looks so great on your hutch!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Cindy, I'm not sure I could survive in your frigid weather but those sweet looking birds seem to be doing fine. Your photos look like a Christmas card. I appreciate you joining my party and sharing that cute heart craft. Nice job!--------Shannon

Shabby Marilyn said...

Your hutch looks good with the sheet music, and I really like your Valentine little heart! Sweet pics of the birds. Keep warm!

Bluebells and Lavender said...

I can't imagine being in -28C!! Love the heart and definitely something I will try! Hope you have a lovely day!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I don't know what a Bohemian Waxwing is...but I was going to say, Female Cardinal.
As someone already suggested.
Your craft is darling. I just found a shadow box frame the other day and wasn't sure what to put inside. This little craft would be perfect.

have a great day, stay warm. Pat

camp and cottage living said...

Your paper heart looks perfect in your newly painted cabinet. I'd better get busy since Valentines isn't too far away!
Oh, the birds are beautiful! They look like they could be either to me too.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

The little heart craft is perfect for Valentine's! Looks easy to make too. How beautiful to see those birds eating berries! Before we moved from this house, there was a nest right outside of my window. It mesmerized me to watch the birds. It's gone now and I've been hoping they'd make another one.
Hope you stay warm and cozy!

Unknown said...

Hi Cindy,

Thanks for sharing your little cute!

Stay warm and cozy!


Anonymous said...

The birds and berries pictures are very pretty. I love the fanned heart in the shadow box. I've been wanting to add a little Valentine decoration to the house!

Sue said...

Cindy ~ well our temp has neared yours. It is -13C with wind-chill -25C. Aren't you proud of us? :) AND we have lots of snow.... until the forecasted rain comes this weekend anyway! Until then it is SO beautiful. I just love your mountain ash with the red berries and it is so sweet to see the birds sitting there enjoying the berries. ~ What a cute heart! and the nice thing is that you can leave it up year round as it is not 'valentiny' looking. Sweet!!
xoxo Sue

Brenda Pruitt said...

Love this! And also the bookcase. Did you decoupage it?

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Cindy, I think your bird friends are cedar waxwings. They travel in groups and are so pretty and distinct with their olive feathers and black and white markings. They also have a crown similar to a cardinal's. I like the sweet craft you made. It's really cute and looks great in your 'new' cabinet. Stay warm! It's going down to -18 here tonight with a wc of -25. BRRRR.

Millie said...

Those would be Bohemian Waxwings:
Cute little hearts!

Pondside said...

Sweet bird, sweet craft! It looks cold where you are!

Greet Lefèvre said...

Cindy, You are a real DIY lady!! I live your craft of today!!! It is really beautiful!!
And your photos of the birds in the trees are incredible!! I wonder which birds it could be!! Could you have the same kind of birds in Candada as in Belgium!
Oh I love birds, every morning I go outside with bread for those little creatures!!
Have a nice rest of the week and enjoy watching the cute birds!

Gail said...

How sweet is that craft project of yours!!!! I'm still admiring that beautiful piece of furniture you transformed and all your little vignettes you created. Enjoy your day my friend and stay warm, Gail

Lorraine said...

The little bird is so cute !!

Tanna said...

Love the way the back of the shelves turned out and the little heart!! You do beautiful projects, Cindy!! The snow on the red berries and the beautiful birds are almost magical! blessings ~ tanna

Sheila said...

Your cottage looks so cozy in the cold days of winter. We have to keep busy in our "cabin" these days. I finished a queen sized quilt top yesterday but with wind chill in the mid -40's I'll need to start another project today. thank goodness there's a lot to choose from. Keep warm Cindy!

Reginas Cottage said...

dear cindy
love your little heart craft!!!!
the snow on the red berries looks wonderful...the little bird is cute!!
here is it windy and rainy.
love regina

thistlewoodfarm said...

What an adorable little heart! I love how it looks in the bookshelves!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What an adorable idea! Love it!

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Oh, that little heart is so sweet! I also love the sheet music backing your hutch! Looks wonderful. Those red berries are so pretty and so are those beautiful birds. I could just watch birds all day long!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

What a cute idea! I love the 3-D effect of the hearts.
I love the pictures you took. They reminds me of an image I found on Google. Poor birdies! I have no idea what kind they are though.

It's definitely a good time to stay indoors and do some crafting! ;) brrrr *shiver*

Ana said...

What a sweet little Valentine's craft Ms. Cindy. I think I must just have to give it a try. Oh, and love the pictures of the little birdies outside your window...You know me and birdies:-)

Lots of lovin'

Rhonda said...

Beautiful photos, hope you stay warm and cozy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It's so cold there ...brrrr! We are expecting a storm this weekend so I will stay in and I have plans to do a lot of catching up on so many chores.

The framed heart is perfect ..Pinterest is such a greta resource ..I love it!

I love your birds photos...they look so pretty sitting among the berries.

Special K said...

As always.. a fan of your photography! I love the little framed heart art =) Cute and easy!

Cindy Adkins said...

I love your decorating style. It's a lot like mine. Very soothing and comfortable.
Hugs, Cindy